Are on-again, off-again couple Nicole Murphy and Michael Strahan hanging out? Yes. Are they back together? Probably not.
The duo, who called off their engagement earlier this month amid rumors of infidelity on Strahan’s part, were seen grabbing a bite together in Beverly Hills Thursday. The sighting sparked speculation that they planned to give the relationship another go, but is it actually the case?
“They had lunch. They are on friendly terms. No big deal,” a source told E! News of their meeting today, adding that the pair definitely doesn’t plan to reconcile. Bummer.
A rep for Strahan said the relationship hit the rocks due to time apart.
“They love each other very much but with the distance and work schedule it has been hard to maintain the relationship,” the rep said.
And E! News says a source called the couple’s relationship “complicated.”
“They have been on and off for two years,” said the source, who is close to the couple. “There have been a lot of ups and downs and back and forth. Sometimes they were together, sometimes they were not. They were both aware all along of their relationship status. No one did anything wrong. They were both aware of their situation and it was a complicated relationship. There are no big surprises between them.”
Murphy and Strahan first started dating in 2007 and the pair has nine kids between them. Murphy, a former VH1 star and model who was previously married to Eddie Murphy, and Strahan, who was once married to Jean Muggli, have been engaged since 2009. The pair has been notoriously tight-lipped about their private lives since the start of their relationship.