Bella Hadid went to Instagram to reveal some vulnerable photos. In the past, the supermodel has opened up about depression and anxiety. She even took a break from social media in January so she could focus on her own well-being.
Bella’s family has been spotlighted in the press for the last month following an incident involving her mother, Yolanda Hadid (from the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills), and One Direction’s Zayn Malik, who was in a relationship with her sister Gigi Hadid. On September 29, Zayn reportedly had a physical altercation with Yolanda. He was later charged with harassment and pleaded no contest.
In the Instagram post on Tuesday, Bella showed pictures of herself in tears, and she let fans know that “this is pretty much my everyday , every night For a few years now.” She then wrote a message to her followers.
The 25-year-old expressed that “social media is not real.” She then addressed others who are also struggling: “From me to you, you’re not alone. I love you, I see you, and I hear you.”
Bella also explained that “self help and mental illness . . . is not linear.” She compared it to a “rollercoaster of obstacles.” Sometimes the rollercoaster has “ups and downs” or “side to sides,” but ultimately there is a “light at the end of the tunnel , and the rollercoaster always comes to a complete stop at some point.”
The supermodel mentioned her own “breakdowns and burnouts,” which led to a powerful lesson: “If you work hard enough on yourself, spending time alone to understand your traumas , triggers, joys, and routine, you will always be able to understand or learn more about your own pain and how to handle it.” She said this is “all that you can ask of yourself.”
Bella’s mother Yolanda was a supermodel in the 1990s, and she helped her daughters navigate the modeling world so they could become what they are today. After Yolanda joined the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills in 2012, the young girls’ careers skyrocketed. Now, Bella and Gigi are household names.
After the recent altercation, many on social media reached out to their family to show love and support. Hopefully, Yolanda and her daughters can heal together as they face a mountain of media attention.