David Foster remains to be adjusting to being the daddy of a child boy.
Foster, 73, welcomed son Rennie, 23 months, in 2021 with spouse Katharine McPhee, 38, having already raised six grownup daughters from earlier relationships: Allison, 52, Amy, 49, Sara, 41, Erin, 40, and Jordan, 36 .
“I had all daughters till my son and I like all my daughters immeasurably, however having a son is a little bit bit completely different,” Foster tells PEOPLE.
The music producer can be having to familiarize yourself with the concept of parenting in later life.
“At this level in my life, it is completely different once more,” says Foster on the Music Heart in Los Angeles throughout an occasion to honor Jerry Moss on Saturday. “Not higher or worse, simply completely different. I nonetheless work, I am nonetheless gone rather a lot, however perhaps the time is a bit more treasured to me as a result of I bought extra runway behind me than I’ve forward of me now.”
Regardless of this, Foster says it requires “endurance” to be the daddy of a toddler at 73—a talent he admits he didn’t have when he was elevating his 5 daughters. “I used to be not affected person after I was younger,” he says. “I used to be smug and simply on the transfer.”
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When Foster and McPhee first introduced they have been anticipating a baby collectively, the information was met with combined reactions given their age hole. The songwriter is conscious of the “naysayers” who questioned their resolution, he says, including that it is “a sound query,” however he has his personal perspective on it.
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“I believe that I can supply one factor to Rennie regardless that I will not be round when he is 50 or 40 even, or 30 perhaps,” explains Foster. “I believe I can supply him knowledge from my 72 years on the planet. And perhaps that is not a foul trade-off. I hope so.”
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Foster has been vocal about his pleasure at being a dad once more within the almost two years since he and McPhee welcomed Rennie. “It is simply nice being a dad. It is too cliché to say ‘Now I’ve extra time,’ however I do: I’ve extra time,” he informed PEOPLE forward of his sold-out Las Vegas present final 12 months.
He additionally admits that having one other child was “not one thing” he foresaw taking place in his 70s, however he has no regrets.
“I’ve cherished each single day,” he informed PEOPLE in October. “It is the usual factor of like, ‘Oh, effectively you have been so younger whenever you had your youngsters and also you have been working day and night time, you by no means noticed them.’ And there’s some fact to that, sadly, for me [older] youngsters. I used to be simply working rather a lot. Though I am working rather a lot now, I will cancel something simply to hold with him. It is simply completely different.”
The Grammy Award-winner first met McPhee on American Idol in 2006, the place he was her visitor mentor. They constructed a friendship first—Foster performed the piano at McPhee’s first marriage ceremony—and have been later seen attending occasions collectively all through 2016 and 2017.
The couple confirmed their relationship on the Met Gala in 2018 by showing on the purple carpet collectively and have been engaged only a few months later. They wed in London in 2019.