Mohamed Hadid Sparks A Debate Online After Calling Gigi Hadid “Self-Made”

She was literally born into riches, fans are arguing.

Mohamed Hadid calling his daughter Gigi “self-made” did not sit well with fans.

On the eve of Gigi’s birthday, Mohamed being the proud father that he is, took to Instagram to share 20 little-known facts about her. From when Gigi Hadid actually began modeling to her love for horseback riding, Mohamed mentioned it all.

However, fans found one fact that he mentioned hard to digest. The real-estate developer called Gigi a “self-made” woman, claiming she never took a single penny from her parents.

Many users felt that giving her this title wasn’t fair, given how she comes from an extremely privileged background. “Self-made? Born privileged more like it…” one person commented.

Another user pointed out how Gigi Hadid was born into riches. “Self-made? Her mom’s a model which is the only reason she got signed as well as Bella and you’re a rich developer who built mansions all over Beverly Hills and Bel Air… she was born into money sis,” they wrote.

Hadid began modeling when she was just two-years-old, when she was spotted by Guess co-founder Paul Marciano. Mohamed proudly mentioned this fact in his little Gigi Hadid trivia as well. “Sure. And Marciano is your close friend so of course, she modeled for Guess as a baby,” one user wrote.

A user also challenged the claim that Gigi had never taken a single dollar from her parents, citing an incident from The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.

One episode of RHOBH showed Gigi’s mom, Yolanda Hadid helping her move into a New York City apartment. “Did Yolanda not pay for her apartment and do the whole place up for when she first moved to NY? It was on RHOBH? That’s not ‘never taking a dollar from her parents,’” the user commented.

Meanwhile, Gigi Hadid’s friends and family had the sweetest birthday messages for her

Gigi’s friends and families literally made her day with their adorable birthday messages.

“Happy birthday to you my sweet Angel,” Yolanda wrote. “I have always been so very proud of the young woman you grew up to be every step of your life time but watching you give birth and become a mother yourself has given “Proud” a whole other meaning….

“You are extraordinary!!! Thank you for giving me this greatest gift, I wasn’t sure how to get by without my mamma but loving Khai awoke a part in my heart I never knew existed.”

Kendall Jenner, Irina Shayk, Dua Lipa, Kaia Gerber among others took to their Instagam Stories to wish Gigi. “Happy bday queen G,” wrote Shayk.

“National @gigihadid day,” Lipa captioned a photo of her and the supermodel. “Happy birthday sweetest thing,” she wrote with several heart emojis.

Meanwhile, Kaia had the sweetest message for the birthday girl. “Happy birthday sweetest gi,” she began. “You have always been a mama bear to me backstage, and it has been so beautiful to see you become an actual mama bear to Khai. I love you xx.”

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