Man. The story of slimeball Tiki Barber leaving his knocked-up Asian wife for a little blonde-haired Becky is unraveling more and more. Apparently, the little white girl was lying to her parents telling them that she was Tiki’s “babysitter” while this dude is spending the night at her dorm, buying extravagant gifts, and the whole nine. Pop it for the details:
The father of Tiki Barber’s young blond mistress unwittingly bragged to friends that she baby-sat for the ex-Giant’s kids — and that Barber then helped land her an internship on the “Today” show, a neighbor told The Post yesterday. Earnest Johnson’s proud boasts made daughter Traci Lynn Johnson look good to neighbors at the time.
But the world was looking at Traci, 23, in a new light yesterday after The Post exclusively revealed that she is the long-tressed temptress who lured Barber away from his beautiful wife, Ginny — who is eight months pregnant with their twins. “I heard from Ernie that Traci baby-sat for Tiki, and he put in a word for her at the ‘Today’ show,” said the neighbor, who lived next to the Johnson family in upstate Pine Bush. “I said, ‘Wow!’ ”
Barber has two sons with Ginny: A.J., 7, and 6-year-old Chason — but he moved out of the family’s Upper East Side home late last year after his wife learned of his stunning philandering. Barber, who has worked for NBC since retiring from the Giants in 2007, and Ginny each have retained high-powered matrimonial lawyers, but no divorce papers have yet been filed.
A source who knew Traci Johnson at Mount St. Mary College in upstate Newburgh said that Barber won her heart more than two years ago — and that the former star running back isn’t shy about lavishing her with gifts. “On her 21st birthday, he sent her 21 dozen roses to her dorm. He also gave her a diamond and sapphire bracelet,” the source said. “At this point, she had a boyfriend, and told him that she and Tiki were ‘just friends,’ but nobody bought it. “He gave her and her friends [Giants] jerseys for them to dress up in on Halloween . . . He would shower her with designer handbags and expensive clothes.”
The source said “he came to the school, and she introduced him to her friends. “At first, we thought he was a nice, sweet guy. Really warm and friendly. “But once we realized what was going on, we were disgusted. We never expected him to be so disrespectful to his wife. “One night, he sneaked into her dorm and stayed over the night,” the source said. “The next day, Traci didn’t want to let him out of her room to use the bathroom because she was worried someone would see him and catch them. “Traci said that she didn’t expect him to leave his wife, and that [Ginny] was so pretty.” Another former college classmate of Johnson said, “She was not shy about their relationship. She also used to tote around the little white dog that he bought for her,” that source said.
Barber, who turned 35 yesterday, has refused to comment about his relationship with Johnson. But a source close to the gridiron great adamantly denied that he was more than just “friends” with Johnson while she was at Mount St. Mary, where she received a degree in 2008. And, “She absolutely, positively, never baby-sat the kids,” said the source, adding that Barber did not help her get the “Today” show gig. “They were friends in 2008,” the source said. “He did not spend the night” at her dorm.
The source, while not denying Johnson’s current romantic relationship with Barber or that it busted up his marriage, adamantly denied that the football star ever lavished gifts on her. “There were never roses, there were never bracelets, there were never dogs,” the source said. A business partner who has known Barber for 15 years also disputed the claims that the Giants standout purchased valuable gifts for Johnson, or that she ever baby-sat for his children. “They’re just nauseating lies,” the partner said.
Despite those denials, Barber clearly took more than a casual interest in Johnson as far back as 2008. The source, while not denying Johnson’s current romantic relationship with Barber or that it busted up his marriage, adamantly denied that the football star ever lavished gifts on her. But it wasn’t only Johnson’s college classmates whose eyebrows were raised about her “friendship” with Barber. A source who knows her said that “while she was interning at the ‘Today’ show, Traci’s direct boss, a producer, noticed that she was going out for lunch with Tiki. Traci’s boss told her, ‘What do you think you’re doing? You’re just an intern. I don’t want you going out to lunch with him in public.’
“Traci was annoyed, but she realized she’d have to be more secretive if she wanted to see him.” A source in New York’s nightlife scene said, “Tiki has always been a family man, but in the last nine months he’s been showing up around town with Traci. “She’s a wild party girl, and is often out all night with all her girlfriends. When they go out for dinners he takes care of it,” the source said. “And she tells everyone he pays her rent. He seems pretty hooked by Traci. She knows it, and is making the most of it.” Sources close to Barber denied that he has paid her rent.
SMH. This type of sh*t seems to be becoming the norm, and that is what is more nauseating than the alleged “lies.” This guy was photo’ed at the Newark airport with this little trick, it’s obviously he was caking her in some fashion. Damn.