American Idol Alum Catherine McPhee and 71-year-old David Foster welcome first child

American Idol Alum Catherine McPhee and 71-year-old David Foster welcome first child


American Idol alum Katharine McPhee and musician David Foster have welcomed their first child. The couple became proud parents to a baby boy, confirmed a report in People. The 36-year-old American Idol star became a mum for the first time as husband 71-year-old David Foster became a dad for the sixth time. Foster is a father to five daughters -- 34-year-old Jordan, 38-year-old Erin, 40-year-old Sara, 47-year-old Amy and 50-year-old Allison -- from his previous relationships and marriages. 

A source told People, "Katharine McPhee and David Foster have welcomed a healthy baby boy. Mom, Dad and son are all doing wonderfully."

Actress, singer and songwriter Katharine McPhee and her music producer husband, David Foster, have welcomed their child together, a healthy baby boy. While it is Katharine McPhee's first child, 71-year-old David Foster already has five children, all daughters — 34-year-old Jordan, 38-year-old Erin, 40-year-old Sara, 47-year-old Amy and 50-year-old Allison — from his past relationships. After becoming the first runner-up on the fifth season of American Idol, McPhee went onto establish a successful career as a singer besides having acted in films like The House Bunny and Shark Night 3D as also popular TV shows such as Smash and Scorpion.

While speaking about her pregnancy on an episode of the Women on Top podcast, Katharine McPhee had earlier revealed, “Since I'm having a boy, I don't know if people know that, it's definitely different, you think about different things. I always wanted a girl, that's always what I wanted...I always wanted both. Let's just be honest about that. But now that I'm having a boy, I'm like, 'Phew, wow, there's different things I need to worry about.' Versus the things I would be thinking about with a girl. I am a little short of breath here and there. Yeah, I mean, some days it's a walk in the park and other days it's like, oh gosh, OK! But, I feel really good. I'm in a good place.”

While speaking to ET about his wife, David Foster had previously stated, “She's the whole package, you know? Singing, acting, beauty, she's got it all.”

Just a few days before Katharine welcomed her baby, the actress and singer on an episode of the Women on Top podcast revealed she and David were having a son. She said, "I always wanted a girl, that's always what I wanted -- I always wanted both. Let's just be honest about that. But now that I'm having a boy, I'm like, 'Phew, wow, there's different things I need to worry about.' Versus the things I would be thinking about with a girl," reported Entertainment Tonight.

Katharine and David walked down the aisle in June 2019. While it is Katharine's second marriage, it's a fifth for David Foster who was previously married to Nick Cokas from 2008 to 2016. Before that, Foster was also married to B.J. Cook, Rebecca Dyer, Linda Thompson and Gigi Hadid's mum Yolanda Hadid.