'I’ve loved every single day': David Foster says he has 'no regrets' about becoming a dad in his 70s

'I’ve loved every single day': David Foster says he has 'no regrets' about becoming a dad in his 70s
Foster, who had a son with wife Katharine McPhee Foster in February 2021, also has five daughters from his four previous marriages (@katharinefoster/Instagram)

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Canadian music producer David Foster said that he is not ashamed of becoming a father again in his 70s. Foster, 72, and his wife Katharine McPhee Foster welcomed son Rennie in February 2021. 

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In a joint interview along with his wife, Foster told People that he has not “regretted a single day of it,” even though having a baby at this stage of his life was “not something” he imagined was going to happen. “I’ve loved every single day,” Foster told the outlet in an interview published on Thursday, October 27, 2022. “It’s the standard thing of like, ‘Oh, well, you were so young when you had your children, and you were working day and night, you never saw them.’ And there is some truth to that, sadly, for my [older] kids. I was just working a lot. Even though I’m working a lot now, I’ll cancel anything just to hang with him. It’s just different.”

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Foster also has five daughters from his four previous marriages -- Allison, 52, Amy, 49, Sara, 41, Erin, 40, and Jordan, 36. McPhee, however, became a mother for the first time after giving birth to Rennie. She told the outlet that she was aware there were “no guarantees” but she always "hoped" to have a baby with Foster. The 16-time Grammy Award winner and McPhee “know [they’re] an unconventional couple” due to their 34-year age gap but they feel that what they have just works. 

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Foster recalled when he first started working with Céline Dion and her late husband René Angélil, he noticed the "big age difference" between them. But after a while, it “just looked and felt normal” to him. “I think we’re over that hump now with five years of being together,” he said, adding “And hopefully people just start looking like we belong together because we feel like we do.” 

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McPhee added, “Even if they don’t, we don’t care. We just love our history, how we met and where we are now. Sometimes we look at each other like, ‘This is so wild that we’re together.'”

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The duo first met in 2006 on the set of “American Idol” Season 5. McPhee ended up being the runner-up, while Foster was a guest mentor of the show. The singer said that they “stayed friends through all these years.”


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In an 'American Idol' footage recovered by a fan, Foster worked with McPhee as she prepared to sing Whitney Houston’s 'I Have Nothing', which he also helped write. The duo was first romantically linked in May 2017 when they were spotted enjoying a PDA-filled dinner date at Nobu in Malibu. In May 2018, the couple made their red carpet debut at the Met Gala. Foster proposed to McPhee in 2018 and the duo tied the knot in 2019. 

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