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David Foster And Katharine McPhee Engaged In Italy



Canadian music icon David Foster and former American Idol contestant Katharine McPhee are engaged! The two announced the big news on Tuesday, July 3.

Katharine McPhee Engaged To David Foster

In a text exchanged shared on Instagram, the Waitress star revealed how her fiancé proposed to her while on a vacation in Italy. The singer said Foster popped the question while atop a mountain in Anacapri.

"Totally dark only stars. Thankfully he didn't push me off the cliff," she joked to friend Jared Eng. "He said it was one or the other. And in the end, he spared me."

In another photo on Instagram, a silver engagement ring can be seen on the Smash actress' left hand. She still has not given fans a closer look at her diamond ring.

I just like this one. My new gorgeous friend, @mayra_suarez. & what a trip.️️

22.2k Likes, 4 Comments - Katharine McPhee (@katharinemcphee) on Instagram: "I just like this one. My new gorgeous friend, @mayra_suarez. & what a trip.️️"

In a post on Twitter, she also addressed the reports of engagement by posting a GIF of Ariana Grande snapping at the paparazzi.

The representative of McPhee confirmed the engagement to People.

This is the "Over It" singer's second marriage. She married Nick Cokas, a man she started dating before her meteoric rise to fame in 2008. They stayed together for six years before she filed for divorce in 2016.

Meanwhile, Foster has been married four times and has five children. His last marriage was to Yolanda Hadid, star of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and mom of Gigi and Bella Hadid. The marriage lasted until 2017.

The Couple's Relationship Timeline

CNN notes that McPhee and Foster first met when the renowned composer served as a guest mentor during Season 5 of American Idol. However, they did not start dating until last year when the 68-year-old musician was going through a divorce with Hadid while the 34-year-old star has recently ended her two-year romance with her Scorpion co-star Elyes Gabel.

Romance rumors started in May 2017 and were confirmed immediately after by Foster's daughter, Erin, in a photo on Instagram. The comedy writer called McPhee her "new stepmom."

The celebrity couple made their first public appearance in September at the Grammy Museum when the music producer was honored with the Architects of Sound Award. In December, McPhee denied the relationship rumors.

"We're very close friends, and we've been friends for a long time. I'm really, really fond of him, and I think he's an incredible person," the television star stated. " I've known him since I was 21 years old, you know? He produced my first single. So he's been really good to me. People can say whatever they want."

Around the same time, 90210 star Sara Foster said that the family already gave their dad's new girlfriend the stamp of approval.

David Foster's Kids React To Engagement News

While they have not been dating for a long time, it seems like the engagement of McPhee and Foster have the blessings of his kids. On Instagram, Sara and Erin reacted to the news by commenting on their famous dad's Instagram post.

Meet the Fosters. #CommentsByCelebs

12.3k Likes, 356 Comments - @commentsbycelebs on Instagram: "Meet the Fosters. #CommentsByCelebs"

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