Actor Nick Cokas's ex Katharine Mcphee buys herself a house as a divorce gift, the pair are still married and waiting for the divorce to finalize

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Katharine McPhee found fame and popularity as a runner up in the American Idol in 2006. After that, she never had to look back in her life. The pop singer and songwriter garnered fame as a successful singer as well as an actress.

And now, the ‘Smash’ star has bought herself a $1.4 million house in Toluca Lake.  She proudly owns the property, worth one and a half million dollars, after a decade of winning American Idol. She made the decision of buying the grand mansion as a divorce gift to herself.

The house, which is situated in the posh community of Toluca Lake, Los Angeles covers an area of 2,039 sq. ft. It has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a large kitchen with an island area and a private pool and a spa.  McPhee’s new home is truly a complete package and a perfect gift to herself. The singer-turned-actress already has a condo in Sherman Oaks.

The couple, who were married for almost seven years, shocked everyone with the news of their separation last year.

McPhee filed a divorce against her husband, Nick Cokas last year and it is yet to be finalized. Though the couple separated last May, they are still married, as the court has not announced the verdict. The proceedings of their divorce are under way.

While announcing the divorce, the representative of McPhee told People magazine : 'After six years of marriage, and having been separated for the past year, Katharine McPhee has filed for a dissolution of marriage from Nick Cokas'.

As per the statement released by the rep, it says: 'The two have an amicable relationship and will remain friends. They ask that people respect their privacy during this time.'

The couple started dating each other before McPhee’s days in American Idol days. In fact it was Cokas and her mother who motivated her to audition for the popular singing talent show where she ended up as the runner up. After the show, this hot singer became famous all over the world.  Cokas was 42 and McPhee 23 when they got married. They do not have any children.

‘Over It’ hit maker outgrew her split with her former husband and is currently dating ‘Game of Thrones’ star and her ‘Scorpion’ co-star, Elyes Gabel. They started dating last year after they met each other on the set of CBS’s TV series Scorpion.

Scorpion is a touching real life story based on the life of Walter O’Brien who is a genius with an IQ of 197. As shown in the show, O’Brien was asked by Homeland Security to put together a special group of super intelligent 'misfits' as a think tank.

McPhee’s beau is playing Walter, the eccentric genius whereas she is portraying the role of Paige Dineen, one of his recruits.

The star is presently vacationing in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico with her girl-friend. She has shared several pictures of her and her pal on Twitter and Instagram, enjoying their time on the beach of San Lucas