In an exclusive interview with MailOnline ahead of the UK premiere of her new series Making a Model, Yolanda Hadid, 54, who is the mother of two world class models, Gigi and Bella Hadid, has gushed over daughter Gigi’s boyfriend Zayn Malik, discussed a possible engagement and opened up about her exciting new TV venture.
Being the mother of supermodels Gigi, 22, and Bella, 21, Yolanda has become accustomed to the media frenzy that ensues when her girls’ step out together, no more so when her eldest daughter is with her popstar beau.
Reflecting on Gigi’s two-year-long relationship with Zayn, the former Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star admitted that she is happy to see her daughter so in love and will always be there to support the millennial power couple through it all.
She shared: ‘When you raise your children, I hope I instilled the best in them to make the right choices and turn to me and say “I love this man” then I’m going to love them too. This is their journey and I’m just here to support both of them as long as they make each other happy, working through things then I’m happy.’
He’s a beautiful human being from Bradford, England,’ she explained. ‘He’s from the same background that I’m from, him and I get along great and he’s like a son to me. It’s all good.
He has no family here and he’s so far away so I understand that life because I lived that life. I think that I’m just a momma to him.”
And on whether they will be getting engaged soon, she said “We’ll see, I truly believe they’re all on their own journey. It’s not in my hands anymore so I’m just sitting back and letting it all unfold.”