Yolanda Foster Files Divorce
Yolanda's battle with Lyme Disease and her well documented inability to function (she can't drive, read etc) has been blamed for putting so much stress on their relationship that the marriage could not survive.
Yolanda has said;
"We had a beautiful love story that I will treasure forever. Chronic, long-term illness is extremely challenging. Not only for the sick but also for the caregiver. It for sure changed the dynamic of our relationship."
The couple had been together for nine years and married for four—they had only been married for a year when Yolanda was diagnosed in 2012, and the strain of her constant treatments (as documented by her numerous IV selfies) and the level of support she requires are apparently what made the marriage fall apart.
Yolanda Foster Files Divorce
The documents, filed with the Los Angeles Superior Court yesterday cite irreconcilable differences, which was to be expected. What is interesting is that the all important separation date is listed as 11/18/15 which just about makes it a four year marriage (their wedding was on 11/11/11). She is asking for spousal support as well as requesting that Foster pay her attorney's fees.
The reason the separation date is relevant is that under California law, four years of marriage entitles her to two years of alimony IF there were no prenup. Ah but there is a prenup I hear you say, so what's the diff?
The diff is Yolanda's Lyme disease.
As hypothetically alluded to by TamaraTattles,
Under California law a prenup where spousal support has been waived is not enforced "where doing so would be unconscionable". A court previously ruled on a case that leaving a spouse who was brain damaged with no spousal support qualifies as 'unconscionable'. (Stick with me here.) Could having a disease that renders you unable to read or write or drive be considered brain damage? Yolanda frequently refers to her 'Lyme brain' on RHOBH—could this lead to her prenup being invalidated?
Yolanda was previously married to Mohammed Hadid and also had a prenup going into that marriage. Apparently she managed to get the prenup thrown out during their divorce, and secured alimony for herself as well as the three children she had with the property magnate, plus multiple properties worth big $$. Bearing in mind only one of those children are still under 18, her income from that agreement has decreased considerably and will expire in just two years' time.
Of course, it is a sad fact that two of those children have tragically been diagnosed with the same debilitating disease. Could that mean that their momma may have grounds to have the settlement revisited?
This is the fourth divorce for David and we suspect it's going to be expensive. Be under no illusions, Yolanda is no dummy and knows exactly how the game is played.
Here's wishing her a full recovery (after the divorce is finalized of course).
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