Bella Hadid Gets Vulnerable On Instagram, Posting Selfies of Herself Crying

The model explains how she identified with words from Willow Smith on feeling alone.

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It's easy to lose sight of the fact that everyone goes through their own struggles, especially if you're regularly viewing people's lives through the lens of social media. Bella Hadid seems to believe as much, and she took to Instagram to share her thoughts on the topic.

Hadid posted a video of Willow Smith, sharing in her caption that Smith's sentiments in the clip resonated with her. In the video, Smith argues that people are taught to feel insecure and that in the process, they forget that others feeling the same way. "All humans are different, and every single human has something so unique and special to offer," Smith says in the video. "And people forget that everyone is basically feeling the same way: lost, confused, not really sure why they're here. That anxiety, like, everyone is feeling that, and trying to cover it up in some sort of way." (

Alongside the video, Hadid shared a series of selfies in which she appears to be crying. She spelled out why Smith's words hit home in her caption, writing that the feeling Smith described is "pretty much my every day, every night for a few years now."

"Social media is not real," she continues. "For anyone struggling, please remember that. Sometimes all you've gotta hear is that you're not alone. So from me to you, you're not alone. I love you, I see you, and I hear you." Hadid goes on to compare mental health to the ups and downs of a rollercoaster while reassuring fans that "if you work hard enough on yourself, spending time alone to understand your traumas, triggers, joys, and routine, you will always be able to understand or learn more about your own pain and how to handle it." (

Hadid has previously reflected on the effects of having insecurities while feeling pressured to put on a facade. In December 2019, she wrote about the topic in an Instagram caption in light of Mental Health Awareness Day. "The happiness we create online while being sad in real life makes no sense, but sometimes it just seems easier to live within your sadness rather than talk about it," she writes. "if it wasn't for the people closest to me, I probably would have still been in that place, and for that, I am forever thankful to them." The following month, she shared another post, writing in her caption that she'd taken a break from social media and urging her followers to "take time to get help for your mental health."

If you need a reminder that everyone (famous models included) goes through mental highs and lows, Hadid's caption and the accompanying video of Smith are worth viewing in their entirety.

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