Actress Lela Rochon and her husband - director Antoine Fuqua are working to reconcile their marriage, MTO News has confirmed.
Last week, the internet went crazy, when images of the married Antoine went viral. The pics showed him kissing a bikini clad Nicole Murphy on the lips.
It could have meant the end of Lela and Antonie's 20 year marriage. But instead, the couple is choosing to work to save their relationship.
Lela's has been leaning on her close friends, including Pauletta Washington (wife of Denzel), during this difficult time, we're told.
One of Lela's friend's explained to MTO News, "Lela could end her marriage, but for what. As soon as she would leave that thot Nicole Murphy would get her husband."
The friend continued, "Whatever happened it was a mistake. Antoine loves his wife and his family and they are in counseling with [their church]."
But the friend added that Lela will only take Antoine back, if he can remain faithful. The friend continued, "They have a real marriage, not a Hollywood one."
And before you criticize Lela for taking her husband back - the two have been married for 20 years. They are both Christians, and they have a beautiful family together.
Here's a pic of Lela with their kids:
According to a report from HotNewHipHop, here's some background information for you:
According to the YBF, court records show Fuqua fathered a son during his 20 years of marriage to wife, Lela Rochon. In court documents, obtained by Hollywood Street King, dated August 2010, the director admitted to having a son, Roman Jimenez, with a woman named Ruth Jimenez. In the papers, it was also he revealed that he was ordered to pay $10,000 a month in child support and that he owed $86,000 in unpaid child support. He was, however, requesting the court lower his child support order to $3,134/month because he said he "couldn’t afford the ordered payments." But it gets even juicier because Hollywood Street King also reports claims from a London-based model and actress who claims to have had an affair with Fuqua. Said woman also alleged that she witnessed a second woman assault him while claiming that he’d fathered her daughter claiming that Fuqua had once admitted to her "I f***ed her once bareback and now she had a kid for me." She also recalled Fuqua stressing to get home after the encounter because the woman had plans to call Rochon and reveal everything to her. “How Lela still doesn’t know about this OTHER love child is a mystery to me. Unless she does and doesn’t care,” said the witness.