Lela Rochon abruptly quit Instagram when photographs of her husband Antoine Fuqua kissing Nicole Murphy on vacation in Italy surfaced in July. The Waiting To Exhale star was silent on social media for almost two months before making her return by posting a series of snapshots from her recent trip to Europe.
Lela, 55, made her first post since June 22 on Sunday, September 1. The actress posed at a villa overlooking the ocean with her wedding ring on full display, leading fans to believe that she's working on her marriage with her director beau. "God is good," she captioned the image. "Glad to see you back on social media sis! Stay strong," one fan wrote in the comments section. "The ring is still on. What's going on girl?" another questioned.
Lela was overseas to help Magic Johnson and his wife Cookie celebrate their 60th birthdays in St. Tropez. She posted some photos of herself and her pals, including Holly Robinson Peete, all dressed up before the big party. She also shared a glamorous photo of herself in front of the Citadelle de Saint-Tropez that was taken by friend Angela Bassett. The ladies also snapped a string of selfies while touring Monte Carlo and taking in the sights.
"Ain’t no party like a @magicjohnson and @thecookiej party? Happy Birthday to my amazing 2 friends! It was pure joy to celebrate you both in your favorite place the south of France. 'We partied like rock stars' ... I’d go to the moon and back for you both. All love more to come," she captioned one pic of the legendary basketball player and his wife.
Her husband Antoine, 53, was noticeably absent from all of the photos so it's unclear if he was on the trip with her. However, she still goes by his last name on her Instagram profile and she's still wearing her wedding band, so it would appear that they're still together.
Nicole, 51, tried to downplay her smooch with Antoine as a "friendly hello" between "family friends" after the photos went viral but she backpedaled and issued an apology days later.
"Without going into the entire situation, I want to apologize to my family, and to Antoine's wife Lela Rochon and to the Fuqua family for what transpired. It was not my intention to be in this situation. I do not condone women kissing or interacting in anyway inappropriately with a married man. I too was once married and I would never intentionally undermine another woman, despite what has been written," the model said in a carefully worded statement.
Leila has yet to speak publicly about the scandal or the status of her relationship with Antoine.