Tiki Barber Kids: Father Of Six From Two Marriage

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The former American football player Tiki Barber has six kids from two marriages. He was previously married to his longtime girlfriend Virginia Joy Cha, better known as Ginny Cha, for around ten years until 2010.

Born to Korean and Vietnamese parents in the United States, Cha met Tiki when they were pursuing their undergraduate degrees at the University of Virginia.

She later worked as a fashion publicist for Zegna, an Italian brand for men’s clothing labels.

After splitting up with Cha, Barber married Traci Lynn Johnson, twelve years younger than him.

The American Football Player Turned Broadcaster Tiki Barber
The American Football Player Turned Broadcaster Tiki Barber (Source: Instagram)

Tiki began his professional football career after the New York Giants selected him as the 36th overall pick in the 1997 NFL Draft.

Playing for the same team until his retirement in 2006, Tiki made it to three Pro Bowl games and later earned the team’s Ring of Honor.

Following his retirement, Tiki began his career as a broadcaster and began working as a correspondent for NBC show Today.

He also involved himself in popular TV programs, including Football Night in America, Fox & Friends, and Morning Joe. Aside from that, Tiki appeared in various entertainment shows like Project Runaway, Orange is the New Black, and Celebrity Family Feud.

Barber has also co-written eight children’s books with his twin brother, Ronde Barber.

Tiki Had Four Kids From His First Marriage

Tiki married his college sweetheart Virginia Cha on May 15, 1999. At that time, Tiki had already started playing for the Giants, and the two resided on the Upper East Side in Manhattan, New York.

They later began living in Old Greenwich, Connecticut.

Cha gave birth to their first son, Atiim Kiambu Jr., three years after their marriage, on July 8, 2002. Nicknamed A.J., Tiki’s son attended Greenwich High School in Connecticut, where he played wide receiver for his high school football team.

Tiki Barber And Ginny Cha's Oldest Son A.J. Barber
Tiki Barber And Ginny Cha’s Oldest Son A.J. Barber (Source: Irish Sports Daily)

Besides, he also was a captain of Greenwich HS’s basketball team. A.J. committed to play collegiate football for the Princeton Tigers in August 2020. 

Their second son, Chason, was born in Connecticut, on March 18, 2004. He also attended Greenwich High School and played football, following in his dad and brother’s footsteps.

He is studying Business Economics and playing collegiate football for the Brown Bears.

On May 24, 2010, Cha gave birth to their twin daughters, Riley and Ella. A month before their birth, the couple had announced they were separating after about 11 years of marriage.

Relationship With Traci Lynn Johnson And Kids

Following the announcement of Barber’s divorce from his wife, Cha, people began gossiping about the possible cause of their split. It was later revealed that Tiki was seeing Tracy Lynn Johnson, despite being the father of four with Cha.

Tiki had met Traci while she was doing an internship at NBC, where he had just started working a few years ago. At that time, Johnson often visited his home and babysat his sons.

Tiki Barber And His Wife-Traci
Tiki Barber And His Wife, Traci (Source: Instagram)

Later, when Cha found out they were in a relationship, she moved out and asked Barber for a divorce.

Traci and Tiki married on July 20, 2012, in a simple ceremony in New York. They had their first daughter, Brooklyn, on December 27, 2013. Three years later, they welcomed their second daughter, Teagan.

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