Bella Hadid has never shied away from showing love to her family, especially her parents.

To mark Father’s Day this year, the supermodel posted a touching message of pride to her father, Mohamed Hadid, praising him for the life he’s managed to build.

Sharing a photo of her father’s expired USA passport, it was a symbol to showcase how far her dad has come.

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“The strongest and smartest man I know!” she said. “He came from nothing and built everything.”

The 24-year-old also shared a series of photos to her Instagram grid along with a sweet message to her “baba”.

“Happy Father’s Day baba. You make me laugh more than anyone in the world,” she said. “Although I cry writing this because I wish I could give you the biggest hug &kiss today!! I miss you and love you to the moon.”

As noted by his daughter, it’s clear Mohamed Hadid has reached incredible successes with his businesses and a number of entrepreneurial ventures, but it hasn’t been an easy journey for the property tycoon.

Opening up about his childhood last year, Hadid reflected on his childhood hardships having to flee his home country when he was just a baby, and becoming a refugee along with his other family members.

Sharing a picture from his younger years, Hadid explained that he doesn’t have “a single picture of me [as] when I was a baby I was just about 9 days old when I and my family were refugees to the refugee camps in Syria from Palestine”.


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He shared his thanks to Syria, Lebanon and Tunisia and most of all Jordan, where he and his family received Jordanian citizenship many years ago.

He also shared his gratitude for being able to relocate to the USA with his family.

“I thank my father and mother for their focus to bring us to this beautiful land this country USA and I’m honoured to be an American and I honour my mother country and a pain in my heart for the suffering of the Palestinian people and I am forever a proud of my beloved Palestine where I was born,” he added.


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