SAN DIEGO, CA – JULY 24: Actress/singer Katharine McPhee (L) and actor Elyes Gabel attend the “Scorpion” premiere screening and panel during Comic-Con International 2014 at the San Diego Convention Center on July 24, 2014 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
McPhee, 30, and the British actor, 31, had eyes (and hands) only for each other when they were photographed kissing between takes on the L.A. set of their freshman CBS series on Aug. 15. The American Idol alum went in for a peck on the cheek as she playfully grabbed Gabel’s butt.
The intimacy continued when the new lovebirds were joined by the rest of their cast for a private premiere of the show at nightspot Warwick in Hollywood on Sept. 22. Although they didn’t arrive together, they “were inseparable and got cozy all night,” an insider tells Us. McPhee let loose and danced around the club with her friends during commercial breaks too, the source adds.
What do you think guys. A public relations pairing to publicize the show? Or the real deal? Or who cares really, right? Ha.
Of course, the new relationship comes nearly a year after Kat was caught kissing her Smash director, Michael Morris, in Los Angeles. At the time, Kat was separated, but still married to Nick Cokas. But Morris was still very married to actress Mary McCormack, with whom he shares three young daughters.