Yolanda Foster

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Yolanda Foster
YolandaFosterHWOFMay2013.jpg
Foster at a ceremony for David Foster to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. May 2013
BornYolanda van den Herik
(1964-01-11) January 11, 1964 (age 50)
Papendrecht, Netherlands
ResidenceMalibu, California, U.S.
NationalityDutch
OccupationTelevision personality, model, interior designer
Known forThe Real Housewives of Beverly Hills
Spouse(s)

Mohamed Hadid (m. 1994; div. 2000)

David Foster (m. 2011)
Children3
Website
http://www.yolanda.com
 
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Yolanda Foster
YolandaFosterHWOFMay2013.jpg
Foster at a ceremony for David Foster to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. May 2013
BornYolanda van den Herik
(1964-01-11) January 11, 1964 (age 50)
Papendrecht, Netherlands
ResidenceMalibu, California, U.S.
NationalityDutch
OccupationTelevision personality, model, interior designer
Known forThe Real Housewives of Beverly Hills
Spouse(s)

Mohamed Hadid (m. 1994; div. 2000)

David Foster (m. 2011)
Children3
Website
http://www.yolanda.com

Yolanda Hadid Foster (née van den Herik, previously Hadid; born January 11, 1964)[1] is a Dutch American television personality, model, and interior designer. She is best-known for starring in The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.

Early life[edit]

Foster grew up in Papendrecht, Netherlands, with her parents and brother, Leo. When she was 7, her father was killed in a car accident, leaving her mother to raise their two children by herself.[1]

Career[edit]

When Foster was 16, she did a hair show for her friend in Amsterdam. She was asked by Dutch designer, Frans Molenaar, to replace one of his models and go on the runway. That was when Foster was discovered by Eileen Ford, owner of Ford Models. After she signed with Ford, she modeled all over the world, modelling internationally in Paris, Milan, Sydney, Cape Town, Tokyo, New York, Los Angeles and Hamburg.[1] Foster modeled for fifteen years before wanting to settle down and start a family. In 1994, Foster moved to Los Angeles to start her family after meeting and marrying Mohamed Hadid. After their divorce in 2000, Foster moved to Montecito with her children and ran her interior design business from home.[2]

Foster runs Hopelessly Romantic, a business to help men and women "get wise and keep their romance alive".[citation needed]

Personal life[edit]

Foster was married to Mohamed Hadid from 1994 until 2000. The couple have 3 children together, Gigi (b. 1995), Bella (b. 1996) and Anwar (b. 1999).[1]

Foster married musician David Foster in Beverly Hills on November 11, 2011, in a 11/11/11-themed ceremony, after becoming engaged on Christmas Eve of 2010.[3]

In 2012, Foster was diagnosed with Lyme disease. In December 2012, she reported that she was having a port implanted in her arm to help treat her chronic disease. On April 19, 2013, she had the port removed.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "About me - Yolanda". Yolanda.com. Retrieved 2 July 2013. 
  2. ^ "Yolanda H. Foster - Bio". Bravo TV. Retrieved 2 July 2013. 
  3. ^ Leach, Robin. "David Foster weds model Yolanda Hadid in fourth walk down the aisle", Las Vegas Sun, November 16, 2011
  4. ^ Johnson, Zach (22 April 2013). "Yolanda Foster Recovering From Surgery Related to Lyme Disease". US magazine. Retrieved 2 July 2013. 

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