Ex New York Giants superstar Tiki Barber has dumped his college sweetheart and wife of 11 years Ginny for a former NBC intern, according to sources cited in Wednesday’s edition of The New York Post.
Ginny and Tiki began dating 16 years ago when both were students at the University of Virginia. Ginny, a former fashion publicist, is a full-time mom to the couple’s two sons — A.J., 7, and Chason, 6.
Post sources say The TODAY Show correspondent reportedly took up with Traci Lynn Johnson, a petite and blonde 23-year-old, when the pair met while working at NBC’s NYC headquarters.
“We were shocked to find out that he could walk out on his wife of 11 years while she’s pregnant with twins. He was with this girl in Senegal while Ginny was three months pregnant,” one family friend exclaims of the shamed sportsman.
Barber, 35, released a statement on Tuesday announcing the split: “After 11 years of marriage, Ginny and I have decided to separate,” he said. “This 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.”