After she was caught having an affair with her Smash director, Michael Morris, actress Katharine McPhee, 30, tried to save her marriage to Nick Cokas, who’s 19 years older. The celebrity couple quietly separated after the affair scandal surfaced, but it seemed like their May-December relationship was back on track when insiders revealed that they were spending almost all their time together to try and work on their marriage.

Their efforts were obviously futile, because the celebrity couple is headed for a divorce. “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, of course adding that their relationships remains amicable and that they’ll continue to be friends.

This celebrity couple’s divorce was a long time coming, and it’s probably for the best, especially since they were reportedly separated before Katharine McPhee’s affair with Michael Morris. If that’s the case, her marriage to Nick Cokas was doomed before the other man entered the picture. As one insider put it, Cokas and McPhee had “just grown apart and weren’t right for reach other anymore.”


Although there’s 19 years between Nick Cokas and Katharine McPhee, their age different probably didn’t have anything to do with their marriage failing. In fact, McPhee has said in the past that she’s always been drawn to older men. “I gravitated toward them, and I love them,” she told Stuff magazine. “They’re just wiser, and they’re less about themselves and more about you.”

What do you think: Is it possible to save a marriage after one of the spouses has an affair?


Johnson, Z., “Katharine McPhee Reunites With Her Husband Nick Cokas After Kissing Her Married Smash Director,” E! News web site, March 11, 2014;

Pearson, J., “Katharine McPhee files for divorce from husband Nick Cokas after six years of marriage,” Daily Mail web site, May 22, 2014;


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