This Wednesday, supermodel Bella Hadid turned the ripe old age of 23. Now, we’re not sure how you celebrated your 23rd, but it probably wasn’t as exciting as Bella’s big day.
Judging by Bella’s Instagram Stories it was an all-day affair, starting with a brunch of bagels alongside her mother Yolanda, sister Gigi, brother Anwar and his girlfriend, singer Dua Lipa. And not just any plain boring bagels, but rather the bagel of your dreams from a build-your-own bagel station. There was also a platter of bacon, a bowl of pickles, and what appeared to be coleslaw (an odd choice, admittedly). What we don’t see is cream cheese, smoked salmon or capers, but hey, to each her own. The table was also decorated with confetti, balloons and stickers — and of course the guests wore little party hats.
They finished the meal off with a cake Yolanda had brought out for Bella (that probably wasn’t as good as the pizza cake Alexander Wang had delivered to her) and the requisite singing of “Happy Birthday,” reports E! News. “It was very casual get together and Bella wanted it to be small,” a source said. The group then left the private section at Sadelle’s in NYC and moved on to another chill activity: painting pottery at a local Color Me Mine Ceramic Studio. Some of their creations made it to Bella’s Stories, as did many of the messages and greetings she received from her friends and family.
Proud mommy Yolanda wished her baby girl a year “filled with all the love, health and happiness” she deserves, and unleashed a torrent of tear-inducing descriptors any daughter would want to hear from their mother.
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❤️Happy 23rd birthday my love, Celebrating you today and everyday my forever baby girl….. May this coming year be filled with all the love, health and happiness you deserve. I am so proud of all that you have accomplished in this early stage of life but more so of the resilient young woman you’ve become while navigating this life with kindness and grace!! I love your beautiful compassionate heart and the extraordinary ability to see good in everything and everyone no matter what the circumstances….. Your greatest strength is not the exterior beauty people see and judge out in the world but your inner beauty and magnetic force you carry within your heart, the magic we all feel when you touch our lives…….. Thank you giving me the greatest gift of motherhood and allowing me to guide you while teaching me so much about myself… May this day of your birth forever remind you of how much you are loved, respected and needed by me and everyone that loves you❣️ #HappyBirthdayBella #MyLove #ProudMommy
Gigi couldn’t decide on one pic so she posted two, the first being a throwback pic that celebrated International Bella Hadid Day because, of course.
The second one was a current one of her dancing around with her “custom bestie sweet sissy.”
But it was Kendall Jenner’s tribute to Bella that caught more people’s attention. KenJen created a montage of the two of them including video of a playful kiss they shared.
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Happy birthday, Bella!