Katharine McPhee’s Married Boyfriend Steps Out with Wife (PHOTO)

10-31-2013 10-45-38 AM

Awkward! Katharine McPhee’s married boyfriend, Michael Morris, stepped out with his wife, actress Mary McCormack over the weekend, according to US Magazine.

He’s wearing his wedding ring. She’s got her left hand in her pocket. Both are wearing shades. Neither look comfortable.

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The photo comes in the wake of shots posted by TMZ of the American Idol and Smash star kissing and holding hands with the very married Smash director while out and about in Hollywood.

People, reports, from sources, that Katharine didn’t mean to hurt anyone’s feelings when she kissed her married boyfriend in broad daylight for everyone to see, including the omnipresent paparazzi.

“This is a very hard time for her,” a pal of the actress tells PEOPLE. “She’s very upset.”  “Katharine cares about Michael,” the pal adds. “But she still cares about Nick too. She didn’t mean for anyone to be hurt.”

Where is that tiniest violin when you need it?

People, US

  • sjames08

    It’s like real life Smash, if Derek was married.

  • ladymctech

    I have no sympathy for Katherine. She has ridden that 15 minutes of post-Idol fame for several years too long now.

  • waitingforthe1

    except Karen was never involved with Derek, Ivy was :-/

  • waitingforthe1

    Kat obviously has talent and/or charisma to warrant continued notice and attention otherwise she’d fade into the woodwork as proven by far too many former Idol “stars” who did just that.

  • teekee

    No, they don’t look comfortable at all. Check out the space between them. Vastly different from the pics of him and Kat. My heart breaks for Mary.

  • sjames08

    i meant it mostly on Derek’s (the director’s part). He seeked out Katherine. But yeah youre right, however this time, she gave in.

  • weareallinnocent

    Looks help too, of course, in the wonderful world of celebrity. I’m no fan, but I can’t credibly claim that Kat lacks talent. She definitely can sing.

  • MichaelG (MikhailXO)

    The thought of a real-life Smash is pretty scary. The series was scary enough….

  • MichaelG (MikhailXO)

    IMO, minimal talent and zero charisma.

    But…she is pretty. So there’s that…

  • pj

    I suspect Katharine knew exactly what she was doing by kissing him in public. I hope leaving that office building means it was a meeting with a divorce attorney. Men like that don’t often change.

  • Amy Beth

    At first, I thought the headline said he “steps out ON” his wife. Which is what he did last week!

  • AZIdolFan

    It seems to me that Kat had no idea he was still with his wife. I’m thinking she thought he (Michael) was separated like she was. But I don’t know cause I’m not personal friends with her. That’s just how it seems to me. I feel really bad for Mary. She was totally blindsided. And Michael is a complete ass!

  • carola99

    Of course Kat knew! She´s been working with him since S1!
    This guy is a douche. Now he wants to get back to his wife and family. Of course.
    Kat should have known better too! Really, how could she start an affair with a married guy? I thought she was better than that, guess not.
    Hope Mary divorces him, she will be better off.
    Poor of their little girls though.

  • bridgette12

    Sometimes a lot of pretty on the outside trumps the ugly on the inside.

  • curlyenta

    Absolutely agree. She always came across as a self-centered, egotistical bitch. Glad to see the karma wheel biting her in her no-talent ass.

  • bridgette12

    She has some talent, unfortunately for her, there is already a lot of people who have the same talent, but do it better.

  • curlyenta

    Criminals make headlines too. Don’t think this is the way she intended her ‘brand’ to cultivate in the media – as a homewrecker.

  • waitingforthe1

    Smash hasn’t been in production for over 7 months. We don’t know if she was under the impression that he’d left his wife or not.
    People shouldn’t be so quick to tar and feather based on limited information. Kat may have dumped him when she learned he was actually still with his wife and now he’s gone crawling back to her for forgiveness. If she’s dumb enough to forgive him then it’s on her when he cheats again IMO.

  • waitingforthe1

    if it only took being pretty there are millions of beautiful girls in the world so I question why they aren’t celebrities too?

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I’m wondering if the fact that both of Kat’s parents are in the industry has helped a lot in her career.

  • curlyenta

    Perhaps they chose other professions, like being a doctor or lawyer or hundreds of other respectable careers.

  • bridgette12

    Somebody has to be helping her, because considering just how bad her acting was in Splash and being hired to act in a movie, she has some pull somewhere.

  • flog gnaw

    He has no gonads, egads it’s so sad.

  • MichaelG (MikhailXO)

    Opportunity, connections, nepotism, being in the right place at the right time, sleeping around w/ the right people… for starters.

  • MichaelG (MikhailXO)

    I should have thought of this answer. Yes. Very true.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I think that it’s definitely possible that Michael misled Kat about the situation with his wife (as was discussed on the previous thread on this affair). Regardless, this affair doesn’t speak well for either of them.

  • Reflects On Life

    Disappointing.

    But for some unknown reason, people want to blame the “other woman”.
    It’s the man who cheated on his wife and his 3 daughters. He’s at fault.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Yes, all Michael had to say was “no”, and there would have been no affair.

  • curlyenta

    Unless Michael pursued Mcphee. And all she would have to have said was “no” and there would be no affair.

  • Larc

    As they say, it takes 2 to tango. The “other woman” always carries her share of the blame if she knows the man is married. He may be the main culprit, but no way does she get a free ride.

  • macfae

    Body language says a lot. If I were Mary though, I would be at an even further distance from the loser.

  • abbysee

    I don’t think he’s her boyfriend anymore. I think he’s done this before, wifey knows it. She’s threatening him with divorce, and he’ll toe the line, until next time. There are no good guys in this mess. The kids will sadly be collateral damage. That’s how this sordid shit works every day all across America. Marriage, yay.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Yes, that’s definitely a possibility, but in that case, he could have lied to Kat about his marriage (ETA: relationship with his wife) and she may have fallen for it (not defending her at all here). I doubt that we’ll know what really happened.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I agree. Actually, I wouldn’t be surprised if this wasn’t the first affair for either Michael or Kat. Michael and Kat have behaved badly here, that’s a fact, and the only ones I really care about are the kids.

  • Miz

    Both parents and her estranged husband.

  • Beaugard Stevens

    I don’t know, this wasn’t a stranger, it was someone she worked with- and Mary is a well-known actress, how hard could it have been to find out his marital situation if she wanted to? It’s hard for me to believe she didn’t know, it’s not hard to believe she didn’t care.

  • tomr

    Under the sheets.

  • Miss Blue

    Lied about his marriage?

    They worked together. For years. Small cast of a TV show. Of course Kat knew he was married, as did everyone on the show. Mary M. made numerous visits to the set and tweeted about the show/her husband on numerous occasions.

    Even though I consider Kat a dim bulb, it is impossible for anyone to be that unaware and not be in a coma.

  • bridgette12

    That I don’t know, but I think her parents have helped her get opportunities.

  • Garrett Clayman

    Regardless of Kat its nice that Michael and Mary can try to work things out for the sake of their children

  • fuzzywuzzy

    What I meant was lied about the relationship with his wife, even though they were still married. Variations on “my wife doesn’t understand me”, “she’s so needy”, “we’re staying together for the kids”, etc.

  • Garrett Clayman

    I find her really talented–at least on Idol she had some great performances Black Horse and a Cherry Tree is one of my all time favs

  • pj

    Disagree. If he’s going to cheat again, it’s not a good for the children to see their mom as a victim. Or see the paps take more pictures of his affairs. I think it’s healthier to make a break and move forward. Not sure why these people get married.

  • usedtobelucy

    If you want to know, you find out. If you don’t want to know, you don’t. Simple as that. Only the uber-naive and uber-trusting and uber-young would just take some tv director’s word for it. And I don’t think Katharine falls into that category. She either knew and didn’t care or didn’t want to know. Period.

  • usedtobelucy

    Not every pretty person who sings or dances well catches the eye and piques the interest and imagination of somebody who’ll support them. But some people do. Reminds me of Nicole Scherzinger. She, too, is attractive and talented, but no more so than many others. But somebody or somebodies have just kept trying to make her happen for years. We know that Kat did catch the eye of both Spielberg and David Foster. That, plus her parents and her husband, could well be enough to get her chances that others with similar or even greater charms and abilities haven’t gotten. Who you know and who you appeal to — which is an ineffable thing and doesn’t inevitably follow the greatest beauty or talent — means a huge amount when it comes to getting opportunti

  • Mel432

    That’s what men do. They tell girls that their marriage is over, they’re leaving their wives, they haven’t been in love for some time, they haven’t slept with their wives for a long time, etc., etc. We don’t know anything except for those kissing pictures.

  • Mel432

    Acting is respectable.

  • Mel432

    I never thought Katharine came across as a self-centered, egotistical bitch. Sometimes extremely beautiful girls are stereotyped because of their looks.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    That’s a good comparison with Nicole. What surprised me was Kat getting the plum lead role in “Smash”, when she hadn’t had very much acting experience. According to her wiki page, she’s had lots of opportunities, but hardly any successes.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Katharine_McPhee

  • fuzzywuzzy

    She never struck me that way either. However, the impression that I got from Kat was often one of being rather vacuous. lol At any rate, whatever charisma and talent she has (at least as an actress) is totally lost on me.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    How about “uber-dense”? lol

  • masacredo

    Calm down, I dont like her either, but there is no need to be rude.

  • usedtobelucy

    Well, there is that. ha … There’s a reason why I always Freudian-slipped the title of her almost-coronation song into My Density…..

  • Miss Blue

    I could see your point if we are talking about an ordinary wife here. The stay-at-home-soccer-mom who nobody knows. But we aren’t – we are talking about a celebrity in her own rite. Mary McCormick is the much bigger celebrity in this triangle – she’s got it all over Kat and certainly her husband, who nobody knew before this. I find it hard to believe this guy could just make shit up about his marriage when if there were big marital issues the tabloids would have covered it because of Mary.

    But as I said, Kat strikes me as a dim bulb so maybe she is as dense as a coma victim.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I see your POV, but honestly, I think that Kat is a very dim bulb. Even if Kat was that dense, however, if Michael lied about his relationship with Mary to try to persuade her to have an affair, at some level Kat must have wanted to believe whatever BS he told her, so no letting her off the hook just because the lights are on but nobody’s home. lol

  • Mel432

    We don’t know whatsoever if Kat slept with anyone to get acting parts. I think she is extraordinarily beautiful and very photogenic, is why they are interested in Kat for tv and movies. Her mother is basically a voice coach, so I doubt she has any influence. Her dad may “know people”.

  • supersonic

    Then, some women just be stupid falling for stuff that the man tells them. I would be like show me proof that you’re no longer with your wife.

  • supersonic

    Yeah, but the woman should be smarter. They should know better than to fool around with a married man.

  • Niall

    Pictures like the one above are the ones that make me disgusted with Morris and Kat. Mary McCormack has always been a private public figure; she doesn’t make the tabloids, she doesn’t hang out at The Ivy to get her picture taken. And now she must be mortified to find photographers tailing her because her louse of a husband and a very selfish woman decided what they wanted came ahead of a wife and three kids.

  • Niall

    If Katharine had been misled then that angle to the story would have been out there pronto through “sources close to McPhee.” It speaks volumes that it hasn’t been said. That makes me think she knew exactly what the score was with Morris and his wife.

  • DavidL

    Loved it

  • DavidL

    Wrong. She deserved what she got or more. She is very talented woman, but I won’t say this justify her actions this time. I hope she can figure everything out and make the right decisions soon