'Nothing unknown between us': How Katharine McPhee, 38, keeps romance alive with husband David Foster, 73

The couple isn't into extravagant date nights and prefers having dinner and watching movies together

'Nothing unknown between us': How Katharine McPhee, 38, keeps romance alive with husband David Foster, 73
David Foster and Katharine McPhee's 35-year age difference had received a lot of media attention (Ian Tuttle/Getty Images for Breakthrough Prize)
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BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA: Katharine McPhee has revealed how she still keeps the spark alive in her marriage. The singer, 38, said that she and her husband David Foster, 73, frequently set aside time to "reconnect" with each other and chat, as she sips a glass of wine. The couple doesn't usually do extravagant date nights; instead, they love going to a movie or having dinner together, she told Fox news.

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“I’ll have a glass of wine – he doesn’t drink – and we just talk,” the “American Idol” alum explained. “That’s our time together that we always make sure to have.” Due to their "very busy schedules," especially following the arrival of their son Rennie in February 2021, they prioritize their "essential" time together.

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David Foster and Katharine McPhee attend the Clive Davis 90th Birthday Celebration at Casa Cipriani on April 06, 2022 in New York City.
'There’s always something to talk about whether it’s our family, our son – it’s our time,' Katharine McPhee says (Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

“There’s always something to talk about whether it’s our family, our son – it’s our time,” the singer said. “We just want to reconnect.” The star added they "love going to a movie or having dinner together", emphasizing: "There’s nothing extravagant about what we like to do."

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Katharine McPhee also described how their work relationship strengthen their romantic bond. “We’ve been colleagues long before we were in a relationship together,” she said. "That’s where we’re the most comfortable together. It doesn’t create any friction between us at all. There’s no kind of unknown between us. That’s where it all started for us.”

David recently said he had no regrets about having a baby with his fifth wife Katharine when he is in his 70s. According to PEOPLE, Foster said having a new baby was "not something" he thought was going to happen in his 70s, but "I haven't regretted a single day of it."

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"I've loved every single day," he says. "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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David has six children, Allison, 52, Amy, 49, Sara, 41, Erin, 40, Jordan, 36, and Rennie, one, from his five marriages. Since Katharine is younger than four of her stepdaughters, the age difference between her and David has garnered a lot of attention.

Sara Foster said in a December 2017 interview with Us Weekly that she and her younger sister approve of their father's relationship with Katherine. “I mean, listen, we approve of whoever is going to be good to my dad at the end of the day and we’re very honest about it. If we ever thought that anyone was in something for the wrong reasons, we would be very vocal about it. We just want someone that’s going to treat him well and that cares about him, and I think he’s with someone right now that really does.” 

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The pair met on 'American Idol' in 2006, and are now getting ready to release a joyful EP called 'Christmas Songs'. Katherine and the composer got married in June 2019.

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