Back in 2012, Yolanda Foster was diagnosed with Lyme disease, and her health has deteriorated steadily in the years since.
Earlier this week, the reality star's world unraveled further when it was announced that Yolanda and David Foster are divorcing after four years of marriage.
Now, those two seemingly unrelated challenges are colliding in unexpected fashion, as Radar Online reports that David has joined the ranks of those who believe that Yolanda is faking her illness.
“David is telling friends he believes she was cured of it long ago, but she’s been playing up ongoing symptoms because she enjoys the attention," says one insider.
Unlike some Real Housewives of Beverly Hills cast members who think Yolanda was never sick, David believes his wife was very ill at one point, but hasn't been experiencing severe symptoms like the ones she describes for several years.
There was no doubt Yolanda was struggling and David was there to support her,” the source said. “In the beginning, David went with her to all of her doctor’s appointments, including the overseas trips for other treatment.”
David tells friends, however, that as time went on “Yolanda just seemed to really enjoy all of the attention she was getting."
He reportedly claims the problem got worse after Yolanda's daughter, Gigi Hadid, began to gain international fame.
“Her oldest daughter, Gigi was becoming a very successful model, and it seemed hard for Yolanda, a former model herself, to watch her child get so much attention,” says the source.
“Getting older seems to have been very hard for Yolanda. Now, it looks like she isn’t ready to give up the role of sick patient.”
Is it possible that Yolanda's "illness" is simply a symptom of a severe mid-life crisis.
If so, the beloved Housewife may soon fall out of favor with many of her fans.
Watch The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills online to decide for yourself if Yolanda is really sick - or really good at faking it.