The star of the now defunct NBC musical drama Smash and the upcoming CBS thriller Scorpion issued a statement to Peoplemagazine, via her rep. “After six years of marriage, and having been separated for the past year, Katharine McPhee has filed for a dissolution of marriage from Nick Cokas. The two have an amicable relationship and will remain friends. They ask that people respect their privacy during this time."
The American Idol Season 5 finalist was caught by paparazzi kissing Michael Morris, who directed the singer/actress on Smash. Michael, who is married to actress Mary McCormack has since reconciled with his wife. It seemed Katharine and Nick had done the same, but evidently not for long.
Despite those rather scandalous pics of Katharine with her director, an insider says the kissing incident isn’t the reason why she and Nick are parting ways now. “They’d grown apart and weren’t right for each other anymore,” the source explains to People. Though the couple has no children, they do share a home and three dogs.
Are you surprised to learn Katharine and Nick are throwing in the towel, or did it seem kind of inevitable?