"Good Morning America" co-host and former National Football League star Michael Strahan penned on Instagram a sweet birthday tribute to Dorian, his stepson.
Michael Strahan, who rose to prominence for his outstanding skills in playing football, proved that being a father doesn't mean his love is exclusive to his biological children.
Earlier, the 49-year-old former New York Giants defense took to Instagram to share a picture of his stepson Dorian, who recently turned a year older.
HIS LOVING TRIBUTE
The photo showed Dorian in different activities and different colors. Dorian was pictured swimming at sea, while in the right image, the boy was sitting on a big rock as he looks at the sky.
"Happy birthday, Dorian! Have a great day and enjoy it! Love you! ❤️"
Many fans admired Strahan's unconditional love for Dorian. They also sent birthday greetings to the football star's stepson, along with birthday cake, hearts, and balloon emojis.
While Dorian's identity is not known to the public, the boy is reportedly Wanda Hutchins' son from a previous marriage. Hutchins is Strahan's ex-wife.
While keeping his connection with children strong, Strahan had lost his father, Gene Willie Strahan Sr., in September.
STRAHAN'S BLENDED CHILDREN
Strahan and Hutchins share two children, Tanita, 29, and Michael, Jr., 26. Even if Dorian is not related to him, Strahan treats Hutchins' son as his own.
Aside from the three, Strahan also shares two twin girls with his ex-wife, Jean Muggli. The ex-couple who had a bitter breakup are parents to 16-year-old twins Isabella and Sophia.
CLOSE SISTERS AND BROTHERS
Despite having been wed and divorced twice, Strahan's responsibility as a father to his blended children remains intact. He said he enjoys being the person on whom his kids depend.
Regardless of their different mothers, Strahan shared that he felt proud that his children are close to each other despite being raised in different households.
While keeping his connection with children strong, Strahan had lost his father, Gene Willie Strahan Sr., in September. The TV show host opened up about his late father in a past interview and described Gene as his "hero."
Strahan didn't mentioned the reason behind his father's death. However, the former football star urged his fans to let their parents know how they feel and not take their presence for granted.