Yolanda Hadid isn't holding back in her forthcoming memoir, due out next month. In fact, The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills alum is getting real about everything from ex-husband Mohamed Hadid's infidelity, to contemplating suicide following her Lyme disease diagnosis, to reflecting on the events that led to her split from David Foster in 2015, three years after she was diagnosed with the disease in 2012.
“All of a sudden all of the things we shared, all of the things we used to love to do together, go for walks in the morning, having a studio in the house and blasting music all day, having dinner parties, that all shut down. I couldn’t participate in that life anymore," she writes in Believe Me: My Battle With the Invisibility of Lyme Disease (via PEOPLE), about how her newfound struggle in her everyday life took a toll on their romance.
She continues in the book, “I’m starting to feel that David is unhappy with the fact that I can’t be by his side the way that I used to be. I try to make light of it and joke that he married a lemon. It’s sad but true. I went from being the funny girlfriend who was up for anything and had endless energy to the wife who is too sick to be by his side...He lost his wingman, his partner in crime, and I fell as if he’s starting to get impatient with my recovery. I understand that even brief periods of illness can strain important relationships in your life. A chronic condition like mine, one that has consumed years of our lives, poses enormous challenges.”
Viewers watched the couple, who married in 2011, try and cope with Yolanda's illness on RHOBH (footage below). And Yolanda now has this philosophy when she looks back on their relationship: “I had a great seven year run with him and I will always hold that I high regards and have gratitude for that time together. If he didn’t leave the marriage I would not be where I am today.”
Below, Yolanda talks more about how her illness affected her relationship with David.