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Nicole Murphy kisses Training Day director Antoine Fuqua in Italy

Bikini-clad Nicole Murphy, 51, passionately kisses ‘married’ Training Day director Antoine Fuqua, 53, in Italy… but she insists it was just a ‘friendly hello’

  • The model, 51, was seen kissing Fuqua, 53, at the Regina Isabella hotel in Ischia, Italy 
  • Fuqua is allegedly still wed to Waiting To Exhale actress Lela Rochon, 55, with the pair tying the knot in 1999 and sharing two children
  • Rochon switched her Instagram account to private on Monday, just as photos of the rendezvous emerged online 
  • The state of the pair’s marriage is unclear but all appeared well back in February, as Rochon, 55, congratulated her spouse on winning a filmmaker gong
  • Nicole divorced comedian Eddie Murphy in 2006 and shares five children with him
  • A rep for Murphy told Dailymail.com: ‘Antoine and Nicole are just family friends.’

Nicole Murphy was spotted in a steamy clinch with Training Day director Antoine Fuqua in Italy on Saturday – amid claims he is still married to actress Lela Rochon.  

The 51-year-old model was seen kissing Fuqua as they sipped coffee on a patio at the Regina Isabella hotel in Ischia, Italy. 

Fuqua, 53, is allegedly still wed to Waiting To Exhale actress Lela, 55, with the pair tying the knot in 1999 and sharing two children.

Steamy: Nicole Murphy was spotted in a steamy clinch with Training Day director Antoine Fuqua in Italy on Saturday – amid claims he is still married to actress Lela Rochon

PDA: The duo didn't seem to care who was watching as they stole another kiss while sitting on some poolside sunbeds

PDA: The duo didn’t seem to care who was watching as they stole another kiss while sitting on some poolside sunbeds 

A rep for Murphy told Dailymail.com: ‘Antoine and Nicole are just family friends. She ran into him in Italy and they exchanged a friendly hello and that was it.’ 

Murphy looked incredible in a colorful string bikini and sheer white cover-up which was tied at the waist but open enough to reveal her taut tummy. 

The tiny top also revealed her ample assets adorned with gold chains as she soaked up the sun.

The beauty accentuated her ageless visage with a simple swipe of mascara as she packed on the PDA with her new love.  

Coffee and kisses: The fit duo appeared to only have eyes for each other

Coffee and kisses: The fit duo appeared to only have eyes for each other

Good morning! The  51-year-old model packed on the PDA with  Fuqua, 53

Romance: Murphy looked incredible in a colorful string bikini and sheer white cover-up which was tied at the waist but open enough to reveal her taut tummy

Good morning! The 51-year-old model packed on the PDA with Fuqua, 53

Married? Fuqua, 53, is allegedly still wed to Waiting To Exhale actress Lela, 55, with the pair tying the knot in 1999 and sharing two children. She shared this post with him in February.

Married? Fuqua, 53, is allegedly still wed to Waiting To Exhale actress Lela, 55, with the pair tying the knot in 1999 and sharing two children. She shared this post with him in February. 

Married man? Fuqua, 53, is allegedly still married to Waiting To Exhale actress Lela Rochon

Married man? Fuqua, 53, is allegedly still married to Waiting To Exhale actress Lela Rochon

Her movie producer companion appeared to have enjoyed an early morning dip and wore a blue towel wrapped around his chiseled physique as well as a black cap and mirrored aviators covering his head.  

While it’s unclear what the current status of Fuqua’s marriage is, his wife of 20 years switched her Instagram account to private on Monday, just as photos of the rendezvous emerged online.

All appeared well back in February, as Rochon, 55, congratulated her spouse on winning a filmmaker gong at the MPSE Golden Reel Awards. 

Sharing a sweet selfie of the pair, she wrote: ‘Congratulations to my husband #antoinefuqua who received the Filmmaker Award last night at the MPSE Golden Reel Awards.’

Fuqua and Rochon married in 1999 and have two children together; daughter Asia, 16 and son Brando, 15. He also has a son from a previous relationship.

The Hollywood Unlocked claims Murphy met Fuqua at the July 2018 premiere for Equalizer 2 – which he attended with his wife – and has since kept in touch with the skincare guru. 

Murphy has been single since her five-year engagement to Michael Strahan came to an end in 2014 but was rumored to be dating Drake and Nick Cannon in recent years.

Wow factor: Murphy rinsed off after a dip in the pool at the 5-star hotel

Wow factor: Murphy rinsed off after a dip in the pool at the 5-star hotel

Wow factor: Murphy rinsed off after a dip in the pool at the 5-star hotel

Bikini babe: Nicole wore a colorful string bikini and sheer white cover-up

Bikini babe: Nicole wore a colorful string bikini and sheer white cover-up 

More than friends: The Hollywood Unlocked claims Murphy met Fuqua at the July 2018 premiere for Equalizer 2 - which he attended with his wife - and kept in touch with the skincare guru

More than friends: The Hollywood Unlocked claims Murphy met Fuqua at the July 2018 premiere for Equalizer 2 - which he attended with his wife - and kept in touch with the skincare guru

More than friends: The Hollywood Unlocked claims Murphy met Fuqua at the July 2018 premiere for Equalizer 2 – which he attended with his wife – and kept in touch with the skincare guru

She divorced comedian Eddie Murphy in 2006 and shares five children with him; daughters Bria, 29, Shayne, 24, Zola, 19, and Bella, 17, as well as a 26-year-old son, Miles.   

Murphy first started modelling at the age of 13, signing with Ford Models after winning an international modelling contest.

She met Eddie in 1988 at the NAACP Image Awards, and they lived together for two years before getting married in 1993.

Just the two of us: The twosome chatted intimately while cooling off in the hotel pool

Just the two of us: The twosome chatted intimately while cooling off in the hotel pool 

Former couple: Nicole divorced comedian Eddie Murphy in 2006 and shares five children with him (pictured 2005)

Former couple: Nicole divorced comedian Eddie Murphy in 2006 and shares five children with him (pictured 2005)

 

 

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