“I do not condone women kissing a married man” – Nicole Murphy apologizes after she was caught kissing married director Antoine Fuqua—
Nicole Murphy, the ex-wife of Eddy Murphy has apologised for kissing married movie director Antoine Fuqua.
On Saturday, the 51-year-old American fashion model was caught passionately kissing the married movie director at a hotel pool in Ischia, Italy. See more photos here.
Fuqua has been married to actress Lela Rochon since 1999 and the pair share two children: daughter Asia, 16, and son Brando, 15. The director also has a son, Zachary, from a previous relationship.
“Antoine and I are friends. We ran into each other while we both were in Europe,” Murphy said in a statement obtained by PEOPLE. “Without going into the entire situation, I want to apologize to my family, and to Lela and the Fuqua family for what transpired.”
She continued, “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.
Before her apology, Nicole, who was previously married to actor and comedian Eddie Murphy, the father of her five children said she and Antoine were simply exchanging a “Friendly Hello”
“Antoine and I are just family friends,” she told Lovebscott.com exclusively. “I ran into him in Italy and we exchanged a friendly hello and that was it.”