David Foster has fathered 5 other children from 5 previous marriages. He was just 20 when his first child was born.
Many young women find older men attractive because of a myriad of reasons, the most popular being older men seem more planned in life as compared to their younger counterparts. These men usually are done with their share of shenanigans and are happy to settle down and live the domestic life with responsibilities and kids. The vice versa is also true.
Hollywood has a fair share of older men who have married younger women including Richard Gere and Alejandra Silva, Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones, George Clooney and Amal Clooney, to name a few. Canadian musician David Foster and actress Katherine McPhee are on that list as well.
Married since June 2019, the Smash actress and Foster are expecting their first child together, according to People. As per this article of US Weekly that came out in January 2020, multiple sources said that the couple was “definitely trying”. McPhee's pregnancy was confirmed after the couple was spotted in Montecito, California. They had lunch together and were shopping for baby items.
However, this is not Foster's first child. He has 5 biological children - Allison, 50; Amy, 47; Sara, 39; Erin, 38; Jordan, 34. According to Daily Mail, he's also been married 5 times altogether, to B.J. Cook, Rebecca Dyer, Linda Thompson, Yolanda Hadid, and now McPhee.
He shares Sara, Erin and Jordan with his second wife Dyer, and Amy with his first wife Cook. His first child, Allison, was born when David was just 20 and was placed for adoption. The Grammy winner reconnected with her 30 years later.
McPhee was previously married to Nick Cokas from 2008 - 2016.
The couple met for the first time in 2006 on American Idol. Foster was a mentor during season 5 and he mentored McPhee and other contestants. They were first spotted together as a couple in 2017 and they later got engaged in 2018. McPhee and Foster got married at the Armenian Church of St Yeghiche, South Kensington in London on June 28.
Foster's big, fat family has been very welcoming on McPhee. According to Daily Mail, David's daughters Sara and Erin said they were fans of their new stepmother and that "we are making it clear that we love Katherine." In fact, when Foster and McPhee got married in 2019, these two even said they “fully expect [McPhee] to have a child and fully support it,” as per US Weekly.
Erin went on to say at the time: “When there is something happening that people have opinions on, everyone wants to create a narrative about how you hate that person. Instead of letting anyone take liberties in creating that narrative for us, we are making it clear that we love Katharine.” Continuing, she told Us Weekly that, “It takes a very strong, graceful person to come into a family as the fifth wife and have adult daughters who are older than her and do it in a way that really creates inclusion with the family, and she just does it effortlessly. She just makes it really easy for all of us to get along. So we’re very grateful for her.”
Previously, Erin also told People that they jokingly refer to McPhee as "Mommy!". She said, "Interestingly, the age difference has played a role in a positive way. Our dad comes from a generation where women are more passive. He is also passive about his feelings. Kat has really pushed him to open up. We could get into a fight, and then Kat's like, 'No, you have to pick up the phone, call your daughter back.' She's a facilitator, which is really important. She pushes him to be more emotional and more vulnerable."
Talking about how his entire family just gets along so beautifully, Foster said, "I think she navigates it really, really well. And so do they. Because they could be horrible. It sure makes it easier for me that they get along. It's not a fleeting thing, either. It's been a few years."