David Foster, Katharine McPhee say it’s been ‘tough’ dealing with the loss of their son’s nanny
Katharine McPhee and her spouse, David Foster, are still mourning the loss of their son’s nanny who tragically passed away in a car accident. Foster, 73, shared with “Entertainment Tonight” on Thursday that it has been challenging for McPhee, but she is handling it. The unfortunate incident occurred when an 84-year-old woman accidentally crashed into a Toyota dealership in San Fernando Valley, California. The nanny, Yadira Calito, was waiting for her car to be serviced at the time and was struck by the vehicle. Calito, who was responsible for taking care of the couple’s 2-year-old son, Rennie, was 55 years old at the time of her passing.
Following the devastating family tragedy, McPhee, 39, had to cut short her participation in her husband’s “Hitman” tour in Asia and return home. She shared the sad news vaguely on her Instagram, informing her 916,000 followers that she had to miss the final two shows of the Asia run due to a horrible tragedy in their family and the need to be with their loved ones. McPhee expressed her apologies and hopes to one day return and perform for her fans in Jakarta.
The unexpected death led to McPhee’s withdrawal from the “Hitman” tour, and she was seen looking somber at LAX and while running errands in Los Angeles. McPhee and Foster got married in 2019 and welcomed their son in 2021. Foster also has five adult children from previous relationships. Despite the tragedy, the couple is moving forward and preparing to release a Christmas album and embark on a US tour in November. Foster described their holiday set list as a “fresh” take on traditional Christmas songs, with the ability to play them in various styles on the piano.
Overall, McPhee and Foster are persevering through their grief and focusing on their upcoming music projects and tour.
Katharine McPhee and her husband, David Foster, are still grieving the death of their son’s nanny after she was killed in a motor accident.
“It’s been tough for [McPhee],” Foster, 73, told “Entertainment Tonight” Thursday.
“Yeah, it’s been tough. She’s managing.”
The musicians lost their son’s nanny, Yadira Calito, after an 84-year-old woman accidentally crashed into a Toyota dealership in San Fernando Valley, Calif. last month.
Calito — who watched the couple’s 2-year-old son, Rennie — had been waiting for her car to be serviced when she was struck. She was 55 at the time of her death.
Following the “horrible family tragedy,” McPhee, 39, was forced to leave her husband’s “Hitman” tour in Asia early and return home.
She vaguely announced the bad news to her 916,000 Instagram followers in a post that read, “Dearest Jakarta fans, it’s with heavy heart I announce I have to miss our final two shows of our Asia run.
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“David and I have had a horrible tragedy in our family and at least one of us needs to get back home to our family.”
The “American Idol” alum furthered, “Please know how sorry I am and how much I wish to return one day and perform for you all. Love Katharine.”
The very next day, McPhee was spotted looking somber as she made her way through LAX and then once again, while running errands in Los Angeles.
Foster and McPhee tied the knot in 2019 before welcoming their only son in 2021. Foster also shares five adult children — Allison, 53, Amy, 50, Sara, 42, Erin, 40, and Jordan, 36 — with previous partners.
However, despite the tragedy, the couple appears to be moving forward as they prepare to release a Christmas album and tour the US in November.
Foster referred to the holiday set list as a “fresh” take on the usual jolly tunes.
“You could give me a song title right now of a Christmas song, I’d go to the piano,” Foster told the outlet.
“I could do it probably three or four different ways without really thinking about it. In a jazzy way, in a country way, in a classical way, in a slow way, in a fast way. And so I just mix it up.”