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Michael Strahan Tricks Fans Into Thinking He Closed His Iconic Gap

“Good Morning America” co-host Michael Strahan had many fans thinking he said goodbye to his iconic gap after he released a video showing him getting the procedure done and revealing his new smile. However, in a new video, he revealed that it was just an April Fool’s joke.

“The gap is here to stay,” he said after telling fans that it was an April Fool’s joke. He continued, “I actually feel really bad about not closing it after everything that I saw, but the gap is here. The gap is not going anywhere for a while. My momma likes it.”

On Tuesday, March 30, the former New York Giants defensive end uploaded a clip of himself going through a dental procedure in New York to close up the space between his two top front teeth. 

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA – FEBRUARY 09: Michael Strahan attends the 92nd Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland on February 09, 2020 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)

“If I go home and say I’m going to do it, it’s going to be ‘don’t do it.’ If I post, it’ll be ‘don’t do it,’ if I talk to my friends, it’ll be ‘don’t do it,’ if I tell my business partners, it’ll be ‘don’t do it.’ But I’ve got to do what I want to do for myself,” Strahan was heard saying in the clip, telling the dentist that he was the “only one who knows.” 

“Here’s the moment 50 years in the making,” he continued before doctors went in to fill in the gap, which is known as a diastema. The former athlete was overcome with joy after seeing the finished product. 

Many fans and people on social media were supportive of Strahan’s new look. However, some did express that they still loved his older smile, saying he was an inspiration to many who felt insecure about their grin. One Twitter user wrote, “You did it for you…and that is #1! It looks great but you rocked the gap!”

“I miss the gap. It made you unique and handsome. Now you look like everyone else and that makes me sad,” said another. “Why change something that made you stand out in a positive way?”

A third person wrote, “Yeah but gap teeth kids everywhere looked up to you & many can’t afford to have this done b/c it’s considered ‘cosmetic’ ~sincerely, a kid who grew up gap-toothed.”

Some observers actually caught on to it possibly being a joke. During a recent episode of “GMA,” fellow co-host Lara Spencer said, “Michael (was) not available for comment when I called him. He’s currently on vacation, and I will say it’s suspiciously close to April Fools’ Day, so we’ll just have to wait and see that megawatt smile when Michael gets back to the show next week.”

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