Yolanda Foster, 51, and her husband, Grammy Award-winning producer David Foster have split after four years of marriage and nine years as a couple.
“Sadly we have decided to go our separate ways,” said the star couple in a joint statement.
“We’ve shared nine beautiful and joyous years together and during that time we experienced love, friendship, and the inevitable challenges that come with managing a marriage, careers, blended families and health issues.”
“We are grateful for the years we’ve spent together and believe wholeheartedly that we did our best.
“I hope that we can pave the road ahead of us with all we’ve learned and with the love and respect we will always have for one another.”
Filming for the hit reality series has now wrapped for the Christmas period, but Yolanda’s co-stars are reportedly devastated by the news.
“Yolanda always seemed absolutely in love with him and was always talking about how proud she is of him,” said one report.
It’s a double blow for the mum-of-three who was also married to real estate developer Mohamed Hadid from 1994 to 2000.
The heartbreaking announcement comes amid Yolanda’s continuing battle against Lyme disease.
“She’s doing fair. She’s just trying to work through it,” said a concerned David just a few weeks ago.
“You know, it’s been a tough battle, but she’s a fighter. She’s got big balls. They’re temporarily cut off, but they’ll be back.”
Meanwhile, in March, Yolanda praised her husband for sticking by her side.
“Just seeing his picture makes me emotional!” she said.
“He’s been extraordinary. You say when you get married, you stand by each other, and when it hits you…He’s the guy that gets my antibiotics four times a day; he’s the guy that did it, and he’s the guy that stood by me, every night, 24 hours a day. And I’m blessed.”
While friends and fans wait for a more detailed explanation as to why the seemingly close couple has grown apart, the only clue that there was a rift came in this cryptic social media post from Yolanda.
With a picture of penguins diving off of a snowy cliff, she wrote, “This is so cute, it reminded me that sometimes you just have to jump and trust you will land in the right place………… #LifeForce.”
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