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What Happened To Nick Cokas, The Ex-Husband Of Katharine McPhee?

Nick Cokas is the former husband of popular American songwriter, singer, and actor Katharine McPhee. His ex-wife Katharine is mostly known for her performance in the musical drama series Smash where the actress played the role of Karen Cartwright.

Besides being known as the ex-husband of Katharine, Cokas, though has mostly identified himself as a businessman and an entrepreneur, also has a few acting credits to his name. And moving into their marriage, Nick and his former spouse divorced about 8-year after their marriage. So, what is the reason behind their separation?

Know more about Nick’s wedding to Katharine and their relationship status after the divorce!

Nick Cokas’ Early Life: His Parents And Nationality

Cokas, full name, Nicholas K Cokas was born on April 11, 1965, in San Francisco, California, and is currently 57 years old.

Nick is the youngest son of the late couple, James Cokas and Evangeline. Katharine’s ex-spouse, Nick has an older sister, Deborah Cody. Cokas’ mother, Evangeline died in May 2015, while the Californian lost his father a couple of years later. Nick often posts photos of his dad on his social media.

now 57 years old Nick Cokas and his late dad
Nick with his late father, James. Facebook

Talking more about his family, Nick has two ex-sons-in-law named Peisha Arten and Daniel McPhee. He also has a brother-in-law who goes by the name Adriana McPhee.

As for his nationality, Cokas is an American and belongs to the Caucasian ethnicity.

Cokas Education: He Has An MBA

For his higher education, Nick went to the University of California and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts. After his higher studies, Nick enrolled at Pepperdine Graziadio Business School to complete his MBA in 2019. He majored in Business Administration and Management at college just a year after in 2020.

What Does Nick Cokas Do For a Living?

For years, Nick has been working as the founder and director of a company named The You Effect. He founded this company 16 yrs ago in Jan 2006 and is still active in it. The You Effect organizes and raises money for a charitable organization in addition to raising awareness.

Aside from this, Cokas has a second company named Cokas Corp which he started in January 2005. Previously, he was the company’s Marketing Specialist, whereas currently, he is working as a value brand expert and strategist. Looks like he is trying to master every role to ensure the success of the company.

Meanwhile, Nick is also the host of a society and culture website named The You Effect. He, in addition, is the co-founder of an app called, 2gTHr. Cokas mostly resides in San Francisco with occasional stays in Los Angeles.

While Nick has never been an actor like his ex-wife, the Californian-born did work behind the scenes of the 1989 movie, Wild Orchid. He also portrayed a recurring character in the TV series, Infamous.

Nick Cokas And Katharine McPhee’s Wedding: When Did They Marry?

The now ex-couple, Nick and Katharine married in early 2008 and remained husband and wife for a total of eight years. As for their first meeting, they met each other in 2005. At the time, both Nick and Katharine were among the casts of the LA production of The Ghost and Mrs. Muir.

Ex-American Idol contestant, McPhee with her former husband, Nick Cokas.
Actress, Katharine with her ex-husband, Nick Cokas. Jeffrey Mayer/ Wire Image

Cokas and his then-girlfriend McPhee got engaged two years after their first meeting in Sep 2007. And the former couple married the following year in Feb 2008. Their wedding ceremony was held at the Presbyterian church in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles. Among the wedding guests were Kellie Pickler and Mandisa. In fact, some 300 people attended the ceremony.

Nick and Cokas, who had an age gap of 19 years had the popular Grammy award winner David Foster as their wedding singer.

When Cokas and McPhee Separated? Their Divorce Settlement

After being together for several years, Nick and McPhee decided to end their relationship in May 2014. It was the latter who filed for the divorce although the two had been staying separately for more than a year before the news of their divorce came out.

Nick's former spouse, Katharine
Nick’s former wife Katharine

Talking about their divorce settlement, Katharine had to pay her then-husband Nick $102,616 within a few days which she did. Aside from this, McPhee also had to pay $400,000 annually.

Nick’s ex-wife kept most of her assets including the 2013 Mercedes M Class SUV. Aside from her car, she also kept various bank accounts and insurance including certain TV and music rights.

As for Cokas, he also got a 2013 Jeep Wrangler and even got a percentage on some of his previous lover’s music royalties.

Why Did Cokas And Katharine Divorce? Did McPhee Cheat On Her Ex-Husband?

A year before their divorce, Katharine was caught cheating on Nick with Michael Morris. At the time, McPhee was filming for the TV series directed by Morris.

Katharine McPhee and Michael Morris
Katharine kissing Michael Morris

On the other hand, McPhee during an interview said she never cheated on Nick. She claimed by the time the rumors of her dating Morris were out in the open, she and Cokas had already been living separately for two years.

McPhee also stressed that she didn’t regret her actions and added,

“I don’t have any regrets. All of the choices I made I learned from in a really deep way, I have always been fortunate to have strong influences in my life who have forced me to look at my own choices and my own failures. I think we are all on that journey to have more awareness about who we are as a person and to grow and learn.”

She further explained,

“I’m trying to date in a way that doesn’t lock me down, “There is still a certain level of attachment with the prior relationship that I was in, so emotionally to be suddenly dating other people is not as easy.”

Looks like Katharine also had her reason behind her action which most people thought was selfish.

As for now Cokas’ ex-wife, Katharine is married to Canadian music producer, David Walter Foster. McPhee and Foster wed in the year 2019 and now are parents to a son, Rennie.

Does Nick Cokas Have A New Wife?

Much like his former partner, McPhee, Cokas is also a married man. According to his Facebook, he is the husband of Roxane Hayward, a South African-born model, actress, and singer. As an actress, Cokas’ current spouse, Hayward has been in films like Death Race 3: Inferno, Dominion, Blood Drive, and others.

Entrepreneur, Nick Cokas with his current wife, Roxane.
Actress Roxane with her current partner, Nick in 2022. Instagram

While Nick and Roxane got engaged in the year 2021, it is unclear when exactly they married. The couple now, however, identify each other as husband and wife on each of their social media accounts. The two are also parents to a dog of the breed, Rough Collie.

Nick Cokas Net Worth

As of 2022, Nick has an estimated net worth of $6 million which he earned mostly through his business ventures. And considering he has been on the path of entrepreneurship for years that shouldn’t come as surprising.

While Cokas is definitively rich and a millionaire, in terms of financial achievements, he still comes behind his ex-wife, McPhee who has an estimated wealth of over $14 million.