Michael Strahan opened up about being the father of four nearly grown children who live at different locations around the country.
Former football star and TV personality Michael Strahan is first and foremost a dedicated family man.
The father of four has revealed that he works hard to spend time with his brood, which is scattered throughout the country.
“My kids give me strength. I love being with the kids. To me it’s all about family, now more than anything.” Michael Strahan
Strahan is at a high point of his TV career, having just been given a co-host spot in "Good Morning America" alongside Robin Roberts, Dan Harris, George Stephanopoulos, Whit Johnson, and Rob Marciano.
He is also living a wonderful moment as a family man and posted a photo of himself with his four look-alike children and his parents on Instagram to celebrate it.
The photo shows a smiling Strahan with his four kids, Tanita, Michael Jr, and twins Sophie and Isabella, as well as his mother Louise, and his father Gene Strahan, a retired Army Major.
Tanita and Michael Jr are in university in Texas, and the twins divide their time between North Carolina and North Dakota.
Strahan shares Tanita, 24, Michael Jr., 21, with ex-wife Wanda Hutchins. The two were raised in Germany after their parent's divorce.
From his second marriage to ex-wife Jean Muggli, Strahan has twins Sophie and Isabella, 12.
“You worry how the kids will mix and blend, but brothers and sisters are brothers and sisters regardless of different mothers,” revealed Strahan.
Strahan has revealed that he makes it a priority to spend time with all four children.
“During their school year I get on a plane, and I fly to see my kids. And whenever they get a break, they come to New York. The hardest part is when they leave – the energy in the house is not the same. It’s really sad. It’s a by-product of divorce. They’re not the first kids and I’m not the first adult to deal with it, but we’ve all handled it as well as we can,” he said.
The four kids keep dad on the hop, since Tanita and Michael Jr are in university in Texas, and the twins divide their time between North Carolina and North Dakota.
Although Tanita and Michael Jr are all grown up, Michael Strahan still has a pair of challenging pre-teens on his hands, and he even has advice for parents dealing with the challenge of twins.
“I know it’s hard at first, but at a certain point, they will take care of themselves. They will be each other’s best friend, and you’ll think to yourself, ‘Where did the time go?’ I’m blown away by how fast it goes,” Strahan revealed.
Strahan extended his advice to George Clooney, 56, and his wife Amal, 39, the parents of twins Ella and Alexander, and Beyoncé and Jay-Z whose twins SIr and Rumi Carter are now 1-year-old.