Is there more to Yolanda Foster’s exit from The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills than meets the eye?
Last month, after starring on the Bravo reality series for three seasons, Yolanda Foster announced she would not be featured on the show’s upcoming seventh season with a detailed post on Instagram. However, according to a new report, there may be more to the story than what Foster offered to fans.
On July 11, Real Mr. Housewife confirmed Yolanda Foster had been offered a lesser role just before announcing her series exit, which reportedly prompted the mother of three to cut ties with the network all together.
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— Real Housewives (@RHOGossip) July 8, 2016
Yolanda Foster began appearing on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills during the show’s third season as the ex-wife of Lisa Vanderpump’s longtime friend Mohamed Hadid, the father of Foster’s three children, Gigi, Bella, and Anwar. Throughout her reality journey, Yolanda Foster chronicled her ongoing struggles with Lyme disease, which made for a hot topic during the show’s sixth season.
“Yolanda Foster didn’t want to be treated like a second class citizen on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills — and decided to leave the show rather than be demoted from the main cast,” TMZ revealed to readers weeks ago.
According to the report, Yolanda Foster hinted that she was fired when she announced she was leaving the show, but production sources told TMZ that wasn’t exactly the case. Instead, they claimed, Yolanda Foster was offered a role as a “friend of the cast,” which would allow her to better address her health issues.
While Yolanda Foster’s illness has been extremely bad in recent years, even leading her to lose the ability to read and write years ago, she took the demotion as an insult and refused to rejoin the show.
— Us Weekly (@usweekly) June 30, 2016
On Instagram, Yolanda Foster spoke of her exit from the show with her fans and followers.
“I would have loved a more graceful exit [than] ‘Season 6’ but sometimes we don’t get to control the ending of the chapters in our life,” Yolanda Foster wrote in June, hinting that her decision to leave The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills wasn’t her own.
“I am leaving what’s over without denying its past importance in my life. I believe that every exit is a new entry and with that in mind I say goodbye to my @Bravotv Family as I continue to focus on my recovery, my children and bring back the privacy within our Home,” she continued. “Thank you to all the fans for your love and unwavering support these past 4 years. I am grateful for the housewife experience and all it has taught me. I am excited about this CHOICE and look forward to the next chapter of my life.”
During the sixth season of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Yolanda Foster’s illness was targeted by a number of her co-stars. At the beginning of the season, it was Taylor Armstrong who admitted to having questions about Foster’s Lyme disease due to her inconsistent social media stream of happy selfies and sick selfies. Then, episodes later, Lisa Rinna was seen chatting about Munchausen syndrome in which those suffering from the illness believe they are much sicker than they really are.
Yolanda Foster’s children’s Lyme disease was also discussed on the series’ sixth season during a cast dinner.
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