Yolanda Foster is selling her Malibu, California home amid a devastating battle with Lyme disease. The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star said she and her husband are heartbroken. However, they simply do not have the time or energy to maintain the home and grounds.
Yolanda and her husband, musician David Foster, listed the home for $27.5 million. The model and actress said the she and her husband are hoping to downsize to a more manageable home. As two of their three children have moved out, the Fosters think the timing is just right.
As reported by US Weekly, Yolanda has suffered with Lyme disease for more than two years. The Housewives star said the disease left her weak and she “should really focus on [her] recovery with as little stress as possible.”
Lyme disease is caused by bacteria, which is most often transmitted to humans by infected ticks. Patients who are bitten by the ticks usually experience symptoms with a week. The most common early symptom is a rash, which radiates in a circle from the location of the bite.
Other symptoms may include swollen lymph nodes, aching muscles and joints, headache, fever, chills, and general fatigue. Left untreated, Lyme disease can lead to more serious issues, including chronic pain, loss of muscle tone, and neurological issues.
Yolanda Foster announced that she was diagnosed the disease in 2012. Although she has had numerous treatments, including a clinical trial, the reality star said she is still working toward recovery.
The Malibu mansion would be difficult for anyone to manage, even without a devastating illness. The home is more than 11,600-square feet. According to Reality TV Magazine, the home boasts six bedrooms, nine bathrooms, a library, a screening room, an office, an exercise room, a recording studio, a “gourmet kitchen,” and a fantastic view of the ocean.
The five-acre grounds are equally impressive, with its beautiful and serene gardens. Yolanda said the mansion is her “dream home,” but she realizes it is time to move on.
A native of The Netherlands, Yolanda began modeling at the age of 16. Her early work was recognized by designer Frans Molenaar, who introduced her to the runway. The talented model eventually gained the attention of Eileen Ford, who convinced her to work for Ford Models.
After traveling the world, Yolanda Foster eventually settled in California. In recent years, she became involved in interior design. Although her illness has been difficult, Foster is determined to keep moving forward.