Yolanda Hadid says granddaughter Khai shares traits with her late mother Ans van den Herik


Yolanda Hadid says granddaughter Khai shares a number of traits with her late mother Ans van den Herik

  • The Dutch reality star, 58, chat with ET about the two-year-old 
  • She said, ‘I feel like my mom came back in this little miniature, incredible little human being’ 
  • Hadid added: ‘She does things and I’m like, “Oh my god, that’s my mom”‘ 
  • Ans van den Herik died at the age of 78 in October 2019
  • Gigi welcomed Khai in September of 2020 

Yolanda Hadid says she notices a number of traits her granddaughter Khai has with her late mother Ans van den Herik.

The Dutch reality star, 58, told Entertainment Tonight Tuesday that she notices uncanny similarities between her granddaughter and her mother, who died at the age of 78 in October 2019.

‘I feel like my mom came back in this little miniature, incredible little human being,’ Hadid said. ‘She does things and I’m like, “Oh my god, that’s my mom.”‘

The latest: Yolanda Hadid, 58, says she notices a number of traits her granddaughter Khai has with her late mother Ans van den Herik. She was pictured in Paris in 2020 

Yolanda said that Khai, who Gigi welcomed in September of 2020, is ‘just the joy of my life and actually the whole family.

‘Nature, horses, the little ants, she’s careful with everything,’ said Yolanda, who previously appeared on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills from 2012-2016,  adding that the child ‘loves everything.’

Yolanda, who was married to real estate mogul Mohamed Hadid from 1994 until 2000, and music producer David Foster from until 2011 until 2017, said of her granddaughter: ‘She’s just the joy of my life and actually the whole family.’

Yolanda said that being a grandmother – known as ‘Oma’ in Dutch – has made for ‘the most incredible time of life.’

Yolanda said that being a grandmother - known as 'Oma' in Dutch - has made for 'the most incredible time of life'

Yolanda said that being a grandmother – known as ‘Oma’ in Dutch – has made for ‘the most incredible time of life’

Yolanda credited Gigi, 27,  as being 'such a great mom herself' to the toddler. She was snapped last month in NYC

Yolanda credited Gigi, 27,  as being ‘such a great mom herself’ to the toddler. She was snapped last month in NYC 

The Dutch reality star's mother died at the age of 78 in October 2019

The Dutch reality star’s mother died at the age of 78 in October 2019 

She continued: ‘And, like, yes, in America, I think grandma has a little bit of an old people connotation to it. But, you know, in Holland the oma thing, it’s fresh, it’s great. I’m 58, I think, “Thank God we had this baby now, she’s our greatest blessing.” And I’m just so joyful every day if I get to see her. It’s incredible.’

Yolanda, who is mother to Gigi, 27, Bella, 26, and Anwar Hadid, 23, credited her eldest child as being ‘such a great mom herself’ to the toddler.

‘I love to take her to go riding or to do things at the farm and then I bring her back to her mommy and, you know, it’s “Byeeee, I’m going to see my boyfriend today and we’re gonna go horseback riding now,”‘ she said. ‘And it’s great that it’s not your full-time thing, but it’s a love. I feel like I grew a whole other heart.’

Yolanda opened up about the new dimensions of her life in becoming a grandparent.

‘I thought that my three children took my whole heart,’ she said. ‘I never imagined I could love something that big and now I have Khai and it’s just this heart growing on the side of it that is so beautifully strong and passionate. It’s just incredible.’

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