Michael Strahan and Nicole Murphy called off their engagement. It was the latter who cut it off, and it was because either he was caught being unfaithful or because she didn’t want to sign a prenuptial agreement; it depends on who you ask.
According to some, the jig was up when Murphy (whose rep revealed the engagement was off on Friday, Aug. 1) got confirmation that the now NFL Hall of Famer was cheating on her.
A source close to the couple tells TMZ … Nicole first got wind Michael might be dating another woman in early July and started investigating … the way scorned women do. We’re told she was finally convinced it was true on Friday and immediately decided to go public.
The source did not know the nature of Nicole’s proof.
We’re told Nicole insists her timing wasn’t out of revenge, rather a total coincidence because that’s when she knew for sure. It just happened to come precisely when Michael was getting the greatest honor of his career.
However, there are other source who say the cause of their rift was her refusal to signed a pre-nup.
Reports Page Six:
Michael Strahan and his fiancée of five years, Nicole Murphy, split after a contentious negotiation over money and, more specifically, their prenup.
A source tells us, “Nicole was unwilling to sign a prenup, even though Michael has consistently been very generous to her.”
Strahan was supportive when she sued Troy David Stratos for $7 million in 2010, after he allegedly persuaded her to invest all her money overseas.
The source added, “She gave Stratos all the money from her divorce with Eddie Murphy. Michael helped her out financially, but she still wouldn’t sign a prenup.”
Word is Strahan found out he was no longer engaged the same way we did. It’s a safe bet the mud slinging is only just getting started.