Former RHOBH star Yolanda Foster has more details about her life coming out in her new memoir, Believe Me: My Battle with the Invisible Disability of Lyme Disease. This time it has to do with her former co-stars and Yolanda doesn’t hold back.
“When I begin filming around March, I have no clue about the vortex of drama I’m about to step into,” Yolanda wrote in the memoir.
“The dynamics in this group of women are challenging because they have a lot of history that doesn’t include me,” Yolanda explained. “I’ve met Lisa [Vanderpump] two or three times at Mohamed [Hadid]’s house, but I’m not actually friends with any of the women. Interestingly, none of them really care about interacting with me off camera.”
Yolanda specifically remembers a time during the third season, when she had a bad experience with Taylor Armstrong.
“On the last night of filming for the Housewives, we’re at a party to celebrate the opening of Kyle Richards‘ clothing store,” Yolanda wrote. “All my cast mates are there. Apparently, Taylor Armstrong was talking behind my back, which I am learning is normal in this group but it doesn’t sit well with me…. so I confront Taylor.”
“Out of desperation, I blurt out, ‘You are such an a**hole,’” Yolanda recalled. “I’m not sure of her reaction, but I stun myself… after the party, I get in the limo and burst into tears.”
Yolanda recalls another instance in season four.
“One time, the cast and I are doing a magazine shoot at Kyle Richards’ house,” Yolanda wrote. “I haven’t driven a driven a car since my accident, so thank God Alberto can take me. I’m having a really bad day with that earth-pulling exhaustion, where I cant even put one foot in front of the other. Rather than go into Kyle’s house, where all the girls are doing hair and makeup, I choose to lie down in the backseat of the car to conserve my energy until they’re ready for me on set.”
“It’s strange to me, because if someone was sitting in my driveway and not feeling well, I would go out and say, ‘How are you? Why don’t you come into the house, take the guest room, and relax until we start?’” Yolanda added. “But Brandi Glanville is the only cast mate who comes outside to see me. Nobody else goes near my car, not even to offer a glass of water.”
It was during this time when Yolanda realized Lisa “seemed to only be [her] friend more when the cameras are rolling and not when they aren’t.” Yolanda remembered Lisa saying her busy schedule was the reason she didn’t see Yolanda off camera, but made time for Yolanda’s ex-husband David Foster’s Hollywood Star ceremony.
“This is when I realized she is a different kind of friend, a Hollywood friend,” Yolanda wrote.
“Without cameras rolling, I clearly feel the lack of compassion of this group of women,” Yolanda wrote of the about the cast. “They are my coworkers on a reality TV show, which, although it may seem more glamorous and interesting, is no different from a job at a bank. There, you see your coworkers during business hours and maybe have a coffee with them once in a while, but you don’t share your private life with any of them. This is how it is with the women on the show.”
“I don’t view them as close friends because I’m not intimate with them in any aspect of my life,” Yolanda slammed. “I don’t really trust them with my heart because sometimes they become so volatile that I am afraid that anything I share with them can potentially end up on national TV, so I have my guard up.”
It was finally during Yolanda’s last season when she heard the rumors of her co-stars where questioning her Lyme disease.
“These women lack much knowledge and consciousness,” Yolanda said after describing how Lisa Rinna didn’t understand Yolanda’s Instagram posts.
“I hear that the women use the word ‘Munchausen’ in relation to my illness during filming,” Yolanda added. “That is such a hurtful word, it infuriates me. Why would anyone make such a distorted and untrue statement related to my health journey? Especially in front of my friends and millions of viewers? It’s simply unconscionable that my supposed ‘friends’ doubt and discredit my word on such a delicate and sensitive matter.”
Certainly sounds like an interesting read.
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