Katharine McPhee wed Nick Cokas in February of 2008.
Now, after six years of marriage including a lengthy separation, the American Idol runner-up has filed for divorce from the stage producer, McPhee’s publicist confirmed to People.
‘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 rep told the magazine.
It’s over: Katharine McPhee has filed for divorce from husband of six years, Nick Cokas; the couple was pictured in May 2012
‘The two have an amicable relationship and will remain friends. They ask that people respect their privacy during this time.’
Katharine, 30, had already separated from Cokas, who is 19 years her senior, when she was spotted kissing her married Smash director Michael Morris in October of last year.
Morris’ wife is In Plain Sight star Mary McCormack and the two have been wed a decade.
Caught: Katharine had already separated from Cokas, who is 19 years her senior, when she was spotted kissing her married Smash director Michael Morris in October of last year
‘Amicable’: The American Idol contestant, pictured on Monday at an event, remains on friendly terms with her stage producer ex
It seemed that Katharine and Cokas might be on the road to reconciliation when they were spotted together in March with their dogs and looking happy.
However, both parties ultimately decided to part ways, with a source telling People: ‘It was just time. They’d grown apart and weren’t right for each other anymore.’
The age difference apparently wasn’t a problem. ‘When I turned 21, I thought it was a good age to explore,’ Katharine previously told Stuff magazine. ‘You’re no longer a teenager, so it’s OK [to date older guys]. I gravitated toward them, and I love them.
‘They’re just wiser, and they’re less about themselves and more about you.’
Drifted apart: Katharine, 30, and Nick, 47, had apparently drifted apart and decided to part ways.