Depending on whom you believe, Michael Strahan and Nicole Murphy either ended their engagement because they live too far apart, were arguing over money, or because Strahan was cheating on Murphy. The latest report from TMZ claims Murphy was convinced Strahan was not being faithful.
A separate report from TMZ on Monday indicated that Murphy tried to time the announcement of her split with Strahan in an attempt to ruin his Hall of Fame weekend. She supposedly sought vengeance after finding out that Strahan was dating another woman.
A source close to the couple tells TMZ … Nicole first got wind Michael might be dating another woman in early July and started investigating … the way scorned women do. We’re told she was finally convinced it was true on Friday and immediately decided to go public.
The source did not know the nature of Nicole’s proof.
We’re told Nicole insists her timing wasn’t out of revenge, rather a total coincidence because that’s when she knew for sure. It just happened to come precisely when Michael was getting the greatest honor of his career.
Naturally, that is not the only story. The New York Post’s Page Six claims Murphy and Strahan broke up after a lengthy argument over their prenuptial agreement.
A source tells us, “Nicole was unwilling to sign a prenup, even though Michael has consistently been very generous to her.”
Strahan was supportive when she sued Troy David Stratos for $7 million in 2010, after he allegedly persuaded her to invest all her money overseas.
The source added, “She gave Stratos all the money from her divorce with Eddie Murphy. Michael helped her out financially, but she still wouldn’t sign a prenup.”
Believe what you want. This is America.