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Bella Hadid Posts Behind-the-Scenes Video from ‘First Day Back on Set’ After Health Struggles

The supermodel recently revealed that she’s “finally healthy” after “almost 15 years of invisible suffering” and various health struggles

Bella Hadid is back!

The supermodel, 26, revealed that she had her “first day back on set in 5 months” as she shared a behind-the-scenes video on TikTok Wednesday.

Her return comes days after she opened up about her long-term health struggles and said that she is “finally healthy” after “100+ days of Lyme, chronic disease, co-infection treatment [and] almost 15 years of invisible suffering.”

In the video, Hadid is seen sporting white lingerie as she spins in a make-up chair and mouths the lyrics to Dave and Central Cee’s track “Sprinter.”

Hairstyling tools and make-up can be seen in the background of the TikTok, with Hadid rocking long waves in her hair, gold eyeshadow and matte pink lips.

In a second TikTok, the star is joined by some fellow models and make-up artists to perform “Part of Your World” from Disney’s The Little Mermaid.

But after Hadid, who is wearing a white robe, begins the video by singing the lyrics, “Walking around on those — what do you call ’em?” the next person in the video wrongly sings the word “street” instead of “feet.”

She then moves the camera onto the next person who sings, “Flippin’ your fins, you don’t get too far,” but the following two people shrug and look blank, which causes Hadid to burst into laughter and throw her head back in her chair.

Three of them then correctly sing, “Walking around on those – what do you call ’em? Feet!”

“SOME people did NOT study their lines prior to rehearsal,” Hadid captioned the TikTok.

The supermodel candidly opened up about her health struggles in an Instagram post on Sunday, which featured a series of snapshots from her treatment and her medical notes.

“The little me that suffered would be so proud of grown me for not giving up on myself🫶🏼,” Hadid, who was diagnosed with Lyme disease in 2012, began in the post.

“Thankful to my mommy for keeping all of my medical records, sticking by me, never leaving my side, protecting, supporting, but most of all, believing me through all of this,” she continued in the caption of her mom Yolanda Hadid, who was also diagnosed with Lyme disease in 2012, along with brother Anwar Hadid.

Hadid added, “Living in this state, worsening with time and work while trying to make myself, my family and the people who support me, proud, had taken a toll on me in ways I can’t really explain. To be that sad and sick with the most blessings/privilege/opportunity/love around me was quite possibly the most confusing thing ever.”

“One thing I want to express to you all is that 1: I am okay and you do not have to worry, and 2: I wouldn’t change anything for the world,” she wrote. “If I had to go through all of this again, to get here, to this exact moment I’m in right now, with all of you, finally healthy, I would do it all again. It made me who I am today.”

“The universe works in the most painful and beautiful ways but I need to say that if you are struggling — it will get better. I promise. take a step away, stay strong, have faith in your path, walk in your truth and the clouds will start to clear up. I have so much gratitude for and perspective on life, this 100+ days of Lyme, chronic disease, [co-infection] treatment, almost 15 years of invisible suffering, was all worth it if I’m able to, God willing, have a lifetime of spreading love from a full cup, and being able to truly be myself, For the first time ever,” Hadid then said.

She concluded her post by noting that “as painful as this experience was, the outcome was the most enlightening experience of my life filled with new friends, new visions and a new brain.”


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Bella Hadid and Marc Kalman Break Up After Two Years of Dating: ‘It Ran Its Course’

Amid taking some time off to address her health, ET has also learned that Bella Hadid and Marc Kalman have broken up.

A source tells ET that they broke up in the spring. The source added, “They were very in love, but the relationship ultimately ran its course and they decided to end things. Bella is a very nice person, but struggles with the pressures of fame.” The source added, “Bella is taking some much deserved time off to treat her Lyme disease. She is not in rehab and has never had an alcohol or drug problem. Her split from Marc was amicable and she is always someone who takes care of herself and has been very open about it.”

Earlier on Wednesday, a source confirmed to ET that the 26-year-old supermodel is getting daily treatment for her Lyme disease.

Bella’s breakup comes almost a year after a source told ET that Marc, an art director, was planning to pop the question. At the time, the source said Marc was planning to propose in the fall after they had been talking about getting engaged and having a wedding in California.

They confirmed their relationship in July 2021 (they were rumored to have been together since 2020) but kept their relationship on the down low.

After going public with their relationship, Bella and Marc were spotted vacationing together in Paris for Fashion Week and then partying it up in April 2022 for Gigi Hadid’s 27th birthday soiree in New York City. He had also met the family by then, as Bella’s parents, Yolanda and Mohamed Hadid, were also at the shindig.

Back in March, Bella celebrated five months of sobriety from alcohol, marking the occasion via her Instagram Story while celebrating in Las Vegas.


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Bella Hadid Joins ‘Ramy’ Season 3 in Recurring Role, Her First on a Scripted Series

Supermodel Bella Hadid has joined the cast of Hulu’s “Ramy” as a recurring guest star in Season 3. Details have not yet been revealed on Hadid’s character or her relationship to the show’s other characters just yet.

“Ramy” reps the first credited scripted role for Hadid. The news comes as production gets underway on the third season of “Ramy,” the Emmy-nominated Hulu comedy that has also earned a Golden Globe for star Ramy Youssef.

“Ramy” also stars Laith Nakli, Hiam Abbass, Amr Waked, May Calamawy, Dave Merheje, Mohammed Amer and Steve Way. As “Ramy” returns, it continues the story of first-generation Egyptian American Ramy Hassan (Youssef) and his family.

Per its logline, “Ramy” continues to “bring a new perspective to the screen as it explores the challenges of what it’s like to be caught between a religious community who believes life is a moral test, and a millennial generation that doubts an afterlife even exists. In the third season, his family is forced to confront having lived a life dedicated to worldly concerns — and in some cases, lies — while Ramy all but abandons his spiritual journey, instead dedicating himself to him and his uncle’s diamond business.”

“Ramy” is written, directed, executive produced and created by Youssef. Other executive producers include Adel Kamal, Christopher Storer, Tyson Bidner, Amir Sulaiman, Jerrod Carmichael, co-creators Ari Katcher and Ryan Welch as well as Kate Thulin. The series is produced by A24.

Hadid, currently seen on the April 2022 cover of Vogue, has also appeared on the covers of French, Italian, British, Japanese, Chinese and other international editions of that magazine as well, and has also been seen on the covers of V Magazine, POP, Harper’s Bazaar and others. Bella currently holds contracts with Dior Cosmetics and Michael Kors. Her campaigns have included Fendi, Versace, Givenchy, Moschino, Calvin Klein and Missoni. She’s also co-founder and partner (with CEO Jen Batchelor) of Kin Euphorics, an alcohol-free alternative and general wellness drink. She has more than 50 million Instagram followers.

Hadid is represented by WME, IMG and The Lede Company.


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Bella Hadid Has a New Job: Cofounder of Kin Euphorics

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Bella Hadid doesn’t know how cans of Kin Euphorics, the nonalcoholic adaptogenic drink, ended up in her fridge. All she knows is that one day, in 2019, they appeared. “The universe placed it there,” she says.

Let her explain: Her meteoric career as a model meant constant 17-hour workdays, a hectic global travel schedule, and appearances upon appearances upon appearances. She was thankful for all of it—what a life! But she was also teetering on the brink of burnout.

“I would just go to the next job and the next job and the next job—constantly pushing and pushing,” she says. “I had to be at work at 7 a.m. and somehow go out the night before. It wasn’t sustainable.”

There were other factors too: Hadid says she still suffers from the lingering effects of Lyme disease, which include brain fog and exhaustion. “Put that all on top of my social anxiety, then being thrown into a business where everything is about being social—it was a struggle for me that not a lot of people saw,” she admits.

Drinking just exacerbated it all, leaving her feeling even more depleted, more low energy. (As it does for most of us: Alcohol affects the serotonin levels in the brain, which can worsen anxiety, especially the morning after consumption.) Plus, in order to execute on set, she couldn’t be hungover.

So when she glanced at the ingredients list of Kin—which includes GABA, a naturally occurring nootropic chemical that promotes relaxation, and tyrosine, a mood enhancer—she decided to crack one open and give it a shot. Maybe it could calm her—and allow her to responsibly let loose a little too.

It did the job, and then some: Fast-forward two years, and Hadid is now officially a cofounder and partner of Kin Euphorics alongside CEO Jen Batchelor.

While celebrity endorsements and brand ambassador roles are nothing new, as cofounder, Hadid is taking on a significant role within the company. In addition to her own investment, she’ll help run point on everything from branding to social initiatives to formulation. A tangible example? Kin drinks will soon be infused with lavender grown on the Hadid family farm in Pennsylvania. She’s not content with just being the face of the brand—she wants to build it too. “Creation is my love language,” she says.

Batchelor admits she was surprised when Hadid’s email hit her inbox. After several in-depth conversations, however, she realized, she says, that Hadid is a “kindred spirit.”

By all accounts, Batchelor’s company was, and is, a success. It’s carried at Soho House, Erewhon, Jean-Georges’s ABCV, and Harmons grocery stores in Utah. It has raised more than $10 million in funding since launching in 2018, a remarkable feat, especially when you consider that Black and Latinx startups only receive 2.4 percent of venture capitalist funding, according to a 2020 Crunchbase report. That, combined with the fact that only 16 percent of food and beverage executives are women, and only 5 percent of those women identify as Latinx, meant the weight was often heavy on Batchelor’s shoulders. “Being a female solo founder in this industry? It’s super lonely,” she admits. So when Hadid expressed interest in taking on a significant rather than superficial role, Batchelor jumped at the offer. “The opportunity that we could do this 50-50 percent together, that’s what excited me,” she says.

Hadid and Batchelor have big plans for Kin, many of which they can’t talk about yet. But the biggest is to stress that “brain care is self-care,” says Batchelor. Kin is, yes, used as an alcohol-free alternative, but also as a general wellness drink: Many of its key ingredients, such phenylethylamine and rhodiola rosea root extract, improve cognitive function and increase energy levels. “It’s not just for sober people. It’s also for the Wall Street businessmen. It’s for mothers who have to go to work all day and then take care of their kids all night. It’s for people who don’t want to drink but still want to have something that makes them feel good without regret,” says Hadid.

The latter is a fast-growing crowd. Call them sober-curious, call them sober-lite, call them people who just want to practice more mindful consumption: An estimated one in five American drinkers participate in Dry January. In 2019 a report found that 52 percent of adults wanted to reduce their alcohol intake. Meanwhile, IWSR, an alcohol-industry tracker, estimates low- and nonalcoholic drinks will grow 32.1 percent between 2018 and 2022. And while, yes, the pandemic saw alcohol sales shoot up across the Western world, many realized the escapism it provided was very much temporary. Hadid now counts herself as one of the people living a life with less alcohol. “I don’t socially drink nearly as much as I used to,” she admits. “You can either take one shot of whiskey to feel better for 20 minutes or you can drink Kin every day to feel better for a lifetime.”

On August 9, she posted a slideshow on Instagram as a reflection on the cosmic alignment called the lions gateway. A can of Kin was on full display, hinting at the partnership to come. Call it the Bella effect, or credit the wellness movement, but support for the brand-model kismet is clear: More than 2 million people liked the post.


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Bella Hadid Confirms Romance With Marc Kalman

The supermodel took to Instagram on July 8 to subtly confirm her relationship with art director Marc Kalman. Among a series of photos from her trip to France, where she walked the runways in Paris’ Haute Couture Fashion Week, Bella slipped in a snap of her and Marc cozying up together. In the picture, the duo can be seen with their arms wrapped around each other while leaning in for a kiss.

“Time of my life,” she captioned the series of photos. “Healthy, Working and Loved.

And it’s safe to say Bella’s boyfriend already has the stamp of approval from her inner circle. Sister Gigi Hadid commented on the post with a smiley face, while Lily Aldridge weighed in with a string of heart emojis. Meanwhile, pal Lauren Perez only had eyes for that sneaky PDA snap, writing along with a heart eye emoji, “last pic.”

This is the first relationship Bella, 24, has gone public with since her August 2019 split from on-again, off-again boyfriend The Weeknd. “They are in different places right now, physically and mentally,” a source told E! News at the time. “Bella is prepping for her fashion week commitments and Abel is working on his music and his upcoming acting debut.

Back in October, Bella was linked to Jack Nicholson’s grandson Duke Nicholson. However, Bella’s rep quickly shot down those rumors, telling E! News they’re not romantically involved.

In the months that followed, Bella took some time away from the spotlight to focus on her mental health, returning to Instagram in January with a message for her fans.

I took some time away to reflect and learn about myself in a way that would be too much to explain at the moment , but with time I will express,” she wrote. “The memories and fortune I came back with are pure wisdom, a closer relationship with myself & my spirituality, a sense of self-love that I have always lacked , a few great friends, and these books that saw me through. I found myself, my strength and my light again.