After a long engagement, Michael Strahan and his fiance are ending things.
A rep for Strahan said, “They love each other very much, but with the distance and work schedule it has been hard to maintain the relationship.”
Let’s learn about the woman Strahan popped the question to in 2009.
1. Her 5-Year Engagement to Michael Ended
They began dating in 2007 and two years later became engaged.
He asked her to marry him in May of 2009 in the Bahamas, with a canary yellow and white diamond ring.
At the time, he told People, “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.”
2. She Was Married to Eddie Murphy for 13 Years
Nicole, who is a Sacramento native, born to an African-American father and a British mother, was married to comedian Eddie Murphy.
Although they divorced in 2006 , the two remain friends. She told Radar Online:
Eddie and I are friends; he’s my babies’ daddy so we speak to each other and have a great relationship. I think that’s important when you have children involved. We can be in the same room and hang out, it’s all good!
3. She’s a Model
— Nicole Murphy (@Nicole_Murphy) June 1, 2014
According to her website:
At the age of 14, Nicole entered an international model search contest and took home the top prize. From this opportunity she was signed to the prestigious Ford Modeling Agency and then subsequently to top Paris agency glamour models.
4. She Has 5 Kids
With Murphy, she has four daughters, Bria, 24, Shayne, 19, Zola, 14, Bella, 12, and a son, Myles.
Strahan has four kids from his two previous marriages. The talk show host was first married to Wanda Hutchins, with whom he has a son and a daughter, and then to Jean Muggli, with whom he has twin daughters.
5. She’s on ‘Hollywood Exes’
— Nicole Murphy (@Nicole_Murphy) April 14, 2014
She starred in all three seasons of the VH1 show, and also serves as an executive producer.
Her bio on the series’ website is:
Ex-wife of actor Eddie Murphy, Nicole has put her nuptials to daytime TV host Michael Strahan on hold while they juggle their busy schedules. With Michael primarily in New York, Nicole has plenty of things to keep her busy in Los Angeles, including raising her two youngest children, launching a new Moscato brand, and helping her friend Shanna as a judge in the Miss Nevada USA pageant. To top it all off, Nicole and Michael have moved yet again, this time, just a few doors away from her Ex.