Former New York Giants running back-turned-media personality Tiki Barber exchanged “I do’s” Thursday afternoon in New York City with the woman who broke up his first marriage, Traci Lynn Johnson, reports the New York Post. The couple got hitched just eight days after Barber’s divorce was finalized.
Barber was first married to Ginny Cha (pictured below) for 11 years before he left her for Johnson in April 2010 while she was eight months pregnant with their twins and had two small children in tow.
The scandalous breakup made national headlines and was tabloid fodder for months.
The former NBC-TV TODAY show host reportedly became romantically involved with Johnson when she was 23 years old and working as an intern at the broadcasting station. The much-publicized illicit affair furrowed the brows of many onlookers who didn’t take too kindly to a man who would leave his pregnant wife and children for another woman.
Many wondered if the fallout from Barber’s affair meant the end of his career, and they weren’t entirely offbase: Starting with Barber’s “Today Show” contract, when news of the affair leaked and his renewal came up, Barber was canned due to a morality clause. Shortly afterward, Barber attempted to come out of retirement and rejoin the NFL, but thus far, he has been passed up by 32 teams.