Yolanda Foster’s daughters Bella and Gigi Hadid are just some of the famous names in the modeling industry. The limelight and constant exposure may affect any person’s personality, however, Yolanda has revealed a secret that has helped to keep her daughters’ feet firmly on the ground.
The “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star gushed over her daughters Gigi and Bella during a recent interview with E! News. The two models have graced several runways and magazine covers, as well as attended high-profile events over the past years. Yolanda revealed that what helped to keep her daughters stay grounded was riding horses, which she explained was her way to remind them of their roots.
“At the end of the day, both Gigi and Bella are simple girls that were raised on a farm in Santa Barbara, riding horses every day of their lives … I put them on a horse, let them jump a couple of courses, and that's when they get back to, 'OK, I remember, this is who I am,'” Yolanda stated.
She added that it was also an opportunity for Gigi and Bella to recharge themselves during stressful moments in their respective modeling careers. Yolanda described the modeling world as “great and beautiful” but she also stated it can be overwhelming at times, especially for Gigi and Bella whose professional lives revolve around the modeling industry.
Meanwhile, Yolanda recently attended the Tommy Hilfiger fall fashion show in New York on Monday, where she watched daughter Gigi walk the runway. She told the New York Times that the event marked the second time that she saw Gigi walk during a fashion show. The TV personality has been battling Lyme disease since 2012 and her illness has mostly kept her away from big events.
“I managed to make it to the Victoria’s Secret show, and now this, but otherwise it’s too much for my body to handle,” Yolanda said.
Gigi, Bella and brother Anwar are Yolanda’s children with former husband Mohamed Hadid. Yolanda also recently divorced from music producer David Foster.