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Katharine McPhee explains how she and David Foster keep the romantic spark alive: ‘We just want to connect’

The idea of ​​working with David Foster was music to Katherine McPhee’s ears.

The couple, married since 2019, have been spending time together over their son, Renee, whom they welcomed in February last year. But now, the pair has geared up for yet another collaboration.

On November 25, the couple Will release their first album together Titled “Christmas Songs”, a seven-track record of holiday tunes featuring a big band sound.

David Foster and Katherine McPhee said: "I do" in 2019.

David Foster and Katherine McPhee said “I do” in 2019.
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“David and I met when I was a contestant on ‘American Idol,’ which was about 17-18 years ago,” the 38-year-old told Fox News Digital of her 73-year-old spouse.

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“We’ve been allies long before we were in a relationship together,” McPhee shared. “Then we became friends. So I’m used to being on stage with him, sharing a stage with him, being in the recording studio with him. That was first of all before anything. That’s where we get together.” Most comfortable. It doesn’t create any friction between us. There is no unknown between us. That’s where it all started for us.”

Katherine McPhee and David Foster date back in 2006.  They are now parents to their son, Renee.

Katherine McPhee and David Foster date back in 2006. They are now parents to their son, Renee.
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McPhee and Foster began dating back in 2017. “Smash” Alum It was previously mentioned that the record producer had thrown a Christmas party for him and his friends in an effort to impress her. McPhee shared that her idea of ​​keeping the spark alive as a busy parent has gotten “really simple” over the years — and she wouldn’t have it any other way.

“We just love being able to go to a movie and have dinner together,” McPhee said. “There’s nothing extraordinary about what we love to do. We just want to reconnect. I love just sitting down and having dinner with him. I’ll have a glass of wine — he doesn’t drink. And we just Let’s talk. That’s our time together that we always make sure of. We have very busy schedules, so it’s really important for us to carve out that time each day. And there’s always something to talk about Whether it’s our family, our son – it’s our time.”

McPhee said the quality time he and Foster shared in the studio bonding over Christmas songs brought them even closer.

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“I always marvel at his ability to have an idea [his] head and manifest it in something,” she explained. “It’s best to work with David because he knows exactly what he wants, what he needs from you. Being his wife and his fan before our wedding, I have a lot of respect for him… and it’s been a lot of fun. We spent the summer together and thought of releasing a few songs on social platforms… but the idea turned out to be too much.”

Katherine McPhee said that spending quality time with her husband every night along with good food is the key to their relationship.

Katherine McPhee said that spending quality time with her husband every night along with good food is the key to their relationship.
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McPhee said the holidays have always been a special time in her home.

“The day after Thanksgiving, we always have a tradition where we take out all the Christmas decorations and turn on all the Christmas music,” she said with a laugh. “It’s something I look forward to every year. Hopefully, my son will eventually decorate as much as I do. I love to pull out recipes I’ve made for years, recipes my grandmother made over the years.” done… my mom also likes to come here. she can cook, but she doesn’t enjoy it that much and that’s something she takes for granted. but one thing we love to do is make our apple pie recipe Take it out and prepare it for Thanksgiving and Christmas together.”

McPhee insists that his son is already showing his musical talent. Time will tell if he moves on to the family business, but the star said she already knows what advice Foster will give as the music industry moves forward.

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Katherine McPhee said that she and David Foster were musical collaborators before the romance blossomed.

Katherine McPhee said that she and David Foster were musical collaborators before the romance blossomed.
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“I know what my husband will say and I feel like I have embraced his faith,” she explained. “He used to say, ‘If you need my advice or if you need me to tell you how to figure it out,’ it’s probably not going to happen to you.” Usually, the people who actually happen to do something, find a way to do it and figure it out. And they don’t depend on people to do it themselves. So I think practice and persistence are probably the best keywords we will share with him to accomplish this. But only you can figure it out for yourself.”

McPhee said she enjoys sharing your family life with fans on social media. The singer said that she is not surprised by any trolls eager to target her.

“I feel [that confidence] With age comes.” And listen, these are the people who would just write something and go about their day and not think about what they rewrote. So I’m going to spend as little time on this As much as the person who decided to write this in the first place. I’m sure they don’t even think about it until five seconds after posting it. So to me, it has pretty much zero impact.”

Katherine McPhee said she is not surprised by the trolls on social media.

Katherine McPhee said she is not surprised by the trolls on social media.
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These days McPhee is focusing on her latest project- a jewelry line, She said that the idea came after giving birth to her son.

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“It’s been my secret passion to make jewelry,” she said. “Growing up, I knew what my true passion was. It was very clear and right in front of me. I knew I could sing and I loved to perform. But in the meantime, I was always collecting jewelry.” .. I always knew that one day I was going to make this possible. It was something I manifested in my head without ever telling anyone close to me like my husband or my mother in my life.”

Katherine McPhee said that as a child, she used to make jewelry for her mother.  She is now launching her own line.

Katherine McPhee said that as a child, she used to make jewelry for her mother. She is now launching her own line.
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“I’ve always been jewelry collector and giving it as gifts for special occasions,” she continued. “And along the way, I learned there [are] Many ways to reveal things. I used to write things down before the new year started and say to myself, ‘I’m going to achieve this.’ It’s something you can give to your family, which is important to me… whenever you spend time with your family it’s sacred…more [making jewelry] It’s something that I like to do. This extended into my adult years. I always give something to my mom or sister on birthday or special occasion. This is where it all started and continues. It has become a special tradition, which I continue with my mother and sister.”

Katherine McPhee said that she is a big believer in expression to make dreams come true.

Katherine McPhee said that she is a big believer in expression to make dreams come true.
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As for Foster, McPhee said he “definitely has given his input.”

“He’s very particular about what he likes and doesn’t,” she laughed. “I always like to show him what I’m working on. For the most part, we agree… I always like to get his thoughts and perspectives on stuff. He likes the classics. I like things a little more Like it. But it all works.”