Newlyweds Tiki Barber and Traci Lynn Johnson celebrated their city hall nuptials with a dinner at Le Cirque and an after-party at downtown hot spot Catch on Thursday night.
“It was a great night to start this new chapter,” a beaming Barber told Page Six of their happy evening.
The former New York Giant and his blond bride, a former Maxim pin-up girl, got married at the city clerk’s office on Thursday afternoon.
Barber’s divorce from his first wife, Ginny, had been finalized just eight days earlier.
After the ceremony, Barber, 37, and Johnson, 25, were joined at Le Cirque on East 58th Street by 20 friends and relatives, including both Barber and Johnson’s mothers and Barber’s brother Ronde Barber, a cornerback/free safety with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
“Le Cirque was the right mix of intimacy, great food and NYC ‘restauranteur-ism’ for our closest family and friends to celebrate the beginning of our lives together,” Barber told us via e-mail. “It was beautiful and most importantly, my bride, as always, lit up the room. She planned a great evening that made it easy and comfortable for everyone.”
After the intimate dinner, the bride and groom headed to Catch, where they continued toasting their future with their family.
“There was no better place than Catch to cap our first night as husband and wife,” Barber continued. “Even both of our parents came, and we partied and danced and had a fantastic time. We didn’t quite close the place but it was well into the early morning when we left.”
Several photos from Barber’s big day were posted on his Twitter feed, including one of the happy couple at the head of the table at Le Cirque, and another of Barber’s mother, Geraldine, at Catch with guests.
Barber, who has four children with his ex-wife, and Johnson have been dating since 2010, after meeting while she was an intern at NBC while he was a correspondent on “Today.”
What we found really interesting is that Tiki has already changed his avatar on Twitter to the main photo we used for this story while his new wife not only hasn’t changed her name — she also hasn’t changed her avatar from this skanky Maxim picture:
Things that make you go hmmm…
If you’re really into this lovesick
dirty dog puppy and his wedding, check out some photos he tweeted about the big day when you continue.