Reality star Yolanda Foster was officially sworn in as a U.S. citizen at the Los Angeles Convention Center on May 23.
Her husband, Grammy-winning music producer David Foster, accompanied her to the ceremony along with fellow Real Housewives of Beverly Hills castmember Brandi Glanville. A camera crew came along to film the action for the hit Bravo series.
Yolanda took the oath for the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services along with 4,000 other people. Upon being declared a U.S. citizen, she waved a flag in the air and wiped tears from her eyes while videos were shown from President Barack Obama and Proud to Be an American singer Lee Greenwood.
For the occasion, Yolanda wore a white suit with an American flag scarf. She 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."
Yolanda left her native Holland two decades ago and took permanent residence in the U.S. after traveling the world as a model, according to the news report. She moved to Los Angeles in 1994 and married Mohamed Hadid, and together they had three children before divorcing in 2000. She married David in a memorable 11-11-11 dated ceremony.
Yolanda said she looks forward to voting since she never had the opportunity to before.
"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 added.
The Bravo star revealed that she invited Lisa Vanderpump and other friends to the ceremony, but understood why they could not attend the early morning downtown Los Angeles event.