While Lisa Vanderpump is a class act most of the time on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, occasionally she can do things that are a bit — how would the British put it? — uncouth. For instance, when she recently brought up Yolanda Foster’s children, Bella and Anwar Hadid, and their reported battle with Lyme disease, at a dinner party, it probably wasn’t the classiest of moves — and apparently, she knows it.
During a recent RHOBH episode, the ladies, sans Foster, were discussing Foster’s terrible battle with Lyme disease. At one point, Foster’s kids, Anwar and Bella, were brought up and Vanderpump confessed that Mohamed Hadid (Foster’s ex-husband and Vanderpump’s good friend) claims that the kids don’t have the disease. It was a little uncomfy.
The girls, of course, oohed and ahhed, as Foster’s illness is the topic du jour for them, but it was obvious that everyone could tell that Vanderpump’s admission was a little weird. Everyone certainly was interested, but, being that Foster’s kids were being discussed — which should always be off-limits — no one wanted to go too deep in the convo.
Bottom line? Vanderpump should have never brought it up in the first place. Foster is one thing, but her children are quite another.
All this said, though, Vanderpump knows she messed up. In a recent Bravo blog post, she admit to regretting ever discussing — or speculating about — Foster’s two kids. Vanderpump wrote, “Mohamed had always said [the kids] were fine, but that is their prerogative as parents, whatever medical issues or information they choose to divulge.” She continued, “I obviously interpreted that as they were not infected by this insidious disease, and as it is not contagious, I understood them to be healthy. I love and adore all three of them, for sure. I regret even acknowledging the subject, but we live, and we learn.”
What’s that that she said? “Regret”? “Live and learn”?
It’s impossible not to love Vanderpump and her dogs and her swans and her miniature horses, but if there’s one thing she doesn’t often do, it’s admit being wrong and apologize. (Just ask Eileen Davidson.) For Vanderpump to dedicate an entire blog post to mentioning Foster’s children, she must feel some remorse for getting them involved in the never-ending discussion of Foster’s Lyme disease battle. Good for her.
It’s pretty common knowledge that other people’s kids should never be dragged into adult drama, so it definitely was a bit of a surprise when Vanderpump dropped the B and A bombs (that’s Bella and Anwar). But from the looks of things, she’s sorry she did in the first place and, like she said, has learned her lesson.
Hopefully, Foster is willing to forgive Vanderpump for questioning her children’s illness to a bunch of grown women. Odds are she will, because not only is Foster a forgiving person, but clearly, Vanderpump is truly sorry she did it.