Michael Strahan is one former NFL player that has had tremendous off-the-field success.
Pop the top to find out why he never closed his gap
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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