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Nicole Murphy has a lot to be said for being spotted kissing a married director Antoine Fuqua earlier this year.
Murphy, 51, has appeared on “The Wendy Williams Show” Tuesday, where she addressed a photo of her, and Fuqua, 53, of sharing a kiss on the lips. The method of the rounds in the tabloids in mid-July.
“It was like a frozen-in-time,” Murphy told the Williams family. “Let me tell you, it would be better if it didn’t happen. It was a time where I would need to think through the situation. Better decision-making. It is something that I have apologized for that.”
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Murphy also said that there was a statement that was issued in her name, and in the days that followed, the photos that they are not free.
“There was a statement that was released, and I don’t have that statement,” she said, before going on to explain what had happened.
“I was there on business, and there are a number of designers that are out there, so I had to deal with that, and there were some familiar faces out there, and it’s been going on… I was at the pool, we were in a different time zone, I was having a hard time staying awake, I was drinking an espresso.
“It was a moment that may never come to pass. I think it’s a shame, and apologized for it, and I’m a human being, and it was a mistake.
She added: “as Women, it can happen to you, do your research.
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Murphy went on to clarify that, despite reports, she and Fuqua’s wife, actress Lela Rochon, were it not for the “friends of the family.”
“Social media was the go to is the place where we were to be friends of the family, and I was at her wedding, her marriage, and kicking it at their house. It is not true. None of that is true, I don’t know her like that,” Murphy stated. “I know of him, through him, to look at the other events. … It said that I broke up someone’s marriage, that is absolutely false. I’ve never done it before.”
In July, the photos showed the House and the Fuqua kissing next to a swimming pool in Ischia, Italy, where it has been reported that the pair were in town for the Ischia Global Festival.
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At the moment, Murphy has issued an apology, telling TMZ: “Without going into the whole situation, and I would like to apologize to my family, and to the [Fuqua’s woman, Lela [Rochon], and the Fuqua family to what was going on. It was not my intention to be in this situation. I’m not doing it to the women to kiss or interact in anyway inappropriate with a married man. I, too, had once been married, and I would never want to deliberately undermine other women, in spite of what has been written.”
According to the People, and Rochon, deleted her Twitter and Instagram accounts at the same time, athe photographs. She has since reactivated her Instagram.
Fuqua and Rochon — who have been married since 1999 — and share two children, a daughter, Asia / pacific, 16 years old, and a son, Brando, and 15. He also has a son, Zachary, from a previous relationship. Murphy shares five children with her ex-husband, Eddie Murphy, and also previously dated Michael Strahan.
Fox News’ Sasha Savitsky, contributed to this report