Fans are in disbelief after Michael Strahan closed up his signature gap in his teeth.
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.
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.
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!."
I rock my gap with pride! It’s who I am! Which of my friends do you think can rock it with me??? 😂😂 swipe right. @anthonyanderson you are missing out my brotha! #ItDoesntFitEveryone @DeionSanders @TomBrady @GStephanopoulos @RobinRoberts @JayGlazer pic.twitter.com/UJilJUhv7n— Michael Strahan (@michaelstrahan) March 23, 2021
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!'"
Scroll down to see the hilarious reactions to Strahan's new look:
"Think u posted this a couple days early," one fan replied ahead of April Fools Day.
Fans joked that it must feel weird to be without the gap.
michael strahan got his gap closed? yea a natural disaster coming u not supposed to fw the matrix like that— Meg (@heirmeg) March 30, 2021
"A natural disaster coming u not supposed to fw the matrix like that," one user joked.
"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.
Before And After
Strahan looks almost completely different with his new teeth.
Something about Michael Strahan looks different," one fan joked.
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.
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!"