What Is Nick Cokas, The Ex-Husband Of Katharine McPhee Doing Now?

By Aishwarya Acharya | Updated on October 3, 2022
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    Nick Cokas is the ex-husband of a singer-songwriter and actress, Katharine McPhee. McPhee got huge popularity when she appeared in the fifth season of American Idol and became the runner-up of the season.

    On the other hand, her ex-partner, Cokas is not only famous for his involvement with her but also has an established career on his own. And at times, there have been several curiosities among the people about the life of Nick Cokas’ professional and personal pursuits.

    Read further to know all the facets of Nick Cokas’ wiki ranging from his parents to a complete recounting of his relationship with his ex-wife, Katharine McPhee, and more.

    Nick Cokas Early Life, Parents, Education, And Further

    Nick Cokas, real name, Nicholas K Cokas was born on April 11, 1965, in San Francisco, California. He allegedly was born into a well-to-do family and had a very affluent childhood. He is an American and belongs to Serbian ancestry.

    Nick is one of the two children of the late couple, James Cokas, and his wife, Evangeline. Cokas’ mother, Evangeline was Los Angeles-born and raised. Nick also has an older sister, Deborah Cody.

    Unfortunately, she died in May 2015 after a long illness. Her husband and Nick’s father, James died sometime later.

    Nick Cokas, actor, producer, Katharine McPhee's ex-husband
    A recent picture of Nick Cokas Source: Facebook/NickCokas/

    Cokas went to Mills High School. He then completed his bachelor’s in Arts from the University of California. Nick also studied at Pepperdine University where he got his degree in Executive MBA.

    He has been working to brighten up his career from his university days.

    Nick Cokas’ Career: He Was Initially A Broadway Performer

    Nick started his show biz career in the year 1989; he was first on Broadway. While Cokas has never acted in a film, he was the post-production assistant in the 1989 movie, Wild Orchid. His only screen appearance was in the 2005 series, The Invasion where he portrayed a recurring character named, David Paxton.

    More than acting, Nick has always identified himself as a social entrepreneur. As such, in 2006, he formed a company with his ex-wife, Katharine. He is still working as the director of the company. He apparently oversees the department of entertainment, technology, and marketing.

    Who is Nick Cokas Ex-wife; Katherine McPhee?

    Katherine was born on March 25, 1984, in Los Angeles, California. In contrast to her ex-husband, McPhee was born into a very famous household.

    Her father Daniel McPhee was a television producer and her mother, Patricia Burch McPhee has been a vocal coach on American Idol since the year 2011. Katherine developed her interest in music, from a very early age. Her older sister, Adriana has also been a vocal coach since the year 2012.

    Katharine McPhee, actress, singer, American Idol season 5 runner-up, David Foster's wife, Nick Cokas's ex-wife
    A recent picture of Katharine Hope McPhee Foster Source: Instagram/katharinefoster

    Katherine attended Boston Conservatory for three semesters majoring in musical theatre. In addition to trying out in the music world, she was also trying her luck in Los Angeles in television pilots.

    McPhee first starred in an MTV soap opera pilot, You Were Happy, however, it was never released. In March 2005 McPhee played the role of Annie Oakley in the Cabrillo Music Theater’s production of the musical, Annie Get Your Gun.

    McPhee’s Musical Journey

    McPhee’s musical career began when she joined American Idol in 2005. In the audition, she sang God Bless the Child and got selected. She finished the fifth season of American Idol as the runner-up of the show.

    After American Idol, she released her eponymous debut album on RCA Records on January 30, 2007. The album debuted at number two on the Billboard 200. The album sold 381,000 copies by December 2010.

    Nick Cokas' ex-wife, Katharine McPhee, American Idol runner-up, actress, singer
    Some snaps of Katharine McPhee while she was in American Idol, Season 5 Source: Pinterest

    McPhee released her fourth album, Lick My Lips in the year 2015. After this, she released several other albums and performances. Some of them are Love Strikes and Hysteria. 

    She also performed, You Make Me Feel So Young along with John Legend on the Sinatra 100: An All-Star Grammy Concert.

    The Relationship Of Nick Cokas and Katharine McPhee

    Nick and Katherine met in 2005 when they were both performing in a LA production of The Ghost And Mrs. Muir and got engaged two years later.

    The couple was in a long-term relationship before marrying. They both were supportive of each other since the very beginning of their relationship. The pair, who had an age gap of 19 years married each other on February 2, 2008.

    They held their wedding ceremony at the Beverly Hills Presbyterian church in Los Angeles. Nick was 43 years old during their marriage whereas Katharine was only 24.

    Nick Cokas, actor, producer, Katharine McPhee's ex-husband, wedding
    A picture of Nick Cokas and Katharine McPhee’s wedding

    The couple had a huge reception following the wedding ceremony. The menu and décor all were very sophisticated. Floral centerpieces small and tall were on the tables where the newlyweds and guests enjoyed a beautiful evening of singing and dancing.

    The End Of A Beautiful Relationship: Did Katharine Cheat on Nick?

    Nick and Katharine’s union would come to an end when the latter filed for divorce in the year 2014. The ex-couple back then claimed that they had already been separated for nearly 2 years before the divorce filings. The former partners had no children.

    Among all the reasons for their separation, one was the incident where McPhee was spotted kissing, Smash director, Micheal Morris in October 2013. Micheal at the time was also married and had two children with his wife.

    However, when Katharine was accused of cheating on her husband, she cleared out that she and Nick had already separated on their own by that time and she did not regret anything she had done after that.

    According to the court documents, McPhee, in the divorce settlement, had to pay $102,616 to Nick. The actress later also had to give her ex-husband spousal support of $400,000 a year.

    Katharine’s Second Marriage: She Is Now The Wife Of David Foster

    Three years after she divorced her ex-partner, McPhee married the Canadian music producer David Walter Foster in 2019. This was the fifth marriage for David. He was previously married to B.J. Cook, Rebecca Dyer, Linda Thompson, and Yolanda Hadid. Katharine too dated several other guys in the time between 2016-2019.

    McPhee now is a mother to a son with Foster who was born on February 22, 2021. The Foster couple named the child, Rennie David Foster. Nick’s ex-wife seems very grateful for having the child and David in her life.

    Katharine McPhee and David Foster with their child.
    Katharine with her current husband, David Foster, and their son, Rennie Foster Source: Instagram/Katharine foster/

    Katharine also has other 5 step-children out of whom, 3 might be older than McPhee herself. They all share a good bond.

    The actress often posts her family pictures and pictures of her enjoying life on her Instagram account. She often also gets several trolls and hate comments on her Instagram posts for marrying a man who is 35 years older than her. But she doesn’t seem to care about the negativity and is focused on giving her son the best life.

    Is Nick Cokas Married? Who is his wife?

    Just like his ex-wife, Nick, too got married once again. He now is the husband of a woman named Roxane Hayward, according to his Facebook. Nick allegedly got engaged to Roxane sometime in 2021.

    Roxane is a South African actress as well as a model and singer. She has played in several movies and television shows including Death Race 3: InfernoDominionBlood Drive and so on. Her last recognizable work was in the year 2017.

    There is no information regarding how the relationship between Cokas and the actress, Roxane began but now they are living a really good life together, at least according to their socials. Roxane seems to be very happy in this union and often uploads pictures with her husband showing her appreciation and love.

    Nick Cokas and his current wife, Roxane Hayward
    Nick Cokas with his wife, Roxane Hayward,2022
    Source: Instagram/Roxane Hayward/

    In addition to a new wedding life, Nick is a dog parent too. He constantly posts his dog’s pictures on his account. He has a dog of the breed Rough Collie.

    What is Nick Cokas doing Now?

    In the meantime, Nick now works as a host of The You Effect, which is a Society & Culture website that has been on the run since the year 2014. He now also identifies himself as Global Brand Marketer and a Tech Pioneer. As a matter of fact, he is currently the co-founder of a “one of a kind” app, 2gTHr.

    Cokas mostly splits his time between San Francisco and Los Angeles. 

    In contrast to his ex-wife, Nick is so active on Instagram. He also has a Facebook account, where he shares pictures and updates about his current life.

    Nick Cokas’s Net Worth: Cokas Is Earning Well

    Cokas, the actor now has been out of acting for quite a long time. He nonetheless reportedly makes around $6 million as of the year 2022. Whereas his wife, Roxane’s net worth is around $5 million.

    On the other hand, his ex-wife, Katherine still involves herself in both the acting and music field. Her net worth apparently sits at over $14 million as of 2022.

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