Michael Strahan is speaking out about rumors that have dogged him following his divorce from his second wife.
Michael tells Bryant Gumbel on HBO’s Real Sports:
I think early on when you’re reading all these things in the paper that aren’t true. I’m not an adulterer. I’m not gay. I mean, I didn’t beat anybody.
Here’s a look at Michael’s relationships:
- It’s not clear what year Michael first got married, but his marriage to wife Wanda Hutchins ended in 1996. They have two kids from the marriage, Tanita, 20, and Michael, Jr., 17.
- From 1999–2006, Michael was married to Jean Muggli. He filed for divorce after Jean withdrew $3.3 million from their bank accounts. During ensuing court proceedings, she made a number accusations about Michael that included abuse and infidelity. The judge awarded Jean $15 million in the divorce settlement and $18,000 in child support every month. The couple have twin daugthers, Sophia and Isabella, who turned 8 this year.
- Michael is currently engaged to Nicole Murphy, star of Vh1’s Hollywood Exes, as she’s Eddie Murphy’s ex-wife. In September, the couple denied rumors that they were breaking up over Nicole cheating.