Who is Yolanda Hadid: Former model and star of the reality show Real Housewives of Beverly Hills recently accused her daughter Gigi Hadid’s partner and a popular singer, Zayn Malik of allegedly hitting her. Yolanda Hadid is planning on filing a police report against Malik, who denied the allegations.
Yolanda Hadid’s allegations have allegedly led to Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik’s break up.
Zayn Malik “adamantly” denied the claims made by Yolanda Hadid that he “struck” her, adding that for the sake of his daughter he will decline to give further details. “I hope that Yolanda will reconsider her false allegations and move towards healing these family issues in private,” Malik said.
On the other hand, Gigi Hadid’s media reps said that the model is asking for privacy and is currently focused on what is best for her daughter, Khai. Hadid and Malik have been together for six years and welcomed a daughter last year in September.
Who is Yolanda Hadid?
Model, reality show star and mother to models Bella, Gigi and Anwar Hadid was born and raised at Papendrecht, a small farming town in Holland. At the age of 13, she started dishwashing at a local Chinese restaurant and three years later was discovered by Eileen Ford, who is a famous modelling agent.
According to Yolanda Hadid, the most important relationships lie at home, “Your mom will always be your number one fan and someone that loves you unconditionally, so whoever you are, use that relationship!” she said in an interview with Vogue.
Since then she began working as an international model featuring in shows at Milan, Paris, Hamburg, Tokyo and Sydney. Later in the year 1994, she moved to Los Angeles in the United States of America. She married real estate developer Mohamed Hadid, with whom she had three children. However, the couple parted ways after six years of marriage. Later in 2011, she married the Grammy award-winning songwriter and producer, David Foster.
Later, she helped her children- Gigi, Bella and Anwar develop as models and was popularly called ‘momager’. A word that she neither understood nor liked according to her interview. She feels mom and manager are two different people.
Yolanda Hadid has been dealing with Lyme disease for nearly a decade, she had disclosed her darkest hours of fighting symptoms like fatigue, muscle pain and serious memory impairment in her interview as well. She is actively part of awareness programmes on the disease.
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