Yolanda Foster, star of Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills, shared how she feels about splitting from her husband, David Foster, on Instagram. Yolanda and Foster revealed their divorce on December 1, and only recently have the reasons behind their split, including who and what motivated it, been revealed, reported Us Weekly.
Taking to Instagram, Yolanda hinted that she accepted the breakup intellectually before she could process it emotionally.
“Note to self,” wrote Foster, 51, on Instagram. “Sometimes your heart needs more time to accept what your mind already knows.”
“It didn’t make sense to stay together,” a source explained to Us. “[Foster felt their union] wasn’t a marriage.”
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star, 51, talked with Andy Cohen on What Happens Live about the end of her four-year marriage.
“We had a beautiful love story that I will treasure forever,” Yolanda asserted. “Unfortunately it was not strong enough to withstand the circumstances that came our way.”
Foster may have been referencing her Lyme disease battle in mentioning the “circumstances” that the couple faced. Yolanda received her diagnosis in 2012, and the Real Housewives star noted that although she continues to struggle, her illness and its duration impacted her relationship with Foster.
As for how she feels emotionally and physically now, the TV personality declared that she’s a fighter.
“I am much better,” declared Foster. “I have about 60 percent better brain function than I did in the last year. I can still only live and plan one day at a time. I will continue to fight for a full recovery.”
“David is telling friends he believes she was cured of it long ago, but she’s been playing up ongoing symptoms because she enjoys the attention,” revealed the insider.
Foster tied the knot with Yolanda in 2011, and her diagnosis of Lyme disease came only one year later, putting a strain on their marriage almost from the beginning. But initially, the insider told Radar, David not only believed her but supported her in her battle to recover.
“There was no doubt Yolanda was struggling and David was there to support her. In the beginning, David went with her to all of her doctor’s appointments, including the overseas trips for other treatment,” clarified the insider.
“Yolanda just seemed to really enjoy all of the attention she was getting. Her oldest daughter, Gigi was becoming a very successful model, and it seemed hard for Yolanda, a former model herself, to watch her child get so much attention. Getting older seems to have been very hard for Yolanda. Now, it looks like she isn’t ready to give up the role of sick patient.”
Moreover, the insider claims that the Real Housewives star’s travels overseas for medical treatments are exacerbating her symptoms, but she refused to stop even when her physicians urged her to.
But Yolanda denies that she’s faking her Lyme disease battle. Instead, she indicated that it was David to blame for giving up on their marriage during her Watch What Happens Live discussion of the divorce.
“Chronic long-term illness is extremely challenging,” said the Real Housewives star. “Not only for the person [who is] sick but also for the caregiver. It for sure changed the dynamic of the relationship.”
And despite everything, Yolanda has sought to stay positive since revealing her split from Foster, as revealed not only by her Instagram post but by her statements in general, reported the Daily Mail.
In one post, for example, the Real Housewives star indicated her plans to look forward rather than back.
“First day of the rest of my life…….#DefiningMoment #NewBeginnings #OneFootInFronttOfTheOther #HomeSweetHome,” wrote Yolanda, who is the mom of Bella and Gigi Hadid.
And it helps to lift her spirits that her two aspiring model daughters are doing so well. Foster has shared photos of her daughters and their fashion model career successes.
“No beauty shines brighter then that of a kind and gracious heart……. Keep reaching for the stars my love!! #ProudMommy,” wrote Yolanda about Gigi, adding one for Bella, “#DreamsDoComeTrue #HardWorkDoesPayOff.”
[Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Global Lyme Alliance]