Yolanda Foster Defends Her Children Bella and Anwar Hadid After Lyme Disease Speculation at Kyle Richards’ Barbecue

This mama bear won’t let anyone mess with her cubs! Yolanda Foster was not pleased with what went down during the Tuesday, January 26, episode of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Things went south at Kyle Richards’ barbecue, when the former model’s children were brought up. 

Gigi Anwar Bella Hadid and Yolanda Foster
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After Foster, 52, left the soiree, Lisa Vanderpump immediately started gossiping about her youngest children, Bella and Anwar Hadid, who, like their mother, were diagnosed with Lyme disease in 2013.

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“[Mohamed] just said no, that she’s the only one that has it,” Vanderpump said of Foster’s ex-husband Mohamed Hadid. “He said he doesn’t think that they had it.”

Mohamed later posted on his Instagram account, in defense of Foster and their children, writing, “I would like to make it clear that I completely and unequivocally support my children and their mother.”

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After the episode, Foster fired back against Vanderpump’s claims on her Bravo TV blog.

“Still, I am the subject of conversation amongst ‘friends.’ Looks like I got out of dodge right on time at that barbecue,” she wrote. “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.”

Mohamed and Bella Hadid are seen on August 20, 2015, in Los Angeles. Bauer-Griffin/GC Images

Foster went on to note that she’s been working with her children’s father the entire time to ensure they have the proper care.

“With Mohamed’s support, I have managed my children’s healthcare on a daily basis since the day they were born,” she wrote. “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.”

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Though 19-year-old Bella has gone on to have a blossoming career in modeling, Foster revealed that her daughter has already let go of one dream due to her disease.

“Bella had to give up her lifelong dream of having a professional riding career and a shot at the Olympics due to her severe symptoms and inability to ride,” Foster noted. “This was the biggest heartbreak of her life and an extremely sensitive subject for her.”

Bella Hadid walks the runway at the Marc Jacobs Spring/Summer 2016 fashion show during New York Fashion Week on September 17, 2015, in New York City. Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images

Foster also Instagrammed a photo of Bella’s Lyme disease treatment, writing, “Watching my brave babies stuffer 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.”

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