Though fans and fellow cast members of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills were shocked by the announced divorce of David and Yolanda Foster , there were signs that the former model and superstar music producer's marriage had already hit a few sour notes. For starters, there was Yolanda changing her last name back to just Hadid, the surname of her previous husband.
Not a great sign. Also, there were reports that David not only disliked starring on the reality show, but it may have been negatively affecting his work and philanthropic efforts. In the end, the couple proved to be not a great fit for one another — he's a jet-setting musician, while she's a self-professed homebody — but there are some ugly truths behind their divorce that you just have to know.
What's in a name? Getty Images Yolanda and David's divorce has been rumored since when they put their Malibu home up for sale, according to Variety. She claimed it was because she wanted the same last name as her kids, but it sounds like she couldn't wait to drop the Foster in more ways than one.
In her case, she had a modeling career that took her all over the world. David was conflicted about being a Real Househusband Getty Images David wanted Yolanda to be happy, so he reportedly appeared on Real Housewives with her, perhaps against his better judgment. It's difficult enough watching the wives bicker on television. Just imagine being on set with them.
The stink of the Real Housewives is hard to wash off Getty Images According to one of his friends, David didn't like playing second fiddle to Yolanda.
The Daily Mail reports that being on the show began to attach negative connotations to David's name, and his charity work suffered. If potential donors see one of the Housewives' husbands collecting money for charity, might they fear it could fund someone's plastic surgery instead?
According to Us Weekly , the other Housewives thought everything was fine between the two. Apparently, they're too self-absorbed to know what the weather's like outside, let alone know how someone else's marriage is going.
He's a little bit rock n roll, she's David reportedly travels a lot due to his work in the music biz, and because of his grueling schedule, he may not have been around as much as Yolanda would have liked as she struggled with Lyme disease.
Even though there's not much he can physically do to help her fight the disease, his emotional support could have made a huge difference. And I mean, I couldn't, I can barely listen to the radio.
According to Us Weekly , a friend of the songwriter claimed, "David and his family think Yolanda just loves the attention of being sick. They believe she's exaggerating her condition. And they point out that she's never gotten a legit diagnosis or a second or third opinion.
Two months doesn't seem like too much time to mend a broken heart. Then again, maybe his heart wasn't all that broken to begin with.
In which case, Yolanda divorcing him was the right choice after all. Yolanda has three kids from her previous marriage to Mohammed Hadid. David also has daughters from his three previous marriages.
But the trouble didn't come from the kids fighting each other. Apparently, Yolanda grew close to David's daughters, but some undisclosed event took place and changed that. They're okay after their separation Despite whatever drama may have caused their divorce, David and Yolanda are "really good," according to Entertainment Tonight.