Though Michael Strahan might be having a good time offering up some football expertise and analysis for tonight’s Super Bowl, he soon has a less than pleasant appointment per Yahoo Finance: a court hearing with his ex-wife, Jean Muggli. The pair were married from 1999 to 2006 and share fraternal twin daughters Sophia and Isabella.
The divorce was famously acrimonious and ended with Jean receiving a $15.3 million settlement in addition to $18,000 a month in child support. It has since been lowered to $13,000 per month.
However, it now seems as if the bad blood is set to continue. Back in November, the pair came to an impasse after trying to amend their co-parenting duties. According to TMZ, the crux of the issue is the parenting coordinator, known as a PC, that the former spouses hired. Strahan reportedly agreed to pay for 90 per cent of the PC’s fees and claims that his ex-wife has since tried to unnecessarily involve the PC in order to financially damage the former NFL star.
Strahan claimed that Muggli began to be uncooperative in scheduling his visitation rights, forcing the PC to step in. Strahan also claimed that Muggli had made a sudden decision to back out of a prior plan to send the girls to a school in North Carolina. The PC was called in to order Muggli to continue with the previously agreed-upon arrangement.
The latest court date comes after the pair engaged in a legal scuffle in October of last year. At that time, Muggli claimed that the Good Morning America co-host had avoided paying as much as $500,000 in child support payments.
According to Muggli, Strahan had agreed to pay for the girls’ horseback riding expenses, which had totalled nearly $500,000 since 2017, per MSN. However, the former football star has denied making any such agreement.
But that is not the only argument Muggli is making. She also believes that child support payments should be increased to reflect Strahan’s change in income. Since retiring from the NFL, he first co-hosted Live with Kelly and Michael before joining Good Morning America and FOX NFL Sunday.
Though Strahan and Muggli’s marriage fell apart, there is another couple that can thank the star athlete for their marital bliss: Erin Andrews and her husband, Jarret Stoll. , the sports reporter was — sort of — set up with her husband thanks to the former football star.