Yolanda Foster’s former Real Housewives of Beverly Hills co-star Lisa Vanderpump spoke of her struggles with Lyme disease on Monday night’s episode of Watch What Happens Live, but was she truly informed about the current state of Foster’s health?
Speaking to host Andy Cohen, Vanderpump revealed she recently ran into Foster during a trip to Montecito, California.
Yolanda Foster “seemed to be doing much better,” Vanderpump explained, according to a report by the Daily Mail on November 8, adding that their relationship is better than it was.
Meanwhile, during an appearance on A Current Affair, via a report by the Daily Mail on November 10, Yolanda Foster spoke of her continuing struggles with Lyme disease, explaining, “I don’t remember what it’s like to be normal. I just can’t pull it together.”
As fans will recall, Yolanda Foster and Lisa Vanderpump were friends when Foster joined the cast of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills during Season 3, but by Season 6, prior to Foster’s exit from the show, they had a major falling out.
During the season, which wrapped earlier this year, numerous cast members asked questions about Foster’s Lyme disease struggles, and some admitted to feeling confused by her happy-selfie, sick-selfie pattern on social media. Then, at the end of the season, Lisa Rinna shockingly accused Vanderpump of encouraging her to bring up allegations of Munchausen syndrome, in which patients claiming to have illnesses actually exaggerate or fake their symptoms in an effort to get attention and sympathy.
While Vanderpump denied doing any such thing, she and Yolanda Foster also feuded due to a comment she made in regard to the illnesses of Foster’s children, Bella and Anwar Hadid, who have also been diagnosed with Lyme disease. During the show, Kyle Richards asked Vanderpump what Yolanda Foster’s ex-husband, Mohamed Hadid, had said about the children’s health. When Vanderpump claimed he had said nothing, she was accused of claiming that the kids didn’t actually have the disease.
Following production on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Season 6, Yolanda Foster announced she would not be returning to the show for Season 7.
“I would have loved a more graceful exit [than] Season 6 but sometimes we don’t get to control the ending of the chapters in our life… I am leaving what’s over without denying its past importance in my life,” Yolanda Foster wrote to fans on Instagram on June 15.
“I believe that every exit is an new entry and with that in mind I say goodbye to my @Bravotv Family as I continue to focus on a my recovery, my children and bring back the privacy within our home,” she continued. “Thank you to all the fans for your love and unwavering support these past 4 years. I am grateful for the housewife experience and all it has thought me. I’am excited about this choice and look forward to the next chapter of my life.”
On November 8, a second report revealed Yolanda Foster had compared Lyme disease to HIV.
“We all pull together so beautifully for HIV,” Foster said during a speaking event in Australia. “Lyme is three times more prevalent right now, it’s a world-wide epidemic, the first case was diagnosed in 1972… yet we haven’t done anything about it.”
Yolanda Foster was diagnosed with Lyme disease in 2012 and chronicled her battle with the illness throughout her three seasons on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.