Is Michael Strahan married? No, he isn’t. Previously, he was married to Wanda Hutchins in 1992 in Germany but their conjugal life came to an end by 1996. Michael Strahan and his first wife are blessed with two kids including a daughter named Tanita Strahan (born in 1992) and a son named Michael Anthony Strahan, Jr. (born in 1995). After the separation, he moved back to the United States and acquired a house worth 163,000 USD.
Strahan married his second wife Jean Muggli in 1999. The duo first met at a spa and from their married life, they welcomed twin daughters named Sophia and Isabella in 2004. The couple encountered some issues in their relationship which made them have a divorce acrimoniously in 2006. The court ordered Strahan to award Muggli 15 million USD for the settlement of divorce in January 2007. The decision also made him pay 18,000 USD on a monthly basis for child support.
In August 2009, he became engaged to fashion model Nicole Mitchell who is also the ex-wife of comedian Eddie Murphy. Because of their busy schedules, the couple decided to end their engagement in 2014. Scroll down to explore more interesting personal facts and biography of Strahan:
Who is Michael Strahan?
Born as Michael Anthony Strahan, he landed the planet on November 21, 1971, which makes his age be 49 years old as of 2020. He is best known for being the former American football defensive who has mostly played for the National Football League (NFL). After retirement from his NFL career, he started working as a media personality.
In 2014, he was able to enter the Pro Football Hall of Fame. As of now, he is serving the Fox NFL Sunday as a football analyst and is also the part of the ABC’s Strahan and Sara as its co-host. He is also credited for his service to the daytime talk show Live! with Kelly and Michael which aired from 2012 to 2016. For his role in the syndicated daytime talk show, Michael was able to become the winner of a two-time Daytime Emmy Award. He turned as the regular contributor on the morning show called Good Morning America in 2014.
Early Life and Education
Strahan was born in 1971 and his place of birth is in Houston, Texas, the United States of America. He was the youngest kid to his parents named Louise Strahan (mother) and Gene Willie Strahan (father). Talking more about his family members, he is blessed with five siblings. His father is a basketball coach whereas his father is a retired Army Major and is a boxer as well. Michael is also related to footballer Arthur Strahan for being his nephew.
When Michael was at the age of nine, he moved to Mannheim, West Germany to reside in an army post at Benjamin Franklin Village as his dad turned to be the major in the U.S. Army. He joined the Westbury High School and later attended Mannheim American High School which is the United States Department of Defense Dependent High School in Germany. In 1995, he used to play as a linebacker for the Mannheim Bison. Before reaching his senior year of high school, he moved to live with his uncle in Houston. He received a scholarship offer from Texas Southern University after playing one season of football. He completed his graduation from the Mannheim Christian in Germany.
Career and Professional Life
Following the footstep of his uncle, Michael played for Texas Southern University. In 1993, he was drafted by the New York Giants but played only 6 games after getting some injuries. The Associated Press named him First-Team All-Pro and was also voted for Pro Bowl. He became the part of the 2000 Giants and participated in Super Bowl XXXV.
The Giants got the victory over the Minnesota Vikings 41–0. Michael made a new signing with the Giants in 2002. He appeared into the limelight after turning as the 2001 NFL Defensive Player of the Year. Michael was also named NFC Defensive Player of the Year for two-times in 2001 and 2003. During the 2004 season, he was injured and thus was limited to 4 sacks only after tearing his pectoral muscle. He retired from NFL on June 9, 2008. He became failed to get listed in The Pro Football Hall of Fame on February 2, 2013.
An announcement was made on June 24, 2008, which stated that Michael would join the Fox NFL Sunday pregame show alongside Terry Bradshaw, Curt Menefee, Jimmy Johnson and Howie Long. He was also starred in a web series named VIP Like Me in September 2008. He was also part of the commercial series for Vaseline Men. He also appeared in the Subway’s 5 Dollar Foot Long commercials alongside Justin Tuck and Oakland Raiders. He was also seen doing the commercials for CA technologies. In addition to that, he has also the author of Wake Up Happy: The Dream Big which is a motivational book released in 2015.
Michael appeared as the co-host for the Live! with Regis and Kelly on October 1, 2010. Later, he started working full-time for Good Morning America and earned Daytime Emmy for two times in the category Outstanding Talk Show Host. As an entrepreneur, he launched a men’s clothing line on September 8, 2015. He has described his line to be very affordable and stylish.
Moving to his personal life, Michael has frequently been in the spotlight for his relationship issues. From his wife, he has two children. Likewise, he is blessed with twin daughters from his second wife, Jean Muggli with whom he has to pay a huge amount of money for the settlement of divorce. Despite the failure of his two marriages, he was also romantically linked with Nicole Mitchell and got engaged in 2009. However, the couple mutually decided to get separated in 2014 because of difficulty in managing time for each other.
Michael Strahan has a tall height of 6 feet 4.5 inches which has given him a special benefit in his playing career. He has a height of 116 kilograms and thus has a giant but balanced body structure. As per some wiki sites, Michael needs to wear a shoe size of 14 as per the United States measurement and is blessed with black colored eyes and hair. As a sportsperson, Michael has always been conscious about his fitness and thus regularly follows his diet, nutrition and workout plans.
Salary and Net worth
The former American football player Michael Strahan has an estimated net worth of 45 million USD. He has experienced a successful professional playing career and even after his retirement, he has been able to top establish himself as television and media personality. He has appeared in multiple commercials and is also an entrepreneur where he has released his own clothing line. In addition to that, Michael is also the author of a motivational book called Wake Up Happy. He has used his massive net worth for various social causes and campaigns. Further, he has also served at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital as a volunteer.
Wiki and Facts
The biography of Michael Strahan is presented by most of the demanded wiki sites including Wikipedia. Join him on Instagram @michaelstrahan where he has retained over 1 million followers. Likewise, Michael is also active on @michaelstrahan and on Facebook @michaelstrahan92 where he has amassed more than 1.35 million and 785k followers respectively as of now.