Bella Hadid Family Portrait: The Siblings Connection

In this article, we will delve into the Bella Hadid Siblings.

In the past ten years, two siblings from the Hadid family have risen to immense fame in the modeling world.

Gigi, Bella, and Anwar have secured significant roles on runways and in campaigns, amassing a combined net worth exceeding US$58 million.

Their parents, Dutch model Yolanda Hadid and Jordanian-American real estate developer Mohamed Hadid, tied the knot in 1994.

Each member of this family has made a name for themselves be it through modeling, reality TV appearances, or advocacy work for Lyme disease.

An infographic representing The Hadid family tree
The Hadid Family Tree

Their lives are quite public due to their bustling careers. When it comes to their personal lives, the Hadids prefer to keep things under wraps.

While they’re in the spotlight for their professional endeavors, the Hadids maintain deliberate privacy about their personal affairs. Here’s a peek into what they choose to keep away from the public eye.

Gigi Hadid

An image of Gigi Hadid
Gigi Hadid during an interview show in Los Angeles. Credit: (Gigi Hadid Instagram)

Gigi, born Jelena Noura Hadid in 1995, ventured into modeling at the age of two with Baby Guess. However, she took a break to prioritize her education.

Her modeling career was reignited in 2011, gaining momentum after her impactful debut at New York Fashion Week in 2014.

Since then, she’s graced the catwalks of top designers like Marc Jacobs, Chanel, Versace, and Balmain. Gigi’s appearances on multiple Vogue covers worldwide and participation in three Victoria’s Secret Fashion Shows solidified her position in the industry.

Upon relocating to New York for her career, Gigi faced a health challenge—she was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s disease, an autoimmune condition affecting the thyroid.

In her personal life, from 2013 to 2015, Gigi dated Australian pop star Cody Simpson. Following their amicable breakup, she briefly dated Joe Jonas in late 2015.

Gigi then started dating Zayn Malik in December 2015, featuring alongside him in his music video for Pillowtalk and gracing the August 2017 Vogue cover as a couple the third couple ever to do so.

Their relationship saw multiple breakups and reconciliations, including a split in March 2018, a reunion three months later, and another split in November 2018.

They reunited again in December 2019 after Gigi briefly dated Tyler Cameron from The Bachelorette US.

Confirming her pregnancy with Zayn on The Jimmy Fallon Show in 2020, they welcomed their daughter, Khai Hadid Malik. The couple fiercely guards their daughter’s privacy, despite challenges.

There were reported altercations between Zayn and Gigi’s mother, Yolanda. Legal filings alleged Zayn’s plea of “no contest” to harassment charges stemming from an argument with Yolanda at their Pennsylvania home, where he allegedly caused distress and physical pain.

Zayn later explained the incident on Twitter, mentioning an “argument” with a member of Gigi’s family. Though both remained tight-lipped since the events of 2021, they’ve maintained a strong co-parenting relationship.

Besides being a devoted mother, Gigi launched her clothing brand, Guest In Residence, in 2022. The brand offers a range of loungewear, everyday essentials, and high-end knitwear.

Bella Hadid

A photo of Bella Hadid
A photo of Bella Hadid

Bella, Gigi’s younger sister born in 1996, initially pursued equestrian sports during her teenage years and aspired to compete in the 2016 Rio Olympics.

However, she shifted gears, moving to New York to delve into modeling and study photography at Parsons School of Design.

Her modeling career took precedence, prompting her to leave her studies temporarily.

Nevertheless, Bella has expressed an interest in resuming her education post-modeling, particularly in fashion photography.

Similar to her sister, Bella made her debut at New York Fashion Week in 2014, catapulting her into a successful fashion career spanning global fashion weeks and prominent magazine covers.

Her accomplishments led to her being named Model of the Year at’s annual awards in 2016.

In 2012, Bella received a diagnosis of Lyme disease, a tick-borne infectious illness she shares with her mother and brother.

At the Global Lyme Alliance Gala in New York in 2016, Bella shared her battle with the disease, dedicating her award to fellow sufferers, emphasizing the challenges faced.

Expressing her struggles, Bella recounted her love for horseback riding, which she had to relinquish due to the disease affecting her cognitive abilities.

In early 2015, Bella commenced a relationship with Canadian singer The Weeknd.

They made their red carpet debut at the 2016 Grammys but parted ways in November of that year due to conflicting schedules.

After The Weeknd’s relationship with Selena Gomez ended, Bella and he rekindled their romance by May 2018, only to separate again in 2019.

In 2021, Bella went public with her relationship with art director Marc Kalman, who was recognized for his work with Travis Scott over the years.

Anwar Hadid

A photo of Anwar Hadid
A photo of Anwar Hadid

The youngest of the Hadid siblings was born in 1999 and ventured into modeling at the age of 15 in 2015.

By 16, he secured a contract with IMG Models, gracing the cover of Teen Vogue and strutting on runways during New York Fashion Week.

In 2012, Anwar received the same diagnosis of Lyme disease as his mother and sister, Bella.

Anwar’s romantic journey includes dating Nicola Peltz, known for her role in Transformers: Age of Extinction, from December 2016 to May 2018. Following their split, he sparked attention by being seen sharing a kiss with Kendall Jenner, a close friend of his sister.

In 2019, Anwar partnered with Yoni Laham to launch Martyre, a jewelry label featuring unisex designs intended for universal wear.

Apart from his modeling pursuits, Anwar explores music and released his debut album, BLEACH, in April 2019. Reports suggested that his shared interest in music became a bonding factor with his girlfriend at the time, Dua Lipa.

They began dating in June 2019 and mutually parted ways in December 2021.

Alana and Marielle Hadid

A photo of Gigi's half sisters
A photo of Gigi’s half-sisters

Indeed, Gigi, Bella, and Anwar have half-sisters, Alana and Marielle Hadid, from their father Mohamed’s previous marriage to Mary Butler, which concluded in 1992.

The eldest among them, Marielle, was born in 1980 and is a designer who co-owns the sunglasses brand Hadid Eyewear with her younger sister, Alana.

Marielle has two children, Colette and Colton, with her partner Sammy Aflalo.

Alana, born in 1985, pursues a career as a fashion designer based in New York.

The bond among the sisters is strong, as they maintain a close relationship with their more widely known siblings.

They often share photos and messages of support for each other on Instagram, showcasing their tight-knit connection.

Yolanda Hadid

A photo of Yolanda, Gigi and Bela Hadid
A photo of Yolanda, Gigi and Bela Hadid

Yolanda van den Herik, the mother of Gigi, Bella, and Anwar, was born in 1964 in the Netherlands.

Her upbringing was humble; she grew up in Papendrecht, a small town, where she spent her early years riding horses and tending to cows on a farm.

Tragedy struck when her father passed away in a car accident when she was just seven, leaving her mother to raise Yolanda and her brother Leo as a single parent.

Yolanda wrote on her website about the weight of responsibility she felt to provide for her family. A dream that materialized when a modeling scout discovered her during her teenage years.

This discovery led her to Paris and Milan before eventually moving to New York with the equivalent of about US$55 converted from 100 guilders, the former Dutch currency.

Her journey took her to Los Angeles, where through hard work and savings.

She managed to purchase her apartment after initially arriving in New York with very little.

Yolanda tied the knot with Mohamed Hadid in 1994, blending their families with Mohamed’s two daughters from a previous marriage and later welcoming three children together: Gigi, Bella, and Anwar. However, their marriage concluded in divorce in 2000.

Her extensive modeling background equipped her with invaluable advice to share with her children.

In 2006, Yolanda crossed paths with music producer David Foster. Their relationship blossomed, leading to an engagement in 2010 and a marriage ceremony in November 2011.

Around 2012, she joined the cast of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, a show she continued to be part of until 2016.

During this period, Yolanda faced a significant health challenge she received a diagnosis of Lyme disease.

By January 2015, she vividly described the impact, feeling as if her cognitive abilities had been taken away.

This rendered her unable to read, write, or even watch TV due to her struggle to process information or stimulation.

In 2017, she penned a book titled Believe Me: My Battle with the Invisible Disability of Lyme Disease, sharing her experiences and raising awareness about this often misunderstood illness.

Mohamed Hadid

A photo of Mohamed Hadid and her Daughters
A photo of Mohamed Hadid and her Daughters

Mohamed Hadid, a Jordanian-American with Palestinian roots.

He was born in Nazareth and later relocated to California, where he carved a path as a real estate developer. His career soared in the early ’90s, ultimately establishing himself as the proprietor of Hadid Design and Development Group.

In an uncommon sporting achievement, Mohamed competed in speed skiing, a demonstration sport at the 1992 Winter Olympics, representing Jordan. Remarkably, at 43 years old, he remains the sole individual to have represented Jordan in the Winter Olympics.

His initial marriage was to Mary Butler, resulting in two daughters, Marielle and Alana. However, their marriage concluded in divorce in 1992. Two years later, he entered into matrimony with Yolanda Hadid in 1994.

His more recent relationship was with Shiva Safai.

Their engagement dissolved in 2018, reportedly due to the 70-year-old’s decision against having more children.

Mohamed Hadid currently resides in California. While his estimated net worth once ranged between US$100-200 million, reports surfaced in late 2019 about his filing for bankruptcy.


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