Katharine McPhee's Engagement to David Foster Sparks Controversy

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Katharine McPhee and David Foster
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Looks like a certain Hollywood couple is headed down the aisle ... again. David Foster and Katharine McPhee's engagement has the Internet buzzing, and not to share congratulations. Aside from this soon-to-be married duo having a 34-year age difference, lots of people are side-eyeing David and Katherine's relationship -- pointing out she's the "same age as his kids."

  • David proposed to his soon-to-be bride during the couple's Italian vacation.

    Katharine McPhee and David Foster
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    This marriage will be number two for Katharine, and number five for David. He was last married to Yolanda Foster whom he separated from back in 2015 -- during her public battle with Lyme Disease -- after four years of marriage. (Their divorce finalized in May 2017.)

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  • And as you can see, Katharine is excited and unashamed.

  • The couple have been linked together since last September, though they first met on American Idol back in 2006.

    David Foster and Katharine McPhee on American Idol
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    Guess they kept in touch.

  • They're pretty hush about their relationship.

    Maybe they'll have a shotgun wedding.

  • But that's not stopping this future Mrs. from spilling the deets on the way David proposed.


  • While there are some peeps who are happy to hear about David and Katharine's engagement, others ... well, they don't know WTF to think.

  • Folks are grossed out.

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  • (Yikes.)

  • And accuse Katharine of having "daddy issues" for marrying men who are much older than her.

    In 2008, Katharine, then 24, married Nick Cokas, then 43, before filing for divorce in 2014 amid reports she was having an affair with a married man.

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  • A 34-year age difference obviously isn't a big deal to this couple.

    And it won't be the last time a celeb's love can pass for his daughter.

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