Was Bella Hadid secretly happy about her sister Gigi Hadid getting banned from China and missing this year's Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in Shanghai? That's the claim in one of this week's tabloids, which says Bella was glad to steal the spotlight from her older sibling. Gossip Cop looked into the situation and we've exclusively learned the truth.
Last month, Gigi pulled out of the annual runway show without explanation, but it's widely believed she was denied a visa to China over an Instagram video in which she seemingly mocks Asians. Star now quotes a so-called "source" as saying, "Bella was thrilled she could do the show without being in Gigi's shadow. Industry people have told her to face that Gigi is much prettier and sexier, so this was her chance to prove everyone wrong."
The outlet's questionable insider goes on to say Bella thinks her sister "got what she deserved," adding, "Maybe now everyone will see that Gigi isn't Miss Perfect after all!" However, Bella revealed in a recent interview that she and Gigi aren't competitive when it comes to modeling gigs. "Most of the time our markets are completely different and if we get booked on a job and she gets it or I get it, we're both happy for each other," she told Harper's Bazaar Arabia just last month. "There are enough jobs in the world for both of us. There's no reason for us to be mad at each other or competitive."
That in itself is proof that tabloid manufactured this untrue report. Still, Gossip Cop checked in with a source close to the Hadids, and we're exclusively assured us that the tabloid's tale is "nonsense." Bella, who's very close with her sister, wasn't at all happy that she didn't get to join her in China. Unfortunately, this isn't the first time that a tabloid has baselessly pitted the supermodel sisters against each other. We recently busted Star's sister publication, OK!, for falsely claiming Gigi was jealous of Bella's career gaining momentum. This latest article surrounding their nonexistent rivalry is equally bogus.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.