TV presenter Michael Strahan’s wife arrested for allegedly harassing ex-girlfriend


TV personality Michael Strahan watches before the NFC Championship game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Green Bay Packers at Levi’s Stadium on January 19, 2020 in Santa Clara, California. (Getty Images)

The ex-wife of TV presenter Michael Strahan has been arrested for allegedly harassing his former girlfriend in New York City.

Jean Strahan was taken into custody after reportedly showing up at Marianne Ayer’s Manhattan home on Friday night, violating a protection order that required her to stay away, according to

Ms Strahan, 56, has been charged with criminal contempt for allegedly breaching the order of protection, the NYPD said.

In court documents, Ms Ayer allegedly accused Ms Strahan of robbery, disorderly conduct, harassment and forced contact, the celebrity outlet reported.

Ms Ayer also claimed Ms Strahan threatened her with a plastic pistol and kicked her German Shepherd dog.

Ms Strahan was the retired NFL star’s second wife and they divorced in 2006 after having twin 16-year-old daughters Sophia and Isabella together.

The couple married in 1999 and she received $ 15.3 million and $ 18,000 a month in child support when they got divorced.

Mr Strahan is also the father of older children, daughter Tanita, 29, and son Michael, 26, whom he shares with his first wife, Wanda Hutchins.

Mr. Strahan is an NFL Hall of Fame member, having played for the Giants between 1993 and 1997, having won the Super Bowl against the New England Patriots in his final season.

Since retiring from the New York Giants, Mr. Strahan has grown into a successful TV personality and is now the host of Hello america.

Mr Strahan has not been on the show in recent weeks while taking a vacation.


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