Yolanda H. Foster

Yolanda reflects on why she did the Housewives, and what she really thinks of the Richards sisters.

on Apr 1, 20130

Hello bravo lovers! Hard to believe this season has finally come to an end. Sunday nights are going to be quiet without writing my blog for you and reflecting on Monday's episodes.

I enjoyed reading your comments and learning how you view things. The positive comments, of course, were touching and stroked my ego -- while the negative ones made me reevaluate situations and helped me realize that everyone has a different perspective and that they are of course entitled to their opinion.

So, thank you for tuning in every week and supporting my journey as a Housewife, but most of all for your genuine interest and concerns regarding my health.

I completed the six-week program in Florida yesterday. I'm now in NY to visit colleges with Gigi as we are starting to plan her new life in the Big Apple. Even though my health journey will continue, I am counting the days until I get back to my family.

So here we go one more time. . .

The only thing that stood out for me in Kyle's blog was that I apparently posed as someone that cared to help with her relationship with Lisa, and I still think today that I did.

Lisa always walks a straight line; of course she spoke to me about Kyle but never in a mean way. Even though she did not agree with me not watching the previous seasons, she did respect my choice not to.

1005 comments
housewifefan2012
housewifefan2012

I just want to know if Yolanda really wanted Brandy to tell about Mohameds relationship that is causing such a stur. Sometimes people just need to keep their mouth shut. Don't tell Brandy anything that you do not want to be repeated, or if that is done it will look like you intentionally did it knowing she has a biggggg mouth.

suebill222
suebill222

I just watched part of the first episode of the season. Yolanda, now I understand why they tested me so many times for Lyme disease - the cognitive symptoms. I am so glad that you mentioned doing puzzles as I think I will start doing them too...I'm sure your experience will help many others with Lyme. My problems were/are different - chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, degenerative disk disease, erythromelalgia, and RSD...many related to the nervous system. I hope that we will learn more about your therapy on the show but I suspect that is a very personal thing. You touched my heart when you mentioned your husband helping you through this (for better, for worse, sickness and health). I am always feeling guilty that my husband who is 13 years older than me and now 70 has given up so much in life to take care of me. (somehow I managed to work through 14 of the last 20 years but we've driven to Mayo Clinic from Delaware and to more doctors than I can count all over the country).  My daughter was so young and to her mommy was always on the couch...now that she's 20 she is starting to understand. You are blessed with a wonderful strength of your own as well as a wonderful family. I need to read your entire post but am hoping your trips to colleges with Gigi were fun. It's clear that the 2 of you have a very special bond. If there is a specific cleanse that you use, if you could post it it would be wonderful. I've started changing my diet (kale smoothies, only enough meat to keep my husband happy (it's difficult to cook when diets are so different, new things to me like quinoa, etc.). There are so many cleanses, some harmful...I seem to remember you have LOTS of lemons and wondering if you use them in your cleanse regime.  Keep getting better and from what I've seen of you on TV, you will reach your goal of getting back to 100%.  Sending hugs your way (I know, from a stranger probably it may not mean much but I do know that hugs got me through some very difficult times). Oh and glad to see you got the pump removed...they were going to implant a pump for pain meds to my spine and I had nightmares and after all the preliminary testing, etc. I was too afraid since another common screening procedure for somebody my age resulted in my meds having to be increased by 3x and nobody even understands why so I'm staying away from anything invasive and trying to go organic (my recent problems were due to a severe reaction to hair dye 7 years ago)...I'm learning to be happy with what God gave me and as I mentioned in a previous post, you are one of the most "real" of the housewives (love Lisa too). I'm so glad you joined the show when you did.  Sometimes "the girls" need somebody to tell it like it is!

carioca
carioca

Cant wait for the new season... when you and Kyle comes friends e you tell Ken off....srsrrsrsr

cgarden
cgarden

Funny when I read all 7 pages of your comments, I immediately liked you but when I watch and rewatch (having been ill myself I have spent much time watching TV) past episodes...I realized you are the classic passive aggressive personality. You like to be where the drama is and seem to kind of get off on it but think nothing of trying to act like the mother hen and "teach" people your way of looking at things. When you grabbed Marissas cheeks to tell her something....I was appalled. If that were me I would have slapped you, NO ONE should EVER grab someones face like that. Wrong!

 

To me you always seem like you are thinking you are way above what others do and say, like you never get your hands dirty yet you look at all the drama these past few seasons and there's one thing in common..you were there for every one of them. I can read your body language and you seem to thoroughly enjoy it.

 

That aside wishing you a speedy recovery and hope you are feeling well.

janiceh3
janiceh3

Yolanda quickly became one of my favorites last year.  I hope no one diminishes or takes away anything from her character this year. 

DustyLady
DustyLady

Hello Miss Yolanda,

 

This is my first time commenting here on Bravo. I have watched  BHHW show for the past year and  am now hooked.

I look forward to the new season in 2013.

Just wanted to say how much you have added to the show.  With your charm, grace and etiquette proves you have

s t y l e !

Best of luck to you in the new season.  May good health abound. 

 

rosyposy
rosyposy

Why is it that you seldom smile, and even when you do , your eyes are still scowling?  Remove the stick from your rear....that should help.

Colliesrbest
Colliesrbest

Hello everyone...and if I'm lucky enough Yolanda :-). In one of the episodes Yolanda made a healthy drink with something in it that had 'thermogenic' qualities. Can anyone remember what it was ? I think its some type of pepper. And yes I am trying to lose weight ! :-)

QueenofMadness
QueenofMadness

Oh and Yolanda, I now call my partner 'my love' *smiling* ~

QueenofMadness
QueenofMadness

I have totally gone off Kyle. She loves to backstab and relishes drama. She reminds of one of those school girls (mean). Of course she was so friendly with Lisa (to sell her house - nice commission). Lisa's better off without her. I adore you Yolanda. Your style, grace, maturity and fabulous accent is enviable. Love watching you and what you have to say. Besides Lisa, you have intellect unlike the rest of them.

Malika9.19
Malika9.19

I posted something about you today on the site for the property of your's and David's that is up for sale in Alberta (?)...Anyhow, you are the epitomy of style and grace. Your taste is impeccable. Classic, beautiful and functional. I need to add that I was a Radio Disc Jockey for many years and had the honor of playing your husbands music....To this day his version of "Carol of the Bells" is one of my all time favorite pieces of music. With that being said, I commend you on the way that you helped Kim with her issues while traveling. I guess these "ladies" and I do use the term loosley, don't quite understand what it is to have a disease. You suffer from Lyme disease. Kimberly suffers from Alcoholism.  One is as debilitating as the other. I find it to be another lovely quality in you, that being the nurturing side of you that came through. Am so glad that I got to have a glimpse into your life. I hope your health continues to improve. And I wish you all of the best in your life. 

Tenacity
Tenacity

The entire group except for Brandy, Camille and Kim are a bunch of hilarious Backstabbers.

dancingnancies
dancingnancies

Yolanda, you are my favorite housewife...as a mother, and as a "housewife" myself, from much meager means of course, I respect that even a woman of your wealth still cooks for her husband, and participates in her children's activities. I was impressed with your views on marriage and enthusiastically agree. I respect your work with the Lyme Disease Alliance, as I have a dear friend with the disease and took a long time for her to be diagnosed, and that period of time was painful and scary for her. I wish you the best darling. And I look forward to the new season. Also, I am beginning the master cleanse soon...thanks for the inspiration. 

curlyloxau
curlyloxau

I like you and you are not afraid to speak the truth!

susanrose
susanrose

I thought you brought class to the show after all it is Beverly Hills so thank you for a breath of fresh air (class).  I hope to see you next season with all the rest.  I was hoping to find your recipe for the lemons my neighbor has a lemon tree and she is almost 80 years old so she has asked my husband and I to pick the lemons before they go bad and it made me think of you.  So please share.  

frenchcottage
frenchcottage

Wishing you well, and hoping you last Lyme's treatment sessions helped you to fully recover. Post an update on your health when you have a moment. We'd love to know how you have been doing and how you are now.

travelrn
travelrn

I just posted on Kims blog...I doubt anyone will ever read these but I felt compelled after I seen such awful behavior....EXCEPT FROM YOU. You (and Lisa), from what I have seen on these shows( Today is the first time I have ever watched them) are the only ones with any class. You carry yourself with such pose and grace. You make sense, you are reasonable and I think you are the saving grace to this show...other wise I would have lost all hope for anyone in that zip code. Way to carry yourself.

rudy90210
rudy90210

Hello gorgeous, hope you are feeling well, and getting stronger. I love you Yolanda, and am so glad you are a part of the show.

sweetp123
sweetp123

I think the truth of the matter is, it's really Kyle that is truly innately dynamic, loving, and a fun soul!  And second to Kyle, is Lisa.  And because other wives can't come close to Kyle and Lisa's natural dynamism, they get forced into following them.  Now that there is a rift between the 2, I think you have decided to join the Lisa camp.    Brandi is a low class, foul-mouth, cussing white trash idiot.  And while you think and try to portray yourself as a classy, cool, honest, and level-headed and do not play games and resort to dirty manipulations, the fact that you are choosing the Lisa camp and turning against Kim, clearly shows your falseness.  There is nothing wrong with this, whether one is conscious of it or not, it naturally occurs in human relationships and in group dynamics.  But please at home, when your sitting alone, with yourself -- tell yourself the truth.  You are follower and doing what followers do to be accepted by your leader - Lisa in this case.  BTW, I love Lisa.  You and Brandi make a good team together, but I hope Lisa distances herself from you two soon.

captainchrissie
captainchrissie

Yolanda , you are a breath of fresh air ,amongst the perfumed princesses . Hope you feel better soon

kiwigurl
kiwigurl

Hello :) I think you are just gorgeous and I love your honesty and straight talking :)

tenpenny
tenpenny

Hey Yolanda, GUESS who I saw modeling jeans? Your beautiful daughter Gigi!!! Wow, she sure has the super model look and I am glad for her success and more to come.

 I truly hope you are recovering well and I say a prayer for your healing every night and hope things are improving.

 So glad to see you next season. Remember that Kyle and Kim are disingenuous and will always work behind the scenes to jump on any weakness you show. Kyle will try to trip you up with whatever you say in your blogs. You are the only person who ever shut her up and made her look creepy that time in Vegas when she started in on Brandi to convince Brandi she was a horrible person and wrong for talking freely. She seems to get more desperate every year to be loved and adored by the fans and get the primo camera time. Just too desperate.

Anyway, all my best to you and yours.

ps. I think bisexual people can go either way and for them it's more of a matter of who they love at the time. That appears as a choice but for gay people it is not a choice at all.

Hopeful
Hopeful

Hi Yo, just now got around to reading your post. You have such clarity and sensibility that I wonder why you'd want to endure the crazy wrath of half of the cast. I only hope it doesn't put a strain upon your and David's relationship. He is such a special treat to see and hear when he has appeared on the show. I cannot watch the other RHW's shows because of all the drama intentionally brought upon for whatever .... and I've always found this particular franchise of a higher caliber. Therefore, hope that you will remain on board and bring about a freshness of realness and caring so as to elevate the audience's interest in knowing that we can all get along and show respect and gratitude for being here and now. Thank you.

mibasho
mibasho

Yolanda, when you arrived I thought your class was beyond many of the other housewives on any show, but when I saw you running around at Lisa’s vow renewal party-you really put such a damper on who you are. Brandi started so much of a mess since her first appearance on the show. She cursed, called names, and verbally assaulted Kim. You now step in and try to defend her in all her ugliness. Girl keep your distance. Your to special to be involved so deeply with that ruthless- classless individual. Lisa was commenting of how her party got so bad: wow! how sad to know it was you and Brandi.  Remeber your judged by the company you keep.

     I do admire your relationship with David: I have to say it appears as you have a split personality when you back up Brandi. She's made her bed let her lay in it.  

annborden
annborden

Yolanda................I'm so glad you joined the housewives!!!!! You, Brandi, and Lisa shine above all the others!!!! I love watching you 3 together because you never know what you will do or say. I think you guys are the most level headed of all the wives. Thank you for sharing your health issues with us. Lyme Disease is very very rarely talked about on TV and I don't think we've ever had a face to put with it until you. I'm glad that you were able to find a doctor who can help you because not knowing what's wrong is worse than knowing. Thank you for sharing it with us!! Stay just the way you are......please don't change and I love your "broken english!!! 

Gymratz
Gymratz

I like you, but I just hate it when women try to act like they wrote the book on etiquette, sage advice, by grand standing. Just lead by example and try not to preach. It just never comes off well.

GB.Margaret
GB.Margaret

Hi Yolanda, I am so happy you joined the show. I love your friendship with Brandi and Lisa. Get well soon xxx

zookeeper93
zookeeper93

Just read where you are definitely returning for Season 4 of RHOBH! Great job Bravo keeping this gem. 

tlanderson354
tlanderson354

Yolanda, I admire your humbleness and honesty.  You are an ideal housewife  and mother You have a great respect for your husband that in return respects you back.  You say what's in your mind in a classy way.  I love watching the show.  You are indeed a CLASSY LADY and I love you for that.  

kcat
kcat

Yolanda...most times I like you but you seem to like to stir up trouble.

TheresaKP
TheresaKP

Love you, Yolanda!  I totally understand what you said at the reunion about the Dutch culture.  I have been sometimes accused of being cold, when I am really Lithuanian & Native American, & become the brick that tells people what to do in a crisis.  I wanted to thank you also.  At present, I'm being bullied online by a woman who doesn't know me (who I'm wondering if she is a relative of Faye's as they share the same last name - haha!).  She is rich & thinks she is powerful, although both things mean nothing to me.  One of the first things that came to mind, was what you said when you talked to Brandi - "Who is Adrienne Maloof in this world?"  I've kept that in mind, saying it to myself, but inserting this bully's name.  It has helped me immesurably.

yorkmama
yorkmama

You dissed Kyle for her friendship with a woman who dared to confront Brandi.  Meanwhile, you have taken Brandi under your wing and profess to love her.  Brandi is showing plainly how she is a user of you rich ladies.  I think you need to lighten up on your constant judging of others and expecting everyone to live up to your so very high standards while being nothing but a hypocrite.   I really had a high regard for you in the beginning, before you allowed Brandi to slither under your skin and get you to fight her battles for her.  That'll keep you busy...lol

Belladonna64
Belladonna64

Miss Yolanda.. As a current Brain Cyst patient , I am absolutely thrilled with your courage and strength to stand up for individuals fighting very hard Diagnosed Diseases.. The daily strength it takes to get out of bed and to know there is something terribly wrong with you, but the medical industry of this country continues to not listen .. Thank  YOU.. You are a remarkable person who has so much to offer the world.. Keep getting better.. Live Life, keep it simple.. Carpe Diem .. Blessings Miss Yolanda 

Oregon53
Oregon53

Yolanda,

 

Just read about you on the news (re getting your port out).  So happy for you and pray for your continued healing.

Bonfratto1
Bonfratto1

Yolanda  you are the best housewife by far 

angelas02
angelas02

Love you and your dedication to your kids and husband. You're honest and direct and I love your candor. You were fair with the other women and I love that you spoke your mind. Please stay on. I'd love it if they ditched Faye, the insipid blond who hates her husband and the vile sisters, Kyle and Kim. You are beautiful and kind and I was touched by your moving friendship with your sick friend. I hope we see more of you.

@EmmaPham@
@EmmaPham@

you are very admirable. I wish i had someone as true and as genuine as you growing up. Brandi is an awesome person with a wild mouth i think its a true blessing for her to have found a person like you to have her back and guide her. She is very lucky and hopefully she can rubbed off of your personality and Lisa's also..not that hers isnt awesome Cause IT IS :)

suzyq1234
suzyq1234

@rosyposy That was so uncalled for.

ariagain
ariagain

 @sweetp123

 Ditto,  her highness thinks she will never fall off her pedestal.   Lisa and Kyle have been friends for years and it was BRANDE who broke that twosome up.  She is soooo low class, that she literally brings Lisa down by miles just hanging with Lisa and getting Lisa's approval.  ........and Ken you make a fool out of yourself fooling with Brandi,  or ARE YOU JUST FOOLING ??????

ariagain
ariagain

 @kcat

 Did you say "seem", just watch every week and Yo does what she does best, tries to outshine the elite of the elitest.   Clothes and an accent don't impress me nor anyone else.

zookeeper93
zookeeper93

 @rworthington Confidence and being self assured is not arrogance. Being insecure makes it hard for one to know the difference. 

rosyposy
rosyposy

suzyq1234:  Not really....take a look at her.  A smile would do wonders for her.......along with losing the "know it all" attitude.

suzyq1234
suzyq1234

@rosyposy I was referring to the stick comment.