Despite a cheating scandal and a costly divorce with ex-husband Nick Cokas, Scorpion actress Katharine McPhee has no regrets, as she revealed in an interview with Ocean Drive this week.
"I got married really young, and then divorced, and in the last couple of years, I felt like, 'Wow, this is what I should have been doing when I was 20 instead of planning a wedding,'" the 32-year-old actress says.
"But I don't have any regrets," she adds. "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."
The American Idol alum filed for divorce from Cokas, 50, in 2014, after six years of marriage. In the months before the divorce, McPhee was spotted kissing the director of her now-cancelled series Smash, Michael Morris. As part of the divorce, settled in February of this year, she was ordered to pay spousal support plus a percentage of her earnings from Smash, the pilot of her current series, Scorpion, and from music she created and released during their marriage.
McPhee had since been dating her Scorpion co-star Elyes Gabel, but split with him earlier this year after almost two years together. Although she's single now, the actress says there's still "a certain level of attachment" with her prior relationship.
"People say, 'You just need to hook up with a bunch of people,' but I am more of an in-love kind of person. I want to be in love with one person. I'm a one-man kind of gal and a kind of true romantic at heart."