Former RHOBH star Yolanda Foster has more details about her life coming out in her new memoir,Â 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.
â€œWhen I begin filming around March, I have no clue about the vortex of drama Iâ€™m about to step into,â€ Yolanda wrote in the memoir.
â€œThe dynamics in this group of women are challenging because they have a lot of history that doesnâ€™t include me,â€ Yolanda explained. â€œIâ€™ve metÂ Lisa [Vanderpump] two or three times at Mohamed [Hadid]â€™s house, but Iâ€™m not actually friends with any of the women. Interestingly, none of them really care about interacting with me off camera.â€
Yolanda specifically remembers a time during the third season, when she had a bad experience with Taylor Armstrong.
â€œOn the last night of filming for the Housewives, weâ€™re at a party to celebrate the opening of Kyle Richardsâ€˜ clothing store,â€ Yolanda wrote. â€œAll my cast mates are there. Apparently, Taylor Armstrong was talking behind my back, which I am learning is normal in this group but it doesnâ€™t sit well with meâ€¦. so I confront Taylor.â€
â€œOut of desperation, I blurt out, â€˜You are such an a**hole,’â€ Yolanda recalled. â€œIâ€™m not sure of her reaction, but I stun myselfâ€¦ after the party, I get in the limo and burst into tears.â€
Yolanda recalls another instance in season four.
â€œOne time, the cast and I are doing a magazine shoot at Kyle Richardsâ€™ house,â€ Yolanda wrote. â€œI havenâ€™t driven a driven a car since my accident, so thank God Alberto can take me. Iâ€™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 Kyleâ€™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 theyâ€™re ready for me on set.â€
â€œItâ€™s strange to me, because if someone was sitting in my driveway and not feeling well, I would go out and say, â€˜How are you? Why donâ€™t you come into the house, take the guest room, and relax until we start?’â€ Yolanda added. â€œBut 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.â€
It was during this time when Yolanda realized Lisa â€œseemed to only be [her] friend more when the cameras are rolling and not when they arenâ€™t.â€ 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.
â€œThis is when I realized she is a different kind of friend, a Hollywood friend,â€ Yolanda wrote.
â€œWithout cameras rolling, I clearly feel the lack of compassion of this group of women,â€ Yolanda wrote of the about the cast. â€œThey 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 donâ€™t share your private life with any of them. This is how it is with the women on the show.â€
â€œI donâ€™t view them as close friends because Iâ€™m not intimate with them in any aspect of my life,â€ Yolanda slammed. â€œI donâ€™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.â€
It was finally during Yolanda’s last season when she heard the rumors of her co-stars where questioning her Lyme disease.
â€œThese women lack much knowledge and consciousness,â€ Yolanda said after describing how Lisa Rinna didn’t understand Yolanda’s Instagram posts.
â€œI hear that the women use the word â€˜Munchausenâ€™ in relation to my illness during filming,â€ Yolanda added. â€œThat 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? Itâ€™s simply unconscionable that my supposed â€˜friendsâ€™ doubt and discredit my word on such a delicate and sensitive matter.â€
Certainly sounds like an interesting read.
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