The Shady Side Of David Foster

David Foster is considered a music legend, having produced hits for renowned artists such as Whitney Houston, Celine Dion, Christina Aguilera, Michael Jackson, Mariah Carey, and countless other high profile singers. Many people first learned who Foster was in 2005. He and his third wife, Linda Thompson, along with her sons Brandon and Brody Jenner, starred on the Fox reality series, The Princes of Malibu. The series revolved around Foster trying to motivate his two stepsons to do something with their lives instead of just hanging out in Foster's mansion. In the years since, however, Foster's standalone star power has kept him in the spotlight.

Foster has earned almost every industry award you can win. In his trophy case, you'll find 16 Grammys, two Emmys, one Golden Globe, one Oscar, and the list goes on and on. However, when it comes to his personal life, you're most likely not going to find any Husband or Father of the Year statues around the house. Foster has as many kids as he has had wives — five! Continue reading to learn why David Foster's marriage history is all sorts of shady.

David Foster admits he's out the door when marriage conflict arises

While David Foster's marriage count isn't quite as prolific as Elizabeth Taylor's — she was married eight times — five marriages is still quite the number. Foster is currently married to singer and actress Katharine McPhee, who is pregnant with his sixth child. Previously, he was married to singer B.J. Cook (1972-1981), actress Rebecca Dyer (1982-1986), actress Linda Thompson (1991-2005), and Yolanda Hadid (2011-2017).

By his own admission, Foster describes himself as a "runner." In his 2019 Off the Record documentary (via Rolling Stone), he admitted he's out the door as soon as problems arise in his relationships. He said, "It's more like, 'Hey, there's a shiny new thing over there ... This is not working, so it looks a lot better to me over there.'" In light of his marriage to McPhee, Foster was asked if he's tired of running. He responded, "I'm not tired of running, no, no. But I'm very happy where I am." (Our thoughts and prayers go out to McPhee in light of that comment.)

In 1986, he left Dyer for another woman while the couple had three children at home, the youngest being seven months at the time. While that was a pretty terrible move on his part, the reason why he allegedly left his forth wife Yolanda Hadid seems just plain cruel.

Yolanda Hadid claims David Foster got sick of her illness

David Foster's most high profile marriage was to former model Yolanda Hadid. She and Foster's lives were thrust into the spotlight when she joined The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills in 2012. Foster despised being on the reality series. In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, Foster said, "The Beverly Hills Housewives was just kind of a nightmare for me and something that I really wish I hadn't been part of."

During Hadid's time on the series, she was diagnosed with Lyme disease, which became a significant plotline on RHOBH and her illness put a strain on their marriage. After a little over four years of marriage, in late 2015, the couple split. A source told Page Six, "David thinks Yolanda always plays the victim . . . and he got sick of it." The insider added, "Yolanda is always trying to be so self-righteous. But he's a straight shooter, and everyone knows it. He just felt that everything was about her."

In Hadid's 2017 memoir, Believe Me: My Battle With the Invisible Disability of Lyme Disease (via Entertainment Tonight), she claimed that Foster said to her, "I can't do this anymore" and that her "sick card is up." He broke the news to her on their fourth wedding anniversary. On the saga's upside, at least the couple didn't have any children of their own because his parenting skills are self-admittedly not the best, either. Keep reading to find out more.

David Foster's kids have 'scar tissue' thanks to his behavior

While David Foster has five children, he has also had another five step-children throughout the years. He became a father for the first time when he welcomed his eldest daughter, Allison, in 1970. However, Foster — who has never revealed who Allison's mother is — was just 20 years old when she was born and placed up for adoption. According to Fabiosa, the two reunited in 2000 and have become close since. During his marriage to B.J. Cook, the couple had a daughter, Amy, while his marriage to Rebecca Dyer produced three daughters: Sara, Erin, and Jordan.

Foster was a stepfather to Brody and Brandon Jenner during his marriage to Linda Thompson. Then he was Gigi, Bella, and Anwar Hadid's stepfather while he was married to Yolanda Hadid. Being a stepfather caused some problems amongst his paternal children. Foster admitted in the Off the Record documentary (via Rolling Stone) that his children have "scar tissue" from his behavior. His daughter Amy pretty much confirmed that by stating, "I have 10 siblings and I'm an only child. That's really f***ed up."

His daughter, Sara, revealed to Oliver and Kate Hudson on their Sibling Revelry podcast (via Us Weekly) that she, too,  experienced a lot of "emotional turmoil" while growing up. Foster's focus was on raising his stepson's Brandon and Brody Jenner. Hopefully, David Foster has learned from his past mistakes and has found his "forever marriage" with Katherine McPhee so his soon-to-be newborn can have the doting father he or she deserves.