Katharine McPhee’s Boyfriend Kicked Out of House Over Photos

The wife of Katharine McPhee’s new boyfriend had no idea he and the American Idol alum were having an affair, reports Page 6.

Actress Mary McCormack threw straying husband Michael Morris out of their Los Angeles home Sunday night after he revealed to her that photos of him smooching younger “Smash” star Katharine McPhee were about to break online, sources exclusively tell Page Six.

Morris, who directed McPhee on NBC’s failed musical series, knew the photos were about to hit because, a source adds, he tried to buy them himself to keep them from ever being seen by the public — and thus ruining his marriage and reputation.

As we reported, Mary was tweeting about her husband only two weeks ago, urging fans to watch the episode of Betrayal that he directed (Oh. The irony). Meanwhile, Katharine and her husband, Nick Cokas have been amicably split for months.

Kat reunited with Morris when she returned to Los Angeles, post-Smash, to work on her upcoming album.

How dumb does a celebrity couple have to be to kiss and hold hands in public while carrying on an affair that’s supposed to be secret? The dude not only has a wife, but 3 kids who will have all this wonderful press to look back on, as they grow up. As the kids say: SO MUCH HATE.

Katharine, fresh off a failed TV show, can’t really afford the bad publicity. Her PR people must be scrambling.

Read more at Page 6

  • Mateja Praznik

    Apparently in early October Mary McCormack let it slip to Chelsea Handler that she was single?!

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2474845/Mary-McCormack-throws-husband-Michael-Morris-LA-home.html

  • Incipit

    Mary McCormack threw Morris out? Well even if that turns out to be hyperbole, good for her.

    Sounds like a plot from a bad TV show – the cheating jerk trying to buy the PDA photos so no one would know he’s an @sshat, and failing to bid high enough? I wonder how Page Six knows that little tidbit? Although, If he didn’t want anyone to know he was a jerk – maybe —No PDA in the first place? Simple concept.

    Interesting thing. I don’t know/have no interest in either half of the Giant Jerk set – Morris or MacPhee – but Mary McCormack’s show on USA, “In Plain Sight”, about the Federal Witness Protection program, was appointment television for me since 2008. It lasted five seasons, and there are very few shows I make it a point to watch in real time. Certainly not MacPhee’s.

    I’ve seen Mary MacCormack’s interviews and grown to like her as a personality, still read any stories about her career…she’s a fine actress, I enjoy her work. I’m very sorry Mary’s personal life is on display because of the Giant Jerks, especially because of the kids – but those two can Pay the Piper, as far as I’m concerned.

    JMO.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    “The dude not only has a wife, but 3 kids who will have all this wonderful press to look back on, as the grow up. As the kids say: SO MUCH HATE.”

    I feel so badly for the kids. Michael is a real low life.

  • Incipit

    It was Chelsea who was newly single, Mateja. That was what Mary let slip during the appearance.

  • Miss Blue

    Not just Michael. Kat had a choice – lay about with a married guy with kids or look for a single dude, and she chose the married guy.

    I think they’re both trash. In this country, it’s as easy to get a divorce as it is to change socks. There is simply no reason under the sun to sneak around if you aren’t happy in your marriage. Do the friggen honorable thing – get a divorce before you start “dating”.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    True, or at least formally separate.

  • Garrett Clayman

    There’s definitely something fishy about this I can’t believe Kat or Michael is stupid enough to kiss in public during a private affair. I assume Kat thought Mary knew about this

  • Montavilla

    Since we don’t know, I’ll give Kat the benefit of the doubt. But how disrespectful of Michael Morris to canoodle in public. Good for Mary McCormick.

  • justmefornow

    Unfortunately they are probably that stupid, or naive. It still boggles my mind that people still are this stupid.
    When kids are involved though it really pisses me off.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I never even think that “he/she/they would never be this stupid” is a viable excuse any more after so many celebs demonstrate that they ARE indeed totally stupid about this kind of thing.

  • shell29

    Although I’m still inclined to give Kat the benefit of the doubt (for now), you’re right-it’s better to get the divorce first.

  • bridgette12

    I feel sorry for Mary and her kids, to be blindsided by this news. Her loving husband had no problem running around Hollywood with Kat, but wouldn’t have told her, if he wasn’t forced to my a photog who wouldn’t be bought. I can’t even imagine the nerve it took for the two cheaters to be so open, when it was public knowledge that both were still married and he was married to Mary McCormack.
    The thing about Kat, I get the impression that she gets involved with men to advance her career. She’s pretty, but that’s about all she has going for her because she’s lacking as a singer and a actor. She keeps trying, she keeps failing and some man is always there is help her get some new opportunity. I have called Fantasia out in the past for her behavior, but she did it because she cared about this man. With Kat, all you see is someone using a man to advance her sorry career. If I was Mary McCormack, I would make sure I let both Michael and Kat know, what sorry excuses for human beings they are for doing this to those three kids and Mary herself. They deserve better and the loving duo, deserve all the humiliation and embarrassment coming their way.

  • Miss Blue

    What doubt? She knows the guy is married for god’s sake. She knows he has young children. She knows he still lives with his celebrity wife. That is enough to tell any woman – run, run away from this dude.

  • curlyenta

    Kat is dumb as shit to carry on with a married man in public. Hope she gets what she deserves.

  • Niall

    The level of narcissIstic callousness on both of their parts is shameful. I’m sure his lack of celebrity emboldened them a bit in public. Depending on how far away the photographer was, they might have believed they were alone.

    Now that it’s more or less confirmed Mary McCormack was blindsided and most definitely still in their marriage, Mike and Kat deserve every bit of scorn and judgement headed their way. Mike for being a lousy husband and Kat for being the type of person who disregards a marriage and kids to get the man she wants. I hope they get married and give each other the spouse each deserves…

  • fuzzywuzzy

    From People.com:

    An agent for Morris and a rep for McCormack both declined to comment.

    A source close to the couple, however, tells PEOPLE: “Mary adores her husband. If this is true, she would have been blindsided.”

    Adds the source: “She is the most devoted mother and wife.”

    Meanwhile, a rep for McPhee did not comment on her split from Cokas or what appears to be a new romance.

    As for why the 2006 American Idol runner-up may have called it quits with her husband, an on-set source tells PEOPLE, “I never noticed anything with Kat and the director on set at the time … I do remember Kat’s husband was always around and was very controlling.”

    http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20748053,00.html

  • Ronnie D

    There was always something about Kat that bothered me, but I couldn’t put my finger on it. Now I know what it is. She’s a tramp.

  • Sassycatz

    Morris, who directed McPhee on NBC’s failed musical series, knew the
    photos were about to hit because, a source adds, he tried to buy them
    himself to keep them from ever being seen by the public — and thus
    ruining his marriage and reputation.

    Who knows how much of this is true. However … if the part is true about him trying to buy the photos so that his marriage and reputation aren’t ruined, then he’s pretty reprehensible. That suggests this thing with McPhee was a fling and he had no intention of ending his marriage and hoped the news of his affair would never get out. Is this how McPhee also saw it? Was *she* expecting him to end his marriage or had ended it and was going to run off with her? Was this just an affair with no expectations by her? It’s possible these two weren’t even on the same page, but that being said, I have no sympathy for either of them at all.

  • http://mjsbigblog.staging.wpengine.com/ mjsbigblog

    Both suck for cheating and flaunting their relationship so openly while kids and a wife were still very much in the picture.

    However, I wouldn’t even BEGIN to ascribe motives to their behavior around relationships. I have no idea why Kat’s marriage broke up, or why she was attracted to this new man or what she looks for in a relationship. I don’t know her.

  • http://mjsbigblog.staging.wpengine.com/ mjsbigblog

    It’s wrong to cheat (he’s just as wrong, at the very least) but I would not slut shame a woman over it. If she’s a tramp, then what is he? lol.

  • Amy Beth

    I guess he never found the perfect time to tell his wife. Isn’t that the stereotypical line ?

  • Eilonwy_has_an_emu

    That’s what I was thinking — that “getting caught” was a semi-intentional cowardly dick-move way to let McCormack know what was up.

    I mean, if you actually want your secret affair to stay secret, you don’t smooch in public. “Let’s SNEAK around” isn’t some complex concept that nobody’s thought of before. The photos showed Morris and McPhee walking around holding hands.

  • girlygirl

    Why? Kat knew the guy was married with kids. She deserves blame here, too.

  • girlygirl

    So if the wife knows that makes it ok to have an affair with a married man?

  • Ronnie D

    He is a pig inside a human body, to quote Lady Gaga. lol. Cheaters just really get under my skin, but I’m more worried about the kids having to deal with this. Kat might turn into the new Leanne Rimes.

  • Eilonwy_has_an_emu

    Well, the married man sure knew what his wife did and didn’t know, and he thought it was okay to have a girlfriend on the side. Presumably he told McPhee whatever she needed to hear to believe that he was actually free to canoodle and just hadn’t wrapped up the details.

    I don’t see why it was McPhee’s job to be Morris’ conscience (other than that, as this has played out, he seems to be badly in need of one). Morris is not a little boy, incapable of telling right from wrong. He was old enough to get married; he’s old enough to figure out if he’s still married and to remember his three children without prompting.

  • bridgette12

    It’s no different then when Fantasia got caught with someone else’s husband and people didn’t have a problem calling her out and giving opinion about her or her boyfriend. Plus people are being a lot kinder to her than they were to Tasia.

  • Ronnie D

    Hmmm the husband was controlling. Maybe because Kat was slinking around the set like a vixen trying to seduce a married man!

  • shell29

    Fair point. If she knew that the guy was still pretending to be ‘happily married’ while canoodling with him then she’s as much in the wrong as he is. Hearing that his wife was apparently blindsided by this makes me want to change my tune where Kat’s concerned. Not a good look for either one of them (and I didn’t mean to apply that Kat’s totally blameless here).

  • http://mjsbigblog.staging.wpengine.com/ mjsbigblog

    What does Fantasia have to do with my comment? Nothing. It still stands. We can’t know Kat’s motives unless she tells us what they are.

  • http://mjsbigblog.staging.wpengine.com/ mjsbigblog

    We have no idea whether Morris told Kat a pack of lies or Kat just didn’t give a fig and threw caution to the winds.

    We’ll probably never know.

  • curlyenta

    A pig. lol

  • shell29

    I get what you’re saying re: Fantasia, but I don’t think Kat’s getting a pass for this one. She’ll get raked over the coals too-this is just the beginning.

  • bridgette12

    But there’s nothing wrong with giving our opinions about her motives and if someone don’t agree, they do what they usually do, which is state their opinion. As for guessing ones motive for doing anything, most of the time we speculate, because most people don’t tell you why they do certain things or make certain decisions.

  • LongKissGoodnight

    >>That suggests this thing with McPhee was a fling and he had no intention of ending his marriage and hoped the news of his affair would never get out.

    It does not.

    Whether his intentions were to have a quiet fling or to seek divorce, public scandal was going to hurt his wife and children regardless.

    Once the damage was done, the very least he could do, was to try to prevent the kind of raven feast that is taking place right now from happening.

    I despise paparazzi.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I wouldn’t be surprised if this weren’t the first time that Michael had cheated.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Sorry, but it’s not up to “the other woman” to keep a guy faithful. Michael Morris totally brought this on himself. He’s responsible for any “homewrecking” here.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    And if she did, then it’s still the guy’s responsibility for wrecking his home, not the ‘other woman’. It was his decision to cheat on his wife and kids.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    “I don’t see why it was McPhee’s job to be Morris’ conscience (other than that, as this has played out, he seems to be badly in need of one). Morris is not a little boy, incapable of telling right from wrong. He was old enough to get married; he’s old enough to figure out if he’s still married and to remember his three children without prompting.”

    Exactly. These guys aren’t helpless “victims” of “evil women”, and it’s totally their responsibility if they decide to cheat and hurt their wives and families.

  • bridgette12

    I would probably say the same thing about Kat also.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Sure, if Kat “went after” Michael knowing that his wife regarded their marriage as still solvent, then she deserves scorn. However, ultimately, it was still Michael’s conscious decision to cheat on his wife and family, and no matter what, it’s not the responsibility of the “other woman” to be the guy’s conscience. There’s no way of getting around that fact.

  • Sassycatz

    It does not???

    So … he was just trying to protect his wife and children from scandal by chasing down the pictures? Oooooh. I thought not having an affair in the first place — or at least — not having one out in broad daylight might have been better protection. But, I guess if you want to give him some kind of credit for caring about his wife and children — *after the fact* — go ahead. LOL!

  • pj

    I’m glad she kicked him out. Too many women would have looked the other way. I hope the kids are okay. Bad press for Kat, for sure. I’m just not sure that cheating matters in Hollywood.

  • Garrett Clayman

    That’s quite insulting, but the truth is if Kat was rational she probably wouldn’t be with him in public, she was probably told that Michael and Mary were separated and then it was okay. Separated couples are allowed to move on with their lives.

  • taylor

    “In this country, it’s as easy to get a divorce as it is to change socks.”

    A divorce, especially where there is money and children involved can easily take a year or two. It’s not that easy.
    At least he could have been separated from his wife before he started this, though. Who knows what he was telling Kat?

  • http://mjsbigblog.staging.wpengine.com/ mjsbigblog

    Just wait until Howard Stern gets a hold of her. Mary is his boo. She played his wife in his movie.

  • http://mjsbigblog.staging.wpengine.com/ mjsbigblog

    I never said it wasn’t OK to speculate.

  • LongKissGoodnight

    Why “LOL”?
    Shocking as it might seem too you, people can act selfishly towards their loved ones and instead of saying “fuck it, this thing is ruined anyway” then attempt to repair the damage.
    It’s called cleaning up your own mess.
    And my point is that having an unfaithful spouse and being dragged into a public scandal over an unfaithful spouse are two separate piles of shit.
    And his family is not gonna benefit from having to deal with both.

    (And that is why I despise yellow press)

  • standtotheright

    Not to mention that “cleaning up that second pile” is good for his *own* career. TV directors are not considered auteurs the way that film directors are; they are supposed to support the writers and the actors and to maintain stylistic continuity. A TV director whose personal life gets in the way is much more easily excised than a TV actor.

    And he still needs to financially support his children, whatever mistakes he has made. So keeping his job is a good idea on all fronts.

  • Niall

    There’s no way to be his conscience when her behavior seems to demonstrate she was not listening to hers. I don’t buy the idea that Kat was naive. Like Leanne Rimes, Fantasia, Alicia Keys, Angelina Jolie, etc, she made a decision that what she wanted mattered more than the damage it would cause.

  • standtotheright

    I still believe that the parent is invariably more at fault than the non-parent. Maybe it’s close, like 60-40, or maybe even 55-45, but the one who has to walk out the door every day after seeing real humans whom his or her actions could hurt, instead of an abstraction, has committed the larger betrayal.

  • standtotheright

    If she finds the right part, far enough in the future, it won’t. See Claire Danes. (Granted, in that case she denied cheating, but still, taking up with someone who conveniently “just left” his 7-month-pregnant girlfriend wasn’t a ringing character endorsement.)
    For the record, I’m not saying that McPhee is going to have as easy a time finding parts as Danes. I don’t think she’s nearly as inert as people here claim, but Danes is on an entirely different level as an actor.
    I mostly hope that *McCormack* finds another part soon. I think the outlet (and the income) often help.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    My point is that the responsibility for cheating lies with Michael in this case, and there’s no way to get around that fact. It doesn’t matter whether the “other woman” is a saint or amoral. It was HIS decision.

  • Liteasy

    I disagree with you – Kat is just as much to blame, because she knew he was married with three children.

  • Sassycatz

    Why LOL?! Because I don’t think he deserves any credit whatsoever and I’m laughing at the utter thought of it.

  • pj

    I have little respect for Morris or Katharine in this situation. Katharine looks lovely and I’m afraid this might be a publicity ploy on her part. I hope the casting couch isn’t her future. I hope for the sake of everyone involved that they really care about each other, because if not, it really sucks for everyone. Especially the children.

  • ohreli

    What do we expect? If the whole country (and Hillary) forgave Bill Clinton, who was friggin’ President and was friggin’ doing it in the Oval Office, why are we surprised when Sin-City celebs have trouble behaving?

  • fuzzywuzzy

    But ultimately, it was Michael’s decision to have the affair. That’s a fact. It wasn’t an accident, it was a conscious decision on his part. That’s why he is definitely more responsible for the cheating, no matter what the temptation or attractiveness of the woman. All Michael had to say was “no”.

  • Pippygirl

    I don’t think saying Kat is wrong here means Michael gets a pass.

    I agree the majority of the blame falls on him, but in my opinion that doesn’t absolve Kat of all responsibility. True she isn’t the one that broke any marriage vows (since she was not with her husband any longer) but she was still a participant in an affair that hurt another woman and her children.

  • dalyjobs

    For whatever reason, this type of behavior doesn’t surprise me at all coming from Katharine…

  • bridgette12

    When your in Hollywood and the paparazzi is practically at any hotspot that stars go to, how do you think two married celebs walking around kissing and making out in public, is not going to be noticed and outed for being cheaters. Don’t blame the press for doing their job, blame the individuals who do their dirt in broad daylight. The press wouldn’t have anything to report if they hadn’t cheated in the first place. It’s on the cheaters to hide their indiscretions, not the press.

  • dalyjobs

    I don’t think anyone is saying that though. She is not a “home wrecker” here; he is. But at the same time, if someone knowingly gets involved with someone who’s in a relationship, it shows a lack of morals.

  • dalyjobs

    Her point about Fantasia was obvious — she’s pointing out people’s hypocrisy/racism.

  • standtotheright

    If she only wanted a scandal and a hissing, then she wouldn’t have separated from her husband. I think they just got really stupid. And I hope the kids come out of this okay.

  • dalyjobs

    This is sarcasm, right? Or do people still think like this? Honestly? is it 1915??

  • bridgette12

    That and their upbringing makes a difference also.

  • dalyjobs

    I don’t care for her personality much either but there is no need to bring misogyny into this. You obviously have some issues with women, whether it be mommy issues, rejections, or general issues, that you need to work on.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I agree, but no one knows what Michael may have told Kat about his relationship, and we will probably never know. There’s no getting around the fact that all Michael had to say was “no”, and nothing would have happened. I’m not giving Kat a pass, but she’s not the “homewrecker” here, he is, without a doubt.

  • LongKissGoodnight

    I consider the job of sensationalizing people’s personal life for public’s amusement despicable.
    And I am going to blame those who choose that “profession”, be sure of it.
    Just because this perverted concept that press and public somehow are entitled to details of celebrity’s personal life is exercised every day does not make it right.

  • carola99

    Man. This must be really disappointing to all Kat fans.
    I understand she was separated but still she KNEW he was MARRIED! They worked on Smash for two seasons! No excuse! She is certainly not the sweet girl I thought she was.

    Poor Mary and I am glad she kicked him out. He deserved it and he still was planning to buy the pics to prevent her from getting the news? Douche.
    But really, I feel so sorry for the family..

  • Guest

    Homewrecker.

  • chillj

    I guess I am late to the party; last I knew Katherine McPhee was solidly married. Apparently not.

  • Pippygirl

    In Plain Sight was a great show and I also loved Mary on The West Wing.

  • halo9125

    Let’s be real- she was 23 when she married her then 42 year old husband. She’s clearly no angel. And it’s bad enough having an affair with a married man but one with 3 kids? That’s just inexcusable.

  • Ronnie D

    How about responding to the topic and not psychoanalyzing me, which you failed miserably at lol

  • Kariann Hart

    Kat needed publicity to help her career. I’m afraid this is one big mess. His children are quite young and will have problems adjusting. Has Kat thought what it would be like to be a step-mother or is this just a fling?

  • Ronnie D

    I don’t think because she is a woman she shouldn’t be ashamed of what she did. Horrible double standard there.

  • Ronnie D

    She is only thinking with one head lol.

  • Kariann Hart

    I thought the same thing! In his position, he has access to lots of women. This Might be the first time he’s been caught. If Michael cheats on his wife to be with Kat, what makes her think he wouldn’t do that to her as well?

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Of course not, especially if she wasn’t misled by Michael about his relationship with his wife. My point isn’t based on gender or type of person. It really doesn’t matter what kind of person the “other woman” is (or the “other man” if the wife is cheating). The bottom line is that the person (either the husband or wife) in the marriage is the one who has more responsibility for being the “homewrecker” because he/she made the decision to cheat, when all he/she had to say was “no”. There’s no “double standard” because my rationale and argument is not gender based.

  • jpfan2

    For what it’s worth (which is probably zero) I have been reading blind items about Kat having affairs for a couple of years. I always assumed they were just stupid gossip but now I’m not so sure.

    So don’t assume that is the first time Kat has cheated either.

  • jpfan2

    This guy should make no assumptions that she won’t cheat on him!

  • curlyenta

    Pure speculation.

  • Axxxel

    yeah, both of them…

  • Axxxel

    Or in the process of separation… the classical: My wife does not understand me, my wife does not appreciate me and your husband does not appreciate you… or vice versa…

  • Forever21

    This is just a desperate attempt at publicity from a nobody who’s tried to make it in Hollywood but has failed numerous times.

  • Disraeli99

    So KatPee was SMASHing her director. The jokes just write themselves, lol. What a lowdown dirty ratchet ghetto skank move from someone whose veneer was soooo high class glossy. Goes to show ya ho’s comes in all shapes/sizes/classes.

  • Disraeli99

    HO’S! The lot of them, hahaha… I ain’t mad at ‘em, just calling a spade a spade, and a ho a ho. They should just own their ho-dom, and keep it moving, lol.

  • Disraeli99

    a manwhore or a mitch, lol

  • Disraeli99

    yasssssss – well said.

  • Disraeli99

    YESSSS – so true. folk were calling Fantasia every kind of hobag homewrecking ghetto skank, so how has what KatPee done any different?

  • Garrett Clayman

    That’s rationale for what started the affair but not for kissing in public

  • supersonic

    If she finds the right part, far enough in the future, it won’t. See Claire Danes. (Granted, in that case she denied cheating, but still, taking up with someone who conveniently “just left” his 7-month-pregnant girlfriend wasn’t a ringing character endorsement.)

    That is why I will always hate Claire Danes and that dude she’s with and never support any project that they do. Everybody else might have forgotten, but I haven’t.

  • standtotheright

    She’s not even with Billy Crudup any more. She married Hugh Dancy. That may not make a difference to many people, but it’s worth being accurate.

    Also, the first two seasons of Homeland were legitimately gripping TV. Reserving judgment on the third.

  • overthetop1

    Supertramp!

  • overthetop1

    This sucks for Mary McCormack, who by the way, is a far better actress than Kat. (West Wing

  • bearcatnat

    Oh, Kat…I really wanted to think better of you! They’re both at fault here, but it really disgusts me when a woman either blindly ignores that a man is married or allows herself to be lied to. If the guy is cheating on his wife, he’ll do the same to you!

  • zebracrunk

    Kat was apparently cheating on her own husband as well, it’s not like she’s some poor girl being manipulated.

    ” If the guy is cheating on his wife, he’ll do the same to you!”
    Same goes for anybody who chooses to date Kat in the future, too.