ChitChatter: Michael Strahan Explains Why He Never Closed Up The Gap In His Teeth, Prenups, His Celebrity Crush, Nicole Murphy, And More!
Michael Strahan Interview With ELLE Magazine
is featured in ELLE magazine where he discusses various topics from his gapped up grill…to crushes…to prenups!
Via ELLE Magazine:
ELLE: Who was your childhood crush?
Michael Strahan: Elisabeth Shue, from The Karate Kid. It’s funny, her kids go to the same school as my kids in L.A.
ELLE: Have you told her how you felt?
MS: Heck, no. Man, are you crazy? What, we’re at school and I’m like, “Hey, you know you were my childhood crush?” [Laughs] She’d be like, “Security!”
ELLE: You’re famous for your gap-toothed smile. Were you ever self-conscious about your looks?
MS: I was really close to closing it up. I was at the dentist having him do mock-ups. I thought about it, man.
ELLE: That would be like Cindy Crawford removing her mole.
MS: I was in my twenties. I was playing with the Giants. There’s so much pressure to be perfect. You can fix everything now. For me, I made the conscious effort to say “This is who I am.” I’m not perfect. I don’t want to try to be perfect. At this point, I don’t think my kids would recognize me without it. They’d be like, “Who is this stranger in the house? Call 911!”
ELLE: You came of age as a celebrity in the NFL before camera phones. Are you grateful?
MS: No doubt.
ELLE: Tell me a wild story you’re glad wasn’t caught on camera.
MS: There were definitely some situations that have—and will—remain private between teammates. Had there been iPhones and tweeting, it would have been a mess.
ELLE: What’s a better feeling: first time having sex or winning the Super Bowl?
MS: I’d rather win a Super Bowl. My first time? I was bad!
ELLE: You’re engaged to Nicole Murphy. Do you two bicker like that?
MS: I’m not gonna say we never get on each other’s nerves. It’s not human if you don’t. But we never argue like that.
ELLE: What do you want to teach your daughters about men?
MS: Stay away! No, I’m joking. Even though I’m not with their mother, it’s important for my kids to see adults in a committed and happy relationship. They need to see a strong relationship. You don’t have to settle.
ELLE: I take it your relationship with Nicole is different.
MS: I can be myself. I have someone who gets along with my family. And who gets along with my friends. And we have a lot of the same interests. Life is just a lot more peaceful.
ELLE: After two divorces, you still believe in marriage?
MS: I definitely believe in marriage.
ELLE: But do you believe in prenups?
MS: I believe in those, too!
ELLE: I was kidding.
MS: I’m not kidding!
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