Katharine McPhee confirmed her 3-week-old son is called Rennie David Foster throughout an look on the ‘Today Show’ with Hoda Kotb!
Katharine McPhee, 36, admitted husband David Foster, 71, wasn’t so thrilled she spilled tea on their new child son’s identify! “You know, my husband was kind of annoyed…I’m in trouble, but hopefully my husband won’t be too mad at me!” the American Idol alum revealed on SiriusXM’s The Jess Cagle Show on Thursday, Mar. 18. She initially confirmed their 3-week-old child was named Rennie David Foster throughout a clip from an upcoming interview with Jenna Bush and Hoda Kotb on The Today Show — joking the Grammy successful producer would “probably kill me for saying it.” The full interview airs on March 19.
A day after the preview clip from Today aired confirming the identify, she defined to Jess Cagle the query caught her off guard. “But Hoda just asked me on the Today show like ‘What’s his name?’ And I didn’t want to be like, ‘Sorry, we’re not sharing it,’ ” she added. “You can’t say no to Hoda! My husband is friends with her too. So anyway, I think he’s just like, ‘It’s the only thing we have to keep private.’ And I’m like, ‘I’m sorry, she asked me the question!” occurring to clarify how she reasoned her spur-of-the-moment determination to share the non-public element.
Katharine McPhee with new child.
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“I said, ‘What was I supposed to say? Nothing?’ Like, ‘I’m sorry, we’re not sharing the name’? Because we don’t want to be that pretentious over the name, but just, it’s the only kind of thing you can hold onto that feels private, you know, that you can kind of keep,” Katharine stated, noting the identify is “so original” and that the couple “loves” it. On the Today Show, the Smash star confirmed the identify Rennie has a “long history” within the Foster household: each David’s great-grandfather and nice uncle had been additionally known as Rennie. The suggestion initially got here by way of David’s sister over textual content as Katharine was in labor (she gave delivery on Feb. 24).
“It sort of took my breath away,” she stated throughout the interview. “I was waiting for something like that and I just didn’t think it would happen. We were going to name him something totally different, which was a great name, but not something that meant something.” Rennie is Katharine’s first little one and David’s sixth, becoming a member of sisters Allison, 50, and Amy, 47, from previous relationships, and Sara, 40, Erin, 38, and Jordan, 34, by way of his ex-wife Rebecca Dyer. “Anyway, yes, the cat’s out of the bag. It’s not like, you know, we’re the only people who’ve named our child something, but it’s just, we wanted to keep it as private as long as we could,” she additionally stated.
A day prior on the Today Show, she admitted the couple had “a couple of names” earlier than setting on Rennie — however finally beloved how “Ren Foster” sounded. “My husband said, ‘Hi, Ren Foster,’ and so we said, ‘That’s a good name. It’s a strong name.’” The first-time mother stated she’s “in heaven” since welcoming little Ren. “It’s really been amazing…the sweetest, it’s just the best.”
David and Katharine initially met again in 2006, when the famed document producer mentored the youthful singer who competed on the fifth season of Idol. Years later, their relationship took a romantic flip — with David and Katharine tying the knot in June 2019. Reports started swirling in Oct. 2020 that they had been anticipating a toddler collectively, which she subtly confirmed by way of Instagram that very same month. Opening a package deal of Aperol Spritz, she joked that she “won’t be drinking this anytime soon — wink, wink — but I’m very excited.”
She later revealed she was having “a boy” throughout an interview on the Women on Top Podcast hosted by Roxy Manning and Tammin Sursok. “Now that I am having a boy, there are different things I need to worry about to teach him versus the things I would be thinking about with a girl,” the Los Angeles native stated in Feb. 2021. “But it’s kind of refreshing because I feel like I don’t need to think about those societal ‘this is the way you look.’ I think men have different issues and different things to worry about.”