Nicole Murphy is finally coming clean about her alleged fling with married director Antoine Fuqua. Murphy was spotted kissing the “Equalizer” director over the weekend while vacationing in Italy, and was photographed doing so on at least two occasions.
Nicole initially said they were just “family friends” and had simply exchanged a “friendly hello.”
She’s now clarifying what really happened and apologized for her actions.
“Without going into the entire situation, I want to apologize to my family, and to Lela and the Fuqua family for what transpired,” she said to TMZ.
“Antoine and I friends. We ran into each other while we both were in Europe,” Murphy said in another statement obtained by PEOPLE.
“It was not my intention to be in this situation. I do not condone women kissing or interacting in anyway [sic] inappropriately with a married man.”
“I too was once married and I would never intentionally undermine another woman, despite what has been written,” she added.
As previously reported Fuqua and Murphy were spotted kissing while at the Regina Isabella Hotel in Ischia Italy. The duo were in town for the Ischia Global Festival where Fuqua, received the director of the year award.
Nicole is the ex-wife of comedian Eddie Murphy. Antoine has been married to Waiting To Exhale actress Lela Rochon for 20 years. There are reports that their marriage has been on the rocks for years.
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