David Foster, 68, and Katharine McPhee, 33, spotted cozying up at Lakers game

David Foster, 68, and Katharine McPhee, 33, are finally "courtside official."

Anytime a celebrity couple sits courtside at a basketball game -- especially when it's the Knicks, Lakers or Heat -- they know they're going to be photographed by paparazzi. Foster and McPhee seemed totally unbothered by the cameras on Sunday as they watched the Lakers take on the Grizzlies at Staples Center.

Photos show the duo chatting, giggling and sometimes full-on gleefully laughing through the game. At one point, McPhee seemed almost unable to control her laughter.

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The two have seemingly intentionally gone public with their romance this year, but they first met more than a decade ago, when Foster mentored McPhee on "American Idol." At the time, he was 57 and she was 22.

One of Foster's daughters, Erin, referred to McPhee on social media as her "new step-mom" in September, which raised eyebrows since at 35, she is two years older than McPhee.

“My dad is kind of a hopeless romantic, and Katharine’s awesome," Erin, who is one of her dad's eight children, told People. "We really, really like her, and we’ve known her for a really long time. And if he’s happy, we’re happy.”

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BEVERLY HILLS, CA - NOVEMBER 09: (L-R) Honoree Lionel Richie, Lisa Parigi, Katharine McPhee, and David Foster attend the SAG-AFTRA Foundation Patron of the Artists Awards 2017 at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on November 9, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for SAG-AFTRA Foundation )
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - NOVEMBER 09: (L-R) Honoree Lionel Richie, Lisa Parigi, Katharine McPhee, and David Foster attend the SAG-AFTRA Foundation Patron of the Artists Awards 2017 at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on November 9, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for SAG-AFTRA Foundation)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 05: David Foster and Katharine McPhee attend a basketball game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Memphis Grizzlies at Staples Center on November 5, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Allen Berezovsky/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 05: David Foster and Katharine McPhee attend a basketball game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Memphis Grizzlies at Staples Center on November 5, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Allen Berezovsky/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 05: David Foster and Katharine McPhee attend a basketball game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Memphis Grizzlies at Staples Center on November 5, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Allen Berezovsky/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 05: David Foster and Katharine McPhee attend a basketball game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Memphis Grizzlies at Staples Center on November 5, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Allen Berezovsky/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 5: David Foster and Katharine McPhee attend the Los Angeles Lakers vs. Memphis Grizzlies basketball game at Staples Center on November 5 2017, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 05: David Foster and Katharine McPhee attend a basketball game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Memphis Grizzlies at Staples Center on November 5, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Allen Berezovsky/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 5: David Foster and Katharine McPhee attend the Los Angeles Lakers vs. Memphis Grizzlies basketball game at Staples Center on November 5 2017, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
MALIBU, CA - APRIL 24: (Exclusive Coverage) Katharine McPhee and David Foster attend Barbra Streisand's 75th birthday at Cafe Habana on April 24, 2017 in Malibu, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
VANCOUVER, BC - OCTOBER 21: (L-R) David Foster and Katharine McPhee attend the David Foster Foundation Gala at Rogers Arena on October 21, 2017 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Andrew Chin/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 19: David Foster and Katharine McPhee backstage during the 2017 GRAMMY Museum Gala Honoring David Foster at The Novo by Microsoft on September 19, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alison Buck/WireImage for The Recording Academy )
VANCOUVER, BC - OCTOBER 21: (L-R) Katharine McPhee and David Foster attend the David Foster Foundation Gala at Rogers Arena on October 21, 2017 in Vancouver, Canada. (Photo by Andrew Chin/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 19: Musician David Foster and actress/singer Katharine McPhee attend the 2017 GRAMMY Museum Gala Honoring David Foster at The Novo by Microsoft on September 19, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alison Buck/WireImage for The Recording Academy )
Producer David Foster and singer/songwriter Katharine McPhee attend the Jane Seymour Open Hearts Foundation Inaugural Celebration at a Private Residence on February 19, 2011 in Malibu, California. (Photo by Angela Weiss/WireImage)
WASHINGTON - NOVEMBER 16: Music producer David Foster and Katharine McPhee at the 'Kaleidoscope' rehearsal presented by sanofi-aventis US airing nationally on Thanksgiving Day on FOX at Verizon Center on November 16, 2009 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Paul Morigi/Getty Images for Edge Health)
David Foster, Katharine McPhee and guest during Mercedes-Benz Presents the 17th Carousel of Hope Ball - Backstage and Audience at Beverly Hills Hilton in Beverly Hills, California, United States. (Photo by M. Caulfield/WireImage)
Katharine McPhee and David Foster during JCPenney Jam Press Conference - June 13, 2006 at Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Todd Williamson/FilmMagic)
'American Idol' Season 5 - David Foster, Andrea Bocelli, Top 6 Finalists, Katharine McPhee, 21, from Sherman Oaks, California, Paris Bennett, 17, from Fayettesville, Georgia, Kellie Pickler, 19, of Albemarle, North Carolina and Ryan Seacrest, host *EXCLUSIVE* ***Exclusive*** (Photo by Ray Mickshaw/WireImage for Fox Television Network)
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