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As we previously reported, director Antoine Fuqua, who is married to actress Lela Rochon was photographed kissing Eddie Murphy’s ex-wife, Nicole Murphy, and now Nicole has spoken out about the questionable photos.

NEW YORK – MARCH 02: Director Antoine Fuqua and Lela Rochon attend the premiere of Overture Films” “Brooklyn’s Finest at AMC Lincoln Square Theater on March 2, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Overture Films)

Nicole spoke with blogger Love B Scott about the incident that apparently, resulted in Rochon deleting her Instagram account.

“Antoine and I are just family friends. I ran into him in Italy and we exchanged a friendly hello and that was it,” Nicole told Love B Scott.

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83.4k Likes, 11.3k Comments - The Shade Room (@theshaderoom) on Instagram: "#TSRBaeWatch: Whew! #NicoleMurphy was spotted lip lockin' with director #AntoineFuqua in Italy. But..."

The photos that surfaced online on Monday showed Fuqua and Nicole and locking lips while holding teacups (check them out above, swipe right).

NEW YORK, NY – MARCH 11: Director Antoine Fuqua and actress Lela Rochon pose with their family at The Cinema Society with Roger Dubuis and Grey Goose screening of FilmDistrict’s “Olympus Has Fallen” at Tribeca Grand Hotel on March 11, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)

Fuqua has been married to Rochon since 1999 and the pair share two children together, a son and a daughter. Fuqua also has another child from a previous relationship.

402719 299: (L to R) Actors Antoine Fuqua, Lela Rochon, Denzel Washington and his wife Pauletta attend the 74th Annual Academy Awards at The Kodak Theater March 24, 2002 in Hollywood, CA. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images)

Since the news broke, Nicole has limited the comments on her Instagram account.



Glennisha Morgan is a Detroit-bred multimedia journalist and writer. She writes about intersectionality, hip-hop, pop culture, queer issues, race, feminism, and her truth. Follow her on Twitter @GlennishaMorgan.