Yolanda Foster


“Character isn’t what you have, it’s who you are.”

“Don’t tell me you’re my friend, act like one.”

“I like to have fun, but I don’t play games!”

Birthday: January 11th, 1964
Sign: Capricorn

Yolanda was born and raised in Papendrecht, a small farmer’s town in Holland where she rode horses, milked cows and loved the farm. She grew up rather fast after her father passed away when she was just seven years old and, feeling the need to provide for her brother and her single mom, she became a dishwasher at the local Chinese restaurant at the age of 13. At age 16, she was discovered by world-famous modeling agent, Eileen Ford, and left Holland to become an international model living and working in Paris, Milan, Hamburg, Sydney, Tokyo, and eventually New York City. In 1994 she moved to Los Angeles and started her family with former husband, Mohamed Hadid, with whom she has 3 children, Gigi, Bella and Anwar. On the mystical day of 11-11-11, Yolanda married the love of her life, producer, songwriter, and 16-time Grammy Award-winner, David Foster. Yolanda juggles a blended family of her own children plus five stepdaughters.
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  • suzanne April 11, 2013 at 2:30 PM

    I am a big fan of Yolanda’s. I saw her daughter is an equestrienne, (as mine was, she rode about 6 months in Echten, Holland after graduating from high school) and I would like to ask Yolanda if there may be any possibility of Yolanda wanting to help me with a fundraiser for some carriage horses here in Antigua, Guatemala? I live in Guatemala, but will be in Los Angeles on the 21st of April until the 27th. If there would be any possibility of meeting with anyone from her team, so I could explain myself (and what I do for the horses) a little more in depth. Thank you so much, Suzanne

    • Adrienne December 18, 2013 at 6:55 PM

      Dear Yolanda,
      I have never sent an email to a person on TV before. But I was very touched by your post re Brandy’s difficulties and your remembrances of your own dark times. I have had a hard time myself. My husband suffered a mental break 6 years ago and though I tried to save our marriage – very much for the sake of our son – I was not successful. Now, my son’s father lives all the way across the country. It is so hard. Fortunately, I have created a new career for myself and am supporting our family. It is so odd to email someone I’ve never met, but but here I am. Thank you for not succumbing to the viciousness.

  • Netti May 10, 2013 at 4:22 PM

    You wrote: “…better then before…”

    It’s THAN, Yoyo, THAN!! You are making that mistake all the time – surprised, no one has pointed that out to you before!

  • Maud Rawson March 11, 2015 at 9:39 PM

    I’m not on Facebook or Twitter and I hope this gets to Yolonda. If she would get on the Lincoln County Newspaper in Maine today’s March 11, 2015 edition there is an article on Lyme Disease and they have a website and lots and lots of news. Perhaps one little thing can help her on this. Also I live in the Southwest in the winter and there is a disease here called Valley Fever and I wonder if she has been checked for that. The tests on it (also Lyme disease) come out negative a lot. I hope this helps.

  • Dee Robinson------------------Michigan May 10, 2015 at 8:49 AM

    In the book by “Health Sciences Institute” —– “Miracles From The Vault” (Amazon.com ) there is a whole chapter on Lyme disease which is Very Interesting. The title of the chapter (page 410 ) is “Peruvian herb completely eliminates Lyme disease———————–no matter how long you’ve had it ” I think it would be well worth the read even if only a small fraction is gleaned from it. My best wishes for a complete recovery. Dee

  • Barbara Comerford January 1, 2016 at 8:59 PM

    I am a disability lawyer with over 30 years experience in representing thousands of individuals with debilitating illnesses including Lyme disease. The ignorance reflected in the remarks made by Yolanda’s cast mates is appalling. Individuals with advanced Lyme disease suffer its cruel effects every day and often have better days and worse days. That is why their functional abilities vary. And it is precisely that lack of predictability that devastates those who suffer with it. Unfortunately the good day/bad day presentation of symptoms is common in autoimmune illness. Yolanda, God bless you and your children. And shame on your entitled and ignorant cast mates who have been blessed with good health. Perhaps Ms. Rinna would be better off reading peer reviewed medical literature on Lyme disease rather than non sequitur Web MD online entries. Or perhaps she should visit her ailing parents instead of jetting off somewhere with her vacuous friends in an effort to restore compassion in her heart.

  • Anonymous January 14, 2016 at 5:04 AM

    Dear Yolanda ,
    My heart goes out to you, I also am suffering from a debilitating disease, with no known cure. It’s called postural Orthostatic tachycardia . I can count on 1 hand, the friends I have left & what hurt more than anything are the family members, that don’t believe there’s anything wrong. I’m in bed for weeks on end & every once in awhile I will feel well enough to get out, which makes people think I’m faking it. I’ve become very depressed over this also! I want to wish you all the luck in the world & if you need to talk, I’m here for you!
    Stay strong!!!

  • Nicole Akers January 26, 2016 at 10:10 PM

    Yolanda, keep strong and don’t waiver.
    Please see our family’s site for our Benjamin fighting lymes self funded in India from TN.

    This is real and life threatening causing agonizing pain daily for this once vibrant 15 year old.
    You caring.com/Benjamin-Kosiek.

  • kim March 29, 2016 at 8:14 PM

    i a m going through the same i have chronic fibromyalgia and my husband left after 30yrs the feelings are unimaginable it was such a shock he is now dating other women i am left disabled and trying to stay stong for my daughter and on welfare its devastating i want you to know you are not alone you are a kind caring person that comes across on tv sending love from england and may the spoons be with you one day at a time we will get there x

  • Nancy Wright April 16, 2016 at 6:23 PM

    Yolanda. I have been through very similar issues as you have. It has been almost 3 years and I too have had people question my illness as it is invisible. You are so right with others not wanting to be around people that are sick. The lack of real understanding and empathy is appalling. I wish you strength and continued healing. Hugs from one who knows, Nancy

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