Who is Yolanda Hadid?
Yolanda Hadid, officially known as Yolanda van der Herik, is a Dutch-American media personality known for The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.
Yolanda Hadid is the mother of international management group models Gigi, Bella, and Anwar Hadid. Yolanda Hadid was born in Papendrecht in the southern Netherlands and had a brother named Leo.
Yolanda Hadid was born to a family of Christian ancestry. The town was originally a farm town where only the poor lived. Their families went through many hardships throughout their lives. Yolanda was not the only child. She had a brother whose name was Leo. Her father died in a car accident when she was seven, leaving her mother to raise her two children when she was only 30.
She has adapted to the world of an independent woman and made her strong nature fight with all the hardships. Her family was not financially stable. That’s why she worked as a dishwasher in a Chinese restaurant when she was only 13 years old. After a few years, she quit her job and took another job as a cheese and sandwich seller. She completed her education with the money she earned, working in other people’s homes.
She had two marriages. She married for the first time in 1994 to real estate developer Mohamed Hadid and continued until 2000. They have three children, Gigi Hadid, Bella Hadid, and Anwar.
She got engaged again on Christmas Eve 2010. Yolanda married David Foster second time on November 11, 2011. He was a musician, composer, and producer in Beverly Hills, California.
On December 1, 2015, Yolanda announced that she and David Foster had plans to divorce. Their divorce was finalized in May 2017.
Yolanda has been diagnosed with Lyme disease, as in several episodes of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. She has been mentioned several times about it. In December 2012, for the treatment of chronic Lyme disease, she reported having a port implanted in her arm. Her port was removed in April 2013. In January 2015, she lost her ability to read, write, or even watch television as a result of her illness.
Other cast members seen in The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills include Kyle Richards, Lisa Rinna, Erika Jayne, Dorit Kemsley, Garcelle Beauvais, Sutton Stracke, Crystal Kung Minkoff, Paul Kemsley, Mauricio Umansky, Harry Hamlin, Amelia Hamlin, Delilah Hamlin, Lisa Vanderpump, Ken Todd, Kim Richards, Brandi Glanville, Eileen Davidson, Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave, Taylor Armstrong, Camille Grammer, Adrienne Maloof, Joyce Giraud and Kathy Hilton.
Yolanda’s career began when she was asked to replace one of his models at a show by Dutch designer Frans Molinar, where she was discovered by Eileen Ford, and she signed a contract with Ford Models. After that, she has worked in many cities, such as Paris, Milan, Sydney, Cape Town, Tokyo, New York, Los Angeles, and Hamburg. Before she wanted to settle down and start a family, she modeled for 15 years. She moved to Los Angeles to live with her family after meeting and marrying Mohamed Hadid.
In 2017, her memoir, Belief, i.e., “I: My Battle” with the hidden disability of Lyme disease, was published. The Yolanda reality TV show contest premiered on Lifetime, which was based on making a Model with Yolanda Hadid on January 11, 2018, and developed under the working title Model Moms.
Awards & Achievements
She received a Lifetime Achievement Award for championing chronic Lyme disease and says she will demonstrate chronic Lyme disease in her new book.
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