David Foster, Katharine McPhee engaged

David Foster and Katharine McPhee (right) at the Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & The Catholic Imagination Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, on May 7, 2018.
David Foster and Katharine McPhee (right) at the Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & The Catholic Imagination Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, on May 7, 2018.PHOTO: AFP

LOS ANGELES • When American singer-actress Katharine McPhee married actor Nick Cokas 10 years ago, award-winning Canadian music producer David Foster  was playing the piano at the wedding reception.

Foster and McPhee would soon appear together at a wedding reception, but this time as husband and wife.

The couple, who confirmed their relationship only recently although speculation of their dating has been swirling about a year ago, have confirmed their engagement.

Celebrity website TMZ reported that Foster, 68, popped the question to McPhee, 34, during their recent European vacation.

This would be McPhee's second marriage after her divorce from Cokas in 2016. She gained famed as a contestant on the fifth season of American Idol, where she finished as runner-up to winner Taylor Hicks.

American Idol was also where she first met Foster, who was then a mentor to the finalists.

She was later known for leading roles in TV series like Smash and Scorpion. She was photographed kissing former Smash director Michael Morris in 2013 and has also dated Scorpion co-star Elyes Gabel.

For Foster, this would be his fifth marriage. He finalised his divorce with his fourth wife, former star of The Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills Yolanda Hadid, last October. He was also married to singer-songwriter B.J. Cook, former model Rebecca Dyer and actress Linda Thompson.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 05, 2018, with the headline 'David Foster, Katharine McPhee engaged'. Print Edition | Subscribe