Where Is Jean Muggli Now After Outrageous Divorce Deal That Made History?

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Where Is Jean Muggli Now After Outrageous Divorce Deal That Made History?

Quick Information

  • Date of Birth 1965
  • Nationality American
  • Ethnicity/Race White
  • Sister/s Denise Muggli
  • Son/s Isabella Strahan
  • Daughter/s Sophia Strahan
  • Relationship Status Single
  • Divorce/Split Yes (Once)
  • Boyfriend Not Known
  • Ex-Husband Michael Strahan(m.1999–2006)
  • Net Worth Not Disclosed
  • Height/ How Tall? N/A
  • Weight N/A
  • Hair Long
  • Lesbian No

Getting involved with high-profile celebrities attracts a lot of attention!

After her divorce from TV celebrity and former NHL player Michael Strahan made news, Jean Muggli was bombarded with attention. Jean's divorce generated such a buzz that it became one of the year's longest sagas, keeping viewers glued to their televisions for more updates.

However, following a large monetary settlement, Jean vanished from the public spotlight. After the divorce, what happened to her? What happened to Jean?

If it piques your interest, then this post is for you!

Fairytale Love Ended In Ugly Divorce 

It was a case of "love at first sight!"

In 1999, Michael Strahan noticed Jean working as a shop assistant in a Manhattan skincare salon and spa and fell in love with her. After that, Michael spent a month in Jean's salon, buying countless soap bars. In a March 2005 interview with beta.nydailynews.com, Jean recounted the event, saying,

 "I figured either he was the cleanest man on the planet or he wanted to ask me out. I was not into athletes. But I learned very fast that he is not your typical macho kind of athlete."

He finally gathered the courage to ask her out, and the rest was history. 

Jean Muggli's husband

Jean Muggli pictured with her then-husband Michael Strahan in 2003 (Photo:dailymail.com)

Later that year, in 1999, the couple married and had beautiful twin daughters, Isabella and Sophia, 2004. The couple was regarded as the finest famous couple in the world, and they were even dubbed the best celebrity couple in Manhattan.

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All of that changed in March 2005, when shocking news surfaced. According to accounts, Jean sought assistance from the police when her husband threatened to beat her.

She said that her spouse had physically mistreated her, punching her in the face and showing her old photos of her bruised. Michael's assault also injured her kidney, causing her to vomit blood for many days, according to her.

Similarly, Jean said that their marriage had failed because her husband's interest in her had waned and he refused to sleep with her. During the trials, she even claimed that Michael had installed a camera in their bedroom and watched her sister's undressing in 1997.

But, Michael Strahan counterclaimed that he was asking for an explanation from his wife after she withdrew $3.3 million and was the one who filed for the divorce. 

After an ugly saga that provided numerous twists and turns, the judges brushed away the claims of physical assault against Michael but granted a divorce to the couple in 2006. 

However, the host of ABC's game show, The $100,000 pyramid opened up about his divorce in 2012 and stated that all accusations labeled at him at that time were false. And in an interview with HBO's real sports he said:

“I think early on when you’re reading all these things in the paper that aren’t true — I’m not an adulterer. I’m not gay. I mean, I didn’t beat anybody.”

Not only was the couple's fall from grace a headline, but the amount of money involved in the settlement of divorce was also outrageous.

The judges granted her alimony of $15 million and a monthly sum of $18,000, for taking care of their daughters. The settlement money was one of the highest amounts involved in a divorce. Even today, it is one of the most expensive divorces in the history of sports. 

What Is She Doing Now?

After their acrimonious and elongated divorce saga, Jean Muggli relocated from Texas to North Dakota, far away from her estranged husband. She remained low-key and was rarely seen at social events. She has devoted all her time to her daughters so that they get all the love and care.

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Similarly, she has also disabled her social media accounts to maintain her privacy.

Michael Strahan celebrating his twin daughters

Michael Strahan celebrating his twin daughters' birthday in 2018 (Photo: Michael Strahan's Instagram)

Despite an ugly divorce, she maintains a positive and friendly relationship with her ex-husband. Jean was described by her ex-husband as his best friend and called her a part of the family without being in a relationship.

Daughters Share Close Bond With Ex-Husband's Kids From First Marriage

Many might not know, but Jean isn't her ex-husband's only spouse. Between 1992 to 1996, Michael was in a marital relationship with Wanda Hutchins. They share two children: Tanita Strahan, age 27, and Michael Anthony Strahan, age 24.

Tanita holds a degree from the Institute of Design and Merchandising in Los Angeles. Meanwhile. Michael is pursuing a degree in psychology.

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Even though their twin daughters - Isabella and Sophia, age 15 - and her ex's children from the first marriage were raised apart, they seem to be very close to each other.

Speaking on the very matter, Michael - who invited Clemson University Tigers for a proper meal after learning about President Trump's fast food dinner party - once said:-

“You worry how the kids will mix and blend, but brothers and sisters are brothers and sisters regardless of different mothers.”

No wonder why Jean's ex-husband acknowledges their children for "giving him strength."

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It is still unclear if Jean has moved on from the divorce from her ex-husband or not. Or maybe, she has opted to keep her relationship to herself.

Her ex-husband, Michael, on the other hand, hasn't been all that successful in hiding his relationship with a much younger girlfriend, Kayla Quick. Micheal and Kayla's relationship created quite the headline in 2016 after the pair were spotted vacationing together in St. Barts.

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They have been in an on-and-off relationship since 2015. Despite Kayla's criminal past, the pair have jelled very well, it seems.

That said, Micheal and Kayla rarely appear together in public. A rare exception transpired in February of 2018 when the pair were spotted leaving Dave Chappelle‘s New Year’s Eve party in Los Angeles.

Jean's ex-husband and his girlfriend

Jean's ex-husband and his girlfriend outside the Dave Chapelle's New Year's Party (Photo:- Page Six)

Jean and her ex-husband's relationship may not be as mutual as they would have preferred. However, she hasn't let the fact come in between her ex-husband's relationship with their daughters. She even allows her daughters to accompany their father to red carpet events.

Most recently, Micheal and the daughters had attended the 2018 Kids' Choice Sports Awards.

Jean, on the other hand, was reportedly arrested in 2021 for allegedly breaking a protective order. She was arrested and charged with criminal contempt for allegedly breaching the no-contact rule.

Stay tuned to get more updates on Michael Strahan's ex-wife, Jean Muggli.