RHOBH is not Yolanda’s first foray into reality TV. Back when she was engaged to David Foster and planning their wedding of the century, she was a cast member of Hollywood Vrouwen, aka Hollywood Women, before she got her bigger break on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Fun fact: we can thank Hollywood Women for this little nugget.
In the spirit of Throwback Thursday, we give you Pre-Housewives Yolanda. For no reason other than “just cuz.”
Check out the videos below. Just an FYI: she switches back and forth between Dutch and English.
Eileen jokes about Dubai, “I wonder if Kyle [Richards] is a genius for inviting us all to a destination with such strict laws. Since swearing is a punishable offense, I guess I’ll have to get really creative in my communication this week.”
“Getting to Dubai was a journey,” admits Eileen. “When we arrived, it was like we’d been flown to another planet. The hotel was extravagant, over the top, and definitely ‘other worldly.’ I’m so glad I called dibs on the underwater ‘suite,’ a word I’ll use loosely, because it was about 10 times the size of my first apartment. I also didn’t have to share a room with anyone. I mean besides the fishes…”
Claiming she’s glad she missed Erika Girardi’sMost Awkward Dinner Party On The Planet, Eileen does wonder why Kathryn Edwards thinks it’s okay to comment on Lisa R’s eating habits? Or why in God’s name Kathryn got so bizarrely confrontational with her hosts? Eileen ponders, “I just don’t get her behavior. It only got weirder as Kathryn continued to get aggressive and argumentative throughout dinner. Even going so far as to take on the host!”
Running to Lisa Vanderpump with gossip from Camp Erika Girardi-Jayne looked like a rookie Housewife move to most. But Kathryn Edwards claims she sees nothing wrong with repeating Erika’s gossip and that “there was no ill will” intended on her part. Mmm hmmmmmm. OK, we’ll bite! Let’s go down this rabbit hole together, shall we?
In her Real Housewives of Beverly Hills blog, Kathryn defends her actions. She also claims this dysfunctional dynamic within a group of women is all new to her; indeed, navigating her castmates’ “ulterior motives” is a full time job! She explains, “I’d like to remind everyone that I am just getting to know these ladies as a group, and I am clearly unaware of the history some of them may have and what may have transpired in the past. As I watch this now, seeing what you, the viewers, are seeing, I see tension between Yolanda[Hadid] and LisaVanderpump. I don’t know what it is, I don’t know what happened. Maybe it’s just the relationship Lisa has with Yolanda‘s former husband. Could that be it?”
Are you ready to go to school? Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Academy is open and Headmistress Eileen Davidson is itchin’ to educate us on each and every one of her castmate’s motivations and missteps! In her blog this week, Eileen literally breaks down the dirt among the women of RHOBHsection by section, offering us her take on the camps being formed within the group, and some insight into which one she’s on.
Or is this a court case, Girardi-style?? Ladies and Gentlemen, Bravo gives us The People vs. Eileen Davidson! “Listen, this is all so confusing for me. It might be easier to talk about if I try to dissect each relationship dynamic, as it stands now, one section at a time,” explains Eileen, who submits the following…
Eileen begins her blog reviewing the lunch hosted byKathryn Edwards, which took a wrong turn after the ghost of Kim Richards came to haunt the table. “I don’t think anyone expected lunch over at Kathryn’s house to be so emotional. Although, it seems that whenever Kim’s name is brought up, lots of buttons get pushed. When Kathryn broke down while divulging the details of her father’s suicide, I was heartbroken. She has been affected by a loved one’s addiction in the worst way imaginable…It was brave of her to be that vulnerable, and I’m honored she felt comfortable enough to bare her soul and cry.”
Lisa starts off talking about the revelation that it was Erika who tattled to Yolanda about the kids being brought up. “Just so we’re clear here, I don’t give a sh– that Erika told Yolanda anything, and I wasn’t “calling her out” about doing so. I simply wanted my own name cleared from this part of the scenario. I already have enough on my plate to own, thank you very much.”
Kim Richards is probably super thankful that Yolanda Foster’s health and battle with Lyme Disease has taken over as the central focus of this season of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. It could’ve gone the other way and we’d be talking about Kim’s sobriety and arrests for the entire season. I’m not sure yet which one is worse.
Yolanda had a lot to say this week, blogging a hella long one! In it, she talked about her journey with Lyme, her appreciation of those who don’t judge her, and more. She started off sharing a bit about her magical holiday in Colorado with her three kids. “I’m in the snow with my children. We had a beautiful, quiet, no gifting, no stress Christmas; we cooked, ate too much, and played lots of games. Our family tradition of handwritten letters to each other is the one thing I keep close to my heart as there is no greater gift than feeling appreciated by your loved ones. Even though it’s freezing cold, it feels good to be close to nature and the infectious energy that comes with having everyone together under one roof–keeping up is worth the fight. I want to be as present as I can be right here, right now, as I know these are precious moments as I watch my kids grow. The holidays come and go so quickly–this break from my disciplined routine is a treat.”