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Yolanda Foster Makes First Public Appearance Following Her Divorce Announcement

"I hope to be moving forward to a bright future," the former model said at the #RHOBH Season 6 premiere party.

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Days after Yolanda Foster and David Foster announced that they would be divorcing after four years of marriage, The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills mom stepped out at the premiere party for Season 6 of the show Thursday night. However, Yolanda is choosing to stay positive when it comes to the current status of her health amid her years-long battle with Lyme disease. “I am doing a lot better than I was last November. You know, I have been in bed for exactly a year. I spent most of my days in bed," Yolanda told The Daily Dish on the red carpet of the event. "I am happy to be dressed tonight. I am wearing a little makeup. I got my hair done today, just to make those girls happy. I am grateful to have a job."

Yolanda said she is leaning on her children Gigi, Bella, and Anwar Hadid to help get her through this difficult time. "I hope to be moving forward to a bright future," she said. "Just trying to get through it one day at a time.”

Yolanda's RHOBH castmates also shared their reactions to hearing about the couple's divorce on the red carpet. “Sad. Very sad. Horrible. Divorce is a very sad thing. I have seen so many people go through it," Lisa Rinna told The Daily Dish. "I have texted with her. I sent her my love and prayers — with Harry [Hamlin]. We have been in contact."

Lisa Vanderpump also sent her sympathy to Yolanda following her divorce announcement. "Deeply saddened by that," Lisa said. "We didn’t see it coming. So sad, so deeply sad. I sent her messages."

Yolanda Foster on the red carpet of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Season 6 premiere party on Thursday, December 3, 2015.

Kyle Richards said it was especially sad for her to hear about the news of the divorce considering Yolanda's current health battle. "It's incredibly, incredibly sad to me — I can’t imagine," Kyle told The Daily Dish. "She’s going through a lot now already and to think that too, it’s upsetting to me.”

RHOBH alum Camille Grammer, who went through her own high-profile divorce from actor Kelsey Grammer, said she knows what Yolanda is going through. “Very sad. It’s very hard to go through a divorce, especially in the public, especially when on a reality show," she explained. "She's a stronger woman than I am. I escaped. I went to Hawaii... I relaxed for two months. I grieved, I cried there, I had my time." Camille also gave her advice for Yolanda during this difficult time. "Step away from the limelight, take care of your family," she explained. "I reached out when I heard the news — she texted me back.”


Eileen Davidson also sent her love to the couple. "I adore Yolanda and David. I wish them both well. I have nothing but love and respect for them," Eileen told The Daily Dish. "But only they know what is going on. Obviously, it’s the best for the both of them."

RHOBH newbie Kathryn Edwards sent positive thoughts Yolanda and David's way as they work their way through this rough patch in their lives. “I wish them both the best. I have nothing but heartfelt thoughts for them," she said. "Divorce is a terrible thing. I hope they both have a nice, amicable split. They love each other. It's gonna be okay!”

Ultimately, Kathryn knows Yolanda will overcome all of the current obstacles in her life. “She has a lot of things on her plate, fighting the Lyme [disease]," Kathryn said. "She’s a strong, beautiful woman. She'll end up on top!” -Reporting by Paul Zahn


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