In his first major interview since replacing Regis Philbin on Kelly Ripa’s morning show, former NFL star Michael Strahan sat down with HBO’s “Real Sports” host Bryant Gumbel to discuss rumors about him that circulated following his bitter divorce from ex-wife Jean Muggli in 2006.
Strahan told Bryant Gumbel:
“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.”
After Muggli’s accusations were made, Strahan filed for divorce after seven years of marriage, saying he had confronted her after she withdrew $3.3 million from their bank accounts. He vehemently denied he had ever struck her and the judge dismissed the claims against him. Still, in 2007, Muggli was awarded with a $15 million divorce settlement and $18,000 child support each month.
Michael Strahan is now engaged to Eddie Murphy’s ex-wife, Nicole Murphy.
Here’s a sneak peek of the interview below:
As soon as the full interview becomes available, we will post it.