That was yesterday. Today, Eddie Murphy’s ex-wife is giving it another shot and is also apologizing kissing Fuqua, who’s married to actress Lela Rochon.
As the whole world now knows, Murphy, 51, was spotted kissing the Hollywood director over the weekend while vacationing in Italy. They were caught in the act on at least 2 occasions. Each time they were seen and snapped kissing, it didn’t come off like they were just “family friends,” the excuse she previously floated. Nope, they straight up appeared to be acting romantically.
As we reported earlier, Nicole initially said they were just “family friends” and had simply exchanged a “friendly hello.” Now she’s back with another version.
“Without going into the entire situation, I want to apologize to my family, and to Lela and the Fuqua family for what transpired,” she tells TMZ.
“It was not my intention to be in this situation. I do not condone women kissing or interacting in any way inappropriately with a married man. I too was once married and I would never intentionally undermine another woman, despite what has been written.”
So, if you’re still racking your brain trying to figure out WHY Nicole kissed Fuqua, 53, who’s been married to actress Lela Rochon since 1999, that’s easy. She thought he was NOT married.
? #HollywoodExes star Nicole Murphy is locking lips with a very married Antoine Fuqua (director of Training Day, Olympus Has Fallen, The Equalizer).
Antoine has been married for almost 20 years to Lela Rochon.
What a mess. pic.twitter.com/52vEYMS3hx
— Reality Wives (@realitywives) July 22, 2019
Here’s more from TMZ:
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.
We’ve reached out to Fuqua … so far, no word back.