AceShowbiz - Uh, oh! This surely doesn't look good at all. Nicole Murphy sparked rumors that she is dating director Antoine Fuqua after they were spotted putting on a loved-up display during a recent Italian getaway. But before people could even shower the model with congratulatory messages, it turns out her alleged new man is still married to Lela Rochon.
In some paparazzi pictures, Nicole was seen locking lips with the "Training Day" director as they sipped coffee on a patio at the Regina Isabella hotel in Ischia, Italy over the weekend. The former wife of Eddie Murphy flaunted her stunning figure in a colorful string of bikini and sheer white cover-up which was tied at the waist. Meanwhile, Antonie had a blue towel wrapped around his body.
The two were later photographed kissing again while sitting on poolside sunbeds, soaking up the sunlight.
It's still unclear when the two started hooking up, though The Hollywood Unlocked alleged that Nicole and Antonie first met at the "The Equalizer 2" premiere that he attended with his wife back in July last year. Sources told the publication that the rumored lovebirds kept in touch following the premiere and had been close ever since. Additionally, it's said that the father of three is planning to leave his wife.
Lela herself has yet to respond to the affair scandal, but she has fueled the rumors by deactivating both her Instagram and Twitter accounts. Meanwhile, LisaRaye McCoy attacked Nicole over the scandal, commenting underneath The Shade Room's post, "Girl [Nicole Murphy] you went after [Lela Rochon's] husband too?...smh So wrong....again!!!" The "Single Ladies" alum might be referring to rumors of Nicole being Birdman's side chick.
Lela and Antonie have been married since 1999 and have two children together: Asia (16) and Brando (15). On the other hand, Nicole has been single since ending her engagement to Michael Strahan back in 2014.