The wife of David Foster, Yolanda Hadid is set to replace Camille Grammer on the third season of “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” season 3.
She is the fourth wife of Grammy Award–winning Canadian producer and songwriter David Foster, who is the ‘master of pop kitsch‘ according to Rolling Stone.
Foster has worked behind the mixing desk for stars such as Celine Dion, The Bee Gees and Michael Jackson.
Foster‘s third wife was Linda Thompson, Taylor Armstrong‘s BFF.
The Dutch blonde, whose age is not listed, married the 62-year-old in a 11/11/11 ceremony in front of guests including Barbra Streisand, Oprah Winfrey, Kate Hudson, Michael Buble, Heidi Klum, and Muhammad Ali.
As Radar Online reports, a source alleges of Yolanda Hadid: “What most people don’t realize is that Yolanda was married to Lisa‘s very good friend, Mohamed Hadid. Mohamed has appeared several times on the show, including during the last season when he threw an over the top engagement party for Lisa‘s daughter, Pandora. Yolanda is going to make an excellent addition to the cast and she can definitely hold her ground if the claws come out; she is no shrinking violet.”
Camille decided to quit the show because Bravo executives didn’t want her to be a part of the main cast anymore, and she would have been relegated to guest appearances. Bravo executives also had wanted Camille to appear on camera with her boyfriend, Dimitri George Charalambopoulos and children, but she refused.
“Filming began last week on the third season with Kyle Richards. She has a lot going on in her life right now, including helping her sister and fellow cast member, Kim Richards, navigate the sometimes rocky road of sobriety,” a source told Radar.
“Kim‘s sobriety and recovery are going to be a focal point of her story line. The ladies haven’t all filmed together yet, but are expected to begin that next week. Kyle has been lamenting that she is really going to miss Camille because she added much needed class to the show.”
The insider went on to reveal, “The ladies are also extremely concerned about Taylor‘s drinking problem. It has really gotten out of control, and they all believe she is an alcoholic in need of help. Taylor needs to go to rehab and the producers have talked to Kyle and Kim about how best to approach her drinking problem, because Kim‘s battle with the bottle was documented on the air. There has been talk of doing an on-camera intervention for Taylor.”
Taylor Armstrong and Kim Richards will be phased out of the upcoming season because Bravo wants to make room for a pair of new castmates: Yolanda Hadid and Marisa Zanuck.
Filming recently began on the third season which is expected to premiere in the fall.
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