Tiki Barber marries 8 days after divorce
Former New York Giants star Tiki Barber recently married his girlfriend Traci Lynn Johnson in New York City. BET reports the wedding at City Hall took place just eight days after his divorce from wife Ginny Barber was finalized.
"It’s a great day," Barber told The New York Post while walking into City Hall. "We're finally getting married."
Although the day may have been special for the couple, the road to happiness wasn't paved with flowers and rainbows. There have been allegations Barber started seeing the much younger Johnson while he was still married to Ginny. Making matters worse, Barber left his wife of 11 years for Johnson while she was eight-months pregnant with the couple's twin daughters, according to the news outlet.
Barber, 37, met Johnson, 23, in 2010. The duo was introduced when she was working as an intern for NBC and he was working on the "Today" show.
The couple has stood their ground that they did not get romantic until Barber had separated from his wife, Us Weekly reports.
"We were only friends when I was still married," Barber told the news source in 2010. "I was separated, out of my house so it wasn't until then that we took things to the next level."
Johnson added, "Tiki and I were romantically involved when he was separated, and plenty of people who are separated have boyfriends and girlfriends."
The couple had originally planned to walk down the aisle on May 12 in a ceremony in the Hamptons, but Barber's divorce had not yet been finalized so they had to call the wedding off.
Barber previously admitted to The New York Post that Johnson helped him through a lot of pain and struggles following his split from his wife and being fired from "Today."
"I have a wonderful girlfriend who loves me and got me through those bad times," Barber told The Post in 2011.
Us Weekly reports the couple haven't wasted any time declaring their love for each other. Following the nuptials, Barber quickly took to his Twitter page to share the good news with his fans.
"Many thanks to the NYC Clerk's office, especially James Mitchell who married me to my love Traci Lynn Johnson!" Barber tweeted, according to the magazine. "Excited for the next chapters . . ."
Despite the controversy surrounding the couple, they seem to be happy with their decision. Both looked perfect on the day of the wedding, Barber in a tailored suit with a hip hop clothes flair and Johnson in a fitted white dress.
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