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OTRC: Michael Strahan: Why I never fixed my teeth

Michael Strahan, a retired NFL player and co-host of the newly-named 'LIVE! with Kelly and Michael,' says he has no plans to fix the gap in his teeth, which has become his trademark look.

However, he did think about doing it at one point.

"I was really close to closing it up," he told ELLE magazine in a December 2012 interview. "I was at the dentist having him do mock-ups. I thought about it, man."

"I was in my twenties. I was playing with the Giants. There's so much pressure to be perfect," he added. "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. 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!'"

Strahan has a son and daughter from his first marriage and twin daughters with his second ex-wife. He is currently engaged to Nicole Murphy, who used to be married to Eddie Murphy.

Dentists refer to a space between two teeth as diastema. Check out other celebrities who do not appear to mind their gap or imperfect smiles, as well as stars who have opted to fix their teeth.

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