First off let me say that I don't believe there's a such thing as "being on a break." Former American Idol contestant and Hollywood actress Katherine McPhee claims that she & her husband were separated when pics surfaced of her publicly kissing another man last year. 


TMZ has obtained McPhee's divorce docs -- she lists her date of separation from husband Nicholas Cokas as March 15, 2013 ... more than 7 months before she openly locked lips with married "Smash" director Michael Morris.

Post by TMZ.