On the show, Nicole, the model ex-wife of actor Eddie Murphy, has revealed that their busy schedules often keep them apart and they spend little time together. As evidenced by a half-decade engagement with no wedding. So it will come as no surprise to fans that it’s over for good.
“They love each other very much, but with the distance and work schedule it has been hard to maintain the relationship,” his rep tells PEOPLE.
No other details have been released and it appears to be an amicable split.
Michael, 42, and Nicole, 46, have been dating since 2007 and have nine children – from various relationships – between them. They became engaged in 2009.
RadarOnline reports, Michael’s job as co-host on Good Morning America has led to tension on the set in addition to the strain on his relationship with Nicole.
“The decision to add Michael Strahan to the cast after Josh Elliot left just didn’t seem like a very good one from the beginning,” an insider revealed. “Michael has made it clear that Live With Kelly & Michael is his first priority.”
“His schedule dictates that he can only be on GMA for essentially the first hour,” the source added. “Of course there are issues with Michael bonding with the cast. Particularly, Lara Spencer views Michael as a threat. She always does her excessive flirting with all of the men on the set, but Michael doesn’t seem to be warming up to her at all. The cast is deeply divided after Josh and Sam Champion left. The only glue holding it together is Robin Roberts.”