Things are over between Katherine McPhee and husband Nick Cokas. After a six-year-long marriage, the duo has filed for separation. The news of the couple's split has surfaced seven months after McPhee was spotted kissing the married "Smash" director Michael Morris.
Fans of the American Idol finalist are quite upset, as she has finally decided to pull the plug on her relationship with Cokas, who has also been her professional manager. However, the news of divorce is not sudden, as the couple had been living separately for past two years.
"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," her rep told People. "The two have an amicable relationship and will remain friends. They ask that people respect their privacy during this time."
Meanwhile, McPhee had grown close to "Smash" director Morris during the time she was separated from Cokas. The two had developed affinity for each other during the shoot of "Smash," which was unfortunately cancelled after two seasons.
McPhee had once said in her interview that she loved to be on the show.
"Sure, I wish that it could have five more seasons, but we had two great seasons and all I can say is I loved every moment of it," McPhee told Hollywood Reporter. "I loved getting to the set, I loved the people, I loved my crew. We did amazing things on the show in two years."
As far as McPhee's professional life is concerned, she is quite clear of what she wants and is also prepared for unpredictability of the show business.
"With this business, you can never predict what people are going to like or love or hate," she said. "All I know is that when the show started and people were so excited about the pilot, I was excited to finally be a part of something that could showcase me. Everyone has perceptions about what you're capable of and what you can do and this show was a huge gift."
McPhee will be next scene in CBS's series "Scorpion". The series is being written by Nick Santora of "Prison Break" fame and revolves around a mad genius and his network of super intelligent people as they defend threats of modern day living.
McPhee will reportedly take on the role of an interpreter and caretaker of the genius club.
"True Blood" star Robert Patricki will also become part of the series.