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Tiki Barber, Traci Lynn Johnson go public on 'ET'

Tiki Barber and his girlfriend, Traci Lynn Johnson, broke their public silence regarding their relationship in a sitdown with "Entertainment Tonight" that aired Thursday.

Barber said he was separated from his wife, Ginny, before he became romantically involved with Johnson, a former NBC intern.

Unfortunately for Barber, the news of the relationship became widely known when Ginny was eight months pregnant with twins.

Here is video of the interview.

Here are excerpts:

Tiki: “It’s hard, because everything is so skewed by the coverage, and by the perception.”

Traci: “I just feel that now is the time to just make sure the rumors that were said are revealed as false.”

Tiki: “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.”

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

Tiki: “My goal is to not have the kids suffer because of the failings of mine and my soon to be ex-wife.”

Tiki: “ 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.”

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