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April 7, 2010 | 4:00am
Tiki Barber вЂ” here because of the wife heвЂ™s walking away on, Ginny. (NY Post: Charles Wenzelberg)
Ex-Giants star Tiki Barber has dumped their 8-months-pregnant spouse, 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, when it comes to 23-year-old blonde, whom also worked at 30 Rock, the sources stated.
Ginny, that is expecting twins, heard bout the connection year that is late last following the run-around operating straight back relocated away from their Upper East Side house.
Johnson, a bombshell that is model-thin ended up being photographed sitting close to Tiki last 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 waplog the recording year that is late last whenever Ginny ended up being 3 months pregnant.
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 their moms and dadsвЂ™ split in a 2004 Post meeting. вЂњNot only did he abandon her, I felt for a lot of our lives like he abandoned us. I have a hard time forgiving that.вЂќ
BarberвЂ™s confidants had been surprised.
вЂњHe ended up being constantly the guy that is nice a million-dollar laugh,вЂќ a Barber family members buddy told The Post.
вЂњWe were surprised to learn that he could go out on their spouse of 11 years while sheвЂ™s expecting with twins. He had been with this particular woman in Senegal while Ginny had been 3 months expecting.
вЂњAnd we think she had been additionally with him in Vancouver as he had been running a blog concerning the Winter Olympics for Yahoo.com.вЂќ
Barber, that is considered to need to have relocated to an Upper western Side bachelor paid, released a statement yesterday in reaction to a full page Six product announcing the split.
вЂњAfter 11 many years of wedding, Ginny and I also are determined to separate your lives,вЂќ Barber said. вЂњThis choice ended up being an unpleasant one, but our company is dancing amicably and certainly will continue steadily to come together to improve our youngsters because of the love and commitment they’ve constantly known.вЂќ
A Tiki Barber spokesman declined to comment.
Ginny is a fashion that is former and full-time mother towards the coupleвЂ™s two sons, A.J., 7, and Chason, 6. She, too, declined to comment.
But sheвЂ™s been recognized to tout her caretaking part for Tiki.
вЂњIвЂ™m sort of a traditionalist where we donвЂ™t head looking after him,вЂќ she said in a 2006 meeting.
Johnson is visible posing with a gal that is smiling 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 whenever both had been pupils in the University of Virginia.
Barber, whom turns 35 today, ended up being employed by NBC simply after he retired in 2007 вЂ” whenever sources say he first came across Johnson, who was simply working here as an intern.
In their NFL that is 10-year career Barber set virtually every career offensive record when it comes to Giants, and made three professional Bowls.
His end operate on Ginny using the much more youthful Johnson runs counter to your Barber that is all-American persona fans and television people understand.
Every time he scored during giants games, Tiki used to blow a kiss to Ginny in the stands.
Inside the 2007 memoir, вЂњTiki: my entire life within the Game and Beyond,вЂќ Barber described the instance he wished to set for their children.
вЂњI would like to be an honorable guy, because thatвЂ™s what i’d like them both become,me.вЂќ he wrote, noting, вЂњMy family is everything toвЂќ