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Katharine McPhee, David Foster Having $50 Million Wedding?

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Katharine McPhee and David Foster are not having a $50 Million wedding, despite an inaccurate tabloid report. Gossip Cop can exclusively debunk the story. We’re told it’s untrue.

According to OK!, the upcoming nuptials between the singer and the music producer will be “completely over the top” and cost an astronomical amount. A supposed source tells the magazine, “The guest list is already past the 500 mark because they have a ton of Hollywood connections. If David’s birthday parties are any indication, plenty of A-listers will be invited, from Kate Hudson to John Mayer.”

The outlet’s alleged insider goes on to say that the couple will rent a Malibu mansion to use as the location, while Foster wants renowned chef Wolfgang Puck to oversee the menu. As for the singer’s gown, “She’s thinking of tapping [haute couture designer] Georges Chakra to create a custom piece,” says the questionable tipster. “It’s going to be so different from her last wedding dress, and she’s having David’s daughters [Sara and Erin Foster] look at options with her.”

The seemingly phony source further contends that McPhee and Foster will perform a duet together. “It’ll be a special moment and chance for them to reflect on everything that brought them together over the years. It’s definitely going to be a night to remember,” adds the so-called “insider.”

There are several issues with the tabloid’s phony story. For starters, Foster’s net worth is estimated to be around $30 million. It seems unlikely the music producer plans to go $20 million into debt so he can throw a big party. Meanwhile, the magazine claims to know all of the details about the couple’s ceremony, but fails to mention when it’s actually going to take place.

Additionally, $50 million is an absurd price tag to put on a wedding. For comparison, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s wedding cost $45 million, and most of that money was allotted to the massive security measures that needed to be taken, including hiring the military for protection. Kate Middleton and Prince William’s wedding was around $35 million.

The magazine’s excerpt about the singer’s wedding gown is also fabricated. Earlier this week, McPhee shared a photo of herself trying on wedding dresses. She brought along her fiancé’s daughter Jordan, who’s a stylist. The music producer’s other daughters, Sara and Erin, didn’t accompany her. The magazine chose the wrong Foster siblings.

Despite the tabloid’s story lacking logic and being riddled with inaccuracies, Gossip Cop still checked in with McPhee’s rep, who laughed off the idea that her wedding will cost $50 million. We also reached out to Foster’s spokesperson, who similarly assures us the outlet’s article is completely made-up.

Sources

Finn, Natalie. "Inside Yolanda Hadid and David Foster's Many Millions: Why Spousal Support Doesn't Make Sense." E! News, 25 May 2016.

Loudenback, Tanza. "Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are spending millions more on their wedding than Prince William and Kate Middleton did." Business Insider, 3 May 2018.

Dupre, Elyse. "Katharine McPhee Tries on Wedding Dresses and Looks Like a Beautiful Bride." E! News, 16 Jan. 2019.

Leslie Sloane, Spokesperson for Katharine McPhee. 18 Jan. 2019.

Liz Rosenberg, Spokesperson for David Foster. 18 Jan. 2019.