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Michael Strahan & Nicole Murphy

Breakup Announcement Triggered

By 'Proof' Of Other Woman

8/5/2014 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0804-nicole-murphy-michael-strahan-tmz-01Nicole Murphy decided to tell the world she had broken up with Michael Strahan -- right when he was entering the Hall of Fame -- because that's when she "confirmed" he was unfaithful.

A source close to the couple tells TMZ ... Nicole first got wind Michael might be dating another woman in early July and started investigating ... the way scorned women do. We're told she was finally convinced it was true on Friday  and immediately decided to go public.

The source did not know the nature of Nicole's proof.

We're told Nicole insists her timing wasn't out of revenge, rather a total coincidence because that's when she knew for sure. It just happened to come precisely when Michael was getting the greatest honor of his career.

Other sources tell us Nicole and Michael have been broken up for several weeks -- and, in fact, their bi-coastal relationship has been on and off for almost 2 years ... since Michael took the 'Live' gig.

Ultimately this may come down to that old "Friends" theory -- but we're told Nicole definitely did NOT think they were "on a break."

Reps for Michael and Nicole have not responded to calls for comment.

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twoaway    

Something about him I just don't like, idk if it's Kelly trying to be cute or what. Can't stand her either and that started w/Regis...too fake.

58 days ago
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funkybarfly    

The other "woman" was George Stephanopoulos. A George Michael union of ebony and ivory co-hosts.

58 days ago
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Noog    

the way scorned women do??? HAHAHA

58 days ago
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watzitooya    

Yikes!

58 days ago
5.

E-Rod    

M.S. Reaction when she found out: "Ahhh Sith!"

58 days ago
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Sexy Stig    

Nice, pathetic excuse to airing your dirty laundry during or right before a major milestone in Michael's career. Don't care if Michael was seeing someone else. Nicole looks like a total revengeful bitch.

58 days ago
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NOT ELMO    

NlC0LE MURPHY HAS HAD MORE S E X THAN A P0RNSTAR....

58 days ago
8.

DiM    

Publicly annouce the split?? Well, she sure has an inflated view of her and the public importance of their relationship. I didn't even know who she was 'till yesterday.

58 days ago
9.

Chris    

He'll hook up with a white wonan next - he'll feel he's "earned" it. Think I'm wrong? Just wait and see.

58 days ago
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My_Kingdom_For_A_Nose    

Why did Michael Strahan feel the need to step out with a young blonde? Oh, Tiki Barber introduced him to those. They'll do anything you tell 'em to — they're young and nasty and built to please.

Black men are obsessed!

58 days ago
11.

who-me    

this guy loves penis

58 days ago
12.

Miss jNay    

Wow!! She is a straight bitch!!

58 days ago
13.

Social    

Well, it was humid out today...

58 days ago
14.

rrg    

You messed up Michael.

58 days ago
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*Who Carez Bitch*    

He looks like bugs bunny LMFAO lolzzzz OMG LMFAOOOOOO 😃😃😃😃

58 days ago
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