Katharine McPhee Isn’t the Only Celebrity to Marry Someone Twice Her Age
Broadway star Katharine McPhee announced her engagement to music producer David Foster on July 3, 2018, around a year after the two started dating.
McPhee, 34, garnered a lot of attention when reports surfaced she was dating 68-year-old Foster. She’s younger than four of his children (Allison, Amy, Sara, and Erin) and will be Foster’s fifth wife. McPhee was married once before Nick Cokas. Foster notably played the piano at her wedding reception.
McPhee isn’t ignorant to the large age difference in their relationship and the unique relationship that results. She told Health in 2017 how she felt about the situation. “I’m really, really fond of him, and I think he’s an incredible person,” she said of Foster. “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.”
Regardless of public perception, McPhee has the approval of the people that truly matter: Foster’s family. Sara Foster told Us Weekly that she and Foster’s other children “totally approve,” adding, “We just want someone that’s going to treat him well and that cares about him, and I think he’s with someone right now that really does.”
McPhee and Foster certainly aren’t the first celebrity couple whose age gap dominated the news cycle. Not all of them tied the knot, but a few are still going strong despite the decades between them.
Kris Jenner and Corey Gamble
The Keeping Up With the Kardashians matriarch and ultimate momager was married to Caitlyn Jenner (formerly Bruce Jenner) for the majority of her reality show’s timeline. The two officially split in 2015 and Kris began dating Corey Gamble — who is 25 years her junior.
After dating undercover for a few months, Gamble made an appearance on KUWTK and met each member of the famous family. Everyone seemed happy that Kris was in a loving relationship — save daughter Khloe, who is the fiercest protector of her family on the show.
Gamble, 37, is close friends with Kris’s son-in-law Kanye West, 41. Gamble is older than Kris’s youngest daughters, Khloe, Kendall, and Kylie, but younger than eldest daughters Kourtney (39) and Kim (37).
Alec Baldwin and Hilaria Thomas
The comedian and now-infamous Trump impersonator married yoga instructor Hilaria Thomas in 2012. Baldwin, who is 26-years Thomas’ senior, was 54 when he married his 28-year-old fiancé. The couple has four kids together including newborn Romeo Alejandro David.
Thomas told People Magazine how their 26-year age gap works to their advantage as a couple. It has made them prioritize the things they need to “understand about each other” in their relationship and parenting. Baldwin reportedly makes date night a regular occurrence, even if it’s low-key. “Most nights, we have date night, which could mean we’re doing a puzzle,” she said. “On Valentine’s Day, we ordered takeout.”
Amber Tamblyn and David Cross
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants star Amber Tamblyn and the stand-up comedian, David Cross, have a 19-year age gap. Their age gap was the butt of a few jokes at the expense of friends and comedians. When they appeared on stage together on the live comedy talk show Running Late With Scott Rogowsky, they were quick to make fun of their own age difference.
“I was slow to make any moves because of our age difference,” Cross explained. “If anyone’s wondering, I’m 14!” Tamblyn joked. Regardless of how slow their relationship moved initially, the two have been happily married for six years now and welcomed their first child, a son, in February 2017.
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