David Foster breaks his silence in attempt to pacify rumors surrounding his divorce from Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Yolanda Foster.
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“Over the past few weeks, a great deal of inaccurate or baseless information has been reported claiming to represent my thoughts and feelings,” the Grammy-winning music producer told Us Weekly. “It is painful to watch this happen repeatedly — especially while trying to cope with the personal nature of the challenges surrounding the breakup of our loving marriage.”
The couple, who married in 2011, made the divorce announcement in a joint statement on December 1 amid the reality star’s battle against Lyme disease.
“Sadly we have decided to go our separate ways,” the couple told People. “We’ve shared nine beautiful and joyous years together. 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,” the couple’s statement continues. “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.”
Though the nature of the split was not revealed, a lot of speculations about the cause of the divorce have emerged including Yolanda faking her illness.
“I have always had and continue to have the utmost respect and love for Yolanda, which is why it is so frustrating to see headlines questioning her chronic debilitating illness,” he said. “I have been by Yolanda’s side over the past four years to the best of my ability as she battled with the complexities of her Lyme diagnosis.”
“I am incredibly proud of Yolanda’s determination and mission to find a cure, and how brave and open she has been by sharing her story in the hopes of changing the future for others,” he added.
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills airs Tuesdays at 9/8c on Bravo.
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