Yolanda Foster and her estranged husband, David Foster, did their “best” to try to save their marriage, the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star told Us Weekly in a statement on Tuesday, Dec. 1, following their divorce news.
“We are grateful for the years we’ve spent together and believe wholeheartedly that we did our best. I hope that we can pave the road ahead of us with all we’ve learned and with the love and respect we will always have for one another,” she said.
The Bravo star, 51, and 16-time Grammy winner, 66, announced via a joint statement to Us Weekly on Tuesday that they are divorcing after four years of marriage. According to multiple sources, Yolanda’s battle with Lyme disease and David’s busy schedule contributed to their split.
“David is always off traveling the world for work and Yolanda’s entire life has become her bedroom,” one source explains to Us of the former model’s debilitating illness. “She has basically been sick since they first got married. It definitely took a huge toll on the marriage.”
Another source explains that Yolanda, who was diagnosed with Lyme disease in 2012, one year after marrying David, felt her music producer husband’s absence. “She just felt he wasn’t there for him when she needed him most and he felt the same. It’s so sad but the illness really did come between them.”
On Monday, a day before announcing their split, Yolanda hinted at big life changes in the caption on an Instagram photo of penguins plunging into the water: “This is so cute, it reminded me that sometimes you just have to jump and trust you will land in the right place … #LifeForce.”
Yolanda was previously married to real estate entrepreneur Mohamed Hadid from 1994 to 2000. They are the parents of emerging supermodel daughters Gigi, 20, and Bella, 19, as well as son Anwar, 16. David is dad to five daughters from previous marriages to Linda Thompson, Rebecca Dyer, and B.J. Cook.
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