Yolanda Foster Talks Divorce From Husband David Foster, Says Her Lyme Disease 'Changed the Dynamic of the Relationship'
The reality star said she prefers to focus on the good times
On Tuesday’s Watch What Happens Live, Foster, 51, called into the show and got candid about what caused the couple’s split, admitting that her Lyme disease made the relationship more difficult, but clarified that it wasn’t the sole reason for their decision.
“Well, chronic long-term illness is extremely challenging,” she said. “Not only for the person sick but also for the caregiver. It for sure changed the dynamic of the relationship.”
While the couple may be ready to sign divorce papers, the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star said she prefers to focus on the good times in their relationship than the its demise.
“We had a beautiful love story that I will treasure forever. Unfortunately it was not strong enough to withstand the circumstances that came our way,” she said. “The truth is that we both worked through the difficult time through the best of our ability, so rather than judging what went wrong, I pick to honor the great times that we shed the last nine years. There were a wealth of good times.”
The pair made their romance official in 2011 when they married in a fairy tale wedding. They announced their decision to divorce on Dec. 1 in a joint statement.
“Sadly we have decided to go our separate ways,” they told PEOPLE in the exclusive 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.”
Judging from Foster’s interview, the two seem to be on amicable terms, but they still face the task of divvying up their assets. The reality star has an estimate net worth of about $45 million, while her music producer husband – a 16-time Grammy winner – is presumed to be worth about $30 million.
As far as her ongoing battle with her health, the mom of Gigi and Bella Hadid said she’s doing better.
“I am much better since the last time I saw you,” she told the Bravo host. “I have about 60 percent better brain function than I did in the last year. I can still only live and plan one day at a time.
“The exciting thing is watching the episodes and inspiring me, and I could see the progress that I have made. I am excited and grateful for that. I will continue to fight for a full recovery.”