Yolanda Foster has been vocal about her divorce from Grammy-winning music producer David Foster, but the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star says she wasn’t expecting it to come while she was still battling her illness. During an appearance on Andy Cohen’s Bravo after-show, Watch What Happens Live, Yolanda said she remembered the exact date last fall that her husband approached her about filing for divorce, and she admitted she didn’t think her marriage was really over until that day.
“I know exactly the day — November 15,” Yolanda said. ” That was a conversation I had [with David].”
Yolanda and David Foster publicly announced their divorce on December 1, 2015, and Yolanda said that while she knew her marriage was in trouble, she was blindsided by the talk with her husband because she didn’t expect things to end so abruptly.
“Yeah, I didn’t think that was the end of the road. I would have hoped to wait until I got 100 percent well.”
Yolanda told Cohen that she and David Foster are “in touch a little bit, here and there.” The 52-year-old blonde beauty also said she had no regrets about signing a prenup when she married the multi-millionaire music mogul in 2011, saying she married him for love and not money.
Yolanda Foster has fought a very public battle with Lyme disease, and the former model admits that her illness has changed her. In fact, while some people have slammed David Foster for not staying with his wife “in sickness and in health,” Yolanda has staunchly defended him.
According to Us Weekly, during next week’s Real Housewives of Beverly Hills reunion, Yolanda even said that she changed the dynamic of their relationship, not David.
“You can’t imagine how much it takes for a man to take care of somebody that’s sick all the time. David didn’t change, I’m the one who changed. And this is the outcome of that.”
Yolanda Foster’s divorce was not a major storyline on the current season of RHOBH because their split didn’t come until after filming ended. But last fall, on the same day that the sixth season of the Bravo reality hit premiered, the couple issued a joint statement about their divorce to People.
“Sadly we have decided to go our separate ways,” Yolanda and David said in their statement. “We’ve shared nine beautiful and joyous years together. During that time, we experienced love, friendship and the inevitable challenges that come with managing a marriage, careers, blended families and health issues.”
While the Fosters’ divorce wasn’t a big RHOBH storyline due to the timing; diehard fans suspected there was trouble in paradise after Yolanda’s illness prompted the couple to sell their sprawling Malibu mansion.
In addition, David Foster was caught on camera doubting his marriage earlier this season. In one episode, David was heard off-camera talking to a friend about his marriage to Yolanda, saying his time with the Dutch model had “been a stretch” and that he didn’t think things could go back to the way they used to be.
In the same episode, Yolanda admitted that her husband lost his “wing man” and his “partner in crime” when she became ill with a debilitating case of Lyme disease several years ago.
On her Bravo blog, Yolanda Foster wrote that watching that episode was painful for her.
“Long-term illness brings challenging hurdles to a home, a family and a marriage,” Yolanda wrote. “It affects many lives, but I have to believe we’ve all done the best we can. Rather than getting stuck on what went wrong, I choose to focus on what was right and cherish the many great memories we shared.”
Take a look at the video below to see Yolanda Foster talking about her divorce.
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