Kyle Richards: Yolanda Foster Has “Been Suffering for So Long”

Yolanda Foster & Kyle Richards
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The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Kyle Richards is speaking out about her costar Yolanda Foster once again. In a Dec. 8 post on her Bravo blog, Richards wrote that Foster has “been suffering for so long.”

“Watching Yolanda in the state she is in is very sad,” Richards, 46, wrote. “She’s been suffering for so long now and has tried so many different treatments with very little (if any) relief.”

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Foster, 51, was diagnosed with Lyme disease in 2012. Her illness has been a hot topic so far on Season 6 of The Real Housewives of Beverly HillsOn the Tuesday, Dec. 8 episode, Foster’s doctor found a two-foot-long parasite inside her. While she was undergoing a medical procedure, Foster sadly asked her husband, David, “Aren’t you happy you married me?” to which he replied, “Thrilled,” and walked out the door.

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On Tuesday, Dec. 1, the pair announced their divorce in a statement to Us Weekly.

David Foster and Yolanda Foster attend Muhammad Ali's Celebrity Fight Night XX in 2014.
David Foster and Yolanda Foster attend Muhammad Ali’s Celebrity Fight Night XX in 2014. Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Celebrity Fight Night

“Sadly, we have decided to go our separate ways,” they said. “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.”

A source revealed exclusively to Us that David, 66, wasn’t there for Yolanda after she fell ill. “It didn’t make sense to stay together,” the insider said, adding that their union “wasn’t a marriage.”

Richards added in her blog post, “Seeing Yolanda cry is heartbreaking. I’ve always seen her as being so strong that I am always taken aback when I see her so down and weak. You can feel how much she is suffering.”

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