Is Michael Strahan Gay? – Wife, Kids & Net Worth

Michael Strahan led a successful professional football career before getting his hands on T.V. and media. “Is Micheal Strahan Gay?” is often asked by many of his fans and followers.

Michael played for the New York Giants of the National Football League (NFL); he even won a Super Bowl playing for the team.

Moreover, he is also inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame.

Michael Strahan during a playoff
Michael Strahan during a playoff (Source: Instagram)

Transitioning from a professional football career to a media person was a great move for him as he had no trouble gaining the same amount of popularity as he did in his younger days as a football player.

Sadly, things got a little out of hand when his ex-wife, Jean Strahan, accused him of having an extra-marital affair with a guy.

This sounds just as shocking today as it did back when the news first surfaced in the media.

This article will discover his actual sexuality or rather sexual preference is, but before that, let us have a quick look at some facts.

Michael Strahan | Quick Facts

Full NameMichael Anthony Strahan
Birth DateNovember 21, 1971
Birth PlaceHouston, Texas, U.S.
Nick NameBob
  • Westbury High School
  • Texas Southern University
Father’s NameGene Willie Strahan
Mother’s NameLouise Strahan
Age50 years old
HeightSix feet five inches or 196 cm
Weight255 lbs or 116 kg
Hair ColorBlack
Eye ColorDark Brown
ProfessionJournalist, Football analyst, and a Television star
Marital StatusUnmarried but not single
KidsThree daughters and a son
Favorite foodGujarati
Music preferenceWestern instrumental
Other sports he likesVolleyball, Golf
Net Worth$65 million
Merch of Michael StrahanFootball Card, Books
Last UpdateJuly, 2022

The Big Question: 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.

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Wanda Hutchins (1992-1996)

Strahan got married to Wanda Hutchins in the year 1992. Wanda Hitchins is the owner and CEO of Wanda Home designs, specializing in home decor and furniture.

He had two children with her, a daughter named Tanita Strahan and a son named Michael Anthony Strahan Jr.

The relationship did not last long; the couple decided to get divorced in 1996, four years after their marriage.

The two ended their marriage on good terms, agreeing to co-parent their kids. But they have been good friends since their divorce. Wanda has even saved him from bad press.

For a long time, the couple decided not to disclose the reason for their split, but years later, Wanda stated that they were just too young and that they mutually decided to divorce.

Jean Muggli (1999-2006)

Similarly, he got married to Jean Muggli just three years after the divorce, seems like he was feeling a bit too lonely without a partner.

Jean Muggli is an American woman native to the city of Carson, North Dakota. Unlike Wanda, she does not have any institution or enterprise in her name; she is only famous for Michael Strahan’s ex-wife.

Jean and Micheal got married in 1999, but Micheal got divorced yet again on the 20th of July, 2006.

The couple had two beautiful daughters together, Isabella Strahan and Sophia Strahan.

Isabella and Sophia Strahan smile for the camera as daddy Michael take their picture
Isabella and Sophia Strahan smile for the camera as daddy Michael take their picture (Source: Instagram)

This divorce was a bit unpleasant compared to the previous one, as Jean reportedly took away Micheal’s $15 million as a divorce settlement.

During this period, Wanda Hitchins came forward and stated to the media that Micheal was, in fact, a good man and Jean was evil.

When someone’s ex says that he/she is a good man/woman, you better believe that because it is so rare that an ex supports his/her ex-partner even after their break up.

Micheal must have been a good man and a loving husband, so much so that his ex-wife comes to his rescue in times of despair.

She also stated that Jean said, “I wish you all would die” to Wanda’s two little kids.

Michael also had a couple of remarks about his ex-wife, “Jean is sick, evil lady. Jean is sick. I have been praying for her for years. It’s a shame.”

Nicole Mitchelle (2009-2014)

Following the trend, in August of 2009, Micheal got engaged one more time to Nicole Mitchelle, Eddie Murphy’s ex-wife.

Nicole Mitchelle is an actress and a businesswoman; she is the owner of Nicole Murphy Fitness, specializing in health tips, nutrition, healthy food recipes, and workout tutorials.

By this time, you guys might have already predicted the result of their relationship.

Yes, the couple called off the engagement in 2014 and headed their separate ways.

Their breakup made waves in the sea of media as Michael reportedly had cheated on her.

The story goes as such, at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, Michael was with some other girl. Somehow Nicole got hold of the information that he was there, but she did not know he was with another woman.

Nicole kept banging on his room’s door but to no avail. Apparently, she was convinced that he was, in fact, with another woman.

After that, she yelled and cursed at him through the door, which got her kicked out of the hotel.

Despite ending their relationship in such an intense and dramatic situation, they remained friends after their split.

Marianna Hewitt & Stefani Vera

According to our sources, Michael was in a relationship with Marianna Hewitt; the two met each other in 2014 and started dating rather soon. They dated for quite a while before splitting up for good.

Likewise, Marianna Hewitt is a podcaster and also the founder of Summer Fridays.

After that, he went on to date Stefani Vera, who is a motivational influencer.

Kayla Quick

Sometime around November of 2015, Kayla and Michael were spotted somewhere in West Hollywood, Los Angeles. Michael went off on the paparazzi after being spotted together with Kayla.

Similarly, in 2018, somewhere in New York’s upper east side, Kayla and Michael were seen together yet again. Again, the two were enjoying a lovely romantic late-night dinner.

At the time, Kayla Quick worked as a cocktail waitress.

Besides being more than 20 years younger than the man, she was dating, Kayla has also been arrested for disorderly conduct and grand theft.

She was arrested in 2005 after being accused of the alleged burglary of her own grandmother’s house.

According to some sources, the two started dating somewhere around 2016. The duo was also seen leaving Dave Chappel’s 2019 New Year’s Eve party in Los Angeles.

Who is Michael Strahan dating right now?

Rumors have been going around that Michael and Kayla are still dating, but it is just rumored. Michael has not been seen with another woman for quite a while now.

We do not have any reliable info regarding Michael’s current relationship status.

So, the long-awaited answer to the question, “Is Michael Strahan Gay?”

After speculating on his past and present relationships, we do not think he is slightly gay or bisexual. We conclude that he is, in fact, a straight man who is attracted towards a female.

Regardless of what some people might claim or think, Michael Strahan is not gay at all.

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An accusation of being Gay by his former partner Jean Muggli

Michael Strahan gay accusation

Jean stated that her ex-husband, Micheal Strahan, was engaged in an extra-marital affair with a guy, specifically, TV doctor Ian Smith.

Ian Smith is famous for being a regular contributor on VH1’s “Celebrity Fit Club” and ABC’s “The View.” Besides that, he also wrote medical columns for Men’s Health magazine.

On top of that, she also accused him of abusing her, neglecting their two children, adultery, and recording her sister’s video.

Michael Strahan having fun with Tom Brady
Michael Strahan having fun with Tom Brady (Source: Instagram)

Both sides accused each other of recklessly spending money going on a shopping spree. It is also said that jean broke down during a few of her husband’s testimonies.

According to the Daily News, Jean said that Micheal Strahan had moved into Ian Smith’s one-bedroom apartment. “And you can say an alternative lifestyle sprouted,” she further added.

Her lawyer stopped Jean before she could elaborate the claims any further.

Although the claims of her being abused by Strahan were not proven in the court, she got away with a huge portion of Michael’s hard-earned money.

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Michael Strahan denies being gay

Both Michael and Ian denied having any kind of sexual relationship going on between them.

Ian Smith reportedly said that he is a happily married man and that having an intimate relationship with Michael was not a possibility.

Furthermore, in the Wendy Williams radio show, Micheal said that if him being gay was, in fact, true, “it would hit the fan from the get-go.” Saying that, he dismissed the false allegations made by his ex-wife.

He also said during the same airing that he has many bisexual and homosexual friends. “It is fine with me. This is New York City. If you can not accept people for being people, then you have no business being here,” said Micheal to the radio show interviewer.

Micheal also said in an interview, “I think early on when you are reading all these things in the paper that are not true; I am not an adulterer, I am not gay. I mean, I did not beat anybody.”

Addressing the accusation that he moved into Ian Smith’s one-bedroom apartment, he commented, “When I had to stay somewhere, he opened his doors. It’s not that I could not stay at any hotel that I want.”

The Reason for The Divorce (Jean and Michael)

Sometime after their marriage, Jean Muggli reportedly withdrew 3.3 million dollars from their bank accounts which is a lot of money even now; back in the day, it was probably worth much more.

Michael tried to confront her did she refused to listen. As a result, Strahan decided to divorce her.

Strahan and Muggli faced each other in court in 2007. Jean tried to prove that her husband had physically assaulted her, but the claims were dismissed as it was not true.

She also accused him of being gay and having an intimate relationship with a male friend of his.

Michael Strahan being playful
Michael Strahan being playful (Source: Instagram)

Michael had to pay her a huge sum of money, a total of $15 million, as a divorce settlement despite the allegations being dismissed.

On top of that, he also had to pay her $18,000 as child support per month.

A brief bio on Michael Strahan

Early Days

Michael Strahan, the former athlete, was born on the 21st of November, 1971. He was born in the city of Houston, Texas.

He was the youngest child born to his father, Gene Willie Strahan, and his mother, Louise Strahan.

Michael grew up in Mannheim, Germany, together with his five other siblings, where she spent most of his childhood.

The family moved to Germany as his father was a US Army Major, and he was stationed in Germany at the time. This happened when Michael was nine years old.

Michael studied middle school in Germany and later returned to his homeland for his senior year of high school.

Early and Professional Career (Football Career)

After returning from Germany, he joined the Westbury High School, where he played football, taking full advantage of his big frame.

He did play organized football back in Germany in his middle school, but he did not have much experience compared to his opponents while playing for the Westbury High School.

Despite his lack of experience, he did manage to get a scholarship to play at the Texas Southern University in Houston. He proved that he was a talented footballer and was adaptive too.

He continued to impress his teammates and coaches in his college days.

In his senior year of college, his incredible gameplay captured the attention of the National Football League scouts.

The New York Giants drafted him as the 40th overall selection in the 1993 NFL draft. He did not leave the club during his entire career as a professional footballer.

Michael Strahan played for the New York Giants for 15 years.

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The unexpected career as a television host

He got a call from the local NYC station, inviting him to a Sports Illustrated swimsuit party to which Strahan agreed with enthusiasm.

He went to the party, and after spending quite some time at the party, the producer of the event approached him. The producer asked Michael if he could interview some models. Again, Michael agreed to the invitation.

Now Michael stumbled upon something that he enjoyed doing but was not very talented at. So he decided to change this fact and went on to become a professional television anchor.

Michael did any job his agent found; no job was too small; it was all a part of growing experience and sharpening his skills.

The Fox NFL Pregame Show hired him in 2008. Why wouldn’t they? After all, he was the perfect candidate for the position.

Michael Strahan in the studio
Michael Strahan in the studio (Source: Instagram)

Michael did not let this achievement get in his head. He did not stop doing side gigs whenever possible.

Then in 2010, he was made the anchor for the well-known TV show Live! With Regis and Kelly.

During his time there, his charismatic personality and ever-smiley face raised the show’s ratings.

Michael eventually left the job for even a bigger one; a full-time contributor to Good Morning America.

Social Media Links

 Instagram: 1.4 million followers

Twitter: 1.3 million followers

Facebook: 1.1 million followers

Michael Strahan’s website


Is Michael Strahan rich?

Michael Strahan has a net worth of $60 million. That speaks for itself. Some sources estimate that he earns $17 million per year.

How many SB rings does Michael Strahan have?

Michael Strahan has won a total of three Super Bowls (SB) in his professional football career. All of the three Super Bowl wins were with the New York Giants.

Does Michael Strahan have a wife?

No, Michael is currently unmarried. The last person he dated was Kayla Quick, 20 years younger than him, and was jailed for robbing her grandmother’s house.

Did Michael Strahan fix his teeth?

Yes, Michael Strahan did fix his teeth. He underwent a procedure to fill in the gap between his two front teeth. The gap was kind of iconic for the T.V. host.

What happened with Michael Strahan’s ex-wife?

After the divorce, she got in a lot of trouble. Perhaps Michael was right; she is sick and evil. She was arrested for violating an order of protection.

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