Nicole Murphy‘s extending an olive branch after being the brunt of an ongoing backlash for a photographed lip lock that’s been dominating headlines.
Spotted in Italy recently with director Antoine Fuqua, husband of actress Lela Rochon, Murphy’s remorse rings just a day after first claiming she and Fuqua were just ‘family friends.’ Now, she’s walking back her previous statement and officially apologizing.
😠 #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
After the photos above surfaced, Murphy found herself on the defense from critics who accused her of trying to ruin Rochon’s marriage. Now, she’s taken to TMZ to say:
“Without going into the entire situation, I want to apologize to my family, and to Lela and the Fuqua family for what transpired,” she told TMZ. “It was not my intention to be in this situation. 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 of time reported, Rochon has not responded to the hoopla.