Despite the challenges of raising a child at this stage in his life, David Foster sees the baby’s bottle as half full.
“I think I can offer something to Rennie, even though I won’t be around when he turns 50 or 40 or maybe 30,” the 73-year-old music producer told People of his son, who is next will be 2 years old this month.
“I think I can offer him some wisdom on my end  years on the planet, and maybe that’s not a bad trade-off. I hope.”
Foster, who shares Rennie with wife Kathryn McPhee, 38, is also father to five grown-up daughters Alison, 52, Amy, 49, Sarah, 41, Erin, 40, and Jordan, 36, from previous relationships.
In addition to wisdom, the Grammy winner feels that her age has brought her more “patience.”
“When I was young, I was not patient,” he admitted. “I was arrogant and just going through the motions.”
Foster added that raising a toddler and having a boy after raising only girls is “a little different.”
“At this moment in my life, it’s different again,” he said. “Not better or worse, just different. I’m still working, I’ve gone a long way, but maybe time is a little more precious to me because I’ve got more runway behind me than there is now in front of me.”
Foster and McPhee, more than three decades apart, reportedly met on the set of “American Idol” Season 5 in 2006, when she was a contestant and he was a mentor.
Although they didn’t start dating until 2017, the singer told Page Six in November 2022: “I think I was in the studio that day. [him]I really got David Foster’s charm and charisma.’
He added: “The age gap doesn’t change, but you obviously get older, so it wasn’t the same back then. I was so fascinated by him, but it wasn’t what it is now.’
The musically gifted twosome made their red carpet debut at the 2018 Met Gala. Two months later, Foster proposed, and in June 2019, the duo said:
McPhee gave birth to Renee in February 2021.