Considering the unique circumstances of her victory, Wurtzbach finally takes her long overdue Miss Universe walk on American talk show Live with Kelly and Michael. Kelly:
Pia, you never had the chance to do your walk. You know, the famous walk. Do you want to do your walk for us now.
Strahan and Letterman discuss Ray Rice on The Late Show with David Letterman.
I think the team handled it right, the NFL handled it right.
Strahan is now a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Friends and family celebrate his induction with him in Canton, OH. He thanks his mom Louise:
I am a mama’s boy
The couple decides to end engagement. The couple began dating in 2007 and got engaged in 2009. Sources:
They love each other very much but with the distance and work schedule it has been hard to maintain the relationship.
Murphy and Strahan call off their engagement one day before Strahan is to be inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame. Rep:
It’s all about 2,475 air miles — he lives in NYC and she’s in L.A. and it’s just too difficult. It’s especially hard because they’re both real busy.
According to sources the couple had actually broken off their engagement several weeks ago, but there was no agreement to announce the separation before his induction.
Milano talks with Ripa and Strahan on Live with Kelly and Michael about her new series Mistresses.
It is a prime time soap but it is also grounded in a lot of heart.
Williams fills in for Kelly Ripa, co-hosting with Michael Strahan, on LIVE with Kelly and Michael. Williams also talks with Strahan about the wacky fashion they all wore, 24 plus years earlier.
The 80s were that special era.
Strahan gives interview to Elle about being known for his gap tooth smile and if he was okay with it.
I was really close to closing it up. I was at the dentist having him do mock-ups. I thought about it, man. I was in my twenties. I was playing with the Giants. There’s so much pressure to be perfect. You can fix everything now. For me, I made the conscious effort to say “This is who I am.” I’m not perfect. I don’t want to try to be perfect. At this point, I don’t think my kids would recognize me without it. They’d be like, “Who is this stranger in the house? Call 911!”
Seacrest interviews Strahan during On Air With Ryan Seacrest and questions him about working with Kelly Ripa on Live! with Kelly and Michael.
It was over a year ago when I went on to co-host. I had met Kelly a long time ago, years ago. But being on the show was the first time I really got to interact with her. Instantly, she is so easy to get along with for everybody. She had 59 total guest hosts come on that show over the last nine months, which is hard to change up and really guide 59 people through the show. She had a connection with everybody. Fortunate for me ours seemed to come through.
Straham becomes the official co-host of Live with Kelly. He beats out a host of other celebrities like Jerry O’Connell, Alec Baldwin, and Jerry Seinfield. Ripa on her co-host:
It’s so nice to have a co-host literally sweep you off your feet. I know that he can bench press me if he wanted to.
Strahan pops the question to Murphy on a beach in the Bahamas. There is no set date on the wedding. On why he asks her to marry him:
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.
Strahan retires after a 15 year career in the NFL. On whether or not he will change his mind:
When you still know you can do something, but you’re choosing not to do it, you still have those mornings where you wake up and have the feeling. I still get that. But I just know that it’s not in my best interests to do it anymore. So I just have to get over that. There’s not going to be a chance of all of a sudden I’m running out of the tunnel with my uniform on. It’s not going to happen.
Michael Strahan is born in Houston, Texas to Gene and Louise. His father, is in the military and they live in Germany the majority of his childhood. He is sent to Texas, and begins playing football.
My senior year, my dad says, ‘I’m sending you to Houston—I think you’re good enough to get a football scholarship,’ ” he tells me. “I didn’t necessarily understand the game. I didn’t understand the technique. I had the work ethic, and I had the desire, but I didn’t have anything else. I had to figure it out.