The only people other than Mawmaws and Pepaws tuned into CBS who have a reason to care about Katharine McPhee these days is us cagey gays who’ve made a sport of killing off brain cells watching Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Kat Phee has been spotted around Yolanda Hadid’s ex David Foster, so some American Idol dramaaaaaa is safe to assume, right? WRONG, sez Katharine.
Katharine is in the latest issue of Health (via E! News), where she tells people to lay off the rumors that she’s snatching Yolanda’s seat next to David at the piano in Malibu. It’s totally professional and friendly and nothing more:
“We’re very close friends, and we’ve been friends for a long time. I’m really, really fond of him, and I think he’s an incredible person. I’ve known him since I was 21 years old, you know? He produced my first single. So he’s been really good to me. People can say whatever they want.”
Despite the fact that Katharine’s music career kind of went nowhere and she’s now schlepping it on Scorpion, she somehow saw it in her heart of hearts to stick out a friendship with David. Oh, so nice. Except she might not be doing a very good job of selling it. E! News reports David and Katharine were at the L.A. Lakers game Sunday night and “definitely gave off coupley vibes.” They’ve been spotted out before on what look like dates to anyone with a working set of eyeballs. Even David’s 35-year-old daughter referred to 33-year-old Katharine as her new stepmom in a Snapchat from an event they all attended together.
But Katharine maintains the only coupley vibe she has with David is one that splits a check down the middle, since she is “pretty single” since her split with Scorpion co-star Elyes Gabel:
“I’m pretty single. I had a relationship with my lead actor on my show that was almost two years. I still am crazy about him, and we have a really great working relationship. It’s definitely not the easiest thing to get over someone you see every day!”
So I guess “pretty single” means Katharine lives a life of sisters b-4 misters after a rough day running lines with the ex, but then when the mood strikers her, she slips away for some rich daddy D with a Malibu view? I’m not sure why she’s playing so coy. Is it because she’s embarrassed about dating David Foster? She shouldn’t be. It’s David Foster, not a Taylor Hicks CD scooped from a bargain bin at T.J. Maxx.
Pic: Jeff Lipsky/Health