Mohamed Hadid, 71, broke it off with his 39-year-old fiance because she wanted kids

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I’ve never paid much attention to the Bella and Gigi Hadid’s father, Mohamed Hadid. He was one of Yolanda Foster’s many husbands, and he was featured on one of the Real Housewives shows too. He’s 71 years old and he has five adult children already. Mohamed has been going through some sh-t the past few weeks though, and I guess we should talk about it! First off, it looks like his business is in tatters and he’s had to file for bankruptcy. He tried to clarify that it’s his business that filed for bankruptcy, and not him personally, but it wouldn’t surprise me if Hadid’s financial house of cards was about to collapse. Then, on top of that, he and his long-time girlfriend Shiva Safai broke up. She’s just 39 years old and apparently she wanted to have kids with this 71 year old man and he didn’t want that. So they broke up.

Gigi and Bella Hadid won’t be getting any little siblings … their dad and his fiancee called it quits in part because they couldn’t agree on starting a family together. Sources close to Mohamed Hadid tell TMZ … he and Shiva Safai parted ways about a year ago — even though she didn’t confirm it publicly until this week. We’re told the 39-year-old absolutely wanted to be a mom, but Mohamed wasn’t looking to go down that road again. As you know … Mohamed is already a father to 5 beautiful children — daughters Bella, Gigi, Alana and Marielle, and son Anwar.

Another reason for the breakup, sources close to Shiva tell us, was her reaction to a woman who publicly claimed she had a relationship with Mohamed. We’re told it made Shiva reevaluate things, before having a heart-to-heart with him about their future. It’s still unclear who broke up with who, but we’re told Mohamed and Shiva both agreed they were on different pages. The now-exes got engaged way back in 2014, but we’re told he came to the realization he didn’t want to be married again — he’s already got 2 under his belt. Our sources say he hopes Shiva can find Mr. Right, get married and have kids.

One last bit of accounting … the ring. We’re told Shiva’s engagement rock is a Hadid family heirloom, and she gave it back to Mohamed, and he’s passed it on his eldest sister.

For what it’s worth, Shiva’s now dating a new guy — Niels Houweling — but she and Mohamed are on good terms.

[From TMZ]

Well, Shiva rebounded fast! Good lord. I mean, I guess I sort of respect Mohamed for shutting down the “let’s have more kids” thing. He’s 71 years old! He doesn’t need to start over with a woman more than 30 years his junior. Anyway, it sounds like two adults had a conversation about where this was headed, they disagreed about their future, broke up and she immediately moved on. Not really scandalous. The scandal would have been if Hadid had said “sure, let’s have a kid.”

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  1. (TheOG)@Jan90067 says:

    Yeah, she finally saw that she wasn’t going to get an 18 yr. golden retirement plan out of him and she bailed. Does ANYONE think she’d be with a 71 yr. old man who still worked for Walmart? Or even mid-level management lol. Please.

    • Valiantly Varnished says:

      There’s a flip side to this, you know that right?? Would a 71 year-old man be able to pull a beautiful much younger woman if he wasn’t rich?? These types of relationships are beneficial to BOTH parties. The gold-digger narrative is tired.

      • (TheOG)@Jan90067 says:

        Of course not. That’s the point. Gold digging is gold digging, no matter .

      • Valiantly Varnished says:

        @(TheOG) Im simply questioning why you felt the need to single HER out in this narrative. That was MY point. He isn’t a victim and she isn’t a villain.

    • Andrea says:

      I have no interest in a 71 year oldman to date when I am 38 presently. The only thing she saw in this man were dollar signs. Same with David Foster’s new wife.

  2. Jax says:

    Ok. When I saw the header photo, I was like why are you reporting on gossip about the Ghostbusters 2 big bad guy/ghost. Anyone else see the resemblance or is it just me?

  3. olala says:

    His hairstyle though! 🤔 please someone help him

  4. Lurker says:

    Dude he cheated on her last year and they hadn’t been seen together since then

  5. Louise says:

    Too bad, so sad, all I see is Bella’s old face.

    • BeanieBean says:

      That’s what I was thinking, Bella looks like her dad, Gigi like her mom.

    • SKF says:

      There are some major racial shades in what you just said. Also in the way Bella was made to feel lesser all her life because Gigi had the small “western” nose and Bella had the stronger Arabic nose. Which is why she got surgery in the first place. I really hate the way people talk about this. How is it supposed to make women with beautiful, strong noses feel? When this is constantly commented on in negative tones. When princess Jasmine is cast with a small-nosed half Indian, half white woman. When Bella is mocked for her “ugly” original nose. Not cool. THINK. I’ve lived in the Levant and a lot of young women consume western media and hate their noses as a result. In wealthier parts nose jobs are rife. There was absolutely nothing wrong with Bella’s original nose. It was beautiful (as evidenced by her two oldest sisters who have similar noses and are gorgeous). Ridiculous beauty standards taught her otherwise. Stop partaking in them.

      • Miss America says:

        What the what? Who are you even talking about? No one said anything remotely racist. Someone said Bella looked like her dad before her plastic surgery, and she did, it’s HER DAD. End of story. No one said anything about middle eastern noses or specifically middle eastern noses being considered unattractive.

  6. MellyMel says:

    Yolanda has only been married twice. Not sure why it says “many husbands.”

    • BeanieBean says:

      Maybe it’s because the two husbands have had several wives each & it’s easy to get mixed up?

  7. Veronica S. says:

    It’s a viable reason not to stay together. *shrug* Kids are a make it or break it situation, gold digging or otherwise.

  8. Amanda says:

    It wasn’t a quick rebound for Shiva… the article says they broke up a year ago and have only recently confirmed it.

    • SKF says:

      Plus at 39 if she wants to have kids, then she probably feels the need to get moving on that.

    • Dani says:

      I think they broke up a little longer than a year ago. She’s friends with Lily Gallichi and that crew and I think she was single at Lilys wedding or right after. He also consistently and not so subtly cheated on her SO MANY TIMES even getting caught sending nudes on Insta to like 18-19 year old girls.

  9. Amelia says:

    Yolanda Foster has only been married twice, not sure why you’re trying to make it seem like she’s Zsa Zsa Gabor lol

  10. Anonymouse says:

    She needs to get herself some younger D.

  11. Joanie says:

    She was trying to secure that bag, á la Wendi Deng Murdoch.

  12. MJ Lucid says:

    Eeeww……did Lori Loughlin know her daughter, Olivia Jade, was dating a sunburned George Washington cosplayer?????

  13. Anh says:

    Yeah, gotta say that all these gold-digging comments are not cool. I’ve come to see them as a symptom of patriarchy – focus on the women and use women to tear women apart. As paraphrased from someone here, he’s a beauty hunter and youth sucker.

    “He ain’t messin’ with no Mrs Doubtfire” (to the tune of Kanye’s “Gold Digger”).

  14. Dani says:

    Siva comes from (a lot of) money. They’ve been together for so long and he’s cheated on her sooo many times and she stayed. I don’t think it was a money grabbing situation at all.

  15. CherryL says:

    At least he had some sense that at 71-years old, you don’t Need to be havin kids anymore. He should be enjoyng his last 10 – 20 years not changing diapers.