Michael Strahan and Nicole Murphy call off engagement
Michael Strahan and Nicole Murphy are no longer engaged to be married. According to TMZ, the two have decided to go their separate ways.
News of the breakup surfaced on Friday — just one day before Strahan was set to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Strahan’s rep reportedly told TMZ that their long distance relationship simply became too much to handle, with Strahan living in New York City and Murphy living in Los Angeles.
Strahan and Murphy had been dating since 2007 and engaged since 2009. The two have found their names at the center of some bizarre reports in the past, like one that indicated Strahan had put a tracking device on Murphy’s car shortly before he proposed to her because he suspected she was cheating. The two also shot down rumors in 2012 that they had broken up over cheating accusations.
Strahan, who divorced his previous wife in 2006, recently told Ebony magazine that everything between him and Murphy was great.
“It’s great,” he said, via NJ.com’s Kevin Manahan. “As a divorced man, you just want somebody around your kids who’s respectful and will treat them like her own. When you understand that, there’s never any issue. We laugh and are at graduations and birthday parties, you know…all that stuff.”
Strahan will at least have something to keep his mind off the breakup on Saturday night.