Michael Strahan has changed one of his most notable features. Tuesday, the Good morning america The co-host shared a video of himself on Instagram closing the gap in his two front teeth.
Strahan acknowledges in the video while sitting in the dentist’s chair that his fans, friends, and business associates have told him not to get rid of his gap, but that he wanted to do it himself.
“It will be 50 years in the making,” he says.
Later, when you look at your teeth in the gapless mirror, you can hardly believe it.
“I love it!” he exclaims with a big smile.
He captioned the video, “I did it. @Smiledesignmanhattan #GoodbyeGap.”
The reaction to his comments was unsurprisingly mixed, with some sad fans that he got rid of one of his distinguishing features.
“Oh no Michael, that was your trademark,” commented one fan. “Please don’t do it Michael 😢”.
However, others praised him for doing what he wanted to do.
“I love the gap, but you look amazing !!” wrote a fan. “We deserve to make changes, even as we age.”
Strahan has previously spoken about embracing the gap in his teeth. In 2018, he expressed his support for actor Lonnie Chavis, who plays young Randall in We are, after the child star posted a video in response to those who were ridiculing the gap in her teeth.
“@lonniechavis, you are an inspiration my friend! I am proud to shake my gap and your message is exactly correct,” captioned Strahan in his post of the Chavis video on Instagram. “Accept your uniqueness and live your life with happiness! What people criticized me before, now they accept as a signature.”
“Nobody is perfect and they really want to be,” he continued. “Life is so much better when you can relax and be who the good Lord made you!”
In 2012, he also spoke with ELLE magazine about a time she changed her mind when it came to closing the gap between her teeth.
“I was at the dentist asking him to make models. I thought about it, man … I was in my twenties,” he recalled. “I was playing with the Giants. There’s a lot of pressure to be perfect. Now you can fix anything. For me, I made a conscious effort to say, ‘This is who I am.’ I’m not perfect. I don’t want to be perfect. At this point , I don’t think my children will recognize me without him. “