Former Giants running back and current sportscaster and sports blogger Tiki Barber announced a split from his wife Ginny, to whom he has been married for 11 years.
Barber is said to have left his wife, who is eight months pregnant with twins, for 23-year-old intern Traci Lynn Johnson. The news about Barber is particularly surprising when compared with statements he made about his own father’s fidelity in a New York Post interview a few years back:
“I don’t give a [bleep] that the relationship didn’t work,” he said of his parents’ split in a 2004 Post interview. “Not only did he abandon her, I felt like he abandoned us for a lot of our lives. I have a hard time forgiving that.”
Barber, who has two sons with Ginny, ages 6 and 7, released the following statement regarding the split:
“After 11 years of marriage, Ginny and I have decided to separate,” Barber said. “This decision was a painful one, but we are moving forward amicably and will continue to work together to raise our children with the love and dedication they have always known.”
A spokesman for Barber declined further comment on the matter.