Former Giants NFL star Tiki Barber is leaving his pregnant wife Ginny BarberÂ for his 23-year-old mistress, Traci Lynn Johnson. According to media reports, the football player turned Today Show correspondent has dumped his wife of eleven years, who is only a month away from giving birth.
Ginny Barber, who is pregnant with twins, reportedly found out about the affair late last year after her husband allegedly moved out of their home in Manhattan. Tiki Barber confirmed the split with his wife on Tuesday in a press statement.
“After 11 years of marriage, Ginny and I have decided to separate,” Barber said. “The decision was a painful one, but we are moving forward amicably and will continue to work together to raise our children with the love and dedication they have always known.”
Tiki Barber and Traci Lynn Johnson, a former NBC intern, were photographed together last month at a documentary screening. They also allegedly traveled together to Senegal last year while Ginny Barber was three months pregnant.
Tiki and Ginny Barber have been married for 11 years and have two sons together, in addition to the two babies on the way. Adding insult to injury, Tiki Barber expressed avid disgust in 2004 to the New York Post over his father’s abandonment of him and his mother.
“I don’t give a f**k that the relationship didn’t work,” Barber said of his father leaving his mother. “Not only did he abandon her, I felt like he abandoned us for a lot of our lives. I have a hard time forgiving that.”
Guess the apple doesn’t fall too far from the tree after all…
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