Elin Nordegren Speaks: Tiger’s Ex-Wife Comes Clean
It’s been about nine months since pro-golf legend and world-renown superstar Cheetah Tiger Woods sent shockwaves throughout the entire sports and entertainment world when it came to light he had chronically cheated on his wife with multiple women over the course of their relationship. While Tiger took a far too brief hiatus before returning to the game of golf and issuing a formal apology, his ex-wife, Elin Nordegren, remained silent. Amid rumors of talk-show offers and confidentiality agreements, the former Mrs. Woods is ready to tell her story in a published interview with People magazine.
Anyone intrigued by the story or Nordegren’s perspective better get his money’s worth now because she says this is a one-time deal.
For starters, Elin says she is not violent and never attacked Woods with a golf club. (We guess she declined to explain how someone can back into a fire hydrant and end up bloody and unconscious with broken windows.)
As far as the infidelity, she says she had no clue Woods had been running around on her.
“I’m so embarassed that I never suspected [his affairs]—not a one.”
The 30-year old mother of two disputes the claims her marriage to Woods was merely a publicity stunt and believed she was in a true, loving relationship the entire time (even more reason to swing a golf club at him). At any rate, she refuses to go into the details of the night which changed their lives forever, and has chosen to keep the terms of her divorce settlement confidential. Leading rumors have it that she will receive about $100 million, considerably less than the $750 million many initially hoped she would get expected. She’s only willing to say she won’t have to work initially (translation: she won’t need to work ever, unless she wants to).
Nordegren says she will not become a talk-show host or reality-TV sensation, and talks about the fact she’s been taking night classes en route to a bachelor’s degree in psychology. Upon graduation—she’s only 40 credits away—she plans to pursue her master’s and possibly work as a therapist.
“I have been through the stages of disbelief and shock, to anger and ultimately grief over the loss of the family I so badly wanted for my children. I also feel stronger than I ever have. I have confidence in my beliefs, my decisions and myself.”
The issue of People containing Elin’s interview is on newsstands now.