Yolanda Foster doesn't have to worry about visas anymore—and we mean the government kind, not the credit card.
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star has officially been sworn in as a U.S. citizen at the Los Angeles Convention Center, E! News reveals exclusively.
Accompanying Foster to today's ceremony was her husband, Grammy-winning music producer David Foster, fellow RHOBH castmember Brandi Glanville, and a camera crew for the hit Bravo series which filmed the reality star taking the oath for the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services along with 4,000 other people.
Dressed in a white suit with an American flag scarf, Foster told E! News, "As a little girl, it was always my dream to come to America."
"I am living the American dream every day. I am so thankful," she said. "We worked very hard. We worked for everything we have in our life. We worked hard to get where we are today."
After finding success traveling around the world as a model, Yolanda left her native Holland two decades ago to take up permanent residence in the U.S. After moving to Los Angeles in 1994, she ended up marrying Mohamed Hadid and having three children before the two divorced in 2000. She tied the knot with David in a star-studded wedding on 11-11-11.
Foster told E! News that not being an American citizen always made her feel like there was a "separation" from her kids.
"When we would arrive in America, I would go in one line and they would go in another line," she said.
The Bravo personality also noted that she's looking forward to voting since she's actually never had the opportunity—ever.
"I've never voted in my life. I left Holland right when I was 16 and I wasn't eligible to vote and when I came here I wasn't allowed to vote. I'm excited to go with my husband and discuss politics," she remarked.
Upon being declared a U.S. citizen, Foster waved flag in the air and wiped tears from her eyes during moving videos from President Barack Obama and "Proud to Be an American" singer Lee Greenwood.
Having Glanville at her side meant a lot to her, added the former model.
"My girlfriend is here," she said. "My really good friend showed up separating her from my other friends."
Foster also revealed she invited Lisa Vanderpump and other friends but understood why they couldn'tt make it to the early morning downtown L.A. ceremony.
As for her Beverly Hills lifestyle, Foster says she has no plans to expand her glamorous house as she's "under a lot of stress" while she focuses on her recovery from Lyme disease, which resulted in her having to undergo surgery last month.
To that end, Yolanda's trying to stay healthy every day and just completed a juice cleanse with her 18-year-old model daughter, Gigi.
"I am struggling through my days," she said of the effects of her malady. "I'm hoping I will be able soon to catch up and participate in my regular life."
Make that her American life.
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