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Two words complimenting “hot wife” Katharine McPhee’s post-baby figure were apparently too much for some quick-to-outrage social media malcontents.
The “American Idol” runner-up isn’t having it, however. “Get a life,” the “non-sorry” singer/actress advised social media detractors and haters, among other things.
The controversy, if that’s what it is, got started when Grammy-winning music producer David Foster, 72, proudly (and why shouldn’t he be, after all?) posted a picture of his 37-year-old, bikini-clad wife on Instagram, along with the caption “what baby!”
McPhee gave birth to their son Rennie, her first child, in February 2021. Foster, who exchanged vows with McPhee in June 2019, has five other kids from prior marriages.
As a general proposition, sharing, or oversharing is important for maintaining currency on the often-transitory entertainment circuit, when — similar to politics — just about everything is transactional.
Separately, those on the outside seldom know what actually goes on in an ordinary relationship, let alone one in the celebrity bubble.
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After a negative response to Foster’s post (although it also garnered about 20,000 likes), the new mom defended her husband with an alluring Instagram post, along with a swimsuit pose of her own, along with explaining how she has dealt with longtime challenges in staying in shape.
“ok the press around my husband’s photo he posted of me is so dumb…so I hope this photo helps lol. I’m sorry but we are not sorry. And for all of you who can’t deal with it maybe this helps. I’ve struggled with weight my whole 20s and 30. I’ve gone up and down 10 times over. Does that make you feel better? There is nothing wrong with that — most people do,” McPhee insisted.
“I lost this baby weight without dieting. Zero. Diets are the worst and I’ve had zero pressure from anyone. I’ve let [my] body do its thing and found a great workout. That’s it. And guess what? I’ll probably gain weight again at some point too. Who cares?”
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“BUT people freaking out about what my husband captioned seriously get a life…Stop being so offended by what people post who have zero impact on your life and move on. Maybe you should have more of an attitude of like, let’s say…’oh that’s nice he thinks his wife is hot.’
“I cannot with this overly sensitive society right now. But as Taylor Swift said haters gonna hate,” she concluded, in a message that received nearly 70,000 likes as of this writing.
McPhee has also reportedly struggled with eating disorders.
Here’s a selection of the Twitter reaction, which is very mixed.
Kudus to David Foster at 72 landing this babe impressive but guess when you’re a Grammy winning producers with zillions anything is possible
— Blackjack (me/myself/I) (@blackjack_hawk) December 30, 2021
what happened to the days when people could compliment their wives/partners/significant others and it be just that. Now everyone wants to dissect every word said. He was just trying to say she looks great so lets leave it alone.
— Kathy (@Kathy_Dominguez) December 29, 2021
What’s the Big Deal? She’s 37, rich and got nothing to do all day except swim, diet, and exercise. This isn’t news🙄
— Brenda (@Brenda64089275) December 30, 2021
It’s his wife and he was right? She looks like she has no baby recently.
Women are always so jealous and angry.
It’s not his job to coddle, compliment or worry about other women’s feelings.
Such Karen’s. Lol
— Tan🇨🇦 (@Tanishere) December 29, 2021
People are jealous of her husband’s innocent comment about HIS wife. Good for her!
— lucienne F Ribeiro (@Luluribeiro11) December 29, 2021
Get a personal chef and private trainer and you to can ask ‘What baby’
— RE Gustafson (@GustafsonRe) December 28, 2021
The money good but this dude also a legend so there is that too
— Sammy the Goat (@ThebookofR) December 29, 2021
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