Katharine McPhee reveals huge engagement ring: ‘Last thing I showed my dad’

Katharine McPhee shows her engagement ring
Katharine McPhee and David Foster announced their engagement earlier this month. She’s 34, which is exactly half his age. As I like to mention in these stories three out of four of his adult children are older than she is. David’s daughters are reportedly fine with their dad’s engagement and are close to Katharine. Also, Katharine and David plan to marry soon because they want children.

Katharine sadly lost her father last week. She was able to visit him in the hospital before he passed and to share the news of her engagement, along with showing him her engagement ring. She posted the photo above to Instagram (I added an inset with a bigger picture of the ring so you could see the details). She included a caption about the significance of the ring, which was the last thing she showed her father. This is the first time we’re seeing a close up photo of the ring and it’s quite big.

Here’s what she wrote about it.

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. &heart;

[From Instagram]

That was a bittersweet message and you can tell she adores David. Everyone processes grief differently and has specific memories they cherish from their loved ones. This is a significant milestone for Katharine and she’s probably so happy that she was able to share the engagement news with her dad before he passed. That said, this seems off to me somehow, as if she feels conflicted about showing her giant ring in the wake of her dad’s death. She’s probably feeling so many different emotions, like she’s so sad and so in love at the same time and doesn’t know how to process it.

As for the ring, it’s not my style as it’s so huge but I do admire an emerald cut (although that may be radiant cut). I also like the open v-style with the rows of diamonds flanking the center stone. That’s a gorgeous ring and it’s likely worth well over seven figures. It’s the type of ring you would expect to see given the circumstances and I’ll leave it at that.

Below are photos of Katharine and David. You can see photos of her with her dad on Instagram.

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Photos credit: Getty and Instagram/Katharine McPhee

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  1. Jane says:

    Pretty ring. However, I don’t think this marriage will last. Hasn’t he been married 4 or 5 times before?

    • Nancy says:

      Yep. This will be the fifth time he vows to love a woman till death do us part. Her first husband was a lot older as well. She has a rough love life history and obviously Foster does too. They kind of deserve each other. Good luck.

  2. SympathyRage says:

    I wish them happiness, but I am sick of old dudes saying “age is just a number” to justify perving on much younger women. Men rarely say “age is just a number” and then go for someone twice *their* age.

  3. Tanesha86 says:

    This is such an odd pairing to me but whatever, they don’t pay my bills.

  4. Astrid says:

    not my ring style

  5. CleaK says:

    It’s an Emerald cut, you can see that it is a step cut. Emeralds have more of a shine than the sparkle you get from brilliant-style cuts ( like rounds, ovals and radiants.) If you look at the picture Lea Michelle posted of her ring and compare it to this, it will show you a good comparison between the two cuts.

  6. NotSoSocialButterfly says:

    Oh jesus, she calls him (exactly as Yolanda did), “my love.” What else did Yolanda call him? “My king?” Do we sense a pattern here???

    • Aurelia says:

      Just read something Yolanda said about Catherine always being on the scene when she was married to David. She is not at all suprised they are out now.

  7. Miss Gloss says:

    This relationship makes me feel icky. I don’t know the details with the exception of the age gap and supposed affair, but they gross me out. I don’t even know who this guy is to be honest.

    • Maria says:

      I don’t know zilch about him except that he looks a bit like Piers Morgan. Enough to gross me out. Age is just a number. Sure it is, pull the other one.

    • Who ARE These People? says:

      EXTREMELY successful – and much-married – record producer (also songwriter, right?).

      • Tiffany says:

        Wrote some of the biggest hits in the past 4 decades. His portfolio is HUGE !!!

  8. ks says:

    So, let’s see. He will be roughly in his early 80’s when their child is 12?

    • VirgiliaCoriolanus says:

      Who says she wants kids? She seems very focused on her career, imo.

    • Beth says:

      Which is 10 years older than my grandfather was when I was 12. They’ll have to take daddy out of the nursing home so he can attend high school graduation

  9. lucy2 says:

    I like emerald cut, but don’t care for that particular design.

    Very sorry to hear she lost her father.

  10. j says:

    so the guy in the picture isn’t her dad?

    • Pandy says:

      Burn!!! Lol. I’m sure her father was thrilled to know she’s marrying an old coot with dough .

  11. Littlefishmom says:

    Oh puke. My love said..This guy is a selfish dick and she’s got zero going for her. Period. Sorry about her Dad but these two- gimme a break. Hope she never gets sick because then he’ll be onto #6.

  12. Twinkle says:

    It’s an emerald cut with a split shank (open V).

  13. qtpi says:

    Amazing she is still around. She was runner up on Idol eons ago. Last hubby was 20 years old. Me thinks someone may have Daddy issues.

  14. CairinaCat says:

    She’s been acting, she just finished season 4 of /scorpion as one of the leads.

  15. The Original G says:

    Meh, she’s 34 not 14. Mazeltoz and sadly, condolences.

  16. Elizabeth Rose says:

    I used to find her so beautiful but somehow she’s not as attractive to me anymore. I didn’t think she’d have such a great career after American Idol. I mean good for her I guess.

  17. Jayna says:

    Yolanda about Catherine