The recently ailing Real Housewives of Beverly Hills‘ Yolanda Foster has officially filed for divorce from her husband of four years, David Foster. The Dutch former model’s documents were filed at the Los Angeles Superior court yesterday and the grounds for the decoupling, ‘irreconcilable differences.’ The marriage is Yolanda’s second and David’s fourth.
News of the Fosters’ divorce came as a shock to viewers of the reality show, as the pair always appeared so loving and caring towards one another. On December 1 of last year, the Fosters made the decision to release a statement explaining why chose to part company:
“Sadly we have decided to go our separate ways. We’ve shared nine beautiful and joyous years together and during that time we experienced love, friendship, and the inevitable challenges that come with managing a marriage, careers, blended families and health issues,” the exes said jointly. We are grateful for the years we’ve spent together and believe wholeheartedly that we did our best. I hope that we can pave the road ahead of us with all we’ve learned and with the love and respect we will always have for one another.”
Yolanda has three children from her former marriage but she and David, a Grammy-winning songwriter and music producer have none together, so the there will be no custody battles or child support entanglements. The celeb news outlet E! states that Yolanda is seeking spousal support and all attorney’s fees with regards to the case. It is also being reported that David has already plopped down a cool $5 million for a posh West L.A. condo for his soon-to-be-ex lady love.
The couple, who dated five years before walking down the aisle have folks wondering, why they are calling it quits on their marriage. Could Yolanda’s three-year battle with her seemingly all-engulfing Lyme disease battle be at the root of their divorce? Well according to David, he has stayed true to his marriage vows and has been his wife’s support throughout the hellish nightmare of her ongoing illness telling E! News:
“Over the past few weeks, a great deal of inaccurate or baseless information has been reported claiming to represent my thoughts and feelings. It is painful to watch this happen repeatedly— especially while trying to cope with the personal nature of the challenges surrounding the breakup of our loving marriage. I have been by Yolanda’s side over the past four years to the best of my ability as she battled with the complexities of her Lyme diagnosis.”
So don’t get it twisted, the love is real but sometimes, it is just not enough to sustain a marriage.
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