GOOD Morning America host Michael Strahan has praised Constance Schwartz-Morini, the CEO of his clothing line Michael Strahan Brand.
The NFL star, 51, called Constance a “leading force” and “friend” in a glowing tribute on Instagram.
Posing with Constance in a post he shared on Tuesday, Michael wrote, “Constance has been my business partner, friend and sister for as long as I can remember.
“I am delighted that she is FINALLY getting the recognition she deserves. There’s only one, Con, and I’m honored to call her BOSS!”
Constance commented: “Thanks bfam!!!! It takes teamwork to make the dream come true and we are blessed to have the best in the business.”
The presenter’s tribute comes after he revealed he is missing again from GMA this week.
Michael announced that he will be shooting episodes for the new season of The $100,000 Pyramid in LA.
The GMA anchor shared a video of himself sitting in a golf cart on the set of the show and said: “As you can tell by the sign my husband Scott just shot thinking he’s Martin Scorsese from Instagram, we’re back pyramid.
“Season two in LA, season seven overall.”
Michael continued, “I’m looking forward to it. I’ll have a great spin. I will be shooting many episodes each day throughout this week.”
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“It’s going to be a lot of fun. Giving away a lot of money. And yes, it’s going to be great, so make sure you’re paying attention.”
He continued, “There’s a lot of behind-the-scenes stuff that we’re going to have for you and that’s about it. I need to go on set and get my makeup done, get ready and give away some money for Pyramid.”
Rebecca Jarvis represented him on both Monday and Tuesday.
Disappointed fans responded to the comments to say they were upset he wasn’t with GMA.
“So no GMA this week? Come on…” said one fan.
“Why don’t you do a GMA?” asked another.
A third asked: “So you won’t be with GMA?”
Fans noted that Michael was absent from his usual seat at the news desk alongside his co-hosts Robin Roberts, 62, and George Stephanopoulos, 62, on Monday.
While the reason for his absence was not announced on the air, the athlete shared his whereabouts in an Instagram post.
Michael posted a carousel of photos and video from his weekend at the Sports Hall of Fame in Waco, Texas on Sunday.
In the posts, he posed with his family and other attendees at the induction ceremony.
He also recorded a solo recording of him smiling in front of a backdrop featuring the Texas Sports Hall of Fame logo.
The former New York Giants player captioned the post: “I’m honored to be an official member of the Texas Sports Hall of Fame. I am thankful that my mother, brothers, sister and friends are with me. Congratulations to the entire Class of 2023.”