Is Michael Strahan Gay? Explore Former NFL Star Love Life

Former NY Giants NFL defensive end Michael Strahan became a TV star.

He co-hosts “Good Morning America” and “The $100,000 Pyramid” on ABC.

He helped the Giants win Super Bowl XLII. Strahan, a seven-time Pro Bowler, entered the NFL Hall of Fame in 2014.

Michael Strahan
Michael Strahan

Transitioning from football to media, he excelled. His ex-wife accused him of an affair with Dr. Ian Smith.

Now, let’s delve into his sexuality. Quick facts ahead!

Michael Strahan Early Life

Former athlete Michael Strahan was born on November 21, 1971, in Houston, Texas.

The youngest child of Gene Willie Strahan and Louise Strahan, he spent much of his childhood with his five siblings in Mannheim, Germany.

His U.S. Army Major father’s stationing led the family to Germany when Michael was nine.

He attended middle school there and returned to the U.S. for his senior year of high school.

Is Michael Strahan Gay?

Michael Strahan has been engaged three times in the past, and all three of his partners were of the opposite sex.

It’s all the hoaxes and false accusations about his gay status. He is a straight, fun-loving, kind, and generous man.

Michael Strahan Past Lovers

Wanda Hutchins (1992-1996)

In 1992, Strahan married Wanda Hutchins, who owns Wanda Home Designs specializing in home decor.

They had a daughter, Tanita, and a son, Michael Jr.

They divorced amicably in 1996. Despite the split, they co-parented and remained friends.

Michael ex-wife Wanda Hutchins: Photo courtesy (

Wanda helped Strahan with bad press.

The reason for the divorce was their mutual decision due to their young age.

Jean Muggli (1999-2006)

After divorcing Wanda, Michael married Jean Muggli three years later to combat loneliness.

Jean, from Carson, North Dakota, is only known as Strahan’s ex-wife.

Michael Strahan with ex-wife Jean Muggli photo
Michael with her ex-wife Jean Muggli: Photo courtesy (

They wedded in 1999, had daughters Isabella and Sophia, but divorced bitterly on July 20, 2006.

Jean received a reported $15 million settlement. Wanda supported Michael, calling him good and Jean evil.

Jean allegedly made disturbing remarks to Wanda’s kids. Michael labeled Jean as sick and prayed for her.

Jean Muggli daughters Isabella and Sophia
Jean Muggli daughters Isabella and Sophia
Nicole Mitchelle (2009-2014)

In August 2009, Michael got engaged to Nicole Mitchelle, Eddie Murphy’s ex-wife.

Nicole is an Actress and owns Nicole Murphy Fitness, focusing on health tips and workouts.

The engagement ended in 2014 amid reports of cheating.

Michael and ex-lover Nicole Mitchelle
Michael with ex-lover Nicole Mitchelle: Photo courtesy (

Michael was seen with another woman at a hotel, causing a heated confrontation with Nicole.

Despite the dramatic breakup, they remained friends.

Mariana Hewitt and Stefani Vera

Sources reveal Michael dated Marianna Hewitt since 2014, later breaking up.

Marianna is a podcaster and Summer Fridays founder.

He was then linked to Stefani Vera, a motivational influencer, though no concrete evidence exists for their relationship.

Kayla Quick

Around November 2015, Michael and Kayla were seen in West Hollywood, LA.

Michael confronted paparazzi about the sighting.

In 2018, they were together in New York for a romantic dinner; Kayla was a cocktail waitress then.

Michael Strahan and Kayla Quick
Kayla Quick and Michael Strahan: Photo courtesy (

Despite the age gap, Kayla, once arrested for theft, dated Michael from around 2016.

They were spotted leaving Dave Chappelle’s 2019 New Year’s Eve Party.

Michael Strahan Current Relationship

Rumors persist about Michael and Kayla, but no confirmed news.

He hasn’t been seen with another woman lately.

His current relationship status isn’t known.

Amid past and present speculations, he appears straight, attracted to females.

Despite claims, Michael Strahan is unequivocally not gay.

Michael Strahan Gay Allegations

Jean claimed Michael Strahan had an affair with TV doctor Ian Smith.

Ian is known for “Celebrity Fit Club” and “The View” appearances, plus writing for Men’s Health.

Jean accused Michael of abuse, neglect, adultery, and recording her sister.

Both spent recklessly. Jean broke down during testimony.

She mentioned Michael moving into Ian’s one-bedroom apartment, hinting at an “alternative lifestyle.”

Jean received a significant portion of Michael’s money, despite unproven abuse claims in court.

Michael Strahan Denies Gay Allegations

Both Michael and Ian denied any sexual relationship.

Ian, married and content, called it impossible.

On Wendy Williams’ show, Michael rejected gay claims, defended his bisexual and homosexual friends, and supported diversity.

He stated, “This is New York City… accept people for being people.”

Michael clarified in an interview, refuting adultery, being gay, or violent behavior.

He explained staying at Ian’s apartment, emphasizing it was due to convenience, not necessity.

Michael Strahan Space Tour

In December 2021, Michael Strahan experienced a remarkable moment in space aboard Jeff Bezos’ New Shepard rocket.

He successfully orbited Earth with companions, finding the first launch mind-blowing.

Strahan believed space travel would drive innovations on Earth.

He, among few journalists, initially asked Bezos about space, and later, surprisingly, got to go himself.

Bezos greeted Strahan’s crew upon landing, and Strahan expressed a desire to return.

Quick Facts

Full Name Michael Anthony Strahan
Birth Date November 21, 1971
Birth Place Houston, Texas, U.S.
Nick Name Bob
Religion Christianity
Nationality American
Ethnicity Black
  • Westbury High School
  • Texas Southern University
Horoscope Scorpio
Father’s Name Gene Willie Strahan
Mother’s Name Louise Strahan
Siblings Five
Age 51 years old
Height 6 Feet 5 inches  (196 cm)
Weight 116 kg (255 lbs)
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Dark Brown
Build Athletic
Profession Journalist, Football analyst, and a Television star
Marital Status Divorced but not single
Kids Three daughters and a son
Favorite food Gujarati
Music preference Western instrumental
Other sports he likes  Golf, Volleyball
Net Worth $65 million
Merch of Michael Strahan Football CardBooks
Last Update August, 2023



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