Bella Hadid has split from beau Marc Kalman after a two year romance, and is currently on medical leave to treat her Lyme Disease.
The supermodel, 26, and Kalman, 35, decided to go their separate ways in the spring after the romance ‘ran its course’, with Hadid being on medical leave for four months to battle her condition.
A source said: ‘They were very in love, but the relationship ultimately ran its course and they decided to end things. Bella is a very nice person, but struggles with the pressures of fame. She has been trying to take care of herself since their split.’
They said: ‘Nine months ago, Bella decided she wanted to stop drinking, so she stopped. She has been sober for nine months and has never had an alcohol or drug problem. Bella is not in rehab.’
DailyMail.com understands the pair split amicably ‘some time ago.’
Over: Bella Hadid has split from beau Marc Kalman after a two year romance, amid reports the star has been on medical leave to treat her Lyme Disease (pictured October 2022)
An insider, close to Hadid, revealed to ET that they parted ways ahead of the summer, and she is currently ‘getting daily treatment for her Lyme disease.’
The former couple reportedly met through work in New York City, in 2020, but waited until the following summer to confirm their romance on social media.
On July 8, 2021, the Kin Euphorics cofounder shared a sweet photo packing on the PDA with the art director, who worked with rapper Travis Scott for years.
At the time, E! News reported that they were already ‘serious’ and she is ‘has been excited to be seen with him’ in public after keeping their romance private for a year.
‘He has been the creative behind many fashion projects and they have crossed paths several times,’ the source revealed.
Additionally, her mom, Yolanda, and older sister, Gigi Hadid, who was arrested on possession of marijuana earlier this week in the Cayman Islands, and the rest of her family all ‘approved and loved him.’
During a chat with Interview Magazine, Bella said she felt ‘super comfortable and feel very safe with Marc’ and referred to him as her ’emotional support bunny.’
As for his work as a photographer, she gushed that he ‘is incredibly talented at everything he does.’
While Bella rarely spoke about their relationship in public, she credited keeping their romance out of the spotlight for ‘why things have been able to last.’
Focusing on her health: The supermodel, 26, and Kalman, 35, decided to go their separate ways in the spring after the romance ‘ran its course’, with Hadid being on medical leave for four months to battle her condition (seen in 2022)
It’s over: A source said: ‘They were very in love, but the relationship ultimately ran its course and they decided to end things. Bella is a very nice person, but struggles with the pressures of fame. She has been trying to take care of herself since their split’ (pictured in September 2022)
Health battle: An insider, close to Hadid, also revealed to ET that they parted ways in the spring, and she is currently ‘getting daily treatment for her Lyme disease’ (seen last August)
‘When you give other people room to have opinions on things that are so personal to you, it poisons it,’ Bella, who previously had an on-again, off-again relationship with The Weeknd between 2015 to 2019, told Vogue in 2022.
Following the end of their nearly three-year romance, Hadid has been focused on her health.
Hadid originally contracted the tick-borne illness back, in 2012, presumably, while at their horse ranch in Santa Barbara.
Before officially being diagnosed with Lyme at age 16 – the DC-born, Malibu-raised beauty was incorrectly diagnosed with ADHD at age 14 and began self-medicating at age 15 because she was ‘so depressed and sick.’
Bella – who started homeschooling and stopped riding horses due to brain fog – said no one believed she was chronically ill except for her mother Yolanda Hadid, who was diagnosed with Lyme the same year in 2012.
The 59-year-old former Ford Model detailed her journey seeing ‘106 doctors’ and undergoing a Stem Cell transplant, Hyperbaric oxygen therapy, Chelation therapy, colon hydrotherapy, among other treatments in her 2017 book Believe Me.
‘After many misdiagnosis for two years, she started driving me anywhere and everywhere on our own, sick herself, to find the doctors that could heal me. I just turned 15/16 I think,’ Hadid recalled.
‘I was already doing IVs and random holistic treatments here and there, but just things that felt like a Band-Aid to me. My first Lyme treatment that I remember where the doctors actually could treat me and tell me what was wrong with me was in Reno at University of Nevada and a year or two later, my mom drove the both of us, sick herself, across the border to Tijuana, Mexico. To the kindest small town doctor.
‘After that, over the years, the flood gates opened and Lyme started to be more visible through blood and Kinesiology. My mom’s book actually talks about all of the treatments I did, and about what it looked like for her baby to be sick like her, it’s just a bit traumatizing for me to read now.’
Shared struggle: Hadid originally contracted the tick-borne illness back, in 2012, presumably, while at their horse ranch in Santa Barbara (seen with her mom Yolanda Hadid, who was diagnosed with Lyme the same year, in 2017)
Back in 2017, Bella told InStyle that that she took ’30 pills’ and self-administered ‘two shots a day in the keester’ to properly function with Lyme disease.
Ahead of her diagnosis, the model said she thought ‘going out and being with my friends would make’ her ‘feel better, but it didn’t.’
‘Now I feel like a grandma. I’ll go out occasionally, but I’d rather go to work and have 100 percent energy, because I barely have enough to get through the day as it is,’ she admitted.
In April, she told her Instagram followers that ‘any minor trauma to the body’ can cause her Lyme disease to flare up.
Ouch: Back in 2017, Bella told InStyle that that she took ’30 pills’ and self-administered ‘two shots a day in the keester’ to properly function with Lyme disease; pictured in March 2023
After suffering from a tooth infection, she revealed that her jaw became ‘so inflamed’ and her illness tends to ‘flare-up/inflame randomly when’ she is ‘overly stressed or overworking.’
‘Lyme flare-ups happen all the time,’ she explained. ‘Some days it’s okay! And some days are difficult.’
Other symptoms of her Lyme disease include her skin changing color, breakouts that feel like ‘lesions,’ lethargy, chronic anxiety, zero motivation or purpose, leaky gut, adrenals and depression.’
Additionally, Bella said she ‘hates looking in the mirror or taking pictures’ because of how symptoms dramatically affect her appearance.
‘If I’m all dolled up, maybe I’ll try for the girls but, man, is it hard to do this as your profession while also feeling/looking sick like this,’ she confessed on TikTok.
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