David Foster can be hard work. That's according to the musician, producer and composer's fifth wife, singer-actress Katharine McPhee.
In the new documentary "David Foster: Off the Record," Katharine, 36, explains how her husband of one year, 70, pushes back and doesn't want to deal with things emotionally, Page Six reports. "There have been moments where you feel like, 'God, does he have any empathy at all?'" the former "American Idol" runner-up and star of Broadway's "Waitress" says in the Netflix doc. "He's so good at disguising what he feels. He just wants everything to be ok at all times and if it's not, he's gone."
She's challenged him about it, she explains in the film: "I said to him, 'I need you to at least try to understand how I feel,' and he was like, 'Well, maybe you should just leave then,' and I was like, 'No, no, I know this is what you do so don't play that game with me.'"
David doesn't deny his faults, admitting he can be, Page Six reports, a "runner" in relationships. "Anyone that calls me an a–hole for the things I've done, I think they're probably right," he admits. "I think I have been an a–hole a lot. I'm not a cold-hearted mother—er either."
In the documentary, which hits the streaming service on July 1, David also discusses fourth ex-wife Yolanda Hadid, from whom he split in 2015 while she was battling Lyme disease, though he says he'll never publicly reveal why he divorced her. "How can I leave a sick woman?" he says in the doc, according to Page Six. "The fact of the matter is that was not the reason I left. It was for a different reason which I will never disclose that had nothing to do with her being sick."
David made it clear he was no fan of Yolanda's gig on "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills." "My wife at the time wanted to do the show," he says in the doc. "I didn't want to be the guy to say no." When he gets recognized by fans of the Bravo show, he admits he finds himself wanting to say, "Hey, I've got 16 f—ing Grammys, half a billion records [sold]. F— that show!"