(18 July 1999 - 20 July 2006) (divorced) 2 children
In 1999, he married Jean Muggli of North Dakota. Stories conflict as to whether they met at a 1996 book signing or at a Manhattan spa. They have twin daughters, Sophia and Isabella (born October 2004). They divorced acrimoniously in 2006. Jean Muggli accused Strahan of beating her, videotaping her sister, and repeatedly cheating. In January 2007 Judge James B Cooney awarded Muggli $15 million in a divorce settlement in addition to $18,000 monthly child support. In her testimony, Muggli claimed that their (at the time 20-month-old) daughters liked "to be accessorized", and that “Isabella doesn't like to leave the house without a purse” and that the children's preferences justified her spending $22,500 on photo shoots, $27,000 on clothing, and $1,700 for sign language classes. (Neither daughter is hearing impaired.) With this being more than half of his $22 million in assets, Strahan appealed. In March 2007, divorce judge Cooney ordered the mansion to be auctioned and the sales money split evenly with Jean; the house is valued at $3.6 million.