Yolanda H. Foster

Yolanda discusses her citizenship, what Lisa did that inspired her, and touches on the deep dynamics of Brandi and Lisa's friendship.

on Feb 100

Hello Bravo Lovers! As you all know, we did film the reunion this week but won't be able to discuss details until the end of our season. Please know that everyone had valid points, feelings were shared, apologies made, and hopefully we are now able to focus on moving on and contininuing to share our experiences with you and create new memories.

So on to tonight's episode!

When I watch myself at breakfast with Mohamed and Shiva I feel a great sense of accomplishment, because after all the ups and downs in our 20 year relationship, we were always able to stay united and focused on the most important thing in our lives which is our three children together. At the end of the day, their happiness is our number one priority. Shiva is a good woman who loves my children and she is a great addition to our big unconventional family.

Due to my profession, I have always been very disciplined about my diet but in the past 18 months even more so due to my battle with Lyme disease. I have learned that the spirochete bacterium feeds off of sugar, carbs, and gluten so unfortunately croissants and all that good stuff is off-limits for me. To be honest, at this point it has become a lifestyle rather than a diet -- and a small price to pay for feeling good.

It was nice to finally see another dimension of Carlton in her role as the wife of her successful husband David, who runs his prominent family business in Beverly Hills. It's obvious to me why she does not want to have Kyle there after what happened last week. The anti-Semitic label was extremely hurtful and could have severe repercussions for their family business. Obviously this incident was strictly between the two woman -- and neither Mauricio or David and his family had anything to do with this.

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janiceh3
janiceh3

Yolanda and Mohammad had a lovely birthday party for Gigi and Mohammad's big house.  I love you all and David also.  Your show is the best. 

Panzer1212
Panzer1212

Yolanda, you are by far my all time favorite housewife from all of the shows.  I can appreciate how it must be to be involved with that group of women and I feel you should be proud of how you have conducted yourself.  It is amazing reading the other blogs and it appears that most of them have forgotten that Lisa was not being a good friend to you and let you down.  Her behavior is not that of a true friend.  But then again, I don't think she really has true friends because she is so self-involved and two-faced. 


Stay true to who you are and stay well!

Caligirl77
Caligirl77

I didn't think you had it in you (confronting Lisa) because no one else was brave enough to do it!  Finally.   What Lisa insinuated about Mauricio and Kyle befriending someone for their business needed to be addressed.  That was very direct and much more vicious than Kyle having Lisa's back (like they're in 5th grade).  I'm not sure what made you do it... maybe Brandi is filling you in on what Lisa was actually doing behind the scenes when camera's weren't around.   I'm not anti Lisa but this playing field has been lopsided in Lisa's favor for way too long and needed to be evened.

RobsLady
RobsLady

My God, what a bunch of over-involved vulture women posting here. It's a TV show, calm down! 

Yolanda, I like you, you're so fun to watch. I was sad to hear you don't really hang out with Brandi much anymore. Sad to hear that everyone has issues with Lisa, too. Love her. I like Carlton, too. That must be why I have a far different opinion than most of the women commenting! 

Stay well!

nvt
nvt

You are not going to become the star of the show. We see now you have an agenda.There is a coldness in you that seeps out when you aren't looking.

Nonchalant7
Nonchalant7

" Walking talking contradiction" You comment on your blog you won't jump in on the kyle and brandi talk about lisa yet in next weeks episode you're the one orchestrating the whole thing and even have the nerve to say what lisa and kyle have going on is YOUR BUSINESS....sigh blame it on the brain huh?

DixieDarling
DixieDarling

your blog came out a day before Lisa's did and you don't even have 300 comments and she has over a 1000. most all of hers are true fans with nice things to say. not even a fourth of yours are. Wake up!! We love Lisa and wish you and your fake butt would go away

callan
callan

Sheesh, Yolanda!  Just enjoy the moment and have some CAKE with Gigi!  What is going to happen when you can't exercise such white knuckle control over your appearance???

Flowerchild1980
Flowerchild1980

First, congratulations on becoming a US citizens. I know the feeling, as 5 years ago I become a US citizen.


I think you are right, Lisa doesn't like to finish was she starts but its easy to point her finger on others. I think Lisa is able to say what she likes its because she has a smart few have. She makes herself seem classy but at the same time she is mean. I think you have an inside about her few of us-the viewer has. 



sweetie117
sweetie117

I think Yolanda is a good role model for women. Sure, she has her moments. However, she exudes class and sophistication. Her wardrobe choices certainly reveal that she has an astute sense of fashion! She has done a great job raising her children and navigating  "difficult" relationships between her ex husband and her current husband. She has taught her children to be respectful and grateful by example. She honors her heritage and her family. I do not know how she feels about different types of people aroudn the world and in America, but she seems open-minded and even handed. A great addition to the show!

Gingertee21
Gingertee21

Yolanda accused Lisa of using her to meet celebrities. This is strange because we have seen some of Lisa's friends prior to Yolanda coming on this show.

RoseWilde
RoseWilde

Your petty issues with Lisa are disappointing. Petty issues in general are kind of a no-no. Suck it up, buttercup. 

mimi.arrigoni
mimi.arrigoni

Yolanda you were mad at Lisa because she missed Gigi's painting party, Lisa called and did tell you she was stuck at a meeting ... yet you turned around and canceled a dinner with Brandi and your excuse is you had a family emergency ... but that's ok.  You just got done saying there was no excuse for not showing up. I use to adore you, but now you are gossiping Brandi's lies about Lisa and that's not cool, I thought you were better than that, I hope you are feeling well. All I have left to say is if you do not know for sure what Brandi says about Lisa is not true do not repeat it, that's how gossip starts. God Bless you

DixieDarling
DixieDarling

You will NEVER be able to fill Lisa's shoes.. So buzz off

BlingDong
BlingDong

Funny how when Brandi bashes Lisa she comes off as childish, and jealous, but when you do it, you come off as mean. Oh, and repeating lies that Brandi told you without checking them makes you look stupid - Lisa is a better source for what day Ken's birthday is than Brandi, the liar. Now I'm beginning to think your continuing to bash Lisa is because you know the episode where Ken calls you stupid is coming - and, you've probably finally figured out you deserved it.

piperbeau
piperbeau

Your pathetic attempts to bash Lisa's character aren't working FYI......

youknowitt
youknowitt

Yes, how convenient that you don't talk about the rudeness of Kyle and Brandi totally and rudely bashing Lisa. You are such a hypocrite! Love how you put us all at ease with letting us know that the "appropriate" people apologized, feelings were shared, and what was the other thing? Oh yes, that you were all "able to focus on moving on." So much so that you still rip people on your blog. Ugh. Such a hypocrite!! Definitely hope your gone with Brandi because your terrible.

chet14
chet14

Should Lisa count her blessings for having extraordinary, sincere friends like you and Brandi?  How convenient your excuse for not commenting on Kyle and Brandi's bashing of Lisa. 

Please go away.  Can your King use his influence to get you the lifestyle show you want? Or fund it himself?  Or maybe everyone knows you won't have the viewership needed to sustain it?  Martha Stewart you're not.

bravisimo1
bravisimo1

Your petty expectations and comments about Lisa are disappointing from such a smart woman. Maybe it is time for YOU to start "acting" like a friend to Lisa. It is obvious your ex-husband adores Lisa. He certainly has known her much longer than you and, quite frankly, his opinion counts more than yours. Could it be that you are hurt that he seems to have such respect? Perhaps you wish he spoke as highly of you as he does of Lisa?

BlingDong
BlingDong

Funny how when Brandi bashes Lisa she comes off as childish, and jealous, but when you do it, you come off as mean. Oh, and repeating lies that Brandi told you without checking them makes you look stupid - Lisa is a better source for what day Ken's birthday is than Brandi, the liar. Now I'm beginning to think your continuing to bash Lisa is because you know the episode where Ken calls you stupid is coming - and, you've probably finally figured out you deserved it.

lets-be-real
lets-be-real

Yolanda, I think you have grounded values and a gracious spirit. I applaud you and your mother for that because how easily you could have been spoiled and selfish instead because of your looks and money. I'm taking lifestyle notes from you honey. 

ekosch@sbcglobal.net
ekosch@sbcglobal.net

Yolanda I wish you a complete recovery. I worry though that you don't get it. After surgery you said how people were so important and how you want to strengthen your relationships. You still say cruel comments to some of the women and behind their backs. Please stick up for those who are right...not for what is proper or what benefits you in the situation. You are in my prayers. Let the goodness in you shine!

Angelika10
Angelika10

Yolanda is on the outside beautiful, yes, but on the inside…not sure she appears to be very pretentious.  Too bad I tried to like her..but she is becoming increasingly annoying to me.  At least her daughter Gigi appears to be down to earth..

Vanessa80
Vanessa80

Oh u hve Lyme disease I had no idea....lol

penny2
penny2

The next time you google someone, make sure you have the right person.

nycolfashionista24
nycolfashionista24

Can you explain the "I only sit next to Europeans, I don't go sideways" (sitting next to Joyce)???!!!!!!! You make yourself seem to down to earth but your true colors come through when statements like that come out of your mouth!!!!

momo2
momo2

Hypocritcal. Apparently only David gets a pass and understanding for having to work instead of playing with Yolanda at her whim, Lisa doesn't get shown the same consideration.  I used to like you but now see how petty you can be and hypocritcal.  You actions and claims don't always match your behavior. 

sarah100
sarah100

I wonder if Mohamed was not such a wealthy ex husband would you be still having breakfast with him and his girlfriend !!!!!!! A lot of divorced parents stay civil with their ex's but what you are doing has one motive and that is money.

Sabrinadog
Sabrinadog

You actually watched the exchange between Kyle and Carlton at the birthday party and all you got out of it was Kyle calling Carlton anti-Semitic? What about the hateful looks and vitriol that Carlton was throwing at Kyle from the minute she got there? If you are so desperate to have a "dream team" that you are willing to ignore her appalling behavior you are putting yourself right down in the gutter with her. Even Lisa and Brandi could see how inappropriately Carlton behaved.

butterflyxoxo143
butterflyxoxo143

Enough with the Lisa jabs! That's all I read in your blogs-episodes, maybe your lyme disease is affecting the way you portray yourself, and lets just say your loosing. Shame you were my favorite last season, now I could care less for you & almost hope you go down the same crap shoot as your dream team Brandi

judy@london
judy@london

Yolanda,while you were trashing Lisa to Mohammed and Brandi was trashing her to Kyle,Lisa was sitting back,being her fabulous self while photographers fawned over her,having her tea & crumpets,and living her fabulous life.It's hysterical how jealous you ALL are of her,just OWN it and for god's sake,stop talking about her behind her back and holding her to a higher standard than you do all the other ladies.

golden10
golden10

Yolanda,

Was that your lawyer sitting there with you in your citizenship test?  If it was... who do you think you are?  This season you are so full of yourself.  You blame Lyme Disease on everything!!  Its getting old and you need to stop excusing your faults with Lyme Disease.  Just say the test came hard for you and own it.  Maybe you are not as smart as you think you are or were. 


What is your problem with Lisa?  Brandi is a sell out and your siding with her?  When Brandi turns on you, do not blame your judgment of character on your Lyme Disease.  You'll need to apologize to Lisa.  Make no mistake, Brandi is going to reveal to the world every confidential secret you shared with her.  And why are you telling Lisa to appreciate everything she has?!  Do you really think she needs your advice?  Its really just another dig at her.  


What happened, beside your disease, to you this season?  So disappointing. 

TXsunlover
TXsunlover

I loved the scenes of your Citizenship exam! After living in the US for 21 years, my husband became a US Citizen last fall. His ceremony was so moving and it's something that most Americans never get to experience. So many people who have sacrificed so much just to live in this beautiful country that so many Americans take for granted and do not really appreciate. I'm so glad that I got to be a witness to his proud moment! And to you I say Congratulations!!

Phenioxe
Phenioxe

@Gingertee21 There have been many celebrities on WWHL who have said that they know Lisa and what a good person she is. Yolanda's own ex-husband that she has three children with defended Lisa to her and that says a lot about Lisa to me.

DixieDarling
DixieDarling

@Gingertee21 Lisa knows way more than Yo but she don't use them by name dropping like Yo and David does

thinking327
thinking327

I think you hit the nail on the head-I used to like her but the ridulous hearts on the placecards turned me off-is that a mature, good hostess? Me thinks not.

Teri_R
Teri_R

@momo2  that's a really good point momo.  David never shows up at people's events because he is working, but apparently YoYo expects Lisa to abandon her own business responsibilities to run and go paint pictures for GiGi.  

DixieDarling
DixieDarling

@Sabrinadog Yo doesn't want to see it.. She only wants to tell us how everyone is scared of the all powerful and cruel Lisa.. Yolanda is a darn joke!! I was hoping we would be getting another NON petty classy woman LIKE Lisa when she first started. What a HUGE disappointment!!!

jan259
jan259

@judy@london I agree. They do all the things they seem to believe Lisa does and cannot see that they don't hold each other to that standard. Bravo really needs to wake up.

distressed
distressed

@Teri_R @momo2 

This. And also if David never shows for events and he doesn't why would Lisa move Ken's birthday celebration to a day that isn't his real birthday if Yolanda and David probably won't attend anyway. Why isn't Yolanda able to get off the let's get Lisa bandwagon? She should focus on her own business and health more. If Lisa is good at walking away from unresolved issues then Yolanda is better at saying one thing to your face and behaving in a different manner all together.