This week’s episode of “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” showed Yolanda Foster receiving a shocking phone call regarding her daughter, Bella Hadid’s DUI. In her Bravo blog, Yolanda Foster details her emotions in the aftermath of learning the news. She questions her parenting skills in her blog this week:
“Bella has been an extraordinary child for 17 years–always edgy but living a very disciplined life as a equestrian competitor–so this reckless choice was so shocking and disappointing to me. I raised her as a single mom most of her life, so immediately I started to take it personally, blaming myself and doubting my parenting skills. Where did I screw up?! We covered the subject of the dangers of drinking and driving a thousand times! Her integrity and philosophy on life were always so right on and beyond her years that this crucial mistake was a shocking blow to digest for me as her mommy.”
Our friends over at Blind Gossip had the tea on Bella’s DUI long ago and recently cracked this case wide open by solving their blind item entitled, “Mom Pleads With Her Dangerously Spoiled Child,” regarding a rich TV star whose kid was dangerously out of control. The site published an email Yolanda sent to Bella shortly after her DUI incident:
Yolanda was obviously shaken by the news, in her blog she wrote:
“When my phone rang and I heard David’s voice, I knew in my gut something was really wrong. My adrenaline started rushing through my body, and the greatest panic attack of my life set in, like a train ran over my heart. “DUI……….”, “drinking and driving………….” OMG, what if she had hurt someone?! What if she had crashed and gotten killed?! My “what if” button went from zero to 10 in a split second, because my greatest fear is to lose any of my children in a car accident the way I lost my father when I was only seven years old.”
“But then again, being a mother is discovering strengths you didn’t know you had and dealing with fears you never knew existed. I could not shake my emotions and cried the entire plane ride home from Spain to LA. Embarassing, to say the least, in front of the other passengers, but I was so overwhelmed with a sense of vulnerability that I had never felt before and couldn’t control. I got out my laptop and wrote Bella the longest letter I have ever written and shared with her all that I felt in my heart and needed her to know. I explained to her how much she meant to me and how fatal this mistake could have been. At the same time putting my thoughts in a row and digesting all that had happened in the past 24 hours made me realize that I had to accept the fact that she had made a human error and that it was up to me to show the lesson and the consequences that were going to come with this eye-opening experience in a way that she would never forget.”
Avigail is an Entertainment blogger at All About The Tea, who specializes in The Real Housewives of Atlanta and The Real Housewives of Potomac. Avigail has a background in marketing. She’s a Brooklynite living in the Bahamas, with a passion for travel, writing, reality TV watching, pop culture and spoken word.