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Bella Hadid Shared a Heartfelt Tribute to Gigi with Throwback Pictures for Her Birthday


As is customary for the Hadid sisters, Bella shared a heartfelt post on Gigi‘s 28th birthday on Monday, including several rare throwback pictures. While she could not be with her older sister at Walt Disney World to ring in the special day, the part-Palestinian model attributed a number of qualities to her sibling in the Instagram post.

“Happy birthday to @gigihadid my best friend, my confidant, my teacher, my logic, my most favorite chilling partner, the gift that keeps on giving because you brought me my most favoritest gift in the world miss Khaibaloo,” it read, referring to Gigi’s daughter Khai with former partner Zayn Malik. Bella went on to write, “Calm cool collected kind loving hard working angelic creative brilliant fun thoughtful PURE, the list of all of the reasons I love you could go on for days. I wish I could have felt better to celebrate you at Disney but I am always with you in spirit and your #1 cheerleader 365 days a year. I love you so much it hurts.”


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The tribute was accompanied by a carousel of pictures taken at different stages in their lives—from being out and about as babies and teenagers, and backstage as fellow models. The post also featured a never-before-seen image of Gigi with her two-year-old daughter. For her part, Gigi commented on the post: “I LOVE YOU SO MUCH MY BELLOOONI🎈.”


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Over at the newly-minted 28-year-old’s Instagram, the mother-of-one shared highlights from her birthday weekend, including a to-go bag with Disney World essentials for her friends such as a disposable camera, sunscreen, hand sanitizer, and a custom hat saying ‘Gigiland’. The model also shared a video of her lip-syncing to a cover of the Little Mermaid song “Part of Your World” on her feed. “Thanks for all the birthday love I’ve felt from here at Disney and all over the world,” Hadid captioned the post. “💖 My heart is full of gratitude !!!! 🌞🧜‍♀️🏰💛.”

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