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Apr 072010

Updated April 2012 – Tiki Barber and his ex wife have reached a divorce settlement. This means that he will be free to go ahead with his marriage plans. Barber is engaged to his girlfriend, Traci Lynn Johnson.

September 6 2011 – Tiki Barber is engaged to Traci Johnson, 24. Barber proposed to his girlfriend during the weekend of Aug 27 to 28, 2011. Barber, 36, is still waiting for any NFL team to take him back as a free agent.

June 20 2011 – Tiki Barber announced he was returning to play professional football. Barber said he was doing it for himself. Barber is presently 36 and has not played football for 4 years. Barber said it was not for a want of money that lured him out of retirement. He said he was depressed after his divorce and failed TV career. Things fell apart for Barber after his divorce. He felt he needed footrball to pick him up and show himself that he has some self worth left.

March 8 2011 – Tiki Barber, 35, has filed documents with the NFL, to come out of retirement. Barber, who last played football in 2006, has been in retirement from pro football for the past 4 years. The story said money wasn’t a factor in Barber making a comeback. Joe Carini, Barber’s former coach, allegedly asked him to return to playing football.

Updated Aug 6 2010 – Tiki Barber and Traci Lynn Johnson gave their interview to ET to say they are not bad people. Johnson stressed she wasn’t the babysitter nor the woman in the wings of the waiting room while Ginny Barber was delivering her twins, born in May 2010.

Johnson said she became involved with Tiki Barber in Jan 2010, when he was already separated from Ginny. However, Tiki and Ginny had only announced their separation in April 2010.

April 27 2010: Ginny Barber (photos below) has filed for divorce despite an earlier agreement with her estranged husband, Tiki Barber, to wait for one month before doing legal formalities. Tiki Barber has been blindsided by Ginny’s filing. He probably had some sponsorship or important matter to get through during the one month “truce” but now his plan has been deviated off course.

If Ginny and Tiki were going to get divorced anyway, what difference does one month make?

April 7 2010:
Did Tiki Barber leave Ginny Barber for Traci Lynn Johnson
Did Tiki Barber leave Ginny Barber for Traci Lynn Johnson (pictures below)? Tiki Barber, former NFL player for NY Giants, has left his wife Ginny, allegedly for Traci Lynn Johnson. Ginny Barber is 8 months pregnant with his child. Johnson was a former intern at NBC.

Tiki Barber, a correspondent for The Today Show, allegedly dumped his wife Ginny, with whom he had a 11 year marriage.

Traci Lynn Johnson, 23, was a former intern at NBC and “30 Rock”. Johnson, 35, and Barber may have met in 2007, when he was first hired by NBC as a sports commentator.

Tiki and Ginny Barber have two sons, AJ, who is 7 years old and Chason, 6 years old. Ginny is now 8 months pregnant with twins.

Ginny was once working as a fashion publicist but quit to become a full time mother to her sons with Tiki Barber.

Tiki Barber has announced his split with Ginny but declined to comment further.

Tiki Barber and Ginny Barber photo.
Tiki Barber and Ginny Barber

Tiki Barber and Ginny Barber photo.

Tiki Barber and Ginny Barber

Tiki Barber’s divorce may be a factor in influencing his comeback. Born Atim Kiambu Hakeem-Ah Barber, he used to play fro the New York Giants. Tiki’s twin brother is Ronde Barber, who plays football for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

After his retirement, Barber worked for the NBC. Along the way, in Sep 2007, Barber released his memoir, “Tiki: My Life and the Game Beyond”. The book was autobiographical in nature but Barber had a co-writer to help him. Joe Carini assisted Barber in compiling the stories in his life.

Barber was outstanding as a running back. From 2003 to 2006, Barber recorded the most yards from running scrimmage, for a RB, in the history of NFL, for the date and number of years specified.

Tiki Barber married Ginny Cha on May 15, 1999. On July 8, 2002, their twin sons were born. Atim Kiambu Junior Barber (AJ) and Chason Barber.

Barber separated from Ginny when she was still expecting their twin daughters. The girls were born on May 24, 2010.

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