Katharine McPhee and David Foster, the renowned music mogul, recently opened up about the tragic death of their son's nanny, Yadira Calito, in an interview with Entertainment Tonight. The couple expressed their deep sorrow and acknowledged the difficulties that McPhee has been facing since the incident. Foster, 73, stated, "It's been tough for [McPhee]. Yeah, it's been tough. She's managing." McPhee, 39, added a heartfelt "thank you" for the support they have received during this trying time.
The incident occurred on August 9th at a Toyota dealership in California's San Fernando Valley. Calito, aged 55, was waiting for her car to be serviced when tragedy struck. An 84-year-old woman from Mission Hills, California, accidentally accelerated inside the building, injuring two employees and a customer, while fatally hitting Calito. The driver herself remained unharmed. The LAPD released a press statement stating that the driver's reasons for accelerating are still unknown.
In the wake of this devastating news, McPhee abruptly left Foster's “Hitman” tour in Asia. She took to Instagram to inform her fans that she had to miss the final two shows due to a "horrible tragedy" in their family. She expressed her apologies and promised to return one day to perform for her fans in Jakarta. McPhee and Foster, who tied the knot in London in June 2019, have a two-year-old son named Rennie.
Yadira Calito, the beloved nanny, left behind her fiance Jaime, children Diana, Luis, Juan, and Pamela, and eight grandchildren. She was also expecting three more grandchildren. Her obituary stated, "Yaya's absence leaves a void that can never be filled, but her spirit will live on in the hearts of those she touched."
The recent interview with Entertainment Tonight was the first time McPhee and Foster spoke openly about the tragedy. Their grief and the impact it has had on their lives were evident, and they expressed their gratitude for the support they have received. As they continue to mourn the loss of their family caretaker, their focus remains on healing and cherishing the memories of Yadira Calito.