March 15, 2019
Michael Strahan is a family man, and he can’t stop showing off his loved ones on social media. The “Good Morning America” contributor recently shared a lovely picture having fun with his kids and his parents, and fans can’t get enough of their relationship.
The former NFL star has proven that he’s a doting father and dedicated son, and his most recent Instagram picture is a clear example of that. Strahan shared an adorable pic posing in front of a white background with the members of his family.
In the shot, Michael is standing next to his father, Gene Willie, and his son, Michael Jr. while holding a selfie stick and flashing a big smile at the camera. His twin daughters, Isabella and Sophia, were in front of their father looking at the phone. Next to them, sister Tanita and grandmother Louise were also posing for the pic.
Fans of the TV star took over the comment section to gush about the family portrait, sending their best wishes and compliment to the Strahans. One user wrote, “Beautiful family! Oh my, the girls are gorgeous Michael! Blessings to all of your family!”
“This looks and feels so good. #Family That's it! #familymatters #familyfirst,” another added.
And a third one chimed in to say, “Wow The Blessing Of God Is Around You & Yours, Much Love.”
Michael is the father of four kids from two different women. And even though both of his marriages ended up in divorce, he was and still is a hands-on dad to his brood.
He shares Tanita, 26 and Michael Jr. 23, with ex-wife Wanda Hutchins, and twins Sophia and Isabella, 14, with ex-wife Jean Muggli.
Speaking to People magazine in 2016 the "Strahan & Sara" co-host said that his kids are his source of strength.
“I love being with the kids. To me, it’s all about family, now more than anything.”
He also revealed that the kids taught him a valuable lesson about life, saying:
“Sometimes life gets serious for us as adults, but looking at my kids, it lets me know that you’re allowed to have fun — you’re allowed to have mindless fun, and you’re allowed to be yourself and act like no one is watching.”
Strahan, 47, also revealed that in the process of becoming a father, he looked up to his own parents for some of the most valuable lessons. “The most important thing my mother and father taught me: respect,” he says.
Respect, he explained, not only for others but also for himself.
His father, Gene Willie Strahan, is a retired major and former boxer who taught Michael and his siblings the importance of hard work and ethics.
Speaking to the Military Officers Association of America, Michael opened up about everything he has learned from his father, from working hard and always striving to be the best, to teaching his own kids about perseverance.
“In a lot of different ways. Everything he ever taught us or did for us was rooted in love. I want to make sure my kids always feel loved the same way my father continues to make me feel [loved]. He also taught me that success is earned instead of delivered.”
For Michael, there’s nothing better than watching his kids grow up to become amazing young people who are outspoken and not afraid to chase their goals.
“I am incredibly proud of all of my kids and the incredible young people they are,” he said. “I’m continually amazed by their achievements, but more importantly, I am inspired by the way they treat others and the way they carry themselves.”
Michael spends as much time as he can with his kids. Whether it is over the holidays, or taking them to special awards events, Strahan always makes sure to keep creating special memories for and with them.