Bella Hadid's Mother Comes To Her Defense Over Botox Rumors

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.

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.

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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.

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