Michael Strahan’s ex seeking half a mil, citing back child support payments

Former wife says that almost half of that million is for their riding lessons

SANTA MONICA, CA – JULY 19: Former NFL player Michael Strahan (C) and daughters, Isabella Strahan and Sophia Strahan attend Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports Awards 2018 at Barker Hangar on July 19, 2018 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Rodin Eckenroth/FilmMagic)

Michael Strahan’s ex-wife says he’s more than half a million dollars in the hole with child support, and she wants her coins to care for their kids.

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Strahan has an ongoing court battle with Jean Muggli Strahan, the mother of his twin daughters Sophia and Isabella and as previously reported, last week their legal reps were set to appear in court to address Jean’s claims that Strahan’s being a financial deadbeat of sorts.

Muggli and Strahan divorced in 2006 and he reportedly shelled out $15.3 million.

Now Muggli says Strahan has been close-fisted in shelling out money toward their 14-year-old daughters riding lessons, and he “reneged” on a promise to pay half of what was owed. She is claiming that Strahan owes a whopping $547k, TMZ reports.

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Jean wants $225k from him for half of the riding lessons, but Strahan is pushing back on that claim, saying he never promised to pay half of their costs.

Back in 2007, Strahan reportedly was ordered to pay $18,000 a month to Muggli who resides in North Carolina with their daughters, which was reduced to $13,000 in 2009, the outlet reports.

However, she’s looking for more dough saying that since the athlete-turned-tv host has gigs on FOX NFL Sunday and Good Morning America, he can afford to pay more because of his new jobs. She wants him to pay $18k again.

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“Michael has always honored his commitments regarding his children. These accusations are completely false,” a source close to Strahan previously told Page Six. “The reason they are in court is that Jean continuously asks for more money. Michael intends to do what is best for his children, as he always does. He is properly handling this in the court.”

The two will square off again in November when a judge will make a decision on the payments.