Katharine McPhee and David Foster are no strangers to vicious social media criticism and busybodies online. In fact, they’ve learned to disregard it almost completely.
Foster, who’s a music producer, and his much younger fiancée, who is thirty-four years younger than him, have dished on their romance and how people perceive and misunderstand it.
McPhee told reporters from People Magazine, that they “genuinely love and respect each other and have for a very long time.” As you may or may not know, McPhee and Foster met for the very first time all the way back in 2006, when he served as her mentor when she was a contestant on American Idol.
After she became relatively well-known following her appearance on the show, Foster helped her create her very first single. Foster admitted that he didn’t really notice her on the first day, “but the reality is that in the last 12 years I’ve always had a connection with her.”
Initially, they were merely friends, but slowly over time they became more romantically involved. McPhee said that, when looking back on their history, she had no idea it would’ve turned out the way that it did.
For many couples, their respective careers can throttle the relationship, creating a divide between them, but for McPhee and Foster, it’s actually the music scene that serves as a bond rather than a wedge.
Foster explained that they “understand each other.” Regarding the relatively large age gap, they try to see the humor in it.
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It’s been a hard week. Lots of tears but I want to thank my friends and family for all the love and support. My dad was so happy for me. My ring was the last thing I showed my dad before he passed and makes me smile when I look at this as a reminder of our last conversation. And now I’m ready to share with all of you what has been my sunshine amongst this painful loss. My love wisely said to me the other day that “death is the only thing that is 100 percent inevitable and the thing we are least prepared for.” So today we’re celebrating life and not forgetting love. ❤️
Insiders close to the couple explained, “David and Katharine are actually a great match, both musically as well as personally. They get along well and are really attracted to each other.”
Recently, the pair went on vacation to Stuart Island, in British Columbia. David Foster’s daughter wrote in the caption beneath the photo, “Feels like I could have been invited on this beautiful trip!” in all capital letters. Erin is actually only two years older than Katharine.