I hope you had a great week! Thank you all so much for your kind words and, for those of you who weren't too kind, please take a minute to go to Yolanda.com and read my "About" section. It would be nice for you to know a little bit about my background, which is probably very similar to yours, rather than just judging me based on an episode of RHOBH, which just seems so shallow.
Also, please remember, this is all very new to me. I have never been involved with any social media. I understand it goes with my choice of getting on the Bravo train and becoming a Real Housewife, but, in all honesty, I did not get an iPhone, Instagram or Twitter until this past august when David and i went on vacation to Europe. Of course, I have seen our children become pros, but I am an electronically challenged idiot when it comes to that stuff.
Once I got completely stopped in my tracks with a brain virus this past September, I spent most of my days home in bed without any stimulation, so I had all the time in the world to play with my social media outlets and write a blog, which I really learned to enjoy.
Anyway, on to the important stuff: I am glad to finally see Adrienne and Lisa face-to-face. Lisa has rightfully stood her ground. It was so important for them to open their heart, tell each other how they really feel, be acknowledged, accept the apology and move on. You might not be able to be best friends with everyone, but I don’t believe in enemies and I hate leaving unresolved issues floating around in the universe that can poison our lives.
Yolanda, I hope your feeling better & your taking care of yourself.... Once again you prove what a class act you are around the other women. I thought it was funny when you all got to Ojai and the other women look they are a bunch of old ladies headed to Atlantic City wearing every piece of jewelry they own with the highest pair of high heels on!! And here you come the beautiful model in your jeans & sweater & hair stuck up!!!! Stunning & class as usual!!! Luv u!!!! xoxoxoxo
I LOVE the idea of them adding you to the show, Yolanda!!! You are so real and down to earth. I am an Amish author, but got cable so that I could watch Lisa and Adrienne. I now had added you as one of my favorites.
I love that you ae on the show. I am very interested in the "Master Cleanse" with the lemons,
I would like to get the recipe. I am coming back from a major accident and would love to feel
healthy again. Could you please do the recipe on TV sometime or on your Website. I visited it
today also. I know you are busy but it would be great if you could. Thanks a bunch and look forward to seeing you soon. Jo
Look. You are clearly not happy as a member of this group of women. All you do is complaint about them. You don't like it when they drink. You don't like it when they go to Ojai and wear makeup. You don't like it when they sing at your house when your obnoxious husband plays the piano. You don't like that they have drama. You don't like, you don't like, you don't like. Do us all a favor and just leave the show. I am SOOOOOO tired of your complaning. Believe me, I would much rather watch my Beverly Hills girls just like they are than any show you would have. I don't want to watch you exercise or meditate or stretch or pick lemons are anything else.
The 4th wife of David Foster! No matter how perfect yolanda is, , I wouldnt want or trust David, Hard to live with that ego,
Hello Yolanda, I'm enjoying watching you on RHOBH. I hope to see more of you. I only wish the women had zipped it long enough so I could have enjoyed your husband at the piano. I was so disappointed at the end of that episode. I thought those women have no idea the opportunity they had right in front of them and they messed it up for me too! He has amazing talent!
Yolanda... not sure if you actually read these posts, but stay encouraged! You are such a sweet breeze on the show. Reality TV is not my thing, but I do enjoy the RHOBHs. I appreciate how down to earth you seem. Women SHOULD encourage women. So this is me encouraging you! Money is just paper, but faith and family are the most important things in this life... so happy you joined the ladies this season. Hopefully they don't overcome you and scare you off... lol!
P.S. You and your daughter are just beautiful! Your inner spirit and your outer being... and congrats on your beautiful marriage. So refreshing!
Good Grief, you are one smug self satisfied twat. What have you brought to RHOBH beside condescending observations about the other women? Get off your high horse and get real or please make this your one and only season.
The constant massaging of your hubs ego is not good blogging or TV
I'm a long time viewerof Housewives since way back in the days of Orange County and I have to say the "trips" taken by the ladies of all the Housewives shows is getting to be a stale routine. These reality shows are about as real as their eyelashes and hair extentions. Can't someone come up with a story line a bit more interesting? I am posting this now...in the middle of the latest tip to Ojai and the usual argument erupts over dinner. It's painful to watch and boring to boot. Surely, these women have something going on in their lives that is more interesting than these staged trips and shouting matches. The Housewives journey needs to either pick up some more intriguing story lines or fold. And the "F" word on ALL the shows is not reprentative of most educated women in this country. Sure, we use it sometime. But not in every conversataion as a verb, noun and adjective. I think Yolanda will quickly leave this bunch since she seems to be more of a lady than the others have proven to be. Grow up, Ladies. Give us some better story lines and quit with the high school behavior and bathroom words. It's not cool anymore. Its boring. Sorry !
Yolanda,When I saw you on the first episode, I thought that you were so beautiful and not only just by appearance but also your personality is spetacular. You have class, a kind heart, and just wonderful. :) I hope you have a wonderful week.
Are you related to Janince Dickenson? You resemble each other. (face)
And... you really need to lighten up! Have some fun. Cut loose! But do try to stay out of the litter box.
They can get VERY catty.
I think you are simply delightful!!! As the cast may be changed next season, I hope you stay and that you recommend to BRAVO a friend of YOURS to join the cast.....viewers need more women like you on this show.
All the best to you and yours!!
Oh, Yolanda. I'm sorry you feel we need to go to your website to get to know you better. Frankly, I've seen enough of you on RHOBH. You seem way too full of yourself. I think I'll skip the, ahhh, "pleasure" of getting to know any more about you. I'm just hoping you aren't as shallow and pompous all season.
Yolanda, I think you are a much needed stabilizing force to this group. And I have to say, you have exquisite taste--everything about your home was perfect. You've got the good feng shui vibes flowing--and it is obviously working because your spirit is calm and uncluttered, yet you stand your ground and don't allow psychic vampires to sink their fangs in and zap your energy. I liked that you had Taylor pegged immediately and she is one of those psychic vampires who will suck the life out of any good person and then move on to her next victim when she's drained all she could from her last. I had so hoped that the addition of you would mean her removal but unfortunately that didn't happen.
I am really enjoying your presence on the show. Kudos for rising above--those with true class and confidence always do.
you are such a welcome addition to the series!
a lovely woman. sweet. smart. aware + observant.
hope you'll stay on for another season -- you had no idea, apparently, what you got yourself into.
all good wishes + kind regards,
I think you need to be a little more self-aware and less judgmental. You lament that your party didn't generate any get to know you, bonding conversations. There is a constant implication that the OTHER women are shallow and petty. Your comment in the beginning of the party episode that you are such a great hostess and "so full of love" was just contrived and corny. Your party was stiff and formal. Maybe if you let people sing badly and have fun over end-of-the-night drinks that could have loosened things up. You and your husband came off as self-important and pretentious by doing things like forcing people to sit quietly to "enjoy" your overly serious musical show. You don't care if people are comfortable and having fun, but rather putting on a camera ready fancy party.
Also, we all say stupid things. Just apologize for your RACIAL comments in an earlier episode. You should at least acknowledge that it came off poorly, even if you didn't mean anything by it. It makes you seem stupid and uncultured...just an uneducated model who got lucky. So start showing that you are something more!
You're a newlywed! Congratulations.
I watch this show to get a glimpse of how the truly wealthy live their lives. You have not been a disappointment.
I have become such a fan of yours. You have a good head on your shoulders and a very gracious hostess. The other women go away on their trip and get drunk and act like fools. I think it is really disrespectful of their obnoxious drinking when Kim is an alcoholic and the others get drunk in front of her. Thank God u are so different and level headed. Thanks for joining the show. I watch the show now just to see. u.
I read your story on your website. It's very interesting. I can appreciate how far you have come from your humble beginnings and kept to your own beat. Good for you! I'm not sure why you joined this show. You certainly don't need to attract more attention, fame or money. You have everything you could want in abundance. Whatever you reason, you are a strong counter weight to the rest of the cast. I can't wait to see you take Traylor-Park Trash down.
Wow! The things people write in these posts...stunning! Well, I like Yolanda and her husband David. I met David like, 20 years ago when he was just hanging out with his kids. He was kind and warm to my son who was only three at the time. We didn't know who he was at first, but once we figured it out it didn't matter, because now we know forever who he really is and he's generous and good natured. And if David Foster adores Yolanda she must be pretty good hearted too! Open you minds people, there's no one like Yolanda on RHOBH and I find that soooo refreshing.
Another well done blog this week. I am sure you were smart enough not to be involved with what ever happened during filming. I am excited to see more of you in new episodes. Don't take personally what anyone writes in this comments section. They don't even know you or your background. They are also certainly jealous.
Wow, you are quite something! You seem to be a devoted mother and wife, kudos for that. However, I'm guessing you don't have many girlfriends. I couldn't believe the comments you were making last episode about the ladies at your house for dinner. You didn't want them to sing? They should shut up and listen to the others? Jeesh! As a host, I would want ALL of my guests to sing (if that's what was on the agenda, singing and piano playing) and not have to sit back and listen to only the 'talented' ones. As for the comments about Kelsey, it's girl-code to talk a bit of trash about the men who have hurt and left them. It shows camaraderie and support. I feel like you are being too judgmental about the unresolved issues of past seasons. How easy for you to come into the group and say 'get over it, you are all being so immature,' when you yourself have admitted not knowing any of the background. And then making snide comments about the ladies getting dressed up for dinner the first night in Ojai? What is your deal? It seems when anyone does something you don't do (like being casual and wearing jeans) you make snotty comments. Not impressed.
I haven't made up my mind about you yet (not that you need my approval) but I must say, so far I'm finding you to be rather judemental. In your eyes everything is "so high school" & everyone is "so shallow" unless of course they think & act like you...Also, you're inconsistent in your judgements as you enjoy & excuse Brandi's childish behavior but judge everyone else worse far worse for far less. I do however agree with your expresse opinions of Taylor but having said that,she was going through a very dark time in her life at that point, where was your compassion then?
My only concern is that you won't return for another season! You are such a GREAT addition to this show. If you leave, they've lost a viewer...and I am sure I am not alone.
Just getting to know you. You did seem a bit snobbish with the comments about your husband at the piano. He seemed a little full of himself too. No matter how great, being a little more humble wins every time.
I Love You being on the Show--- Just read your "About Me" section, so Bittersweet... Hoping to See more of You in the Seasons to come...
I'm enjoying getting to know you and watching your reaction to the women is fun TV. Just a quick note: it is very difficult to read the font on your website, it may be "pretty" but beauty and function should be merged with online media. Good luck on the RHOBH!
I forgot to mention in my earlier comment another example of your inconsist nature: I for one have noticed how in your blog for some reason the people who say negative things about you are judging you from a few episodes of RHOBH, but for some reason that's perfectly fine for the people who say positive things?
So far I pretty much agree with everything you say, except for the Kelsey Grammer part! You probably shouldn't feel too bad for him! Seeing he felt it necessary to go on HLN and tell the world how he fell in love with his new wife, all while cheating on Camille!!!!
Could you please send me the goat cheese, fig and pastry puff recipe? I've looked everywhere online and can't find one like yours.
@patricia.gradyporter WELL SAID.
@SassySilviaa Oh yeah, blow up Mr. Full of Himself more.
@Tallie Tallie you like staying in the gutter and do not understand decorum, sophistication and class which Yo has all over the other women when it relates to social graces.
@DeeJay17 DeeJay17 You've got it backwards..it is the other way around. Yo is not the catty one. All the other women do a good job of that. You is the observer. She is above it all. If you call "cutting loose" acting foolish and immature, then you are expecting too much from our sophisticated lady Yo.
@CaliforniaCT CA CT: Yo operates on a level that you would never understand because your description of her proves as much.
@Saltines ...sounds like YOU are the judgmental one! And racial comments??? Oh brother, get over it! Why don't you become an instructor for political correct speak for everyone so we are not accused by you of being "racist."
@Saltines I too thought the music was a bit much. It did seem forced.
@Saltines I think it's unfair to say she's uneducated - she had to work her butt off doing dishes in a cafe from the time she was 13 because her dad died and her family was destitute. She was lucky she was discovered by a modeling agent so she could actually really help her family out of poverty. I think her background gives her more of an education than you'd get at most colleges.
She's new to the group and comes across stiff because she obviously has her guard up, can you blame her?
@Saltines Well said Saltines!
Yes! Why so many people find Yolanda down to earth is beyond me! I find her to be stiff, formal and pretentious.
@Lynda58 I like Yolanda very much on this show and I can't understand why she would want to do it either. Did you read her divorce settlement she received from Mohamed Habid? She sure doesn't need the fame or money. There is like 12 things she got out of the deal from money to cars to a horse and a business, to a paid live-in nanny, to child support and more....I don't hold that against her or anything. He may have cheated or something, I don't know, but she clearly does not need money. I agree with you. She sure has everything in abundance.....I hope she goes after Taylor too.
@Ellen600 Camille shouldn't make those type of comments with the camera rolling, it was fine to say to her friends but not to the viewers. My opinion.
@Buds1Gurl The fact Yolanda finds much of the behavior of the other ladies "high-school" or "so shallow" is because it is!
Shes just calling it as she sees it...not to mention shes required to comment in her interviews.
As for Brandi, Yolanda may think as I do that Brandi's problem is more one of delivery than substance. Brandi may be vulgar at times (that may be off-putting for you, I understand) but overall I find her to have way more loyalty and integrity than Taylor will ever have!
Overall, I think Yolanda is a great addition, I'm looking forward to more episodes with her.
@LisaYoloFan Me too. If Yolanda, Brandi and Lisa left I would not bother watching. These three are diamonds. I do like Camille too, maybe she made the comment re: Kelsey because he hurt her and humiliated her publicly. She had been a devoted wife and helped him recover from alcoholism. He says snide things about her all the time.......so as mother of his children, it must hurt.
Hope you can convince Bravo to get Taylor off the show, she is so vile and fake, jealous and nasty.
@LisaYoloFan So far, I like Yolanda also. She's bright, worldly and interested in more than superficial conversation.
@dwray @Saltines I think dwray might be in love with Mrs Yolanda. :) I do think you should loosen up just a little Yolanda. Sometimes it is nice to just let your hair down and have some fun. But, it doesn't mean getting drunk and such. However, each person has their own way of letting their hair down and enjoying life. Just don't judge how they do it, and they shouldn't judge how you do it. To each their own. But getting silly every now and then like a high school kid again never hurt anyone ;) I do think the comment was a little rude to Kyle about them being drunk (if we ignore the fact they shouldn't have been drinking anyway since this was something Kim planned to share her sobriety choice). Again, to each their own. Drinking like that isn't your thing, but it doesn't make them any less of a person for having a fun night (but again.....they had bad timing with it being Kim's trip but I think you would have said it had it been just a trip and Kim was drinking or not even there). I do think you are a good addition to the show. And your story is one that should inspire so many who only have hope to become something. You are proof you can be whatever you want to be when you think it's not possible, by accident or not.
@countrygurl @Saltines I agree countrygurl. Looking at where she started and where she's landed I can only say it's a Cinderella story. Many people without formal educations have been very successful so claiming she got lucky is unkind. This woman worked hard and married well, a winning combination.
@timbun @DiNoelle @Ellen600 Agreed! Definitely girl code to support your friend when they want to dish a little on the ex, especially after him telling the world about their divorce before telling Camille! How devastating. And that the new girlfriend was pregnant so quick. I think most women (friend or not) would support Camille whether it was immature to speak of his privates or not. In my eyes, it is immature and judgmental to talk badly behind your peers' back.