Former New York Giants football star Tiki Barber has married Traci Lynn Johnson, the former intern that he met while working at NBC. Barber made headlines when he dumped his pregnant wife to be with Johnson. The move gave Barber such horrible PR that he ended up getting fired from The Today Show as a result.
The 24-year old Johnson exchanged vows with the 38-year old Barber in a ceremony at the city Marriage Bureau in lower Manhattan.
“Many thanks to the NYC Clerk’s office, especially James Mitchell who married me to my love Traci Lynn Johnson!” Barbar tweeted. “Excited for the next chapters . . .”
At the time of their affair, Johnson was working as an intern with NBC sports. The two didn’t keep their relationship a secret, showing up in public together, much to the angst of the public and NBC executives. This led to Barber being dumped by the network, with his sweetheart being shown the door as well.
Barber went through a down period afterward, not being able to find work with high heavily damaged public image. He tried to return to the NFL in order to make money, but there were no takers on a running back in his late 30s.
Barber’s wife of 11-years, Ginny, filed for divorce. She is now the proud mother of twin girls. Ginny allegedly banned Barber from coming into the delivery room when the babies were born, so he had to wait outside.
Tiki joined the NFL as a second round draft pick back in 1997. He has a twin brother, Ronde Barber, who plays for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Tiki was heavily criticized by teammates for speaking out against his coach and his quarterback, questioning the abilities of both in public. So, there was no interest from the Giants in bringing Barber back when he went broke after retirement.
Karma’s a b***h.