Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Yolanda Hadid recently split from her boyfriend Matt Mannis, but her ex-husband David Foster just got engaged to Katherine McPhee, and that has made Hadid furious. Because of the huge age difference between Foster and McPhee, sources say that Hadid believes the engagement is “unacceptable” and he is “way too old” for the former American Idol runner-up.
Radar Online reports that Hadid found out last year that her six-year marriage to Foster was over after a devastating phone call. He quickly moved on by dating a number of women – including actress Elizabeth Hurley – before he started dating McPhee.
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Foster is exactly twice McPhee’s age – he is 68, and she is 34 – and they got engaged last week during their vacation on the European island of Capri. This will be his fifth marriage and her second. Rumors of their romance started last year, and just two weeks after Foster’s divorce from Hadid was final, cameras caught them getting cozy.
Sources say that Hadid suspected something was going on between her ex and McPhee for a long time.
“She was threatened by their chemistry,” says an insider. “They were more than flirty. She wanted David to be honest, and he kept denying it. She was upset at him, not Katharine.”
Foster and McPhee just confirmed their relationship in May, and sources say their quick engagement happened for a couple of different reasons. One insider says that it came down to money, and the couple is not signing a prenup because McPhee didn’t want to.
But, another source says that it is because McPhee wants to have a baby right away, and Foster is on board with it after “a lot of thought and consideration.” He already has five daughters and several stepchildren but understands that kids are a part of the deal when you marry a woman in her mid-30s.
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The insider also says that McPhee is willing to elope, so she can focus on getting pregnant, and starting a family is definitely the Broadway actress’ first priority.
The age difference is not a factor for McPhee, says the source, and she doesn’t even notice how old Foster is. Apparently, they are “totally in sync,” and the unlikely couple is “of one mind.”
Yolanda Hadid has not publicly commented on David Foster and Katharine McPhee’s engagement news.