Born Yolanda van den Herik, Yolanda Hadid was raised in the Netherlands. She broke into modeling as a young teenager after Dutch designer Frans Molenaar asked her to fill in during one of his shows. She was then signed by Ford Models and had a successful career on the runway and in print for 15 years.
The model moved to Los Angeles in 1994 to start a family with then-husband Mohamed Hadid. The former couple welcomed three children, daughters Gigi Hadid and Bella Hadid and son Anwar Hadid, before splitting in 2000.
Yolanda moved on with musician David Foster, whom she married in November 2011. The duo called it quits in December 2015, finalizing their divorce two years later. Us Weekly broke the news in February 2019 that the TV personality was dating construction manager Joseph Jingoli.
In addition to modeling, Yolanda made a name for herself when she starred on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills for three seasons from 2012 to 2016. She later hosted and served as an executive producer on Making a Model With Yolanda Hadid in 2018.
The Dutch native, who was diagnosed with Lyme disease in 2012, penned her memoir, Believe Me: My Battle With the Invisible Disability of Lyme Disease, in 2017.
Yolanda became a grandmother for the first time in September 2020 when daughter Gigi welcomed her and Zayn Malik’s daughter, Khai.