Surprise! The gap is back.
Two days after sending fans into a tailspin by claiming he closed the gap in his front teeth, Michael Strahan confirmed it was all one epic April Fools’ Day joke.
“I appreciate all the comments. I was surprised, to be honest with you, at how many people were like, ‘No! Don’t get rid of the gap, it’s your signature!’,” he said in a video posted on social media Thursday.
“I didn’t know so many people really cared … I appreciate all the love for the gap,” Strahan, 49, continued. “C’mon man! The gap is here to stay. Not going anywhere anytime soon … My mama likes it.”
The star pulled off the elaborate ruse with the help of Dr. Lee from Smile Design Manhattan, posting a video of himself at the dentist’s office as staffers took impressions of his teeth.
He then flashed his (temporary) new smile.
“That was a good one,” New York Giants player Sterling Shepard commented, while CC Sabathia, Ryan Phillippe, Lindsey Vonn and P.K. Subban all dropped laughing emojis on the post.
“Thank god!!! I was heartbroken,” one fan wrote.
“I knew it,” another added. “Long live the GAP.”