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Nicole Murphy apologizes for kissing married director Antoine Fuqua


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After claiming her kissing session with married director Antoine Fuqua were just “friendly hello[s],” Nicole Murphy is now apologizing for her actions.

In a statement to TMZ, Murphy admits what she did was wrong.

“Without going into the entire situation, I want to apologize to my family, and to [Fuqua’s wife] Lela[Rochon] and the Fuqua family for what transpired,” she told the gossip site. “It was not my intention to be in this situation.”

She continues, “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 previously reported, the two were  recently spotted locking lips with married director Antoine Fuqua poolside in Italy. Fuqua, who has been married to Waiting To Exhale actress Lela Rochon for 20 years, was in Italy for the Ischia Global Festival, where he was to receive the Director of the Year award. 

Although Rochon has not commented publicly on the incident, the actress did deactivate both her Instagram and Twitter accounts. 

Fuqua and Rochon have two children together. Murphy has five children with Eddie Murphy and recently became a grandmother. 

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