US: Katharine McPhee & David Foster plan to marry soon because they want kids

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Katharine McPhee, 34, got engaged to 68 year-old music executive David Foster, 68, last week. This will be David’s fifth marriage and Katharine’s second. Three out of four of Foster’s adult children are older than Katharine, although it seems like they’re ok with their dad marrying her and are happy as long as she’s happy. Some of you who follow Foster’s daughters on social media said that they were being tongue-in-cheek and/or passive aggressive in their comments about their dad’s engagement, which could definitely be the case. Not everyone has been as superficially “nice” about it as David’s daughters. Apparently people were trolling Katharine about her engagement and she has some thoughts for them.

Yes this is a good sentiment but it’s also a common logical fallacy that many celebrities use when people question them or pay attention to the things they do. It’s called the fallacy of relative privation or the “kids are starving in Africa” fallacy. One thing has nothing to do with the other but thanks for reminding us. Let’s vote, protect our friends and neighbors from ICE and continue to resist and protest. Let’s also side eye Katharine McPhee’s poor life choices because we can do both.

US has quotes from a source who claims that Katharine and David want to get married soon because they’re hoping to have kids. The source says they “are planning to be married in the next nine months” and that David calls Katharine “his true love and muse. They do want to have a family.” They’re also going to have a prenuptial agreement. That sounds more sensible than their other plans.

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David Foster and Katharine McPhee go shopping in Beverly Hills

David Foster and Katharine McPhee hold hands as they arrive for dinner with Tina Fey

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29 Responses to “US: Katharine McPhee & David Foster plan to marry soon because they want kids”

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  1. Mrs. Wellen-Melon says:

    He obviously has a big …(2,3,4 beats) … bank account.

    Also a pea brain for having more children at his age. Not that he’s thinking with that head.

    • Olenna says:

      Ha! I don’t know anything about this dude, but he must have lots of BDE to go with that big bank account.

  2. Kate says:

    What a wonderful idea *eyeroll*.

  3. SamC says:

    I’ve never paid attention to him with previous spouses, but they both look so uninterested/disengaged with each other in all the pics I’ve seen of them together.

  4. lucy2 says:

    That’s a difficult situation. If he’s 68, he’ll be 69 by the time a baby is born at best, and lucky to make it to the child’s adulthood.
    I don’t understand this relationship, but hopefully they’re both happy? I don’t know.

  5. Tiffany says:

    Why the denial from her people when asked about their relationship in the beginning. They were yelling to the high heaven that she and Mr. Marry-A-Lot were just friends.

    Was she waiting for the ring or what?

  6. Who ARE These People? says:

    If they really wanted to “start a family,” given their situation and their ages (even hers), why wouldn’t they do that now?

    Also, the language of ‘starting’ near ages 40 and 70 … man, I feel like an old biddy.

  7. Nancy says:

    They are both nuts. After she lost on Idol, he was there to try to revamp her career. She subsequently broke up her marriage and someone else’s for true love which didn’t work out so well. He was the daddy to the Jenner boys. What a soap opera. An old horny toad and a young clueless diva wannabe. No happy endings anticipated.

  8. Murphy says:

    His kids reactions tell me they have trusts they don’t have to worry about.
    Sorry but it’s the truth.

  9. Lyla says:

    Didn’t his youngest just have a child? Idk, it’s a little weird.

  10. Surely Wolfbeak says:

    Well, here’s hoping she regularly checks for ticks.

  11. Jane says:


    I am speechless.

    My dad is a little older than David and I can’t imagine him marrying someone my age and thinking about having more kids.

    But whatever makes people happy!

  12. Abby says:

    I’m curious what she’s really getting out of this relationship, especially with the prenup (although how could there not be one with his record). She’ll have a kid with him and then in a few years be a single mom raising the kid alone when he’s either gone or bored and divorced her with a minor settlement.

    • Abby says:

      music career revitalization maybe? He’s got the magic touch.

    • Ally says:

      “Eighteen years, eighteen years
      She got one of your kids, got you for eighteen years” -Kanye

      Also, he’ll be willing to invest in relaunching her career again. Probably not many other takers on that in the biz.

      Also she gets to live the jet-set life for a while.

  13. YeahRight says:

    Old sperm and older eggs don’t bode well for a baby.
    Just sayin…
    Secure the bag though Katherine!

  14. Scal says:

    Foster is just the latest of much older men she’s been involved with. Her first husband was 30 years older, and the guy she publicly cheated on him with was also 30+ years older than her. The only person she’s dated her own age was the guy from Scorpion.

    She clearly has some issues with always picking men 30+ years older that she is at any given time.

  15. Natalia says:

    I had a baby at 35. This woman is the same age as my son and this woman’s going to marry someone older than I am now. I don’t know, he seems like a tool from what I’ve been reading in blind items, who knows? I do feel he may have been played by Yolanda Hadid, but still it seems ridiculous to keep spawning children. These old guys that have 6, 7, 8 children by at least 3-4 different wives are so pathetic. This is obviously a mutual agreement – you live your life, I’ll live mine, do whatever you want, You want affairs? Fine. You want kids? Fine. As long as they don’t abuse each other or the children, and they’re happy, I guess who cares?

    • CityGirl says:

      How do you think Yolanda Hadid played him? Just asking…from what I saw on RHOBH (I know I know, but I love it) she seemed to adore him and it seemed to me he abandoned her during her chronic illness. (Full disclosure – having had a long, protracted “invisible” illness also, I could be overly sympathetic to her and unfair to him.)

      • Natalia says:

        Thanks for the input. I don’t watch the Housewives shows. It may prove my “tool” theory. And I am very sympathetic to illnesses, having a few chronic issues myself which family and friends seem to think are bogus. I have extensive medical records and SSD official documents that prove otherwise.

        There’s an unfortunate rumor going around that many people are lately using Lyme Disease as an excuse for their disability. So if this is true, and she does have Lyme Disease, which she very well may have, I am very sympathetic. As I said, I don’t watch the Housewives shows, so again thanks for the input. 🙂 It would be just like a rich powerful white male to dump a woman because of illness and being unable to perform servant duties of various kinds that are very often expected of trophy wives (all wives actually). I’ve had it happen to me.

  16. Otaku Fairy... says:

    ‘…a common logical fallacy that many celebrities use when people question them or pay attention to the things they do. It’s called the fallacy of relative privation or the “kids are starving in Africa” fallacy. One thing has nothing to do with the other but thanks for reminding us.’

    This fallacy also crops up a lot when people don’t like seeing certain microaggressions and prejudices getting confronted. Suddenly people become all passionate about how others are doing worse things to x group of people than they are, so how dare anyone come for their bigotry (or bigotry they enable). It’s especially common (and hypocritical) on celebrity gossip sites.

  17. Barrett says:

    I hate the term muse. Ugh even worse when old men use it, subordination? 😑

  18. minx says:

    She always reminds me of a not-quite-as-pretty Kim Cattrall.

  19. AnneC says:

    I loved Smash and she wasn’t bad in it. So have it with the 70 year old husband and dad, Katherine.

  20. Snappyfish says:

    Good luck with that. He seems like the honors those vows kinda guy. Maybe 5th time is the charm

  21. Jen says:

    He will die before that child turns 18. It’s selfish. And pisses me off!
    My mom married guy older than her father, had my brother and he only had 15 years with his dad, who was elderly and couldn’t do anything.