David Foster inside his L.A. apartment [DailyMailTV Interview-Pics&Video]

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David Foster took DailMailTV inside the Los Angeles apartment

Their gargantuan Malibu home bowled viewers over on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.

But since splitting from his wife Yolanda, one of the show’s former stars, legendary music producer David Foster has been living the single life in a trendy L.A. bachelor pad which DailyMailTV can now exclusively reveal photographs of.

This week, father-of-four David, 67, showed off the apartment which boasts its owns recording studio and his unrivaled collection of awards.

‘I’ve had the place for about 12 years but I just sort of moved back in about a year ago,’ Foster, 67, said as he welcomed DailyMailTV host Brandi Williams inside.

‘You know I miss Malibu but I don’t miss having to take care of that big, big home that we had.

‘It was beautiful, but I’m very happy here,’ he said, reflecting on his new, simplified abode.

David and Yolanda were married for four years but had been together for almost 10 when they parted ways in January 2016.

During their marriage, their enormous Malibu home – where they raised her supermodel daughters Gigi and Bella Hadid – featured prominently on the Bravo show.

Foster still has a relationship with the girls, who he says are doing ‘amazing’ in their careers.

‘I mean divorce puts a strain on everybody, yeah but Gigi and Bella are doing amazing and they’re so busy that I don’t talk to them much but we do text, yeah we’re still good,’ he said.

He is happy their mother has found a new home too in a farm on the East Coast, near New York City.

Their romantic split came as Yolanda, 53, was in the grips of Lyme Disease, a health struggle she has since documented in her memoir.

David features unfavorably in the book but, he insists, there are no hard feelings.

‘Yolanda had to write a book about her journey with her disease. In a way, I was a little bit of a drive by shooting in the book, but uhm, we’re all good now.

‘She’s happy, she’s healthy. She’s with her kids in New York, she’s on her farm. In a ten year, nine-year relationship you can find ten bad things to say about anybody.

‘And it’s a little disappointing that she went there a few times but the main thing is she’s happy, she’s healthy and her and I are good,’ he said.
He denied previous reports that her health battle contributed to their break-up, he adding: ‘No I don’t think it did.’

David Foster revealing a health problem

In his interview with DailyMailTV, Foster also revealed for the first time a recent health scare of his own.

‘This is a thing called A-Fib which is just an irregular heart beat and it’s not age related and it’s not gender related and it just came out of nowhere. It’s just something you have to live with. Hopefully, you live with it,’ he said.

Since parting ways with Yolanda, the composer, who is responsible for all-time hits including Whitney Houston’s ‘I Will Always Love You’, has been linked to more than one red-carpet regular.

Sightings have included rumored dates with Elizabeth Hurley and Christie Brinkley, which Foster laughed off: ‘I have a really good life.’

But no one has sparked more fan excitement than Katharine McPhee, 33. The pair were spotted strolling through Brentwood, California, last week and McPhee was even seen placing her hand on Foster’s behind in what appeared to be a show of affection.
Foster’s daughters, Sara and Erin, who he says are ‘hilarious’, both seemed to approve of the budding romance.

Alas, he says it is not to be and insists the pair are just friends after striking up a rapport in 2005 when they both worked on American Idol.

‘Katherine and I have known each other since Idol, since she was twenty-one, and we’ve worked together and you know she’s super successful and people can just be friends you know?’ he said.

‘Do they always put their hands on your butt though? We saw those pictures,’ host Brandi Williams continued, prompting his laughing response: ‘Next Question.’

 

 

Foster’s aforementioned daughters both work as writers for HBO and Fox and have won the gushing pride of their famous father.

‘They’re smart girls. They’re very smart girls. Everybody should follow them on Instagram, their Insta-stories are so hilarious, it’s crazy,’ he said.
While his new pad doesn’t have all the stylized finishes as the home he shared with Yolanda (he admits his new refrigerator is not as show-stopping as the see-through door creation she installed in their old house), it is packed with proof of his legendary musical talent.

Dozens of Grammy awards sit atop his full-grand piano in the living room. It is this piano where Foster wrote Earth, Wind and Fire’s hit After The Love Has Gone.

If you’re going to be wrong, go big wrong

While most of his musical instincts are spot on, he admitted making one error in judgement when he told Celine Dion not to record My Heart Will Go On.

‘I said it you record this song it will ruin your career. That’s how wrong I was. But, if you’re going to be wrong go big wrong,’ he joked.

There is also a recording studio on site. ‘You have to have a studio, I have studio wherever I go. And of course, now it’s so compact because everything is all digital. It’s simple but it works,’ Foster said.

While his focus on music continues, he is also devoted to continuing to raise funds for The David Foster Foundation. Its recent 30th anniversary dinner raised more than $10million.

The foundation provides financial support for non-medical expenses to families with children in need of life-saving organ transplants.

Source: DailyMailTV

Yolanda Foster shares throwback snaps from her 2011 wedding to David Foster | Daily Mail Online

From dailymail.co.uk

By ALEXA RAE JOHNSON FOR MAILONLINE
PUBLISHED: 01:10 GMT, 12 November 2014 | UPDATED: 09:49 GMT, 12 November 2014

Three years ago Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills star Yolanda Foster had a wedding fit for a queen.
And on Tuesday the wife of hit songwriter and music producer David Foster shared numerous photos to Instagram from what she calls ‘the most romantic day in my life’.
In the snaps, the former model is seen wearing a strapless beaded Monique Lhuillier wedding gown, and asks her followers to ‘please join me on a little journey today as I view some of the most memorable moments with my love @officialdfoster #OurAnniversary #RomanceAtItsBest’.

The couple’s ceremony began, set to music by a 40-piece orchestra, with British Columbia-born David being escorted down the aisle by two uniformed Royal Mounted Canadian Police and his five daughters from his various three previous marriages
Yolanda revealed, ‘I designed a ceremony with 120 of our closest friends and family gathered in a circle around us #MostRomanticDayInMyLife’.
His 50-year-old bride walked down the aisle with her then 12-year-old son Anwar and her two daughters Gigi and Bella Hadid acting as bridesmaids.
She said of being escorted by her son, ‘I know my daddy was looking down from Heaven, knowing I was in the best hands walking down the isle with my most precious man’.
Alongside a picture from the ceremony Yolanda shared a sentiment about husband David: ‘Nothing more meaningful & precious then my Love’s own written vows #MusicToMyEars’.

Speaking of music, performances during the ceremony included a breathtaking version of Pie Jesu by 11-year-old opera singer Jackie Evancho, a 50-member gospel choir who sang The Beatles’ All You Need Is Love, and finally David’s song The Prayer, which was performed by legendary Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli.
One of Yolanda’s anniversary-themed posts on Tuesday read: ‘After 5 years of dating and a life time full of practice we finally were pronounced Mr & Mrs David Foster on 11-11-2011 #Blessed’.
The ceremony was followed by a reception, where guests were treated to a five-course meal created by Chef Wolfgang Puck.

Of the tented candlelit space, Yolanda wrote: ‘I choose a grey palette for the interior with a pop of pink from my favorite flower the Peony’.
During dinner, reception performers – including Eric Benet, Michael Buble, Natalie Cole, Donna Summer, Peter Cetera, Baby Face, Kenny G, The Canadian Tenors and Neil Sedaka – kept guests entertained.
At one point David got up to perform Change The World with singer Avril Lavigne and actress Kate Hudson acting as back-up vocalists.

At 11:11 the newlyweds cut the first slice of their five-foot-high wedding cake, which was intricately decorated with music notes.
Yolanda gushed of the elaborate confection, ”Needs no explanation #11-11-11 #DarkChocolate’.
If the cake wasn’t enough for the wedding’s attendees, a dessert station was set up with various other options, framed by enlarged black and white photos of the couple’s parents.
‘Both our parents on their wedding day #WithUsInSpirit #OurSpecialDay’, Yolanda wrote with the matching snap.
The sixteen-time Grammy award winner’s fourth wife Yolanda can be seen on The Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills fifth season premiere airing November 18.

Source: Real Housewives Yolanda Foster shares throwback snaps from her 2011 wedding to David Foster | Daily Mail Online.

Caritas Gala honored David and Yoland Foster – Los Angeles Calendar

From guestofaguest.com

The Irene Dunne Guild and Saint John’s Health Center Foundation co-hosted the 2014 Caritas Gala at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel. Event honored David and Yolanda Foster with the “Caritas Award” and Tonian Hohberg, president and founder of FIDM, with the “Spirit of Saint John’s Award.” Evening featured a special performance by David Foster; Guild member Evelyn Guerboian, chairs.

Source: Caritas Gala honoring David and Yoland Foster and Tonian Hohberg – Los Angeles Calendar | Guest of a Guest.

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David Foster Theatre officially opens

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By Kyle Wells – Victoria News
Published: May 07, 2013 12:00 PM
Updated: May 07, 2013 12:11 PM

Amid a camera flash-heavy atmosphere, composer David Foster watched as a rope was pulled in the lobby of the Oak Bay Beach Hotel on Friday to reveal a tribute wall dedicated to the man and his successes.

An acclaimed music producer and philanthropist, the Victoria-raised Foster was at the hotel to officially open the David Foster Foundation Theatre and celebrate the partnership between the hotel and the foundation.

This was Foster’s first trip to the hotel since its opening last year. With his wife Yolanda Hadid at his side, Foster shook hands with familiar faces and congratulated owners Shawna and Kevin Walker on their work.

“It’s so rare to find two people that are as committed as the two of you are to everything we do,” said Foster. “I don’t think we can underplay the importance of what the two of you mean to this community and to our foundation.”

The tribute wall features an autographed photo of Foster, along with framed showcases of three eras of his career. There is also a multimedia touchscreen on which guests can bring up video clips of Foster and the music he has helped create over the years, along with information about the foundation.

“How do we pay tribute to a man who has done so much?” foundation CEO Mike Ravenhill asked. “Not only in the music industry, but as a humanitarian, a philanthropist.”

Foster poked a little fun at himself about the display.

“You see on there Alice Cooper, St. Elmo’s Fire the movie, Dionne Warwick, my solo albums – which were kind of pathetic and nobody bought them,” he joked.

“I did,” came a voice from the crowd.

“You’re the one that bought them? Because I saw that statement: one sale,” Foster laughed.

“I’m not going to get maudlin about this or go on and on, but it does make you reflect.”

The David Foster Foundation raises money to support the families of children who are receiving organ transplants. The money allows families to temporarily live near the hospital while their child is being treated, without having to worry about the financial stress.

A portion of the profit from every ticket sold to events at the David Foster Foundation Theatre goes toward the foundation.

About 800 families have benefitted from the foundation. Nearly $300,000 has been raised so far at the hotel for the cause.

“When you can find a partner that actually speaks, talks, eats and breaths our foundation, it’s amazing,” Ravenhill said. “We can’t do it without the great support of the community and of corporate sponsors and partners, such as the Walkers and the Oak Bay Beach Hotel.”