Yolanda Hadid, mother of supermodels Bella and Gigi, recently got wind of rumors that her daughter Bella had had Botox. The former model quickly responded that none of her children have had any foreign substances put in their body after witnessing their mother struggle with health issues.
Yolanda, born and raised in Papendrecht, Netherlands, is best known for appearing on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. She was discovered by Eileen Ford and modeled for 15 years before moving to Los Angeles and marrying Mohamed Hadid, a real estate developer. The couple have three children together, Gigi, Bella and Anwar. They divorced in 2000.
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❤️Fifty Five and smiling from the inside out.... Finally back to the original 1964. Living in a body free of breast implants, fillers, botox, exstensions and all the bullshit I thought I needed in order to keep up with what society conditioned me to believe what a sexy woman should look like until the toxicity of it all almost killed me.......... Your health is your wealth so please make educated decisions, research the partial information you’re given by our broken system before putting anything foreign in your body. It took me many years of undoing some bad choices I made for myself before I finally found the freedom to sustainable internal beauty and acceptance of what is the best version of myself by nobody’s standards but my own.........................It’s on us to learn to love our selves and celebrate our unique, one of a kind beauty at all ages as we move through this journey called “life”. Beauty has no meaning without your health................... #ShamelessSelfie #55 #BeautyStartsFromWithin #AgeComesWithWisdom
In addition to her clapback on Instagram, Yolanda posted a revealing photo of herself in which she claims to be free of "breast implants, fillers, Botox, and extensions.” The 55-year-old alludes to health problems that made her reassess the choices she had made regarding her appearance, saying it took her years to undo the damage she had done to her body and to accept her inner beauty.
This isn’t the first time Bella, 22, has been the subject of rumors regarding her appearance. In May, she told InStyle, "People think I got all this surgery or did this or that. And you know what? We can do a scan of my face, darling."
Yolanda, who has battled Lyme disease, recently suffered a relapse as a result of exposure to black mold in her home, which compromised her immune system. The socialite opened up about her illness on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and in her 2017 memoir, Believe Me: My Battle with the Invisible Disability of Lyme Disease. In the book, she candidly talks about how the disease affected her marriage to her ex-husband, famed record producer and composer David Foster, who she divorced in 2017. She currently works to raise awareness of Lyme Disease.
If untreated, Lyme disease, an infectious disease caused by a bacteria spread by ticks, can result in loss of the ability to move one or both sides of the face, joint pains, severe headaches with neck stiffness, or heart palpitations. In the US, 30,000 new cases of Lyme disease are reported to the CDC each year, though experts believe the actual number of new cases is closer to 300,000.