“Many thanks to the NYC Clerk’s office, especially James Mitchell who married me to my love @TraciLJohnson!,” Barber tweeted. ”Excited for the next chapters.”
Barber and Johnson celebrated their wedding at a French restaurant Le Cirque in New York City, according to the NY Daily News. Tiki’s brother Ronde, a cornerback for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, was also in attendance.
Barber and Johnson met in 2010, both at NBC News. Barber was contributing reporter with NBC’s ‘Today’ and NBC Sports – Johnson was an intern.
*Love is in the air for former Giants star, Tiki Barber.
The football player is making his way back down the aisle soon as he recently proposed to his girlfriend Traci Lynn Johnson, 24, who was an intern at NBC.
If you think back, you’ll recall that this is the girl Barber left his wife for in 2009 when she was pregnant with twins.
“They got engaged,” Mark Lepselter, Barber’s agent and close friend, told the NY Post of Tiki and Traci. “[Tiki's] very happy, and he’s moving forward with his life.”
However, before he can say “I do,” the 36 year old has to officially release his wife, so to speak.
The divorce is currently pending after the two have bitterly battled it out in court.
This whole situation for the athlete has not been good. After leaving his wife who had already mothered two small children with him, she banned him from the hospital delivery room when she gave birth to two girls in May 2010.
Also, it was probably an obvious one for the poor guy, but NBC did not renew his contract. As a result of his issues and possibly soon to be financial disaster, he is attempting to return to the NFL after five years of retirement.
*Former NFL running back Tiki Barber is looking to professionals for help in repairing his image after leaving his then-eight-months-pregnant wife Ginny Cha for former NBC intern Traci Lynn Johnson.
The former New York Giants star has enlisted the services of public relations agency 5WPR. According to the New York Post, he’s already done a photo shoot and is “offering it to publications.”
“5WPR is prepared to fight for its clients interests every step of the way, whether portraying a company as an industry leader, campaigning to make sure its part of a broader story, or battling to keep a negative story out of the press,” the company states on its website.
Ginny filed for divorce in April after finding out Barber was cheating on her with the 23-year-old Johnson for months.
*Former “Today” host Tiki Barber and Traci Lynn Johnson, the one-time NBC intern accused of breaking up the NFL vet’s marriage to his pregnant wife, sat down with “Entertainment Tonight” to deny rumors that their relationship began before his divorce.
“It’s hard, because everything is so skewed by the coverage, and by the perception,” said Barber, who was rumored to have left his 11-year marriage to wife Ginny because of an affair with Johnson – a report both claim is not true.
Johnson, 23, added, “I just feel that now is the time to just make sure the rumors that were said are revealed as false.”
The ex New York Giant claims he and Traci were simply friends during his marriage.
“We were only friends when I was still married, I was separated, out of my house so it wasn’t until then that we took things to the next level,” he described.
She continued: “Tiki and I were romantically involved when he was separated, and plenty of people who are separated have boyfriends and girlfriends.”
Tiki hopes to keep things normal for his children. “My goal is to not have the kids suffer because of the failings of mine and my soon to be ex-wife.”
“I’m just a normal guy who had a job that people cared about, and maybe there is a standard to live up to that but it’s a hard one, for anyone,” he opined.
Tiki and his ex-wife, who announced their decision to split in April, have four children together.
In better days...Tiki Barber and his wife attend the opening of the Tribeca Film Festival on April 25, 2007 in New York City.
*The New York Post is reporting that former Giants running back Tiki Barber, who reportedly left his wife for another woman while she was eight months pregnant, was barred from entering the delivery room during the birth of their twins this week.
“Tiki was at the hospital for the birth, but was not in the delivery room” an unnamed source told the New York Post.
Ginny Barber gave birth to twin girls on Monday at a New York hospital, but their father was forced to wait outside.
When Ginny was eight months pregnant, Tiki reportedly cheated on her with 23-year-old blonde Traci Lynn Johnson.
“Things with him and Ginny are still very difficult. He is still refusing to give her the settlement she is asking for, and is offering a lot less,” the source said. ”They are still in court over money and over custody. He did see the baby girls after they were born, as Ginny understands he needs to be a huge part of their lives, and she wants to make sure they are taken care of.”