David Foster Opens Up About Fatherhood at 73: 'I've Loved Every Single Day

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David Foster Opens Up About Fatherhood at 73: 'I've Loved Every Single Day

David Foster, the Canadian music producer, recently opened up about his experience of raising a child at the age of 73. In a joint interview with his wife, Katharine McPhee, Foster shared his thoughts on the differences between raising a son and raising daughters.

Fatherhood at 73: A New Experience

"I've loved every single day," said Foster. "It's the standard thing of like, 'Oh, well, you were so young when you had your children, and you were working day and night, you never saw them.'

And there is some truth to that, sadly, for my [older] kids. I was just working a lot. Even though I'm working a lot now, I'll cancel anything just to hang with him. It's just different." In 2021, Foster and McPhee welcomed their first child together, a son named Rennie.

Foster is already a father to six adult daughters from previous relationships, Allison, Amy, Sara, Erin, and Jordan. He admits that he did not have the patience to be an attentive father when he was younger, and he regrets that he was often unavailable and arrogant.

The Importance of Patience

Foster believes that it takes patience to be the parent of a toddler at 73. He said, "I think I can offer him wisdom from my [73] years on the planet, and maybe that's not a bad trade-off. I hope so." Despite the challenges, Foster is happy to be a father again and is grateful for the opportunity to make up for lost time.

"I think we're over that hump now with five years of being together," he said, "and hopefully people just start looking like we belong together because we feel like we do." Foster's story is a reminder that it is never too late to become a parent and that fatherhood can be a fulfilling experience at any age.

He is an inspiration to those who believe that they have missed their chance to raise a child and shows that with patience and love, anything is possible.