HWOBH star Yolanda Hadid (and mother of Bella and Gigi) reveals details of her debilitating chronic illness in her provocative and compelling memoir, Believe Me: My Battle with the Invisible Disability of Lyme Disease, co-authored with Michele Bender and soon to be published by St. Martin’s Press. September 12.
The Dutch-American reality TV star, now 53, opens up about her struggles with her illness that included not only the treatments but criticism from both her ex husband David Foster and her co-stars on the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills in her eye-opening upcoming autobiography.
After years of seeking out every conceivable medical treatment around the globe, Yolanda, known as ‘Yo’, was finally diagnosed at a Belgian clinic with chronic neurological Lyme disease in 2012.
She recalls a photo shoot in Aspen, Colorado in 1993, she met real estate developer Mohamed Hadid on a gondola ride up Ajax Mountain. They fell in love, married and settled in Los Angeles.
Within five years they had three children, Gigi, Bella and Anwar, but the marriage was short-lived and by 2000, they had separated.
‘He’s a good human being and provider for his children’… he had two girls from a previous marriage…’, Yolanda writes.
‘But unfortunately for me, he’s not a faithful husband.’