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Retired NFL Star Tiki Barber Left His Pregnant Wife And Married 23-Year-Old Mistress Days After The Divorce

December 2, 2019 13:02

Retired NY Giants star Tiki Barber and wife Virginia Cha tied the knot in 1999. As a fashion publicist, Virginia seemed to be the perfect partner for the famed footballer who played for the New York Giants in the NFL for ten seasons.

The couple was together for 11 years and they welcomed four children during this time. Their first son A.J was born in 2002 and their second, Chason, arrived two years later. The couple also shares twin daughters Riley and Ella, who were born in 2010.

To fans and supporters, Tiki Barber had a beautiful family. However, their love story was not to last.

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Tiki Barber left his wife

Tiki Barber's kids were probably one of those who were affected by the heartbreaking breakup between Tiki and Virginia.

The sportsman left his wife in 2010, after 11 years of marriage, to be with his 23-year-old mistress, Traci Lynn Johnson. At the time of the separation, Virginia was eight months pregnant with their twin girls.

According to DailyMail, all this happened while Tiki was working for NBC's Today Show as he hoped to be taken seriously as a journalist. However, he lost his job shortly after the scandal broke out due to viewers' reactions.

The NYDailyNews reported that while Traci and Tiki's affair was ongoing, she convinced her family that she was only babysitting Tiki Barber's children and that was her reason for being at his house.

Traci's father and aunt both believed that she was helping out Tiki's family by looking after his kids.

In 2012, Tiki Barber and Traci Lynn Johnson tied the knot, a mere eight days after his divorce from Virginia became final.

Traci defends her relationship

While speaking to the NYDailyNews in 2012, Traci opened up about the affair which broke up Tiki Barber's family. She revealed that she didn't understand why she was getting so much hate from people.

She said:

The people who keep saying all these negative things about me don't know me at all. They just hate their life more, so it's easy for them to hate me instead of dealing with their own problems.

Clearly, she wasn't about to apologize for falling in love with a married footballer.

A new family for Tiki Barber

In 2013, it was reported that Tiki Barber and Traci Lynn Johnson welcomed a baby daughter named Brooklyn.

Three years later, Traci announced they had welcomed another daughter Teagan Elizabeth Barber.

Tiki's decision to walk out on his first wife so he could start a life with his mistress wasn't well accepted by the public at the time the scandal was heating up. However, it's been years since then and it sounds like those involved have moved on, especially Tiki and his second wife Traci. At this point, all that matters is that everyone dedicates themselves to keeping the peace, for the sake of the children.

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