Songwriter David Foster's Dutch wife Yolanda is now an official American after she was sworn in as U.S. citizen on Thursday (23May13).
The model, who stars on hit reality TV show The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, undertook the oath for the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services along with 4,000 others.
Yolanda, who left her native Holland to model at the age of 16, was joined by the Grammy Award-winning songwriter and her children as she became an American at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
After the ceremony, 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. We worked very hard. We worked for everything we have in our life. We worked hard to get where we are today."
And she can't wait to vote for the first time in her life, now she can.
She explains, "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."
Foster married Yolanda in 2011.