The NEW YORK POST reports today, “Ex-Giants superstar Tiki Barber has dumped his 8-months-pregnant wife, Ginny, for sexy former NBC intern Traci Lynn Johnson, sources told The Post last night.”
Barber announced he was separating from his wife off 11 years on Monday, exactly two weeks to the day after he was photographed accompanying Johnson at a premiere for a Travel Channel documentary he hosted.
Here are the original, uncropped shots from that event.
I’ve also confirmed through an NBC source that Barber was, as the Post also reported today, in the company of Johnson while on work detail at the Vancouver Olympics.
What’s most interesting to me about this otherwise garden-variety marriage breakup is this graf from the initial Barber divorce report in the Post yesterday:
Our source added that Tiki and Ginny “remain friends and will make sure this will cause the least possible disruption for their sons.”
That comment came two weeks after Barber was accompanied by Johnson to the Travel Channel premiere.
If Barber hadn’t provided the Post that smoking gun evidence - before news of the breakup - he might’ve avoided today’s colossal embarrassment. And for all we know, with Barber out of the house and the couple effectively separated, Ginny was resigned to Barber seeing other women.
The reason I bring all that up is some will assume that Ginny’s camp leaked today’s story to not only injure Barber’s media career but to improve her leverage in a divorce settlement. But as she’s apparently known about Barber’s new “girlfriend” for months, I’m not so sure that’s the case.