DAVID Foster has slammed Real Housewives of Beverly Hills on a new documentary as the musicians defended his decision to divorce reality star Yolanda Hadid, insisting it was never about her illness.
The pair were married for four years and split in 2015, but David opened up on the divorce on his new Netflix show David Foster: Off The Record.
The acclaimed music producer said: “How can I leave a sick woman? The fact of the matter is, that is not the reason why I left.
“It was for a different reason, which I will never disclose, but it had nothing to do with her being sick.”
Yolanda was diagnosed with Lyme disease, often referred to as the “invisible illness” because people who suffer from it may not appear sick, in 2012.
Symptoms range from extreme fatigue to neurological problems.
Her children, including models Gigi and Bella Hadid, have both donated blood over the years to help their mom and to find a cure.
The 70-year-old appeared on three seasons of the Real Housewives with Yolanda and two of his daughters, who also appeared on screen, claimed he only did it for his then-wife.
He added: “I would get and still get, ‘I know you, you’re on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.’
“And what I want to say is, ‘Hey, I got 16 f**king Grammys, OK? I’ve sold half a billion records. F**k that show.'”
Jordan and Erin, his daughters, added that they “begged” him not to appear but that he “needed” to be on camera in order for Yolanda to “have this spot.”
Jordan, 33, said: “He needed to be part of it a little bit for her to have this spot.
“I think he felt like he was just going to be a very small piece of it. He did it after he had done Princes of Malibu as well, so it wasn’t exactly his first rodeo. I mean, he knew what could happen when you do a reality TV show.”
David added: “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. That was a different story. Yolanda wanted to do the show. I didn’t want to be the guy to say no.”
He had previously worked with former stepsons Brody and Brandon Jenner – David was married to their mother Linda, who was married to Caitlyn Jenner – on Princes of Malibu.
He said of the show: “Me being on the Princes of Malibu was silly. It was stupid, but I thought my career is so cemented in quality and success that I was impervious to anything hurting me.
“Is Stevie Wonder not going to work with me because he saw me on Princes of Malibu? No.”
David is now married to Katherine McPhee, who also appears in the documentary.
They wed in 2019 in London, 13 years to the day after meeting when David produced Katherine’s first single after a stint on America Idol.