David Foster Says He Didn’t Leave Yolanda Hadid Over Her Lyme Disease, But For A Reason He’ll Never Tell
70-year-old Canadian music producer and composer David Foster is currently on his fifth wife, 36-year-old Katharine McPhee. 56-year-old Yolanda Hadid is David’s fourth ex-wife, and mother to models Gigi and Bella Hadid. David and Yolanda were together for nine years, and the marriage was documented on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Their dynamic was, how you say… nauseating. Yolanda constantly referred to David as “my king”, and their dinner parties consisted of guests being forced to shut up while David played his cheesy ballads on a Grammy-adorned piano.
They were the perfect couple (well, perfect for each others’ egos), until Yolanda got sick with Lyme disease, and David abruptly left her in 2015. In her memoir, Yolanda said it was because of her illness. He allegedly told her “your sick card is up.” Now, in his new documentary (blegh) David has hit back at his ex’s accusations, claiming he left for an entirely different reason.
via Page Six:
“How can I leave a sick woman?” Foster says in the new documentary “David Foster: Off the Record.” “The fact of the matter is that was not the reason I left. It was for a different reason which I will never disclose that had nothing to do with her being sick.”
Ooo, he’ll never disclose it. How suspenseful!!! I wonder his real reason for leaving, then. Yo and her daughters getting more attention than he was? Or was it her turning 50? Or did it come down to his aversion to The Real Housewives?
“My wife at the time wanted to do the show,” he recalls. “I didn’t want to be the guy to say no.”
Foster says that when someone recognizes him from the Bravo reality show, he wants to say, “Hey, I’ve got 16 f–king Grammys, half a billion records. Fuck that show!”
Sit DOWN, David. In no way are you better than trash TV. See: the very first Jenner reality show The Princes of Malibu. Your only problem with The Real Housewives is that you weren’t the star.
In the documentary, Wife #5 Katharine McPhee admits that her new husband doesn’t love showing emotion:
“There have been moments where you feel like, ‘God, does he have any empathy at all?’” she confesses in the Netflix documentary. “He’s so good at disguising what he feels. He just wants everything to be OK at all times and if it’s not, he’s gone.
“I said to him, ‘I need you to at least try to understand how I feel’ and he was like, ‘Well, maybe you should just leave, then’ and I was like, ‘No, no, I know this is what you do so don’t play that game with me.’”
Wow, he sounds like a really supportive partner. David says:
“Anyone that calls me an a–hole for the things I’ve done, I think they’re probably right,” he concedes. “I think I have been an a–hole a lot. I’m not a cold-hearted motherfucker either.”
Got it. Total asshole, but not a motherfucker. Sorry, Kat, looks like popping out David’s (sixth) kid just isn’t in the cards. RIP that steady paycheck!