Since announcing their engagement on social media this week, Katharine McPhee and David Foster have endured their fair share of internet trolling over their considerable age gap. McPhee got so tired of the static, in fact, that she just dropped a major clapback on Twitter — and she’s got a point, y’all.
McPhee, 34, and Foster, 68, clearly have some distance between their demographics. However, McPhee isn’t interested in your opinions on the matter. “Y’all should be worrying more about registering to vote and midterm elections than who’s marrying me,” she tweeted on Friday. “Thank you for coming to my TED talk.”
The Twittersphere certainly seemed to approve of the shade McPhee was throwing.
— Matt (@learn2doit) July 6, 2018
SHE SNAPPED pic.twitter.com/LGaDxpH4qt
— raya ♡ (@wewritelettrs) July 6, 2018
— cait (@crance97) July 6, 2018
SISTER SNAPPED pic.twitter.com/k0a6Nz2mDU
— 𝙖𝙡𝙮 ♡ (@alyybearr_) July 6, 2018
This is truly the funniest shit 😂 but yes go off queen!! It’s no ones business besides yours!💗😉
— Ania (@ania_0515) July 7, 2018
— lauren (@laur_hargreaves) July 7, 2018
— AK (@kary_arana) July 6, 2018
Of course, McPhee’s tweet wasn’t just savage — it was salient, too. With everything going on in the country, we could all stand to focus on the bigger picture. In that bigger picture, the fact that McPhee is marrying an older man doesn’t even register.
McPhee and Foster aren’t letting any of the negative feedback affect them, though. According to Us Weekly, the pair can’t wait to walk down the aisle. “Katharine is telling close friends she doesn’t want to have a long engagement to David Foster,” a source told the mag. “They are very much in love, and have previous marriages under their belts.”
Foster was previously married to B.J. Cook, Rebecca Dyer, Linda Thompson and Yolanda Hadid; his marriage to Hadid officially ended in divorce in May 2017. McPhee was previously married to Nick Cokas for six years.
According to the source, McPhee and Foster hope to be wed “in the next nine months” and “they do want to have a family.” Should they start their own brood, the couple’s progeny would have five half-siblings: Foster’s children from previous unions. His oldest daughter, Allison Jones Foster, is 48.