Traci Lynn Johnson is an American former model and TV personality, who’s perhaps best known for her appearance in the reality TV series “Real Housewives of New Jersey.” She’s also widely known as the wife of the former professional American Football player, Tiki Barber.
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Age, Early Life, and Education Background
Traci Lynn Johnson hails from the USA, and was born under the Libra zodiac sign on 30 September 1986, which makes her 37 years old as of early 2024. She’s the daughter of Doreen Kaleita-Johnson, who’s a native of Middletown, Orange County, New York, and the step-daughter of Ernest Johnson, who married her mother on 20 April 1984. Traci’s step-sister is Bridgett Johnson, who’s a graduate of Northern Arizona State University, where she studied Teaching.
Traci Lynn is well-educated. She’s an alumnus of Mount Saint Mary College (2004-2008), from where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Media Studies, in the top 10 of her class. From 2008 to 2010, Traci studied for a Master’s degree in Broadcast Journalism at New York University.
Hobbies and Interests
Traci Lynn is an avid human rights activist who supports the Black Lives Matter movement. She also advocates for fair treatment of women.
She is a huge fan of photography, and in 2011 participated in a photo shoot with “MAXIM” magazine.
Traci Lynn is also a fan of American Football, and often accompanies her husband and children to watch games.
She is also keen on traveling, and her favorite travel destination is London, England.
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Shortly after graduating from college, Traci Lynn landed an internship with NBC, working on “The Today Show,” on which her then-future husband Tiki served as a commentator. In 2013, she guest starred in an episode of Bethenny Frankel’s talk show “Bethenny.”
According to her LinkedIn profile, since July 2017 Traci Lynn has been serving as the Executive Director of the non-profit organization, Kulture City, which is dedicated to helping people living with sensory sensitivities such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Traci has helped the organization plan various national campaigns including Love Without Words.
“Real Housewives of New Jersey”
In February 2022, Traci was cast as a friend of the Gorgas and other housewives in the 12th season of the Bravo TV reality show “Real Housewives of New Jersey” – in her first scene, she’s seen having dinner with her husband Barber, Joe Gorga and Melissa Gorga. The reality TV show revolves around the personal and professional lives of rich Italian-American women residing in New Jersey, mainly focusing on their family dynamics. Traci appeared in six episodes and shared the screen with the likes of Dolores Catania, Teresa Giudice, Jackie Goldschneider, and Melissa Gorga. The success of “Real Housewives of New Jersey” has resulted in the spin-offs “Teresa Checks In” and “Manzo’d with Children.”
Social Media Platforms
Johnson is active on Instagram (@tracijohnson) with around 47,000 followers, but not very active on X (formerly Twitter), which she joined in December 2011, and is followed by around 750 fans (@TraciLJohnson).
Traci Lynn was working as a correspondent on “The Today Show” when she first met Tiki Barber, who’s 11 years older than her. On 20 July 2012, the duo walked the aisle in a simple civil ceremony held in a New York City courtroom about a week after the finalization of Barber’s divorce from his first wife. The couple appeared together in “Real Housewives of New Jersey.” They welcomed their first child, a daughter named Brooklyn, in 2013. In 2016, they welcomed another daughter named Teagan.
Traci’s maternal grandmother is Rolanda V. Kaleita. Moreover, her maternal uncles are William Kaleita and Peter Kaleita.
Traci Lynn Johnson’s Husband’s First Marriage
Before Traci Lynn, Barber was married to the fashion publicist, Victoria Joy Cha, best known as Ginny Cha, who has worked for the men’s designer clothing line, Zegna. The former couple first met at a computer science class at the University of Virginia. They dated for years and eventually walked the aisle on 15 May 1999. They had four children together, a son named Atiim Kiambu Jr. who was born in 2002, Chason Barber, who was born in 2004, and the twin daughters, Ella Barbe and Riley, who were born in 2010. Their marriage ended with a scandal – in April 2010 – when Barber allegedly cheated on Cha with Traci Lynn while she was expecting their twin daughters, who were born shortly after the end of their marriage; Barber and Cha’s divorce was finalized in 2012. In an interview with the “New York Post,” Tiki announced about the divorce, ‘After 11 years of marriage, Ginny and I have decided to separate…This decision was a painful one, but we are moving forward amicably and will continue to work together to raise our children with the love and dedication they have always known.’
Height, Weight, and Physical Appearance
Traci Lynn is of Caucasian ethnicity and has a pair of hazel eyes and long blonde hair. She’s 5ft 10 ins (1.78m) tall, weighs approximately 150lbs (68kgs), with vital statistics of 34-24-36.
Traci Lynn’s main source of income is her career as a reality TV star and brand endorsement deals; she’s also accumulated a good sum from her previous modeling career. Traci is worth approximately $3 million as of 2024, and her husband Barber around $16 million.
Who Is Traci Lynn Johnson’s Husband, Tiki Barber? Brief Biography
Atiim Kiambu ‘Tiki’ Barber is a native of Roanoke, Virginia, who was born under the Aries zodiac sign on 7 April 1975, which makes him 48 years old as of early 2024. His identical twin brother is the former American Football cornerback, Ronde Barber, who played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Tiki attended Cave Spring High School in his hometown, and is an alumnus of the University of Virginia, where he studied Commerce – he was also a successful college athlete, excelling in the long jump and later in American Football, helping the Cavaliers (the UVA Football team) win the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) title in his junior year, and in his senior year, he was named the ACC Player of the Year.
Tiki was selected to play for the New York Giants at the 1997 National Football League (NFL) Draft. He played as the team’s running back in his entire professional career, 10 seasons, retiring from the NFL in 2006 and boasts of being one of the only four players with both 5,000 receiving and rushing yards. In 2011, Tiki was inducted into the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame. After the end of his NFL career, in 2007 Tiki was hired by the National Broadcasting Company (NBC) to work as a correspondent on “The Today Show”. He‘s also worked in “Sunday Night Football” and “Football Night in America.” Tiki has also written various books including “Game Day,” “Teammates,” and “End Zone” among others.