A few days ago Nicole Murphy was seen enjoying an intimate lunch with ex-fiance Michael Strahan, sparking rumours the pair may reconcile.
So these pictures may come as something of a blow to the former footballer who has just been inducted into the Hall of Fame.
The 46-year-old mother-of-five was spotted on what appeared to be a date with a handsome younger man on Saturday in Malibu.
Mystery man: Nicole Murphy was spotted at the beachfront restaurant Moonshadows in Malibu on what appeared to be a date on Saturday
Nicole and her companion kept a low profile at Moonshadows restaurant which overlooks the Pacific Ocean.
The Hollywood Exes star looked as if she had a lot on her mind as she chatted with her mystery companion.
But she still dressed up for the occasion in micro denim shorts, killer tan heels and a midriff-revealing top. Her face appeared scrubbed free of make-up and she wore a cream hat as protection from the sun.
Busted: The pair look a little sheepish as they head to the restaurant
Looking good: Nicole reveals her toned legs in cut off denim shorts
Close: The pair appeared in serious mood as they chatted together
Single girl: The 46-year-old was rumpored to be trying to work things out with her fiance of five years, Strahan
The outing comes just a few days after she met up with her fiance of five years Michael, 42, at a restaurant in Beverly Hills.
The celebrity couple announced their separation at the beginning of the month, blaming distance and hectic work schedules for the demise of their relationship.
But there have been rumors of infidelity by the former New York Giants defensive end, who is co-host on Live! With Kelly And Michael.
Friends or more: Eddie Murphy’s ex wife doesn’t look very happy to have been spotted
Hectic schedule: Two days earlier, the TV star was seen lunching in Beverly Hills with her ex
Popular: Moonshadows restaurant overlooks the Pacific Ocean in Malibu
Distance: Nicole and Michael are said to have parted because of distance and busy schedules
TMZ reported that Nicole was thrown out of the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in January after she flew into a rage when she suspected Michael was cheating on her.
According to sources, she banged on a bedroom door and screamed: ‘I know you’re in there with some b***h.’
Yet on Wednesday the atmosphere was considerably more cordial with Nicole linking arms with the sportsman turned TV presenter.
Neither commented on questions about a reconciliation as they left the South Beverly Grill but sources told TMZ they may still get back together.
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Rest: Nicole displays her killer heels as she waits outside on a bench
This, despite photos emerging on the website showing the former model with NBA player Jim Jackson in Puerto Rico in early July.
The former model claimed that she and Michael were ‘on a break’ at the time she was seen kissing and hugging the athlete at the Dorado Beach Ritz-Carlton.
Red hot: The couple were engaged for five years and have nine children between them from previous relationships
Handsome: Nicole’s young mystery man is sure to make Michael sit up and take notice