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Meet Michael Strahan's 4 Look-Alike Kids from 2 Women with Whom He Has Different Relationships

Oyin Balogun
Apr 27, 2022
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Michael Strahan was married twice, and to the present day, he relates differently to both women. However, the common ground is his four kids from both marriages.

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Michael Strahan has come full circle both in his career and his personal life. The showbiz star had a smooth transition from a successful NFL career to an equally successful primetime TV career, and he is holding it all down.

Another thing Strahan seems to have going well for him is his beloved family. The star is a dad to four kids from different marriages, and here's how he navigates it all. 

Michael Strahan and his daughters, Sophia and Isabella, pictured at the 2019 Kids Choice Sports Awards | Source: Getty Images

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INSIDE MICHAEL STRAHAN'S LIFE

Michael Strahan is nearing his fifties and has achieved a successful career that many would pine for, but the ball keeps rolling. Michael was born into a family that communed between the United States and Germany. 

According to him, living in Germany added value to him in remarkable ways and exposed him to the presence of diverse cultures and people. He stated that all of this helped shape his sense of community.

Former football player Michael Strahan on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" Season 22 in December 20, 2013 | Source: Getty Images

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It is safe to say that this knowledge did well in helping Michael form a lovely family, albeit a blended one. Michael wielded a 15-season NFL career with the New York Giants as a younger man.

He then became a TV analyst on game days. The retired NFL player stated that he initially did not see himself doing sports TV, but when he did, he also thought that was all he would do when it came to TV.

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However, Michael's expertise in showbiz had him recognized on other big platforms. Michael joined Robin Roberts and George Stephanopoulos on "Good Morning America."

Through the years, Michael seems to have mastered the art of balancing family and career, and his lifestyle fits accordingly. The star has shared that one would always make time for things they want to do.

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With this in mind, he has been able to handle moments with his children while fore-going business or career-related events. He described spending time with his children as "the best feeling in the world.

There were also claims that Muggli siphoned millions from Michael before their divorce, preventing them from buying his parents a decent home. 

WHO ARE HIS EX-WIVES?

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Michael's life as a married man endured through the 90s to the 2000s, starting in 1992 when he tied the knot with Wanda Hutchins. The pair were married for four years and had two children, Tanita, and Michael Strahan Jr.

Michael has credited his marriage to Hutchins as that which taught him ultimate responsibility, although he married early. After their divorce in 1996, the duo remained amicable and seamlessly co-parented. 

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It seems Hutchins has another child, presumably after their divorce. Her daughter, Tanita, once shared a family photo showing her second sibling.

The former defensive end was ready for marriage again in the same year, walking down the aisle with Jean Muggli, and the pair were a couple for ten years.

MICHAEL'S ROCKY RELATIONSHIP WITH MUGGLI

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In his marriage to Muggli, Michael became a dad to a set of twins, Isabella and Sophia, who are currently in their teens. By 2006, Michael and Muggli were headed to the divorce court in what became a long and messy process.

The couple called it quits one year after their twin daughters were born. Michael had filed for divorce, but in subsequent times, Muggli accused him of domestic violence. 

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The 50-year-old star vehemently opposed Muggli's claim noting that he would never physically or psychologically abuse his loved ones. As time went on, Muggli admitted that Michael was right, and he never got physical with her.

When the divorce became finalized in 2006, Muggli parted with $15.3 million and an $18,000 stipend per month in child support. Speaking about the messy divorce, Michael stated that divorce was one of "the tightest things" he ever went through.

THE PAIR HAD MORE ISSUES

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The brawl and court drama between Muggli and Michael made news headlines again in 2020 over the custody battle. Michael had filed a lawsuit against his ex-wife, claiming that she "subjected the children to verbal and physical abuse."

He accused Muggli of negligence, stating that she did not see to it that their daughters attended court-ordered therapy sessions. In the light of this, the dad-of-four suggested that Muggli be held in civil or criminal contempt. 

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The TV star also said that Muggli did not let the twins have their passports ahead of a vacation in Europe. There were also claims that Muggli siphoned millions from Michael before their divorce, preventing them from buying his parents a decent home. 

Michael mentioned all of these in his 2007 book post-divorce, but Muggli countered it all, stating that he lied against her. According to the Daily News, Muggli stated that her ex-husband was into "fiction."

MICHAEL AS A LOVING DAD

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Despite the myriads of upheavals between him and his second wife, Michael decided to shut out the negativity and focus his energy on his children. Tanita, 40, and Michael, 26, are all grown. However, Sophia and Isabella are still strapping teens. 

In a 2016 interview with People, the celebrity dad glowed as he talked about his kids, noting that they gave him strength. Michael minced no words as he stated his affection for his children.

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He talked about how the four of them grew up in different backgrounds. Tanita and Michael Jr. grew up in Germany, while the twins were raised in America. Despite the difference, the four of them were able to work as a blended family. 

Michael is the patriarch with wisdom nuggets, but he once admitted that he had learned a great deal from his children. The star once shared that the kids made him realize that one was allowed to have fun even as life gets more serious and tougher. 

INSIDE HIS KIDS' LIVES

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While it is clear that family is the most important, Michael's kids have their individual unique talents and personality. His oldest, Tanita, is a pro visual artist and a graduate of the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising. 

Michael has shown tremendous support for her art, often sharing bits and pieces on his social media pages. His second child Michael Jr. graduated from the University of Texas with a degree in psychology. 

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Michael Jr. enjoys keeping a low profile, but he has appeared on his dad's show a few times. The twins are gradually coming into their own and are exploring several career options.

In March 2022, Sophia made her runway debut at the Sherri Hill fashion show. Her proud father took to his Instagram page, pouring out his admiration. Isabella and Sophia are also active volleyball players and equestrians.  

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