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Nicole Murphy Says Hollywood Exes is 'Therapy', Has 'Great Relationship' With Eddie


Aug. 30 2012, Published 1:00 p.m. ET

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By Debbie Emery - Reporter

The finale of VH1's Hollywood Exes aired on Wednesday night, but already Nicole Murphy is missing life in front of the camera and is eager to get back for a second season.

Nicole dished on the first season of the hit show, her relationship with her famous ex-husband, and how she and the other exes get on, in an exclusive interview with

"I would absolutely do the show again if we get picked up," Eddie Murphy's ex-wife told

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"If not, I would like to do my own show. I have no regrets at all, I really enjoyed it, it was a lot of fun for me," she explained.

Having never been on a reality show before, Nicole admitted that she didn’t know what to expect when the season first kicked off earlier this summer, but quickly learned that just being herself was the best tactic.

"There is no putting on airs and trying to be something I’m not or being someone I’m not," she told "You get so comfortable after a while that you forget the cameras are there. I got to hang out with my girlfriends so I was pleased by how it turned out.

Nicole was joined onscreen by former baseball star Jose Canseco's ex, Jessica Canseco, Andrea Kelly, ex-wife to rapper R. Kelly, Sheree Fletcher, ex-wife of Will Smith, and Mayte Garcia, ex-wife of Prince.

Unlike the volatile Real Housewives franchises all the women managed to stay friends by the end of the season, despite a recent explosive interaction.

"The most surprising thing was when Mayte threw that damn drink! I didn’t expect that! You can see from my face that I was very shocked, then I just chuckled," said the laid-back reality star.

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"I was very surprised because I handle my anger different to other people. They may throw stuff but I stay calm – if I get angry I just want to talk about it and get it over with," she explained.

"Mayte and 'Drea all get into it a bit. I think Mayte wins the prize for drama, some people handle their anger differently. Mayte lets hers build up and then she explodes."

That easy-going nature helped Nicole deal cope with her divorce from her Beverly Hills Cop star husband in 2006, and the former couple remain very amicable.


"Eddie and I are friends; he’s my babies’ daddy so we speak to each other and have a great relationship and I think that’s important when you have children involved," Nicole told "We can be in the same room and hang out, it’s all good!"

"Eddie and I are friends; he’s my babies’ daddy so we speak to each other and have a great relationship and I think that’s important when you have children involved, Nicole told "We can be in the same room and hang out, it’s all good!"

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"I don’t have an issue with my ex, I think the other girls are good too, but 'Drea is still going through a little something with hers."

Just watching the women handle that aftermath of their incredibly infamous breakups helps other women deal with their own relationship strives, says Murphy.

"The show is definitely therapy, I am sure that other women who are watching the show have a situation they can relate to. I’ve have women tell me on Twitter that I’ve inspired them not to jump up and get angry."

Now that season one of Hollywood Exes has wrapped, Murphy is focusing her energy on her new fashion line, Open Hours and returning to the catwalk to walk in New York Fashion Week.


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