Two weeks after Nicole and ex-fiance Michael split, new photographs have emerged of the socialite and reality TV personality cozying up to Jim on a beach vacation last month. Has she moved on already? Here’s what we know.
Nicole Murphy sure moves fast! Just days after it was reported that she and Michael Strahan had ended their five-year engagement, pictures have surfaced of the bombshell cuddling with ex-NBA baller Jim Jackson at a posh Puerto Rican resort. Are YOU shocked?
Jim Jackson & Nicole Murphy Dating? — Possible New Romance After Michael Strahan Split
Nicole, 46, was caught on camera sometime between July 7 and July 10, lazing around on a beach cabana with Jim in a super sexy position at the Dorado Beach Ritz-Carlton, where the two were reportedly both staying.
Onlookers reportedly saw the two hugging and kissing, and said that they were definitely being affectionate with each other, according to TMZ.
The site also reports, however, that Nicole went to Puerto Rico with her girlfriends and just happened to bump into Jim, who is an old acquaintance. Despite the fact that they “hung out,” TMZ claims it was nothing serious.
Nicole Murphy Did Not Plan Romantic Getaway With Jim Jackson
Sources close to Nicole have confirmed EXCLUSIVELY to HollywoodLife.com that her encounter with Jim was not planned, and while they admit that she was in fact cuddling with him, they tell us she’s not a cheater.
“That [encounter] was a pure coincidence,” a source connected to Nicole reveals. “It wasn’t like she sat down and planned some romantic vacation with him. She didn’t know he was going to be there.”
“What’s not shown or told is that she was there that same day with her girls, and they were all in the cabana, having cocktails and catching up.”
The source went on to tell us that Nicole “isn’t the type of woman that would cheat if she’s in a relationship, and besides, she and Micheal weren’t even connecting then. They have been off for a long time.”
So HollywoodLifers, what do YOU think of this situation? Do you think Nicole should date Jim or should she try to work things out with Michael? Let us know!
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