Another Hollywood relationship calls it quits.
Daytime talk show host Michael Strahan has ended his five-year engagement to fiancée Nicole Murphy.
“They love each other very much, but with the distance and work schedule it has been hard to maintain the relationship,” his retired NLF player’s rep told People.
Strahan, 42, and Murphy, 46, have been dating since 2007 and got engaged in 2009.
Murphy is the ex-wife of famous funnyman Eddie Murphy with whom she had five children, while Strahan had two children with his first wife Wanda Hutchins and twin daughters with his second wife, Jean Muggli.
As Radar exclusively reported, Strahan’s new gig as a co-host on Good Morning America has led to tension between the remaining anchors.
“The decision to add Michael Strahan to the cast after Josh Elliot left just didn’t seem like a very good one from the beginning,” an insider said. “Michael has made it clear that Live With Kelly & Michael is his first priority.”
“His schedule dictates that he can only be on GMA for essentially the first hour,” the source added.
“Of course there are issues with Michael bonding with the cast. Particularly, Lara Spencer views Michael as a threat. She always does her excessive flirting with all of the men on the set, but Michael doesn’t seem to be warming up to her at all. The cast is deeply divided after Josh and Sam Champion left. The only glue holding it together is Robin Roberts.”