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April 7, 2010 | 4:00am
Tiki Barber вЂ” here with all the wife heвЂ™s walking away on, Ginny. (NY Post: Charles Wenzelberg)
Ex-Giants star Tiki Barber has dumped their 8-months-pregnant wife, Ginny, for sexy previous NBC intern Traci Lynn Johnson, sources told The Post yesterday evening.
The soccer star-turned-вЂњTodayвЂќ show-correspondent left their spouse of 11 years, Ginny, for the 23-year-old blonde, whom additionally worked at 30 Rock, the sources stated.
Ginny, that is anticipating twins, heard bout the partnership later this past year, following the run-around operating straight back relocated away from their Upper East Side house.
Johnson, a model-thin bombshell, ended up being photographed sitting close to Tiki final thirty days at a Washington, DC, testing of a documentary on Senegal which he hosted for the Travel Channel. Sources think Johnson additionally accompanied Tiki to Senegal for the recording later this past year, whenever Ginny had been 3 months expecting.
The event is especially stunning in light of BarberвЂ™s disdain that is long-standing their philandering daddy.
вЂњI donвЂ™t give a [bleep] that the partnership did work that is nвЂ™tвЂќ he said of his moms and dadsвЂ™ split in a 2004 Post meeting. вЂњNot just did he abandon her, I felt like he abandoned us for a number of our everyday lives. I’ve a hard time forgiving that.вЂќ
BarberвЂ™s confidants had been shocked.
вЂњHe had been constantly the good man with a million-dollar look,вЂќ a Barber family members buddy told The Post.
вЂњWe were surprised to discover that he could go out on their spouse of 11 years while sheвЂ™s expecting with twins. He had been with this specific woman in Senegal while Ginny had been 3 months expecting.
вЂњAnd we think she had been additionally while he had been running a blog concerning the Winter Olympics for Yahoo.com. with him in VancouverвЂќ
Barber, that is considered to must have relocated to an Upper western Side bachelor paid, released a statement in response to a Page Six item announcing the split yesterday.
вЂњAfter 11 several years of wedding, Ginny and I also are determined to separate your lives,вЂќ Barber said. вЂњThis choice had been a painful one, but we’re dancing amicably and can continue steadily to interact to increase our kids using the love and commitment they usually have constantly known.вЂќ
A Tiki Barber spokesman declined to comment.
Ginny is a former fashion publicist and full-time mother into the coupleвЂ™s two sons, A.J., 7, and Chason, 6. She, too, declined to comment.
But sheвЂ™s been proven to tout her caretaking part for Tiki.
вЂњIвЂ™m sort of a traditionalist where we donвЂ™t brain looking after him,вЂќ she said in a 2006 meeting.
Johnson is visible posing with a smiling gal pal in a pic on her behalf MySpace web page. The 2 are using red shorts that are short Giants jerseys emblazoned with BarberвЂ™s No. 21.
Tiki and Ginny started dating 16 years back when both had been pupils in the University of Virginia.
Barber, whom turns 35 today, had been employed by NBC simply after he retired in 2007 вЂ” whenever sources state he first came across Johnson, who had been working here as an intern.
In the 10-year NFL profession, Barber set almost every job offensive record when it comes to Giants, and made three professional Bowls.
His end operate on Ginny with all the much more youthful Johnson runs counter to your all-American Barber persona that fans and television viewers understand.
During Giants games, Tiki utilized to blow a kiss to Ginny into the stands each time he scored.
Inside the 2007 memoir, вЂњTiki: my entire life when you look at the Game and Beyond,вЂќ Barber described the example he desired to set for his children.
вЂњI want to be an honorable guy, because thatвЂ™s what i would like them both become,me.вЂќ he wrote, noting, вЂњMy family is everything toвЂќ