Katharine McPhee’s representative has denied the actress and David Foster are anything more than friends, after the pair sparked romance rumors on what was described as a “PDA-filled date”.
The 33-year-old Scorpion star hit the headlines after she and famed music producer David, 67, were seen grabbing a bite to eat at Nobu in Malibu on Friday evening (12May17).
A source at the restaurant told E! News: “David and Katharine were very intimate during their dinner. David was seen grabbing Katharine’s face and kissing her cheek several times. Katharine was doing the same to David’s face and they were acting as if they were a couple.”
According to the outlet, the pair sat at a private, seafront table inside the restaurant and shared two bottles of red wine while enjoying sushi dishes for their meal.
They left in an Uber two hours later, with the insider adding: “By the end of the date, Katharine sat on David’s side of the table and cuddled him with a blanket.”
However, a spokesperson for former Smash star Katharine denied the romance claims to Entertainment Tonight, telling the outlet: “Katharine and David have known each other for over 11 years. They are nothing more than friends.”
David has been single since splitting from The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Yolanda Hadid, the mother of models Bella, Gigi and Anwar Hahid, in December 2015. He previously admitted to Vanity Fair magazine that he was thoroughly enjoying his newly single status, explaining: “I tend to go from marriage to marriage – leaving one wife for another. This is the first time in my adult life that I’ve been single. It’s a very powerful feeling, but I’m not used to it.”
Katharine has also been involved in a high-profile split, divorcing husband Nick Cokas in 2016 after a picture of her kissing Smash director Michael Morris in 2014 emerged. She then dated Elyes Gabel, her co-star in Scorpion, for almost two years, before the pair split in July, 2016.