Gridiron great Tiki Barber has been making headlines as of late for gallivanting around town with a young hot blonde while the eight-months pregnant mother of his two children and wife, Ginny, lies in a hospital room on bedrest. Yesterday, Barber's shenanigans were checked; his wife served him divorce papers.
Ginny, who is pregnant with twins, was recently ordered to remain hospitalized so that doctors could closely monitor her condition. Meanwhile, Barber, who has been shacking up with his 23-year-old gal pal, Traci Lynn Johnson, a former NBC intern whom he met two years ago, has been spotted all over town.
According to published reports, Ginny is angry because her philandering hubby has been low-balling her in financial support. A family friend told the New York Post, "Tiki refused to give her anything close to what she needs," the friend said. "The reason she filed is that settlement talks didn't work."
Barber, who had allegedly been carrying on an affair with Johnson even before his wife's pregnancy, has reportedly been so smitten with his lady love that he's showered her with expensive trinkets, gifts and dinners. It is unknown, though, whether Barber has even visited his bedridden wife of 11 years in the hospital.
"It's been an emotional time for her, and she is, of course, worried about the health of her unborn twins. It's a lot to deal with. She is still being closely monitored by her doctors," the family friend tells the Post.
Payback can be a *itch. There is speculation that '30-Rock' execs have drop-kicked Barber, a pricey NBC-TV correspondent, to the curb due to the scandal. No one at NBC has confirmed nor denied the rumors.