David Foster in an interview with PEOPLE, states it feels a “little bit different” raising his toddler son Rennie, at the age of 73. In 2021, the musician and his wife Katharine McPhee, 38, had their son Rennie. Foster claims that even though he had previously fathered five daughters, raising a son seems extremely different from that.
“I had all daughters until my son and I love all my daughters immeasurably, but having a son is a little bit different. At this point in my life, it’s different again. Not better or worse, just different. I still work, I’m still gone a lot, but maybe the time is a little more precious to me because I got more runway behind me than I have ahead of me now,” said the musician.
In addition, he admits that, considering his age, he might not be there for his kid when he grows into a man. He claims that the only thing he can provide his treasured son is his wisdom.
“I think that I can offer one thing to Rennie even though I won’t be around when he’s 50 or 40 even, or 30 maybe,” explains Foster. “I think I can offer him wisdom from my 72 years on the planet. And maybe that’s not a bad trade-off. I hope so,” said Foster.