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Michael Strahan, Nicole Murphy Call It Quits

Michael Strahan and fiancee of five years, Nicole Murphy, have split. According to Strahan's rep, their work schedules were to blame.

Michael Strahan, Nicole Murphy Call It Quits
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‚ÄčThere's no argument Michael Strahan is a very successful man. But with that success – there's apparently little time left for personal matters. (Via Getty Images

Which is reportedly why he and his fiancé of five years, Nicole Murphy, have called it quits. (Via Getty Images

Strahan's rep told People, "They love each other very much, but with the distance and work schedule it has been hard to maintain the relationship."

The NFL star and ex-wife of Eddie Murphy began dating in 2007 and got engaged two years later. (Via TMZ)

In a recent interview, the TV host told Ebony he and the 46-year-old model were happy, saying, "For us, it's key that we maintain normalcy. We have a great life."

But it may not have  always been a blissful relationship. Back in 2009, The New York Post reported Strahan attached a tracking device to Murphy's car after he suspected she was cheating. Despite the unconfirmed reports, the pair stayed together.  

The former Giants defensive end played in New York for 15 years and ended that part of his career in 2007. (Via Getty Images

He then took on small hosting roles for home improvement shows and commercials. In 2012 he began co-hosting with Kelly Ripa on "Live! With Kelly and Michael," which improved ratings for the show. (Via ABC)

Soon after he added another hosting role working on ABC's "Good Morning America." And those are just a couple of his latest ventures.

MURPHY: "Girl, the mans got 20 jobs right now. He's just busy." (Via The Wendy Williams Show

But Murphy is busy herself, producing and starring in VH1's hit show "Hollywood Exes." 

And according to TMZ there's another issue —  Strahan lives in New York while Murphy lives in Los Angeles. 

News of the split came the day before Strahan is scheduled to be inducted into the Football Hall of Fame, Saturday.  

"It's just an absolutely amazing feeling ... it's a little overwhelming." (Via ESPN)

This would have been the second marriage for Murphy and the third for Stahan.