HomeViralAt the age of 73, David Foster is raising a son with his wife, Katharine McPhee
At the age of 73, David Foster is raising a son with his wife, Katharine McPhee
January 17, 2023
Music veteran David Foster shared details about raising a son at this stage of his life.
The 73-year-old currently lives with his fifth wife, Katharine McPhee, with whom he has a son, Rennie.
Speaking to People, he shared that being a father again and taking on the responsibilities of parenting feels different. She also mentioned that her old age has given her wisdom that she wants to share with her child.
While admitting that welcoming her son wasn’t planned, Foster admitted she has no regrets that it happened and “loved every single day.” The Grammy winner also noted that she and McPhee “belong together” despite their age difference.
Read on to learn more.
“I think I can offer him some wisdom”
In an interview People magazine, Foster, who is seven, has arranged to raise their 20-month-old son, Rennie, with his wife, McPhee.
Acknowledging that he may not be on earth when his child reaches advanced age, the music producer feels he has more to offer his son than a huge legacy.
“I think one thing I can offer Rennie is I won’t be around even when he’s 50 or 40 or maybe 30,” the 73-year-old told the publication. Page six. “I think I can offer him some wisdom from my (73) years on the planet, and maybe that’s not a bad compromise. I hope so.”
Foster and McPhee welcomed joy last February after almost three years of marriage. The music veteran previously adopted five daughters from previous relationships, Allison, 52; Amy, 49; Sara, 41; Erin, 40; and Jordan, 36.
David Foster says raising a child ‘feels different’ now
Foster, who went on to explain how much she longed to impart the wisdom of her age to her child, shared that this perspective came from having previously lived her life without being “patient.”
“I wasn’t patient when I was young,” he admitted. “I was arrogant and on the move.”
The Grammy winner ended up comparing raising a child in their old age to when they were younger.
“At this point in my life, it’s different again,” he noted. “Not better or worse, just different.”
However, the former head of Verve Records hinted that he places extra value on the time he spends with his son. He added: “I’m still working, I’ve still been touring a lot, but maybe time is a little more valuable to me because there are more runways behind me than there are in front of me now.”
David Foster has no regrets about raising a child at his age
Although a baby in his early seventies is unusual, the composer enjoys the experience.
Revealed by People magazine that the reception of his child filled him with no regrets, though he had not intended it.
“I loved every single day,” she said. “It’s the usual thing of, ‘Oh, you were so young when you had your kids and you worked day and night that you never saw them.’ , that now I work a lot, I’ll give up anything, just to stay with him. It’s simply different.”
David Foster talks about his relationship with Katharine McPhee
About her “unconventional” relationship with McPhee, Foster shared that she and her partner are “together” despite the age difference.
The music producer compared their relationship to veteran musician Celine Dion and her late husband Rene Angelil, who also had a “big age gap”.
“There was a big age gap between Céline and (her late husband) René Angélil… She just looked and seemed normal,” he said. “But of course it was strange at the beginning.”
Then he admitted that the initial weirdness had faded in the years since they got together.
McPhee, who was also part of the People he noted in an interview: “we just love our history, how we met and where we are now. Sometimes we look at each other like “it’s so wild that we’re together.”