David Foster and his new fiancee Yolanda Hadid certainly don't have a typical story about their holiday proposal.
"Strangely enough, we got engaged at Yolanda's ex-husband's house — because that's where we met," Foster said Friday as he and his new mate arrived on the red carpet at a MusiCares benefit in honour of Barbra Streisand.
Didn't Hadid's ex mind that he was proposing?
"He introduced us," Foster replied with a smile.
The 15-time Grammy winner has been married three times previously. He has five children from his previous marriages, the most recent of which — to actress and former beauty queen Linda Thompson — ended in 2005.
Hadid, a Dutch model, has three children from her marriage to real estate developer Mohamed Hadid.
Foster says the couple is "loosely" planning on getting married on Nov. 11, which, given the year, would be 11/11/11.
"We thought that would be kind of cool," Foster said.
Meanwhile, he confirmed that he and Vancouver crooner Michael Buble are planning on releasing a Christmas album together — and he said it would only draw upon classic holiday material.
"No new songs," he said. "All good old ones. All the old ones —everything you could imagine, we're doing. All the greats from back in the day."
Foster also paid respect to Streisand, who was being honoured at the star-studded Grammy bash for her philanthropy.
"I'm so happy that she's sharing her talent with everybody tonight," Foster said. "She's a very private person, and this is a big deal for her. She doesn't love going out in public. So I think she's to be commended for really pulling it together and going: 'Hey, I'm going to do this because I care about MusiCares.'"
He was then asked to recall his favourite Streisand song.
"Probably one I did with her called 'Somewhere,'" he said, a wry grin spreading across his face.
"I (also) love the song she wrote, 'Evergreen.' She proved herself to be a songwriter on that song.
"She's an amazing, iconic, iconic talent."