Katharine McPhee and David Foster are made for each other! When McPhee was a competitor on American Idol in 2006 and Foster was a guest mentor, the musicians got to know one another there. David was even asked to play the piano at McPhee’s first wedding. At first, their friendship seemed to be platonic, but in 2017, suspicions of a romantic relationship started to circulate. Foster and McPhee got married in 2019 after making their red carpet debut as a couple in 2018. Rennie David, a son, was born to them in 2021.
Foster and McPhee have been friends since 2006, when McPhee was an American Idol finalist. Foster served as a guest coach on the program and assisted McPhee in perfecting her performance of the song he co-wrote with Whitney Houston, “I Have Nothing,” which she ultimately placed as runner-up.
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David’s marriage to his ex-wife Yolanda Hadid ended in 2017, whilst McPhee and Cokas divorced in 2014 and were legally divorced in 2016. He and McPhee were frequently spotted together publicly that year, including at the held annual gala of the Grammy Museum, which led to dating speculations. They were “definitely not dating,” a source told PEOPLE.
David and McPhee’s friendship generated rumors that they were dating in May 2017, and his daughter Erin appeared to confirm it by sharing an Instagram photo of the pair and telling followers how happy she was to have a “new stepmom.”
On September 19, 2017, the lyricist was honored at a Grammy Museum Gala, and Katherine was by his side. They went out together for a Lakers game and his 68th birthday celebration in Los Angeles within the following two months.
Foster and McPhee were reportedly spotted kissing after having a meal together in Beverly Hills, according to insiders with PEOPLE magazine. The two later got together for a gathering at the Stephen Webster U.S. flagship store that evening. In her magazine feature article for the December 2017 issue of Health, McPhee seemed to mince words. She said David is a great person and she is really fond of him. She further added that she had known him since she was 21, and he helped in creating her debut song. He has therefore been quite kind to her. After Steven Tyler’s first-ever Grammy Awards viewing party, which was held on the red carpet to give an exclusive interview with Us Weekly, he stated that he had to “go get his girl.”
A few weeks later, McPhee posted a selfie on social media with her engagement ring on display in remembrance of her late father, Daniel McPhee, who had passed away not long before her engagement had been made public. Foster and McPhee got married at the Church of Saint Yeghiche in South Kensington, London, a year after announcing their engagement. The 150 attendees to their wedding included Foster’s five children.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are among Foster and McPhee’s acquaintances. The quartet got together for a double date in Montecito, California, where they dined at Lucky’s Steakhouse for three hours. McPhee and Markle were classmates in high school, and they reunited in 2019.
Rennie David, the first son of Foster, was born to them in February 2021, marking their first child together. The couple “welcomed a lovely baby boy,” according to McPhee’s agent, who also told PEOPLE that everyone in the family is doing well post-Rennie’s birth.
Us announced in October 2020 that the guest coach, who has five kids from prior relationships, was pregnant with her first child with Foster. A day later, while discussing booze on her Instagram Story, McPhee appeared to confirm the pregnancy news. She thanked the alcohol company and added that she would be able to consume the booze at that moment due to her pregnancy.
Even after three years of marriage Katharine McPhee and David Foster have a very simple method of spending quality time. According to McPhee in an interview with Fox News that was released on November 8th, the pair doesn’t go on “extravagant” date nights very often. Instead, they choose to stay at home and watch movies and drink. In the interview, McPhee stated that they always make time for one another.
McPhee talked about her experience falling in love with Foster as she reflected on finishing her time on the Broadway version of Waitress. She commented on Instagram in January 2020, captioning, “I fell madly in love with this show; I fell in love with my then-boyfriend and subsequently got engaged during this show. “I got married during this show, lost my voice between takes, and lost my father throughout this performance. Even though there have been many highs and lows, I have never stopped going to the theatre to share this narrative.”