Katharine McPhee and David Foster have broken their silence on the tragic death of their son’s nanny.
Last month, the couple sparked concern when Katharine suddenly pulled out of their joint tour in Asia due to a “horrible tragedy”.
It was later reported that their son’s nanny Yadira Calito had died after being hit by a car at a Toyota dealership in California’s San Fernando Valley.
During a new interview with Entertainment Tonight, David and Katharine admitted the past month has been tough for them as a family.
“It’s been tough for her,” David said of his wife. “Yeah, it’s been tough. She’s managing.”
“Yeah,” Katharine added. “Thank you.”
According to an online obituary, Yadira is survived by her fiancé Jaime; kids Diana, Luis, Juan and Pamela; and eight grandchildren with three on the way.
Reports of their nanny’s death emerged after Katharine announced on Instagram that she would be leaving her and her husband’s Hitman Tour in Asia due to a family emergency.
At the time, she wrote on Instagram: “Dearest Jakarta fans, it’s with heavy heart I announce I have to miss our final two shows of our Asia run.”
“David and I have had a horrible tragedy in our family and at least one of us need to get back home to our family.”
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“Please know how sorry I am and how much I wish to return one day and perform for you all,” she added. “Love Katharine.”
Katharine and David have been married since 2019, and welcomed their son Rennie in 2021.
David is also father to five daughters – Allison, 52, Amy, 49, Sara, 41, Erin, 40, and Jordan, 36 – from previous relationships.