The latest news in the entertainment industry is that Michael Strahan will be leaving Live! with Kelly & Michael shortly to pursue a full-time position on Good Morning America.

Whilst the decision might have come to a shock to us, no one was more surprised at the retired NFL player’s news than his co-host, Kelly Ripa, who was completely blindsided.

This is yet another break up for Strahan – a list that consists of two failed marriages, one failed engagement and a dodgy relationship with a convicted stripper.

Here’s a look at why Michael Strahan is no stranger to scandal.

Early life



Michael Anthony Strahan was born on November 21, 1971 as the youngest of six children. Athleticism was already in his family, as mom Louise was a basketball teacher and dad Gene was a boxer and major in the U.S. Army. The whole family had to pack up and move to an army post in Mannheim, West Germany when Michael was just nine years old.



Bleacher Report

Strahan attended a U.S Department of Defence Dependent High School called Mannheim American High School. Yet right before his senior year his father sent him back to the states to live with his uncle Art, a retired professional football player, in Texas. Michael spent his senior year at Westbury High School.