Wow, and they always seemed so happy and gushy about each other on TV.  Maybe that was the problem, it was only on tv.  

Michael Strahan and Nicole Murphy have decided to end their engagement.

A rep for the retired football player and now morning talk show host tells E! News, "They love each other very much but with the distance and work schedule it has been hard to maintain the relationship."

Strahan first began dating the VH1 star and model back in 2007, and the duo has nine children between them!  Um, that's alot of kids.  Nicole was formally married to Eddie Murphy. Oh and I always thought it seemed crazy that during Football season he would be in LA on weekends and fly right to NYC for his Monday morning show w/ Kelly.  At some point too much work is just that, esp when you have kids!