FIANCEE PUSHING MICHAEL STRAHAN TO BEAT HER EX HUBBY EDDIE MURPHY!

Published on: April 25, 2014
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FIANCEE PUSHING MICHAEL STRAHAN TO BEAT HER EX HUBBY EDDIE MURPHY!

MICHAEL STRAHAN’s fiancée, Nicole, is pushing to make him even MORE famous than her superstar ex-hubby, Eddie Murphy!

And the former football star’s new gig on “Good Morning America” is just the next step in what she ex­pects to be a blockbuster career, say sources.

“Nicole’s plan is to make Michael into a bigger star than Eddie Murphy ever was,” said a source. “She even has ambitious plans for a reality TV show featuring their family that will put the Kardashians to shame!

“Nicole wants Mi­chael to be the male version of Oprah on TV one day. She says he has the Midas touch.”

That golden touch has already won the “Live Kelly & Mi­chael” co-host an­other high-profile job at “GMA,” and he was given the red carpet treatment when he made a brief debut on April 15. The cast of the ABC morning show presented him with an alarm clock and huge coffee mug, and Strahan vowed to be back “next week.”

Meanwhile, Nicole, who pro­duces the reality show “Hol­lywood Exes” in Los Ange­les, believes so strongly that Michael’s the next big thing that she’s considering quitting that series next year so she can spend more time with him in New York, where his TV jobs are centered, says the source.

As The ENQUIRER recently re­ported, the distance between them helped to fuel a cheating scandal that left Michael “stunned.” A celebrity website quoted an eyewitness who claimed that Nicole was getting cozy with one of Beyonce’s hunky male dancers in an L.A. hotspot while Mi­chael was in New York.

Still, the wedding is on, and a close source told The ENQUIRER that Ni­cole is “not cheating with anyone” and “looking forward to being Mrs. Michael Strahan.”

Gap-toothed Michael, 42, retired from the New York Giants in 2008 and is a favorite analyst for FOX Sports’ NFL pregame show on Sun­days during football season. Since joining Kelly Ripa’s syndicated morn­ing show in 2012 after Regis Philbin retired, the ratings for “Live” have jumped.

“Nicole takes credit for making Michael even more popular,” said the source. “She pays attention to every detail, and even though he has a wardrobe person at ‘Live,’ she gives him tips on what looks good to her – and he listens.”

The source said Nicole is also encouraging Michael to take advantage of their unusual family situation – she has five children from her marriage to Eddie Mur­phy and twice-divorced Mi­chael has four – for a reality show.

“Nicole thinks in addition to ‘Live,’ ‘GMA,’ and commentating on foot­ball, they can take on the Kardashi­ans and create their own brand,” the source added.

“Michael loves Nicole and he’s flat­tered that she thinks so much of his future. But he jokes to her, ‘Slow down – with all your plans there won’t be any time for me to sleep!’”