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Michael Strahan

Blindsided by Break Up Announcement

8/3/2014 4:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Michael Strahan had no idea his split from Nicole Murphy would be announced at the EXACT moment he was entering the NFL Hall of Fame … and friends think Nicole or someone close to her was trying to ruin the biggest moment of his career.

Sources close to the former couple tell TMZ Sports the break up has been a long time coming … Michael and Nicole had actually broken off their engagement several weeks ago. But we're told there was no plan -- certainly not on Michael's side -- to announce it before his induction into the Hall of Fame this weekend. 

As it turned out, Michael was right in the middle of receiving his official HOF yellow blazer when the story came out … according to our sources.

We're told several people close to Michael think the timing was extremely suspect.

0803-michael-strahan-sub-instagram-02As for whether it upset Strahan's HOF festivities -- we're told he celebrated his Saturday night induction deep into Sunday morning. He also opened his speech by saying, "This has been the best weekend of my life."

We've reached out to reps for Michael and Nicole. So far … no word back.

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bochinchera    

She loves being a Hollywood Ex too damn much.He can do better

44 days ago
2.

bochinchera    

She loves being a Hollywood ex to damn much.He can do better

44 days ago
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Ginger    

It's always about him

44 days ago
4.

tmon3ydadjmbr    

Mike go get your hall of fame and somebody that won't do you dirty. No one deserves to be treated like **** honestly, who ever they are.

44 days ago
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Denver    

And yet when it was announced, no one was surprised nor particularly cared..

44 days ago
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dearabby    

Shes wrong for that but glad it didnt seem to ruin his moment. Whats up with celebs hiding the truth behind their relationships anyway? People still going to say what they want.

44 days ago
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Dennie    

Really? You think people wouldn't have been suspicious that they had broken up if she DIDN'T show up for all the HoF activities? People, give us a break. We're not that dumb.

44 days ago
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Spanky18    

Suspect? Nicole Murphy has Nothing to Gain~

44 days ago
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Dee    

Good riddance to bad rubbish. She got her show, now she doesn't need him. She'll be sooooorrrry!!!

44 days ago
10.

Sid    

He could land a hot white chick. Lucky guy

44 days ago
11.

Chris    

Ah... The first stages of a breakup when love turns to bitterness, revenge and stupidity.

44 days ago
12.

Zak    

Of course this slutbag hua planned this. She's leeched,prostituted, and schemed off of men her entire life and since she can no loger have the golden egg, she wants to ruin as much as she can. Hell hath no fury like a hua's scorn

44 days ago
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Word-Up    

Maybe he saw her how she betrays her friends (Jessica) and realized that's no woman for him..

44 days ago
14.

tattedmom    

Here I am Michael. In Daytona. I'll Treat u better. Did you ever watch her show ??

44 days ago
15.

MP    

Who cares..Rich peoples issues

44 days ago
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