On Wednesday, co-host Lara Spencer on "Good Morning America" unveiled the latest issue of Ebony magazine where co-host Michael Strahan is on the cover, and his story is inside the publication. Ebony calls Strahan a "demolition man" because he is crushing daytime television.
Strahan is co-host on "Live with Kelly and Michael" full time and on "Good Morning America" part time. Not only that, but he has a sports broadcasting gig on Fox Sports on the weekend. Strahan retired from football after a 15-year career playing for the New York Giants of the National Football League (NFL). He was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Feb. 1, 2014. Ebony says Strahan has all these things going for him at one time. What is so impressive about this is that he is not a singer with flashy chains and a rap album.
Strahan tells Ebony about his rise to the top. He left no stones unturned. He spoke about his messy divorce. He summed it up by saying, “When you get divorced people get upset, angry and say crazy things. You have to take it. But it wasn’t easy. It was hard as hell.” Strahan was referring to the ugly rumors that circulated during his divorce from Jean Muggli in 2006. They have twin daughters, Sophia and Isabella Strahan who were born in 2004.
The 42-year-old was transparent about his relationship with Nicole Murphy, the ex-wife of Eddie Murphy, whom he has been engaged to since 2009. He says, “For us it’s key that we maintain normalcy. We have a great life. People can buy into their own celebrity, and that’s a dangerous thing.”
In reference to his education, the former football player went to Texas Southern. He shared that TSU taught him how to go from being a boy to a man. He recently pledged $100K to the school's marching band to help with expenses to participate when he is inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Spencer stated that the article in Ebony is fantastic with pictures of Strahan along with his story about his rise to fame. Strahan talked about what an amazing man his father is whose whole philosophy was never "If." It was always "When." Spencer advised everyone to check out "Ebony" magazine when it comes out next week.