On January 23, 2023, Michael Strahan entered the exclusive club of stars who have received the Hollywood Walk of Fame. It was an incredible honor and moment for the former NFL players.
The Pro Football Hall of Famer and the co-anchor of “Good Morning America” become the first sports personality to have a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
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He was there to share the proud moment with his mother, Louise Strahan.
With him were his three children- Tanita Strahan, 31, and twins Sophia and Isabella Strahan, 18. He was honored by the co-founder of his talent management firm SMAC, Constance Scwartz-Morinin, and actor Terry Crews.
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On occasion, Terry said, “There is nothing that symbolizes stardom more than Strahan. We’re former athletes and you know, the thing is — I remember when you retired and we were sitting there talking about, ‘Should I try this Hollywood thing?'” Crews recalled. “When I see everything you’ve done since then, it’s so truly inspiring to me, to every person out there as a Black man, as an athlete, as every American should strive to be the kind of person you are. And the one word I have for Michael Strahan is ‘integrity.'”
After Michael Strahan was given the certificate by the city of Los Angeles, he took the podium and thanked his friends and family attending with him.
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“I was less nervous going to space,” Strahan joked, referencing his trip on the Blue Origin NS-19 sub-orbital spaceflight in December 2021.
“You kind of wake up and you’re here. But I’m happy I’m here, because I never thought I’d make it here. I was just living, I was just enjoying life, I was just working. I was just trying to enjoy everything that came my way,” he said.
He added, “But you look and you wonder what’s your purpose. And I found out my purpose is pretty much people. My purpose is pretty much to enjoy life and to spread joy and spread happiness and to enjoy everything that comes your way and to make sure everyone in your life feels important.”