You know GMA host and Hall of Famer Michael Strahan was both super proud and sentimental Thursday. How could he not be as his twins turned 17?
Michael Strahan posted a gorgeous photo of his twin daughters and himself on his Instagram page. The three are on a balcony somewhere at dusk.
Strahan captioned the photo: “Happy birthday to my babies! Well, they’re not really babies anymore! I can’t believe they turned 17 today!!!! So proud of them and everything they continue to accomplish in life! Love you, Isabella Strahan and Sophia Strahan.“
Then the proud father followed with some creative hashtags: “#GirlDad #IDidntGetThisPictureApprovedButYouBothLookBeautifulAsAlways.”
Michael Strahan Is Father of Four
The 49-year-old Strahan is the father of four children. The twins are his youngest kids he shares with ex-wife. Jean Muggli. He and his first wife, Wanda Hutchins, have two children, Michael Jr and Tanita.
He’s got another celebration one month from today. That’s when the New York Giants, Strahan’s old team, will retire his No. 92. The ceremony is set for Nov. 28 at MetLife Stadium. It’s appropriate that the Giants will be playing the Philadelphia Eagles, the team’s rivals in the NFC East.
Michael Strahan enjoyed a 15-year-career with the Giants. He stayed loyal to New York, too, never playing for another NFL team. Strahan, a defensive end, earned All-Pro honors four times. He also was a seven-time Pro Bowler. Strahan was a captain on the 2007 Giants, who won the Super Bowl. Back in 2001, Strahan set the league record for sacks with 22.5 on his way to NFL Defensive Player of the Year honors.
“Michael Strahan was one of the greatest players in franchise history,” said John Mara, the Giants president and CEO. “He deserves to have his number retired as other Giants immortals have, including Mel Hein, Frank Gifford and Lawrence Taylor.”
Strahan learned of the jersey retirement in the most appropriate way possible. He was on air with Good Morning America. And former Giants quarterback Eli Manning jumped out of a box as blue and red confetti shot into the air. Manning was wearing a 92 jersey. So were former teammates Jessie Armstead and Justin Tuck.
Strahan said he knew something weird was happening when he saw them all with No. 92 Giant blue jerseys. “They would never wear my jersey unless there was a reason, because they don’t love me that much,” he quipped.
After leaving football, Michael Strahan became a TV personality. He works as an NFL analyst for Fox during football season. And his full-time gig is a co-host on Good Morning America. He’s worked on the popular morning show since 2016.