'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' Star Yolanda Foster Opens Up About Divorce: Chronic Illness 'Changed the Dynamic of the Relationship' | NBC Chicago

'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' Star Yolanda Foster Opens Up About Divorce: Chronic Illness 'Changed the Dynamic of the Relationship'

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    TV personality Yolanda Foster (l.) and music producer David Foster attend the 2014 Carousel of Hope Ball presented by Mercedes-Benz at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 11, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California.

    Yolanda Foster is getting candid about her big split from David Foster.

    Fans of "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" were shocked to hear that the couple decided to get a divorce. "You know we had a beautiful love story that I will treasure forever," Foster told Andy Cohen when calling in to "Watch What Happens Live" Monday.

    "Unfortunately it was not strong enough to withstand the circumstances that came our way," she continued, and when asked if her Lyme disease played a role in the decision, she admitted that it definitely made things harder for the pair.

    "Well, chronic long-term illness is extremely challenging," Yolanda added. "Not only for the person sick but also for the caregiver. It for sure changed the dynamic of the relationship."

    But, in true Yolanda Foster fashion, she explained that she doesn't want to focus on what didn't work between her and David, and instead, wants to praise the moments of love that they shared together. "The truth is that we both worked through the difficult time through the best of our ability, so rather than judging what went wrong, I pick to honor the great times that we shared the last nine years. There were a wealth of good times."

    The former model has been suffering from chronic Lyme disease since 2012, a diagnosis that has taken a visible toll on her entire way of life. However, Yolanda also shared that she's doing much better now.

    "I am much better since the last time that I saw you," she told Cohen. "I have about 60 percent better brain function than I did in the last year. I can still only live and plan one day at a time. The exciting thing is watching the episodes and inspiring me, and I could see the progress that I have made. I am excited and grateful for that. I will continue to fight for a full recovery."

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