The model and VH1 star ended her five-year engagement to the morning television host and retired NFL player, Murphy’s rep confirms to PEOPLE exclusively.
“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.
Video: Michael Strahan with his youngest child, Michael Jr., Isabella, and Sophia Again in 1995, the couple welcomed their second child, a baby boy, Michael Anthony Strahan, Jr.
Well, after the birth of their son, they left Germany and moved to the US.
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 ... 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.
Strahan popped the question the following year, and seemed equally smitten.