Those of us who count Robin from Waiting To Exhale as our favorite Waiting To Exhale character stretched out our fingers and downed a Gatorade yesterday in preparation to attack the Instagram page of Nicole Murphy with Robin bird emojis (the official emoji of Robin from Waiting To Exhale). Because Eddie Murphy’s ex-wife got papped touching lips with the husband of Lela Rochon, who played Robin. But Nicole Murphy would like you to know to not nominate her and Lela Rochon’s husband for The Home Wrecking Hall of Fame and The Cheating Slut Hall of Fame, respectively, because they’re just close family friends who greet each other with a touch of the lips.
Lela’s husband, 53-year-old director Antoine Fuqua (he’s directed Training Day, King Arthur, Brooklyn’s Finest, and The Magnificent Seven), is in Ischia, Italy to receive the Director of the Year Award at the Ischia Global Festival. 51-year-old Nicole is in Ischia for the festival. Nicole and Antoine are staying at the same hotel and were papped kissing by the pool, which produced this picture that looks like an ad for General Foods International Coffee:
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Antoine has been married to Lela Rochon since 1999. They have two children together. People says that a few weeks ago, Antoine and Lela were at their son’s basketball game and looked happy. But Lela recently deleted her Instagram (SCANDAL), and so that on top of these pictures got people wondering if some deceitful ho shit was going down. Nicole responded, telling LoveBScott that she was just giving her family friend a quick hello kiss Angelina Jolie and James Haven-style (but with less tongue).
“Antoine and I are just family friends. I ran into him in Italy and we exchanged a friendly hello and that was it.”
I don’t even hug my friends, because I know where they’ve been and they know where I’ve been, and if the germs of the places we’ve been intermingled, it will create a mutated disease that will take out humanity. We care about the planet like that. But seriously, I guess Antoine and Nicole are just such close friends they know if one another has mono or not.
Reps for Lela and Antoine wouldn’t comment to People. So I guess for now, all of us Robin fans can stand down and not look up the phone number of every Nicole Murphy in the L.A. area to call and say, “I bet you thought this was Antoine on a burner phone. No, it’s not Antoine, bitch.”