In a shocking turn of events, Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Yolanda Foster recently announced her divorce from husband David Foster. While this news came as a surprise to many, new reports seem to indicate the couple have been struggling to make things work for quite some time.
According to Radar Online, there are a number of reasons why the two decided to ultimately go their separate ways. For starters, an inside source revealed that the Fosters have been experiencing some financial woes following their recent move and David’s failed music label.
“Yolanda and David are in dire financial straits. They lost a ton of money from the sale of the Malibu mansion, and had been living in a condo,” the source explained, referring to how the couple recently sold their property for roughly $19 million even though they wanted to get $23 million out of the deal.
At the same time, David’s deal with UMG and his failure to make any profits was another hit to the couple’s financial situation.
“David’s music label is getting ready to cut him loose because no money has been made from his deal with the company,” the insider noted. “His label deal through UMG is shutting down. Seem they haven’t made a dime, and he is blaming Yolanda’s participation in Real Housewives of Beverly Hills for the failure.”
Taken together, it would seem as though the Fosters rough financial situation is at the heart of their decision to divorce. That being said, David is known for being someone who enjoys looking at other women, which is also something that may have contributed to their split.
Meanwhile, fans were not the only ones shocked by the divorce announcement. According to Perez Hilton, the news that Yolanda Foster and David Foster were separating came as a surprise to RHOBH star Kyle Richards.
In an interview with Andy Cohen, Richards shared how she had no idea the couple was getting ready to split. Richards remained in the dark about the announcement even after running into David at Kim Jenner’s recent birthday celebration, in which David did not let on that anything was wrong.
“Very sad. In some ways, yes [it was a surprise]. I mean, we didn’t know,” Richards stated while on Watch What Happens Live. “But I think that they’ve been struggling, and Yolanda’s been so sick – I don’t know if that has anything to do with it, I have no idea, but it was just really sad.”
While Richards concluded the interview by saying she has reached out to Yolanda and offered her support, several other cast members have taken to social media to express their surprise and support for their fellow co-star.
“Sending positivity and love to my friend @YolandaHFoster during this difficult time. I am always here for you,” Adrienne Maloof wrote on Twitter.
“I was so sorry to hear about @YolandaHFoster and David. My love to them both,” Eileen Davidson posted on her Twitter account.
According to People, the Fosters cited a number of issues that led to their divorce, including their busy careers and health issues. As many already know, Yolanda has been struggling with Lyme disease since being diagnosed back in 2012.
“Sadly we have decided to go our separate ways,” the Fosters told the outlet. “During that time we experienced love, friendship and the inevitable challenges that come with managing a marriage, careers, blended families and health issues.”
Although Yolanda is not included as a recurring cast member in the new season of RHOBH, she will be featured in a few scenes with Kim Richards. This opens the door for the divorce to be addressed in the new season and will hopefully shed more light on the issue.
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