Who is Cody Ford? Bengals player's breakup with fiancée goes viral on social media

CINCINNATI – A Bengals player not named Joe Burrow is making headlines this week after news of his separation surfaced online.

TikTok star Tianna Robillard announced Wednesday that she has split from her fiancé Cody Ford, who plays as a reserve guard for Cincinnati. The video announcing the split has more than 18 million views and 34,000 comments.

“I would love for him and I to just be shown love during this time… just privacy, encouragement and love during this time, please,” Robillard said in the video.

@tiannarobillard Reply to @Casey ♬ Original sound – Tianna Robillard

While Ford's name may not be as familiar to football fans, he has amassed nearly 500,000 followers on TikTok and over 92,000 followers on Instagram by sharing bits of his life outside of football – particularly with Robillard, who has over 1 million followers on TikTok.

Ford signed with the Bengals in 2023 after spending time in Buffalo and Arizona. He played in all 17 of Cincinnati's games last season, contributing on special teams and serving as a backup. His only start for the Bengals came on Nov. 26 against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

In March, the team announced that it would re-sign the 27-year-old, who played college football at Oklahoma alongside fellow offensive lineman Orlando Brown Jr.

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