Nicole Murphy apologized profusely for kissing a married man in full view of the paparazzi. Murphy 51, and director Antoine Fuqua, 53, just happened to be staying in the same tourist spot while attending a film festival in Italy in July.
Murphy laid low for 2 months after she was dragged for filth on social media when the photos surfaced.
Murphy appeared on The Wendy Williams Show on Tuesday, where she again expressed her remorse over kissing Fuqua in a public space.
“It was a frozen-in-time thing,” Murphy told Wendy Williams. “Trust me, I wish it didn’t happen. It was a moment where I should’ve thought more through the situation. Make better judgments. It’s something I apologized for.”
Murphy denied releasing a statement when the paparazzi photos went viral online.
The statement claimed she and Fuqua, who’s married to actress Lela Rochon, were simply family friends.
“I did not put out that statement,” Murphy said sincerely. “I did not release that statement, Wendy.”
Murphy, who shares five adult children with ex-husband Eddie Murphy, had previously apologized to Rochon in a statement to TMZ.
“It was a moment that should not have happened. I regret it,” said Nicole, fighting back tears. “I apologized for it. I’m a human being, it was a mistake.”
Williams, 55, is no stranger to infidelity. The talk show Diva’s life was turned upside down when her husband, Kevin Hunter, welcomed a baby girl with his longtime lover, Sharina Hudson.
Williams listed her New Jersey mansion and moved into a luxury high rise in Manhattan.