Jean Muggli is famous for being a former Michael Strahan partner and now his ex-wife after their divorce was finalised in 2006. Strahan is an American television personality, journalist and former professional football player. He is also a Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee.
Muggli really has no clout that is not attached to her former celebrity partner. She worked as a cosmetic store manager for some years. Since then, only tidbits from their messy divorce keep her in the news from time to time. The couple had welcomed twin daughters when they were together.
In this article, you will see details about Jean Muggli, Michael Strahan, their relationships, and divorce. Before going any further, we have summarised all the key facts into 10 sentences below.
Top 10 facts about Jean Muggli
- She was born on 3 November 1965 and will turn 56 on her birthday in 2021.
- Muggli was born into a large family of six children and her siblings are David, Scott, Carolee, Timmy, and Denise.
- While she was born in Carson, North Dakota, United States, she spent most of her childhood in New York and graduated from high school in 1982/1983.
- She worked as a cosmetic manager in a skincare store in Manhattan, New York.
- In 1999, Jean Muggli married Michael Strahan after they had dated for nearly five years starting from 1994.
- They welcomed twin daughters, Isabella and Sophia, in December 2004.
- Muggli filed for divorce in 2006 accusing her former husband of cheating, abuse and loss of interest in their union. She also mentioned that he filmed her sister getting undressed.
- A court directed Strahan to pay his former spouse $15.3 million as alimony and also set up a monthly $18,000 payment for child support. In addition to this, another judgment reached in March 2007, saw the couple put up their $3.6 million New Jersey mansion for auction and they split the money evenly.
- In 2020, Strahan accused her of abusive conduct towards their daughters both physically and emotionally, but the case was later settled with Muggli agreeing to several conditions by her ex-husband’s lawyer.
- Since her divorce, Muggli has kept a low profile while Michael Strahan has continued to appear on television shows, television series, films, and other media platforms.
Jean Muggli early life, family background and education
Jean Muggli was born into a large family of six children and her siblings are David, Scott, Carolee, Timmy, and Denise. She was born on 3 November 1965 in Carson, North Dakota, United States, and will turn 56 in 2021. Her parents are Anthony Alphonse Muggli (father) and Mary Muggli (mother).
Jean spent most of her childhood in New York and graduated from high school in 1982/1983. There is no mention of her obtaining a college degree.
Jean Muggli career
Jean got a job as a cosmetic manager in a skincare store in Manhattan, New York. That is the only publicly available information on what she did for a living.
In 1999, Jean Muggli married Michael Strahan. They had met in her cosmetic store and dated for nearly five years starting from 1994. As a couple, they welcomed twin daughters, Isabella and Sophia, in December 2004. Here is a brief introduction into who Strahan is.
Michael Strahan bio
He is a 49-year-old television personality and retired professional football player. Strahan started playing as a defensive end at Texas Southern University for the Tigers. Several news outlets including The Poor Man’s Guide to the NFL Draft, The Sheridan Network, Edd Hayes Black College Sports Report and the Associated Press, selected him as an All-America first-team player during his junior season. In 1991, he set a Texas Southern record with 41.5 sacks.
Strahan joined the New York Giants in 1993 and went on to become one of the most dominant defensive ends in the NFL between 1997 and 2005. He was named the 2001 NFL Defensive Player of the Year and was a two-time NFC Defensive Player of the Year (in 2001 and 2003).
In his final season, he helped the New York Giants beat the then-undefeated New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLII 2008. Strahan had two tackles and one sack in the game. After his retirement, he was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2014.
Since leaving professional football, he has worked as a co-host on the Fox NFL Sunday pregame show. In 2018, Strahan was picked as host of the Fox NFL Thursday pregame show. He was also the co-host of the rebranded syndicated talk show, “Live! with Kelly and Michael” from 2012 to 2016. Strahan won a Daytime Emmy twice for “Outstanding Talk Show Host” while working on this show.
In 2018, he began working with Sara Haines as host of “Good Morning America”. The show was rebranded as “Strahan, Sara and Keke” in 2019 to accommodate the introduction of Keke Palmer as co-host. Additionally, Michael Strahan has been a guest on several television shows and has also made cameo appearances in films as well as television series.
He married Wanda Hutchins from 1992 to 1996, and they have a daughter, Tanita Strahan, and a son, Michael Anthony Strahan, Jr. Strahan was married to Jean Muggli between 1999 to 2006, when their divorce was finalised. See the juicy details about their divorce below.
Jean Muggli and Michael Strahan divorce
Muggli made the news a lot as Michael Strahan ex wife, especially during the period of their divorce and settlements. According to reports, Jean Muggli accused her former husband of cheating, abuse and loss of interest in their union. She also mentioned that he filmed her sister getting undressed.
Strahan will also accuse his former wife of having a “pattern of abusive conduct” towards their twin daughters later in 2020, over ten years after their divorce.
Muggli and Strahan went all out in their divorce lawsuit and it has been described as a largely bitter and angry one. In the end, the court directed him to pay her $15.3 million as alimony and also set up a monthly $18,000 payment for child support. In addition to this, a judgment reached in March 2007, saw the couple put up their $3.6 million New Jersey mansion for auction and they split the money evenly. The divorce has cost Strahan an estimated $20 million from 2006 to 2021.
Is Michael Strahan in a relationship? After his split from Muggli, he was in a relationship with Nicole Mitchell, Eddie Murphy’s ex-wife. They became engaged in August 2009 but called it off in June 2011.
Recently, he has allegedly been in a ‘complicated’ relationship with Kayla Quick, a controversial woman who has been on the wrong side of the law on a couple of occasions. Quick is about 18 years younger than Strahan and they have been spotted in public together on several occasions.
Michael Strahan children with Jean Muggli and Wanda Hutchins
Strahan had two children with Muggli, twin daughters, Isabella and Sophia Strahan. The twins will be 17 in December 2021 and are in Grade 11. The twins have appeared on “Good Morning America”.
He also had a daughter with his first wife, Wanda Hutchins, named Tanita Strahan. Tanita is currently 30 years old and she is making a name for herself as a visual artist and also runs a Youtube channel “The Infinite Finesse Podcast”. Strahan’s other child with Hutchins is a son named Michael Anthony Strahan, Jr. He is 26 years old and holds a degree in psychology from the University of Texas.
Jean Muggli is likely a millionaire thanks to the money she got in the divorce settlement. However, we cannot confirm her net worth at this time. As for Michael Strahan net worth, it is estimated to be about $60 million, according to Player’s Bio.
Where is Michael Strahan ex wife now?
The most recent mention we found of Muggli was in October 2020, after Strahan dismissed the allegations he made about her abusive conduct towards their daughters. He had claimed physical and emotional abuse, and that she failed to bring the children to court-mandated therapy sessions. Also, he said she prevented them from getting to various recreational and educational commitments.
The terms of the settlement included resumed shared custody and Muggli moving the children from North Carolina to Manhattan so they can continue attending school there. Since then, she has returned to her quiet life.
Sometimes, many partners of celebrities choose to stay away from the media just like Michael Strahan’s former spouse. The fame is not for them and after the initial euphoria of snagging a celebrity dies down, they start struggling with being under public scrutiny.
Jean Muggli is a prime example of what many, who find themselves in this position can do. She has stayed off social media and does not go out seeking attention. She spends some of her time with her kids and friends.
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