March 29, 2020

Michael Strahan's Custody Battle over His Teen Twin Daughters — inside the Acrimonious Process

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Former NFL star Michael Strahan is in a messy custody battle with one of his ex-wives who he accused of abusing their twin daughters verbally and physically.

Michael Strahan is currently in a custody battle over his teenage daughters with his ex-wife, Jean Muggli. The former NFL star turned daytime host is locked in a bitter legal battle with Jean, whom he is currently making allegations against.

Michael Strahan, Sophia Strahan, & Isabella Strahan at the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Sports on July 19, 2018 in California. | Photo: Getty Images


In court documents obtained by TMZ, Michael filed for full-time custody of their twins, 15-year-old daughters with the claim that Jean had exhibited abusive behaviors towards the girls for years. It is believed that this lawsuit is in retaliation to a lawsuit that Jean filed against Michael previously.

In 2019, the mother of two accused him of not paying her annual cost of living adjustments to the child support arrangement they agreed to in 2009. 


In a court hearing on Friday, her lawyer revealed that Strahan had paid private investigators to stalk her at her home in North Carolina. Her lawyer, Shannon Rogers Simpson, also added that Michael was determined not to pay child support to his client, which was why he was coming at her with lawsuits.

Michael's lawyers denied the claims, saying the notion that private investigators were following jean is absurd and could never be proven.


The Good Morning America star disclosed that he has proof that Jean abused their daughters but would only reveal details in sealed court documents.

Strahan also accused Jean of failing to take the girls to their court-ordered therapy sessions and that she kept them from attending their volleyball and equestrian events.

Michael and Muggli met when he still played for New York Giants, and she worked at a shin care salon.


Michael requested that Jean be held in criminal and civil contempt based on his accusations against her. If granted full custody, the girls would move to New York City to be with him. 

Although an exclusive source called out Strahan's questionable history with women in the past, another insider revealed that Michael is a great dad to his children, and he only wants the best for them.


Michael and Muggli met when he still played for New York Giants, and she worked at a shin care salon. After dating for a few years, they got married in 1999, three years after the end of Strahan's first marriage.

The couple's two children, Sophia and Isabella, were born in 2004. The tv host also has two other children from his first marriage to Wanda Hutchins, who he divorced in 1996.