All You Need To Know About Kendall Jenner's Hookup, Anwar Hadid

AKA Gigi and Bella's little brother.
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You've probably noticed that Anwar Hadid has, um, been in the news a lot recently thanks to casually making out with Kendall Jenner for two hours. So, what's the deal with Bella and Gigi's suddenly buzzy 18-year-old bro? Let's find out together! Yay!

First Up, He's Super Close to His Sisters

Anwar is Bella and Gigi's younger brother, and their only other full sibling (they have a ton of other half-sibs). The fab three are extremely close, and there are a bunch of adorable family photos to prove it:

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He Dated Nicola Peltz...Ahem, Until Recently

If you follow Nicola or Anwar on Instagram, you probably already know way, way, way, WAYYYYYY more about their relationship than you ever really wanted to. The pair went public with their love about a year and a half ago, and were super share-y about it. And speaking of love, they made this, erm, intimate video for Love Magazine:

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But recently things took a turn for the...not great. Which brings us to:

He's Hooking Up with Kendall Jenner

According to the super-sleuths at TMZ, Anwar and Kendall were photographed smooching for multiple hours on June 4. Multiple! Hours! This came as somewhat of a surprise considering Kendall is BFF with Gigi and Bella Hadid, but to be fair, she and Anwar have known each other forever and, whatever, making out is fun.

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FYI, Anwar just recently unfollowed Nicola on Instagram, and she unfollowed him and his entire family. Back in 2016, Nicola was rather enthusiastic about the Hadid fam, saying on the record, "He comes from such an amazing family. Gigi and Bella are so, so sweet. I just love his family so much. They’re feminine, strong girls. To have that around is amazing."

He's Super Close to His Mom

Anwar is what you might call a mommy's boy, but in the sweetest way ever, of course. He's super forthcoming about his love for Yolanda Hadid, which makes sense because she's a badass and [*stands on pulpit, grabs microphone*] men should be taught to respect their moms from a young age!

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Oh, and while we're on the subject of respecting women, you're gonna melt at this Anwar quote: "I'm comfortable around girls because I grew up with two sisters and a single mom. I feel very lucky for all they have taught me." Awww. 

He Had a Pretty Normal Upbringing

Anwar (whose first name is Oliver, BTW) was raised by his mom and dad (aka Yolanda and Mohamed Hadid) on a ranch in Santa Barbara; the family only moved to Malibu when he was in elementary school. He did "regular kid" things like go to Malibu High School, play football, and appear in Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Ya know, normal stuff!

He Has Lyme Disease

Like Bella and Yolanda Hadid, Anwar has Lyme disease, which Yolanda confirmed on an episode of Real Housewives. She also opened up about his diagnosis while accepting an award at the Global Lyme Alliance inaugural gala in 2015.

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"This award is for Anwar and Bella," Yolanda said. "This is my token and my promise to you that I will not allow you to live a life of pain and suffering. I will walk to the end of the earth to find a cure so that you can live a healthy life that you deserve. No child should suffer the way that you do... I thank you both for your extraordinary selflessness during this journey. Your unwavering love and compassion has kept me alive and fighting through the darkest days of my life." 

He's a Burgeoning Model

Like everyone else in his family, Anwar is a professional model. He's vogued his way down several runways and has already appeared on the cover of a few big-name magazines. "Modeling was never a thought in my mind growing up, but my mom felt it was important for me to be open to business opportunities and expand my horizons," Anwar said back in 2016. "I'm excited to go for it!"

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And Finally/Randomly, He's Big into Tattoos

Apparently, that OYL tattoo stands for "own ya light." In case you were wondering!


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