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Fans Don’t Recognize Michael Strahan After He Closed Up His Signature Gap — See His New Smile

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Mar. 31 2021, Updated 2:07 p.m. ET

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Fans are in disbelief after Michael Strahan closed up his signature gap in his teeth.

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The Good Morning America host posted a video getting dental work done on Tuesday, March 30, but many fans are skeptical with April Fools day so close. "I did it. #GoodbyeGap," he captioned the clip. 

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The 49-year-old met up with Dr. Lee Gause from Smile Design Manhattan to see what he would look like without the gap in between his front teeth. "If I go home and say I’m gonna do it it’ll 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 talk to my business partner it’ll be 'don’t do it,' but I gotta do what I wanna do for myself," Strahan told the dentist. 

The procedure is reportedly a temporary dental piece to make it look as if the gap was filled. Strahan said his new smile was "50 years in the making." "I love it! Holy f**k," he said when he saw the reveal in the mirror. 

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Confusingly, just days before he embraced his new look, the former NFL star tweeted, "I rock my gap with pride! It’s who I am!."

Back in 2012, he seemed adamant that his gap was sonething he would always have.

"There’s so much pressure to be perfect. You can fix everything now. For me, I made the conscious effort to say, 'This is who I am.' I’m not perfect. I don’t want to try to be perfect," Strahan told Elle and revealed that he had a dentist create mock-ups when he was younger but decided against it in the end. "At this point, I don’t think my kids would recognize me without it. They’d be like, 'Who is this stranger in the house? Call 911!'"

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Scroll down to see the hilarious reactions to Strahan's new look:

April Fools?

"Think u posted this a couple days early," one fan replied ahead of April Fools Day.

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An Adjustment

Fans joked that it must feel weird to be without the gap. 

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A Warning?

"A natural disaster coming u not supposed to fw the matrix like that," one user joked.

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Unrecognizable

"I don't know who this man is. I mean he could be walking down the street and I wouldn't know a thing," Keke Palmer said in a viral clip used to react to the Strahan's change. 

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Before And After

Strahan looks almost completely different with his new teeth. 

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What's Changed?

Something about Michael Strahan looks different," one fan joked.

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Happy For Him

"All I see is one of my childhood heroes doing something that made him genuinely happy. So I'm happy for him," one fan said in Strahan's defense. 

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As Long As He's Happy

Several fans were happy with the change if Strahan is but couldn't help but admit that "this feels so different!"

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