Prince Harry and Meghan’s close friends David Foster and Katharine McPhee are house hunting in Montecito so they can live near the royal couple, DailyMail.com can reveal.
It’s understood music producer Foster and his pregnant singer/actress wife McPhee have been looking at properties in the exclusive celebrity enclave and are considering making a permanent move.
A source close to Foster, 70, and McPhee, 36, said they want their child to grow up alongside Archie in the family friendly area near Santa Barbara.
The source told DailyMail.com: ‘David and Katharine have become really close to Harry and Meghan.
‘And now Katharine is pregnant they both want to settle down and raise their child in a nice area with nice schools.
‘They’ve spent quite a bit of time in Montecito since Harry and Meghan moved there and they’ve fallen in love with it so they decided to start looking at properties to see what’s on the market.
‘If they do make the move their child can play with Archie and become good friends. Harry and Meghan are excited about having them live nearby and they all want their kids to grow up together.’
David Foster and his pregnant wife Katharine McPhee are house-hunting in Montecito so they can live near Harry and Meghan, DailyMail.com can reveal
A source close to Foster, 70, and McPhee, 36, said they want their child to grow up alongside Archie in the family friendly area near Santa Barbara, California
Meghan and Harry bought the mansion, known as ‘The Chateau’, for $14.65 million on June 18, making them neighbors with celebrities Oprah Winfrey and Ellen DeGeneres
Foster and McPhee currently live in the music producer and Real Housewives of Beverly Hills alum’s LA apartment, but it’s not clear whether he will be selling up.
The two couples have become firm friends since Harry and Meghan moved to California.
And they enjoyed a cozy dinner date together in Montecito last week to celebrate McPhee’s pregnancy.
The outing was the first glimpse of the Duke, 36, and Duchess of Sussex, 39, in Montecito since DailyMail.com exclusively revealed they had moved into a sprawling $14 million mansion in the leafy Californian town.
The couple bought the mansion, known as ‘The Chateau’, for $14.65 million on June 18, making them neighbors with celebrities Oprah Winfrey and Ellen DeGeneres.
The 14,563-square-foot home, known as ‘The Chateau’, sits on 5.4 acres of land and immaculately clipped hedges border the estate’s stone-pillared entry gates.
Foster, a 16-time Grammy winning composer and music producer, and McPhee have a few properties to choose from in the area.
Depending on their budget they could outdo the Sussexes by stumping for this stunning $16.9million, 12.000 sq ft Italian style estate called Villa Bencistà
If that’s too pricey then a smaller, but more modern $6.4million architectural estate is also on offer, boasting a swimming pool and 4,000 sq ft of space
If Katharine and David are looking for something a little more cozy, then there’s a beautiful single-level, town home also on the market, a snip at $2.3million
Depending on their budget they could outdo the Sussexes by stumping for a stunning $16.9million, 12.000 sq ft Italian style estate called Villa Bencistà.
Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom have just snapped up a gorgeous Mediterranean villa in the wealthy enclave of Montecito, California for $14.2 million
The sprawling estate, owned by Monica Allyn, the wife of film producer Rob Allyn, came on the market earlier this month.
If that’s too pricey then a smaller, but more modern $6.4million architectural estate is also on offer, boasting a swimming pool and 4,000 sq ft of space.
But if they’re looking for something a little more cozy, then there’s a beautiful single-level, town home also on the market, a snip at $2.3million.
Harry and Meghan have bonded with Foster and McPhee since leaving the royal family and arriving in California.
Also new to the neighborhood are Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom who snapped up an exquisite compound in Montecito for $14.2 million.
The couple, who welcomed daughter Daisy Dove in August, purchased the stunning ocean view home from former Duracell and Chrysler CEO C. Robert Kidder, who owned the estate for over 20 years, according to Variety.
The couple’s gated property consists of multiple structures sitting upon 8.9 acres of land and will be situated among Hollywood’s elite.
Meghan and McPhee are longtime friends, having gone to school together and performed in musicals in Southern California
Also in the star-studded neighborhood are Ellen DeGeneres, Oprah Winfrey, Rob Lowe and Gwyneth Paltrow
Foster, who is more than 30-years older than his wife, Harry and Meghan, is often referred to as a father figure for Prince Harry.
McPhee and Foster’s baby will be her first child and his sixth.
Foster has five daughters and has been married five times: to B.J. Cook, Rebecca Dyer, Linda Thompson, Yolanda Hadid and McPhee.
The couple was married in London on June 28, 2019.
Another selling point of Montecito for Foster is he’s a long time friend of Oprah Winfrey.
McPhee recently resumed filming on her upcoming Netflix series Country Comfort.
Last month the actress shared a photo of a masked table read with the cast, captioning it, ‘and we’re back!’
Since the Sussexes moved to Montecito, music producer Foster and McPhee have spent a lot of time there and fallen in love with the area
Another photo showed a monitor on set capturing her breaking into laughter with her costar Eddie Cibrian.
The two were announced to star in the series in January, but production was halted in March due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The Sussexes stepped down as senior working royals on March 31 and although they initially moved to Canada – living in a mansion Foster had set them up with for free -they have since set up home in California.
The couple first lived in Tyler Perry’s sprawling $18 million hilltop mansion in Beverly Hills before buying a home in Montecito.