Who Is Michael Strahan First Wife, Wanda Hutchins?

Wanda Hutchins

Wanda Hutchins is well known as the ex-wife of famous former NFL player Michael Strahan. However, her name reaches far beyond as she is an interior designer, a businesswoman, and a CEO.

Michael is a famous television personality, journalist, and former NFL player who is currently working as a football analyst on Fox NFL Sunday, as well as the co-host of the morning, show Good Morning America. 

Together, the couple have welcomed wonderful three children. Unfortunately, they are already separated. Want to know the reason why they got separated? Well, if you are, we will tell you everything you need to know about Wanda’s life after divorce, her career, and her children in this article. So let’s get started.

Wanda Hutchins has been interested in arts from an early age

Wanda Hutchins was born on 6th June 1973 in Germany. She is the daughter of Renate Hutchins. Her name is actually Polish and it means “the tribe of Vandals” The tribe is one of the most destructive Slavonic tribes and it seems that her name to have originated from the tribal name Wends.

According to her birthdate, she is currently 49 years old and her zodiac sign is Gemini. She has been interested in arts from an early age as she had an artistic mind.  Talking about her education, she has completed her study at a Local High School and she has also got her graduation degree and an alma mater from New York University.

Wanda is also interested in designing wood furniture pieces for internal and external decorations. She demonstrates her passion for art and positive attitude through vibrant colors in her designs and posts pictures of DIY crafts with written messages about love and life.

Wanda Hutchins came into the limelight after her marriage to Michael Strahan

Wanda Hutchins with Michael Strahan

Talking about Wanda’s career, she is a talented interior designer and she runs Wanda Home Designs. It is a company that deals with creating furniture and home decor pieces using wood or repurposing existing items.

Additionally, she had also worked as the vice president and executive director of Strahan Global Outreach. It is a non-profit foundation that delivers the best in customer service, home furnishings, home appliances, and other forms of tangible resources to families.

However, Wanda came into the limelight only after she got married to her former NFL ex-husband Michael Strahan. Michael has spent 15 years of his football career for the New York Giants of the National Football League (NFL). He has also made the record for the most sacks in a season in 2011 and helped his team win Super Bowl XLII against the New England Patriots in his final season in 2007.

Michael became a media personality after he retired from the NFL. Later, he was even inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2014. Currently, he is working as a football analyst on FoxNFLSunday, as well as the co-host of the morning, show Good Morning America. 

Is Wanda married? About her relationship with her ex-husband Michael Strahan

Wanda Hutchins is a beautiful lady with a pair of mesmerizing brown eyes and shiny brown short hair. Her height is 5’9″ (175 cm) and she weighs about 59 kg (130 lbs). She is already as she is 49 years old. As mentioned earlier, she was in a marital relationship with her ex-husband Michael Strahan.

Surprisingly, the two had met each other for the first time when Michael was just 14 years old and Wanda was just 12 years old. Together, they dated for about seven years before they decide to walk down the aisle back in 1992. Michael was 21 years old and Wanda was just 19 years old at the time of their marriage.

Unfortunately, their relationship didn’t last long as they decided to get separated because settling down with their differences at such a young age was difficult for the couple. So, the two filed for divorce in 1996. Wanda did not discuss specific reasons besides their young age and differences in understanding as a reason behind their divorce. However, there were some accusations from Michael’s side.

Wanda supported her ex-husband from the allegation

Since Wanda got divorced from her husband, she hasn’t made any public appearances and lives a low-key life. However, she is no stranger to controversies as she was involved in controversy during the second annulment of Michael Strahan.

Michael got married to Jean Muggli after the divorce. Unfortunately, they had decided to get separated as well and Jean had made allegations that Michael was gay during the hearing. But, Wanda came forward and saved her ex-husband from the allegation. However, Michael still had to pay much more settlement per childcare than in his previous divorce.

Wanda had a good heart so she did not blame or have a terrible fight during the separation from her ex-husband.  Moreover, she claimed that her ex-husband was a faithful man and a good father during their divorce and afterward. Her statement had a huge impact and it worked in favor of Michael during his divorce from Jean.

Additionally, she also supported her former father-in-law’s claim about Jean being a lousy partner for Michael and even blamed her as cruel for crushing her children so that they shall die. As a result, it seems that Wanda has resolved her misunderstanding with her ex-in-law and has established a good relationship with her ex-husband. Michael even expressed guilt over not realizing how great Wands is and praised their friendship since their divorce.

Does Wanda Hutchins have any children?

Wanda Hutchins and Michael Strahan have welcome two children in total, a daughter named Tanita Strahan and a son named Michael Anthony Strahan Jr.

They welcomed their eldest kid, Tanita, on 10th November 1991 in Germany. She is well educated as she studied arts at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, Los Angeles. Currently, she is 30 years old and runs a channel on YouTube known as The Infinite Finesse Podcast.

Wanda and Michael also welcomed their second son on 12th September 1995 in Germany. He was just two years old when his parents got separated. However, he completed his high school studies in 2013 and is achieving a degree in Psychology in Houston at the present.

Currently, he is 26 years old and it seems that he is not much active on social media. But by looking at his Instagram posts we can know that he enjoys outdoor teamwork and playing basketball. He has also shared his graduation picture on social media.

Additionally, Wanda also has a third son named Dorian. She welcomed her third son in 2001 but unfortunately, there are no details about the father.

What is Wanda up to these days?

Wanda Hutchins

Wanda became a single mother and supported her three children in Germany after her divorce. Her ex-husband Michael used to visit them on rare occasions and he also provided childcare support. She single-handedly raised her three children and she moved to the United States along with her children.

Similarly, the former NFL player Michael has started to act as a media personnel and started dating not too long after the divorce. Currently, he is living with his four kids in Houston after two failed marriages.

Wanda seems like she prefers to live a private and secret life. Thus, she hasn’t appeared in the media and is keeping herself a low profile.

How much does Wanda earn? Her presence on social media

According to the reports, Wanda received a sizable amount from her former husband’s massive wealth. It is also revealed that she has earned quite a lot of money from her successful career. Currently, she earns around $48,000 per year and lives in Houston, Texas.

It is estimated that Wanda’s net worth is $2 million as per sources. She seems to be enjoying her life. Wanda has set an example from her ability to balance the needs of managing a company with those of her children.

Talking about her presence on social media, she is available on multiple social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Snapchat. She prefers to stay away from the media and the spotlight. Wanda doesn’t have many followers on her social media accounts.

Wanda and her daughter seem to have a classic style as fewer pictures are available on the internet. In their several pictures, they are seen wearing comfortable deep v-cut dresses in casual wear and dominant formals in black. Her daughter Tanita is particularly recognized for flaunting her love for art, especially ink pictures.

Additionally, Tanita also posts pictures of her family on her Instagram account. Tanita and Michael Jr, both seem to have a great relationship with their father even though he has become a successful media person working as a host of a television show.

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