Tiki Barber & his mistress swear he was separated when they hooked up

A few months ago, we heard that former Giants running back and fired Today correspondent Tiki Barber had been cheating on his pregnant wife of 11 years with a 23 year-old intern he met at work. The NY Postclaimed that Tiki had been carrying on behind his wife’s back for two years. His wife was eight months pregnant – with twins – and in the hospital when Tiki (allegedly) told her he was leaving her for his mistress, of whom she supposedly had no inkling. Tiki also has two boys with her, an eight year-old and a six year-old. Tiki’s wife filed for divorce and instead of owning up to his actions and supporting her, the douchebag cried poor and tried to deny her spousal support. He did lose his job at NBC as a result of his poor performance and the hit to his image from this scandal.

Now Tiki is trying to rewrite his past and claim that he didn’t start seeing the 23 year-old until he was already separated. Tiki and his smug ass mistress went on Entertainment Tonight to try and set the record straight. (video above.)They claim to have been only “friends” before Tiki separated from his wife, but the smirks on their faces said otherwise. Here’s more from Popeater:

“We were only friends when I was still married, I was separated, out of my house so it wasn’t until then that we took things to the next level,” he described.

She continued: “Tiki and I were romantically involved when he was separated, and plenty of people who are separated have boyfriends and girlfriends.”

Tiki hopes to keep things normal for his children. “My goal is to not have the kids suffer because of the failings of mine and my soon to be ex-wife.”

“I’m just a normal guy who had a job that people cared about, and maybe there is a standard to live up to that but it’s a hard one, for anyone,” he opined.

Tiki and his ex-wife, who announced their decision to split in April, have four children together.

[From Popeater]

How many cheating bastards have told their mistresses that they were “separated,” and how many have subsequently tried to feed the “just friends” line to their wives after they were busted? It’s so typical and lame. Of course Tiki and his wife weren’t living together when he started sleeping with the intern – his wife was in the hospital due to complications with her pregnancy. My heart bleeds for this guy and his sneering mistress. He may not have any regrets now, but he’ll probably feel much differently once he has two alimony payments a month.

WASHINGTON - OCTOBER 28:  Former National Football League player Tiki Barber listens to testimony during a hearing of the House Judiciary Committee about football brain injuries on Captiol Hill October 28, 2009 in Washington, DC. A recent NFL study of retired players suggested that N.F.L. retirees ages 60 to 89 are experiencing moderate to severe dementia at several times the national rate.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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  1. bite me says:

    like father like son

  2. lena says:

    why does this story sound familiar?

  3. Dizzybenny says:

    we just slept in our undies back to back with a hung blanket splitting the bed in 2,nothing happend until i was seperated.:P

  4. mslewis says:

    His daddy left his mom when he was a little boy. I guess it runs in the family!!

    I really don’t care that this fool decided to leave his wife of 11 years for a blond bimbo; what bothers me is that he couldn’t even wait until after the woman gave birth!! Why? Was the bimbo pressuring him? Did he think he was bulletproof and NBC would keep him around even after he did what he did? Some men are too stupid to live. I feel sorry for those kids. They will grow up without a father and with a bitter mother. That’s awful.

    I used to enjoy Tiki on his Today Show segments but I’ll never watch him on any show, ever. What he did was just too awful and he needs to be punished, not just by NBC but by the public.

  5. guesty says:

    lol. nice try tho.

  6. Green Is Good says:

    Dumping your wife while she’s pregnant and in the hospital. That’s a new low.

    Good luck spinning that, Tiki. And the mistress will be gone, once the money dries up.

  7. Cinderella says:

    Does he realize how ridiculous he looks for even getting on air talking about this? Maybe when his flooze gets knocked up and cheated on by him, she won’t feel so smug.

    This won’t be his last chick, for sure.

  8. Tess says:

    And he seems like such a prize, too.

  9. Twez says:

    Hooker, please.

  10. denise says:

    He has some nerve bringing his “girlfriend” to this interview, that’s beyond tacky.

  11. Chrissy says:

    So he left his wife in January, when she was pregnant with his babies and in the hospital??? He is a class act. Sounds like those two totally deserve each other.

  12. mel says:

    PPl are so bold nowadays; but what goes around comes around and that intern/mistress may just get what she deserves.

  13. nospinarama says:

    This is sad for all but especially those 4 kids. And let’s do the math. Straight from ‘friends’ to ‘another level’ which is living together? Has dating gone COMPLETELY out of style?

    All while his WIFE is pregnant and delivering? Hmmm, gf, figure it out – he was sleeping with his WIFE while dallying with YOU.

    The mistress doesn’t seem too bright either, but she is very young. Just feel for the kids who will have to carry this baggage.

  14. lucy2 says:

    Does he expect anyone to believe this? Please.
    I love how he throws some of the blame onto his ex too – “the failings of mine and my soon to be ex-wife.” Her only failing seems to be that she failed to chain him to her hospital bedside.
    What a jerk. Own up to your actions, support your kids, and try not to be so scummy.

  15. Kate says:

    Uh oh, someone call the whambulance! Tiki’s got something to say!

    Get over it, Tiki. Everyone knows you’re a piece of shit who cheated with a whore and now your career is ruined. Lying on some trashy celebrity gossip show isn’t going to change the facts, and it’s not going to give you back any kind of valid career in the industry.

    And here’s a little note, Traci: the man who goes off with his mistress leaves a vacancy in the position.

  16. Feebee says:

    Funny how the wife never knows they were “separated” when the husband screws around.

    I agree on the new low he managed, dumping his wife whilst in hospital with pregnancy complications. Like she didn’t have enough of a stressful situation going on. He really is a piece of shit.

  17. TeeTee says:

    Good call Kaiser,

    I thought it was me being judgemental, so I didn’t say anything, she is SNEERING!!

    She looks mean and mad, guess its not all it was cracked up to be huh honey??

  18. Meanchick says:

    Nothing new here ppl, move along! Same shit, different asshole! The mistress is getting exactly what she deserves, HIM!

  19. Meanchick says:

    I don’t condone physical violence, but sometimes a whore just needs the shit beat out of her! (By the wife)

  20. Meanchick says:

    What gets me is that these bitch-ass men don’t want to pay child support or alimony!It’s bad when the average joe refuses, but a man with money? Why isn’t he in jail? Put him in jail, no UNDER the jail and see how fast he coughs up suppoort!

  21. Kate says:

    I have another thought to add to my previous post.

    Is it just me, or does the mistress look like a velociraptor? She has those repitilian eyes, like Cindy McCain!

  22. denise says:

    @ Kate

    yes, yes, Cindy Mccain has creepy eyes. I always said, she did’nt look human, neither does John.

  23. Roma says:

    @Twez: Lafayette!

  24. mln says:

    what a creep

  25. hottathanholywatta says:

    Smug bitch, he’ll do the same to you, use you up and chuck you out. Such an ordinary run of the mill blonde he can pick up off any street corner

  26. Kazoo81 says:

    what’s funny is that there was evidence that they’ve been messing around a long time. the mistress had all these pictures and status updates on her facebook that date back to before his wife was even pregnant. i’m sure she’s since deleted them, but they were definitely there and many people saw them.

  27. kaligula says:

    PR peeps earned their paycheck on this one. very clear, polished talking points, and nothing more, in that interview.

  28. Moreaces says:

    Talk about scum, did he even care about he mental well being of his 9 month pregant wife, going through emotional drama can indeed effect the child during that stage in its life, physical drama can also accopany mental strife, this guy is total scum and trash,, May Karma vistit him ten fold, to think although Im a Cowboy fan, I use to really love Tiki on the field,,

  29. TQB says:

    Interesting about the attention paid to this stuff these days – if you read any of the obits of Patricia Neal, they note that she carried on an affair with Gary Cooper and even had an illegal abortion of his child. And yet Cooper is so highly-regarded today. See also: Liz Taylor, Eddie Fisher.

  30. Sudini says:

    Tiki said – “I had a job where people looked up to me…maybe there is a standard that goes along with that but it’s hard to live up to”.

    Um. NO moron. The standard you failed to live up to was that of being a decent human being and a real man.

    Tiki and his vile girlfriend have NO more personality than a pasty lump of dough.

  31. Tia C says:

    I used to really like this guy. He was even on my short list of “dream men.” Dream men really are only a dream… *wistful sigh*

    What a colossal douche he turned out to be!!!

  32. Daysma says:

    ughh!! He totally has a smirk on his face the entire time! What a douche

  33. MaiGirl says:

    God! Really, Tiki?!? Ruin your whole life and career for sum pu**y? Is the risk of jacking everything up part of the thrill? I’m just not getting the cost-benefit analysis here! 😀 I will never understand why men in power have such a hard time keeping it in their pants, or, conversely, why they don’t all marry women willing to look the other way. There are plenty of women out there who don’t care, as long as they get to be Mrs. Celebrity Dude and live that lifestyle. Seriously, if they are getting these prenups anyway, why not just have infidelity written in the contract like a reverse bad-boy clause? Or, even better, NEVER GET MARRIED!

  34. sandy says:

    lies, lies and more lies, don’t worry, you didn’t win anything but more heart ache, good luck, you will need it.

  35. A Mess says:

    This man is scum. I wish nothing but bad things on this man. I despise self centered people like him.

  36. Chickadees4me says:

    Sudini – dough is more useful lol

  37. tia says:

    But hey don’t let two loving gay people get married!!!!!!!!! CRAZINESS!!!

  38. Andrea-2 says:

    Everyone talks about the “hot blonde”, but why does no one mention the “beautiful Asian” wife he left? It’s like they want the mistress to be this beautiful seductress and the wife to be just some bland baby machine.

  39. anotherrandom says:

    Ugh, just watching the interview makes me sick. He is such an a$$! I can’t believe he thinks people will buy that! I hope they go back to “hiding out” and disappear forever. Then we’ll see how long she stays with him.

  40. mike says:


    Everyone talks about the hot blonde because she IS a hot blonde. Especially compared to Tiki’s wife, who is a plain jane.

    There are many hot Asians; his wife is not one of them. And it is entirely understandable.

    They got married when Tiki was neither famous nor rich, and like most such marriages, the non-famous spouse is rather plain compared to all the Hollywood beauties the celebrity spouse is exposed to.

    Had he not cheated, most people would be clapping for landing such a catch. But alas, he’s a douchebag cheater, and no amount of hotness can compensate douchebaggery. That his mistress comes off as a condescending b*tch doesn’t help at all.

  41. Kazoo81 says:

    i don’t think his mistress is hot…classic butterface. and she looks a LOT older than what she is (24?).

  42. Cletus says:

    Jesus, he was TOTALLY smirking! That’s BAD. And that girl is 23? Talk about rode hard and put up wet….

  43. Aitch says:

    They are both sleeze balls.

  44. Henriette says:

    Apparently, Ginny (wife) is a true bitch. That being said, Tiki married her and got her preggers with FOUR kids, so he should have continued to lie in the figurative bed that he made. If you’re truly miserable in your marriage then at least end it, take some time to steward your kids through the transition and THEN think about dating. *sheesh* Used to love Tiki – smart (went to UVa, for crying out loud), cute, talked about not wanting to be like his deadbeat dad…

  45. Henriette says:

    And, oh, NYC is full of men far richer than Tiki – who’ll be paying alimony AND child support for 4 kids. Traci Lynn will be hooked up with some hedge fund manager faster than you can say “cheap ho.”