Yolanda Hadid honored her late mother, Ans van den Herik, following her death at age 78.
“RIP my guardian angel Mama,” the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills alum, 55, captioned a series of black-and-white photos via Instagram on Saturday, August 31. “Thank you for loving me the way the way [sic] that you did and for making me the woman that I am today.”
Hadid went on to emphasize that her mother will remain with her. “On angel wings you were taken away, but in my heart you will always stay….. I can not [sic] imagine this life without you but I pray that I will hear you whisper in the tallest trees and feel your love in the gentle breeze,” she continued. “When I miss you the most, our beautiful memories will hold you close… Our Love is eternal and you will always be with me and i will always be with you beyond the bounds of this realm.”
She concluded: “Rest In Peace my beautiful mama, I will honor you for the rest of my days….. Until we meet again, I LOVE YOU. Yolanda.”
Hadid’s daughter Bella Hadid also paid tribute to Herik with a string of throwback photos shared via her Instagram Story. “Forever,” the 22-year-old model captioned a childhood pic on Friday, August 30. The next morning, she wrote, “I wish I could hug you right now.”
Bella revealed in June 2017 that her grandmother had cancer. “Nothing will ever beat this love. I took off of work for the past 3 days to surprise my beautiful Oma in Holland on her birthday,” she posted on Instagram at the time. “She is going through the hardest struggle of her life battling cancer again but I know for a fact she is the strongest woman I have ever met. Today is my last day with my family here in Holland and the last thing I want to do is leave…But I will, so I can work my hardest and come back soon.”
Gigi also shared a tribute to her grandmother on Instagram, posting a series of photos, including black-and-white pics on the farm with her grandmother. “OUR QUEEN ANGEL fought cancer 6 times in her life with courage, strength, and grace while being the greatest mother and grandmother,” she captioned the photos. “She is an honorable guide we will carry with us forever. We love you more than words, our beautiful wonderful Oma.”
The model also shared a couple of sweet throwback photos, including one that showed her wearing wings as she got a kiss from her grandmother. “REST IN PARADISE,” Gigi captioned the pic.
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