Michael Strahan and fiancee Nicole Murphy have split. The couple revealed they were ending their five-year engagement just one day before Michael was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Michael Strahan, 42, and Nicole Murphy, 46, have put an end to their engagement. After five years as a couple headed toward the altar, the Live! With Kelly and Michael host and Nicole called it quits due to “distance.”
Michael Strahan & Nicole Murphy End Their Five-Year Engagement
“They [Michael and Nicole] love each other very much, but with the distance and work schedule it has been hard to maintain the relationship,” Michael’s rep told People on Aug. 1.
The couple met in 2007 before getting engaged in 2009. Since then, Michael’s career as a NFL player turned talk show host has taken off and Michael is busier than ever. He not only co-hosts Live! With Kelly & Michael, but has recently joined the Good Morning America team.
Meanwhile, Nicole is a model and star of the VH1 reality show, Hollywood Exes.
The news of Michael and Nicole’s split was revealed one day before Michael was honored with an induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Michael played defensive end for the New York Giants from 1993 to 2007.
During their time together, Michael and Nicole helped raise each other’s kids. Michael has four children from previous marriages, while Nicole has five children from her last marriage to actor Eddie Murphy, 53.
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