Nicole Murphy and Antoine Fuqua were the butt of many jokes on social media after the two were caught canoodling in Italy by the paps. At first Nicole denied anything ever happening between the two.. Now she’s apologizing, admitting that the two were getting close and she was under the impression that he was divorced!
Nicole tells B.Scott
“Antoine and I are just family friends. I ran into him in Italy and we exchanged a friendly hello and that was it.”
Now she is singing a different tune:
“Without going into the entire situation, I want to apologize to my family, and to Lela and the Fuqua family for what transpired.”
Nicole goes on to explain, “It was not my intention to be in this situation. I do not condone women kissing or interacting in anyway inappropriately with a married man. I too was once married and I would never intentionally undermine another woman, despite what has been written.”
As for why Nicole kissed Fuqua, who’s been married to actress Lela Rochonsince 1999 … we’re told she thought the status of their relationship was … over.
Sources tell us, Nicole was under the impression that Antoine was divorced, and that’s why she engaged with him the way she did. We’re told she feels terrible about this and hopes folks can forgive her for the mistake.
Fuqua’s wife of 20 years, actress Lela Rochon, has deactivated her social media accounts.