Vanity Fair’s October web exclusive on Tiki and Ronde Barber throws these two very dapper and stylish football twins into the spotlight.
For his Vanity Fair interview, Tiki shows up a striped pink-and-white shirt with cuff links, and Ronde, interviewed a month later in Florida, in jeans, a long-sleeved multicolored T-shirt, and aviator sunglasses. Nice, and apparently the fashionistas think so; they made People magazine’s “Sexiest Athletes” in 2001, and Tiki made the International Best-Dressed List in 2001, in 2007, and again in ’09.
The article makes them out to be an affable, loving, very close and not even jealous of the other pair even though Tiki’s Giants signing bonus was $800,000 and Ronde’s was $300,000 to $400,000. In 2001, Tiki signed a six-year, $25.5 million deal and Ronde a six-year, $18.5 million deal with the Buccaneers, with a $2.5 million guarantee.
However what’s more admirable is not their football careers and check books but their long standing close relationships with their mum, their wives, their kids and most importantly, each other (apparently they never argue!)
It’s a fascinating insight into two men who’ve made it to the top of their game and still maintained their charisma, sexiness, style and values. Read the full Vanity Fair article here.