TMZ reports that former NFL New York Giants defensive end and current co-host of Good Morning America Michael Strahan is facing accusations from his ex-wife Jean Muggli Strahan that he has underpaid his child support and owes her over $500,000.
Muggli Strahan claims that Strahan formerly agreed to pay for half of their twin daughter’s horseback riding bills, which have amounted to $450,802 since 2017. She wants Strahan to pay $225,000 to cover roughly half of the expense.
Additionally, she alleges that he owes back child support payments since 2010, which “have not been adjusted for the cost of living changes.” She has requested $321,654 in payment.
The former couple was married for 7 years and divorced in 2007 while Strahan was still with the Giants. At the time, he was ordered to pay her $15.3 million and $18,000 a month in child support. That amount was lowered to $13,000 when he retired, but Muggli Strahan believes that he can go back to the original amount due to his lucrative deal at Good Morning America.
Strahan claims that “part of their agreement does call for cost-of-living adjustments — but adds, the language about how to come up with that number is vague and indefinite.”
Strahan earned $76,837,500 over the course of his football career, and allegedly made $21 million last year through his Good Morning America salary and endorsements.