Katharine McPhee may have been snapped smooching former Smash director Michael Morris recently amid claims that both are still married, however, a pal has now hit out at these reports, insisting that McPhee and her hubby split months ago.
According to Life & Style, Katharine ended her relationship with actor/producer Nick Cokas, so is free to kiss who she wants to.
"They've been separated for six months," a friend told the magazine. "Nick continues to co-manage her music."
The pair were recently caught kissing, in photos obtained by TMZ, with reports suggesting that Micael was also still married to actress Mary McCormack. The couple have three daughters, ages two, six and nine.
Katharine was spotted smooching former Smash director Michael Morris (Photo: WENN)
Earlier this year, Katharine spoke out about putting her plans to start a family on hold.
"I once thought that by now I'd have lots of children, but actually I'm really enjoying being able to go from point A to point B and the only worry I have is have my dogs been walked," the American Idol runner-up said.
"I'm selfish right now, but that's how and where I should be. The thing is, work is the thing I love the most."
Katharine and Nick met back in 2005 when they performed in an LA production of The Ghost, before they then got engaged in 2007 and married in Beverly Hills in 2008.
"Nick is the love of my life," Katharine shared at the time. "This is a once in a lifetime occasion and everything is just perfect."