Mohamed Hadid has spoken out about Lisa Vanderpump’s claim that he doesn’t believe that two of his children, Bella and Anwar Hadid, have Lyme disease as their mother, Yolanda Foster, claims. As the latest episode of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills aired on Tuesday night, Mohamed posted a lengthy message to his Instagram page in which he defended Yolanda and explained how Lisa could have mistaken his reluctance to talk about the subject for a denial.
In the message, Mohamed said that he wants to make it clear that he is “completely and unequivocally” supportive of his children and their mother. He explained that when asked at a dinner about how his kids were doing, he responded “fine” because he didn’t want to speak about them publicly in a restaurant. Mohamed added that he won’t speak further about something that should now be “put to rest.”
Lisa Vanderpump didn’t exactly make it seem as if Mohamed simply said that Bella and Anwar were doing fine. During Kyle Richards’ BBQ dinner, which was shown on Tuesday night’s episode, talk turned to Yolanda and her Lyme disease after Yolanda left the dinner table. Kyle asked Lisa what’s going on with Bella and Anwar’s Lyme disease and what Mohamed has to say about it. Lisa, who has been very good friends with Mohamed for years, then revealed that Mohamed told her that only Yolanda has the disease. Lisa added that Mohamed said that he doesn’t think that Bella and Anwar has it.
“[Mohammed] just said no, that she’s the only one that has it. I’m just saying I didn’t know. He said he doesn’t think that they had it.”
On a previous episode, Yolanda Foster told Kyle Richards that her two younger children, Bella and Anwar Hadid, also have Lyme disease. Kyle was shocked. Kyle asked how it could be that three people in the same family could get the disease. Yolanda replied that Lyme disease is exploding and it’s not an uncommon disease now. She also explained that they used to live in a ranch with horses for years and that horses can be hosts to the insects that spread the disease.
In her latest blog post for The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Yolanda expressed outrage that her children came up as a topic of conversation.
“Tonight’s show was disheartening. Still, I am the subject of conversation amongst ‘friends.’…I have nothing to prove and know that my journey is public due to the job I’ve chosen as a Housewife, but I can’t accept something so delicate as my children’s health being talked about in such a way.”
Yolanda then explained that Bella and Anwar, who are currently under the care of of Dr. Detrich Klinghardt, were diagnosed in 2013 and have since been in “extensive holistic treatment.” Yolanda wrote that Bella had to give up her dream of being a professional horseback rider because of her Lyme disease but has since transitioned into a modeling career, despite still struggling with the disease’s symptoms. As for Anwar, Yolanda said that he’s doing regular “Ozone/UVI treatments” and has had “great success with LDI.” Yolanda added that Anwar is doing better and was able to finish a football season with great scores and energy.
As for Lisa Vanderpump’s claim about what Mohamed Hadid thinks, Yolanda wrote that she has Mohamed’s support and that it’s not for anyone except them to make any claims about their health.
“With Mohamed’s support, I have managed my children’s healthcare on a daily basis since the day they were born. It is up to no one but us to make claims toward their health status. Shame on those who think it’s OK to spread rumors and provoke doubt about something so heart wrenching.”
Yolanda Foster also posted a photo of herself in bed with Bella as Bella, with an IV in her arm, looks despondent. Yolanda wrote that she won’t give up until she finds a cure for her children and the millions of others who suffer from Lyme disease.
❤️Watching my babies struggle in silence in order to support me in my journey has struck the deepest core of hopelessness inside of me, it is because of them that I continue to fight relentlessly....... I will not allow them to live a life of pain and suffering……. I will prevail and walk to the end of the earth to find a cure for them and millions of others debilitated by this invisible disease!!!! We all deserve to live a healthy life, don't you think? #LymeDiseaseAwareness #FightingTheInvisible #RealLifeProblems #SoulPower #WeMustFindACureAffordableForAll #RHOBH @bravotv @bravoandy @evolutionusa Link to my Blog on tonight's episode is in my bio-please check it out ????
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