Yolanda was born and raised in Papendrecht, a small farmer’s town in Holland where she rode horses, milked cows and loved the farm. She grew up rather fast after her father passed away when she was just seven years old and, feeling the need to provide for her brother and her single mom, she became a dishwasher at the local Chinese restaurant at the age of 13. At age 16, she was discovered by world-famous modeling agent, Eileen Ford, and left Holland to become an international model living and working in Paris, Milan, Hamburg, Sydney, Tokyo and eventually New York City. In 1994 she moved to Los Angeles and started her family with former husband, Mohamed Hadid, with whom she has 3 children, Gigi, Bella and Anwar. On the mystical day of 11-11-11, Yolanda married the love of her life, producer, songwriter and 16-time Grammy Award-winner, David Foster. They currently live in Malibu where Yolanda juggles a blended family of her own children plus five stepdaughters. After getting the kids off to school, she puts in a full day at the office running her company, Hopelessly Romantic, a creative one-stop destination to help men and women "get wise and keep their romance alive!"
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