Tiki & Ronde Barber: Sexiest Athletes
These days Ronde, a Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback, is the one who relaxes by playing golf near the Tampa house he shares with wife Claudia, an event planner. He threw her an elaborate surprise 30th-birthday party in August, racing home early to cover their bed in rose petals. "He is the perfect man," she says. Or nearly. He's also a neat freak who "a couple of times has made the bed before I was ready to get up." Tiki, a running back with the New York Giants, is the one who likes to hit Manhattan's hot spots in designer suits with fashion-publicist wife Ginny, 25. The more sharply dressed Barber cheerfully admits that his wife "wears and picks out the pants. I know what my role is." Mom still sees their similarities. "They're wonderful athletes, and they're very intelligent," says Geraldine. "And they're content to just be at home alone with the women they love."