Michael Morris was reportedly thrown out of the house he shared with his wife, Mary McCormack, shortly before pictures of him kissing Katharine McPhee landed online. "Mary threw Michael out of the house on Sunday night when he told her that TMZ had the photos and that they were about to be released," a source told The New York Post's Page Six.
The "Smash" director allegedly knew his lip-lock with the former "American Idol" contestant was caught on camera and attempted to buy the pictures himself to avoid a scandal. But his bid to purchase the photos was unsuccessful, leaving him with no option but tell his actress wife of ten years about the shenanigan.
Meanwhile, McPhee reportedly didn't know about the pictures until they were published by TMZ. "Katharine didn't know about the photos in advance," said a source close to the actress. "She only saw them on Monday when they were emailed to her." Another source said to Us Weekly, "She is SO embarrassed she was caught. She should have known better!"
Morris tied the knot with McCormack, 44, in July 2003. They have three daughters together, Margaret (born 2004), Rose (born 2007), and Lillian (born 2011). Despite the recent report that she kicked him out of their house this past weekend, their split may have happened earlier as she implied when dropping by "Chelsea Lately" earlier this month.
McCormack outed Chelsea Handler's single status and, in the process, seemed to hint that she herself was single. When Handler who split from Andre Balazs this summer told her audience that she would love to go out with her guest, the actress interrupted, "She's single now, too, so it's like, you can't keep up." Regardless, Morris was seen still wearing his wedding ring when spotted kissing McPhee.
The "Over It" singer herself married Nick Cokas in February 2008, three years after they first met when performing together in the stage production of "The Ghost and Mrs. Muir". The songstress, 29, reportedly has separated from her husband for six months and they have since lived apart. They have no children together.
In an interview with Lucky magazine in January, she said she's glad she didn't have a child yet. "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," so she 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."
Morris and McPhee met on the set of "Smash". He directed several episodes of the NBC canceled musical series, while she played a lead role. The show ended its run this summer, after airing for two seasons only.
It's a tough week for McCormack. NBC also has just canceled her new series, "Welcome to the Family", after airing just for three weeks due to underwhelming ratings.