Oh No! Nicole Murphy And Michael Strahan Call Off Their Engagement

August 2, 2014  |  


It looks like football-player-turned-morning-talk-show host, Michael Strahand and former model-turned-reality TV star, Nicole Murphy, won’t be making it down the aisle.

A rep confirmed to People that the couple have ended their five-year engagement saying:

“They love each other very much, but with the distance and work schedule it has been hard to maintain their relationship.” 

The news, which I’m sure is not new to them but certainly is to us, comes at a bit of an awkward time as it is just a day before the former New York Giant will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Murphy and Strahan started dating in 2007, both having been divorced. Murphy, 46, was famously married to Eddie Murphy and Strahan, 42, was previously married to Jean Muggli and Wanda Hutchins.

After two years of dating, Strahan popped the question and gushed on “Good Morning America” and “Live! with Kelly and Michael” about their union.

“I have a great relationship and she’s a great girl. I don’t like to talk much about my private life, but I’m really happy.” 

Sadly, they couldn’t make it work but the bright side is they didn’t make it down the aisle before they realized it wouldn’t work.

Hoping for the best for both of them.

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  • Trini_Angel

    Oh and who’s surprised?? The next to break-up will be Jennifer Hudson. If u love each other soooo much u’ll find a way to make it work. No excuses!!! Any engagement that goes over 1 year, 2 years tops is gonna end in a break-up

  • lilrockdiva

    Dodged that bullet!

  • After 5 years? Iā€™m not buying it at all. There’s obviously more to the story than their willing to disclose at this time.

  • Renee

    Oh well life goes on I’m sure he find one for him eventually

  • GirlSixx

    Say Whaaat!! #Sarcasm.. o__O. I already figured it out since last season that this engagement was fugazzi. They never had any intentions on getting.married, they made good for publicity.

  • June

    5 years is too damn long to be engaged, I personally wouldn’t be engaged to a man past a year, its gotta be within a year, either we have a wedding or hit up city hall to elope.

  • lil ray

    Only Black/Biracial women get call gold-diggers when they wisely choose not to play caption-save-a-bro and actually date or marry men with money other are call smart and wise for a man that’s a provider.

    • Chanda

      I know right. People expect black/mixed women to date down or she has to buy a boyfriend/husband if she’s the one that rich. People were saying that mess about Janet J. as if she was walking around broke or something.

  • See The Light

    Everyone is different, but I think this could have been figured out by year 2 or 3 at the latest. They are not young people finishing their education and starting careers. They did not have to save up for a wedding. They could have had a small wedding. A five year engagement is just too long. Best of luck to the two of them.

  • DoinMe

    Awww I liked them together. She’s fierce and he’s fine. I bet Kelly is happy. She always seemed to salivate over him.

    • Illeana

      lol yeah Kelly does have a majot crush on Michael but I don’t think anything inappropriate is happening.

    • Chanda

      Kelly already has a husband and family in her life. I guess you can say Michael is her TV “husband”.

      • PleaseDOBetter

        “Work spouse” šŸ˜‰

  • JTerry

    Aww…I hate to hear that. I was wondering if they were ever going to get married. But at least it was amicable and they’re not out here dissing each other. I love me some Michael Strahan.

  • Define2

    Lol, it’s y’all’s fault, on here speculating why after a five year “engagement” no marriage. You know she was wondering too she just didn’t want to admit it….when are women going to realize that men use long fake engagements for women they want to keep but don’t want to marry.

    • Illeana

      Maybe she was the one who wasn’t ready?

  • Chykim L Sanders

    That’s sad…I thought they were gonna make it.

  • lovely057

    Charli26 she does seem like a gold digger. He couldn’t trust her that’s why they broke up she has no money, & can’t manage money she had gotten scam out of all her divorce money.

    • DroneRivers

      She got scammed out of half her divorce settlement money, not all.

  • Charli26

    She strikes me as a gold digger. I don’t remember the exact words but she said something pertaining to men with money. He’s probably better off anyway.

    • Nakela Prude

      How is she a gold digger? This woman was married for almost 20 yrs to Eddie Murphy, was an established model before, during and after her marriage. And an executive producer of the show Hollywood Ex’s so again how is she a gold digger?

    • Chykim L Sanders

      I don’t think she’s a gold digger, not all beautiful women, who date rich guys are gold diggers..besides she had a modeling career and she’s the executive producer of her show…gold diggers dont work.

    • Illeana

      She has her own “gold”.

    • Guest

      A man who has already been married and divorced twice isn’t exactly the catch of the century either!!!! Wishing them both the best!!!

      • SunFlower78

        I didn’t know he was married twice, I thought he was only married once. You learn something new everyday.

  • tygirl

    Best to find it out before marriage. Best of luck to both of them. Love you Strahan.

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  • not happy, but right

    I called it! When she said it’s none of our business etc etc, I just KNEW it wasn’t going to happen.

    • Illeana

      I think I’m missing something. Did she say that on her reality show?