People.com first reported the news and included a comment from McPhee’s 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.”
McPhee had been photographed kissing her “Smash” director, Michael Morris, in 2013. This was believed to have led to a separation, although McPhee and Cokas were seen together at a later time. Another source close to the couple confirmed that the relationship with Morris was not the direct cause of the divorce.
In addition to her breakout role on the now-canceled “Smash,” McPhee has appeared on “American Idol” and will star in CBS’ upcoming drama, “Scorpion.”