Yolanda Hadid Reveals Daughter Bella Is Quietly "Struggling" With Lyme Disease
By Leena Tailor
Yolanda Hadid has revealed that behind all the glamorous photo shoots and magazine covers, her supermodel daughter, Bella Hadid, is "struggling" with Lyme disease.
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star chatted to Good Day New York about her own experience with the infectious disease, which her 17-year-old son, Anwar, and 20-year-old Bella have also contracted.
"Bella is struggling," Yolanda told the show while promoting Thursday’s Global Lyme Alliance Dinner in New York. "It's hard to imagine that this beautiful bright light on the cover of magazines could struggle the way that she does."
"She’s always tired," Yolanda, 52, added. "She could sleep for 10 hours and wake up [and say], ‘I'm still tired.’ In the younger generation, it comes up like anxiety, severe exhaustion, joint pain, flu-like symptoms and they just keep struggling over it."
While Bella, who is dating musician The Weeknd, is having a hard time with the disease, Yolanda added that Anwar has the illness under control.
"My son, who has been home with me, is doing great," she shared. "I think he's about 90% and he's very determined to get 100% and he does the work and does what needs to be done."