And Bella’s reaction is too sweet.
Bella Hadid turns 21 today, but her older sister, Gigi, started celebrating a day early. Yesterday, the model, 22, wished her sibling happy birthday with an adorable throwback photo from the day Bella was born.
In the shot, a toddler-aged Gigi (decked out in a red outfit and pigtails) holds her infant little sis while their mother, Yolanda Hadid, watches over them. “TOMORROW WILL BE 21 YEARS SINCE I MET MY FOREVER BESTIE @bellahadid ❤️ (me wearing all red on your actual day of birth is MAJOR and possibly the reason it’s your favorite color 😜),” she wrote in the caption.
Bella responded to the post with an enthusiastic comment: “OMG. I KNEW THERE WAS A REASON. LOVE U SISTER. !!!!! SO CUTE. 4EVER AND EVER. and ever. And ever and ever.”
Gigi also shared a photo of a drawing she made for Bella in 2001, complete with adorable doodles and spelling.
Bella took note of that shoutout, too. She took a screen shot, posted it on her own Instagram story, and left an emotional comment. “Best friend forever. Made me cry,” she wrote.
In addition to Gigi’s posts, Bella was showered with loving shoutouts from her family members on her birthday. See the photos that her mom (Yolanda Hadid), dad (Mohamed Hadid), and brother (Anwar Hadid) dedicated to her on Instagram today.
❤️Happy birthday my sweet angel….. You are my everything! Born with so much wisdom and a heart full of compassion like no one I’ve ever met before. You are a mirror and teacher off all things fair and equal. I admire your ability to always see the good in everything and everyone…… Never stop shining bright my love, your pure light is contagious. Thank you for being YOU and loving me the way that you do, I am so proud to be your mommy…… #AlwaysAndForeverYours
YOLANDA(@yolanda.hadid)님의 공유 게시물님,
She was a riding star, Every one that sow her they looked up to sky and ask oh God oh God. An angel fell out your sky. She came with wings that she flew where ever she wanted and a support from her parents that believed in her and trusted her to be exactly what she wanted to be .. nothing bit the best. She does not follow trend, she makes her own. Love you baby @bellahadid and the happiest birthday ever