After the scandal broke in , everyone was waiting for Elin to speak. Years later, much time has passed and Tiger has moved on to another woman. Elin is finally ready to break her silence and tell her side of the story, and what really happened.
Elin in the spotlight Elin Nordegren was thrust into the limelight the day she officially started dating Tiger Woods. Although the world loved following their relationship and their daily lives as a married couple, it was the end of their relationship that got everyone talking.
News of their divorce and the events that led to their separation adorned the papers and magazines, but Elin managed to keep largely out of the limelight throughout the divorce proceedings. That is, until now. The model has finally opened up about the subject. However, the focus has always been on Tiger. So who is Elin Nordegren? Well, this blonde beauty was born on January 1, , and grew up in Stockholm, Sweden.
She was an incredibly active child, who had an intense desire and passion to learn new things. She excelled at school, and she was also a talented soccer player. After a few years, Elin returned to Sweden, where she was spotted by a world-renowned photographer. A model in the making After she was scouted by Bingo Rimer, Elin Nordegren was the talk of the town, and she was inundated with requests to pose for major brands and companies.
Instead of continuing with a modeling career, Elin left that lifestyle to work part-time jobs to support her new venture: While she was working at a store in the center of Stockholm, Elin bumped into a woman who just so happened to be looking for a nanny for her children. This woman lived in America with her husband, Jesper Parnevik, the famous golfer.
Elin was intrigued, so dropped out of college, and took the job. Life in the States Although Elin knew it was a rushed decision, she was excited about the prospect of setting herself up a new life in the United States.
However, she was a little apprehensive. For starters, she would be leaving behind her twin sister, brother, and parents, as well as her long-term boyfriend. Before too long, the Parvenik family decided to set her up with their friend, Tiger Woods. In fact, she loved her quiet life and did not want to be thrust into the limelight by dating a professional golfer.
Luckily, the date went well, and the couple was engaged just two years later. Wedding of the century However, Elin soon realized that dating the most famous golfer in history did come with its perks — as she had one of the most extravagant and expensive wedding ceremonies ever.
Amazingly, it was more like a wedding week, as Elin and Tiger flew across the globe to get hitched on the beautiful Caribbean island of Barbados for a week-long extravaganza with their friends and family. He booked out the entire Sandy Lane Resort in the Caribbean, and flew in red roses to decorate the wedding, as this flower is not found there easily.
The security was so high Woods booked every helicopter in Barbados that no official photos of the wedding even exist, even leaked ones by paparazzi. This led to people speculating whether photos like the one below were the happy couple. Private property During their marriage, Tiger Woods and Elin Nordegren were living the life of luxury. The family mainly lived in their impressive waterfront mansion, but they also had various other properties across the country and world; including California, Jackson, Sweden, and Wyoming.
That year, an Irish magazine uncovered some nude photographs of a blonde woman, who they claimed was Elin Nordegren.
There was no proof of this claim, and Elin vehemently denied the accusations or that the photographs were of her. With the help of lawyers and private detectives, the married couple was able to source the photos back to a former Playboy model. In , the Woods welcomed their first child into the world — a daughter by the name of Sam Alexis Woods.
Which is exactly what made all his scandal even more shocking to us all. Growing their family Despite that, two years later, their family grew even bigger thanks to the birth of their son, Charlie Axel Woods.
They now were on the outside at least, the perfect family. A loving mother, a famous and rich father, and one son and one daughter. How cool is that?! Just a few days before the national celebrations, Elin had read an article online that claimed her husband had cheated on her with Rachel Uchitel during a trip to New York. Before he could feel the force of her wrath, Tiger managed to flee to his car — but just a few hours before, Tiger had ingested a sleeping tablet, and he was incredibly drowsy.
Because of this, Tiger crashed his car and found himself unconscious and lying next to a fire hydrant. Astoundingly, he was not seriously injured. A Rocky Road Tiger and Elin had both gone through a trauma, and we wonder whether Elin felt that she might have even gone too far. Tiger could have been seriously injured, or even worse.
But could someone else tell the world that truth? Paying his way After the notorious incident was made public, Rachel Uchitel decided to set the record straight in a press conference. However, the day before the press conference, it was mysteriously canceled. Sadly, Tiger Woods forget to pay off the rest of his conquests, and 19 women later came forward to claim that they had been paid to have intimate relations with the professional golf player. The Other Women These are just some of the women who Tiger was associated with, all of whom came forward to say they had been having affairs with him.
Imagine being Elin, she must have been heartbroken as more and more women stepped forward claiming her husband was a cheat and a liar. The two were seeing each other secretly for over two years. Jaimee was a Total Academy contestant as well as a cocktail waitress. She told the media she had no idea Tiger was married- this is hard for anyone to believe.
When outing Tiger, she publicly leaked a voicemail from him. And Another… Mistress number four is another Jamie! Jamie Jungers- a lingerie model from Las Vegas. She opened up to the media and even admitted she spent his money on liposuction.
Jamie says her and Tiger spent eighteen months together, secretly. Since this ordeal, Jamie has been arrested for drunk driving in California. She even tried to claim Tiger was the father to her child. She reportedly had a five year relationship with Tiger, which apparently started before he married wife Elin. Keeping on the Down Low Understandably, Elin did not want to make a public statement about everything she was going through.
She was embarrassed, shocked, and if you consider the golf club story, she was probably livid with her husband. Did she ever consider staying with him despite all of these awful accusations? Did he profess his innocence? We will never know. But we do know some of the ways which she stayed strong throughout…. Sisters for life During these tough times, Elin found herself feeling increasingly lonely in a foreign country So, she sought advice from her twin sister.
She left her husband at home and allowed him to get ready for an upcoming tournament without his family around him. Elin and Josefin shared everything when they were younger, and continued to do so as they got older. In fact, Elin and Josefin were working at the same store in Stockholm when Elin met the woman looking for a nanny. In the end, they both took the job and decided to take the plunge and move to the States together.
Crossing the pond After the Nordegren twins made a name for themselves over in the States, they looked after the golfing legends children and even worked towards American Citizenship. Although Elin quickly adjusted to the American way of life and soon found herself a husband, Josefin struggled with American culture, so decided to cross the pond once more and set up shop in England. Josefin moved to London and bagged herself a brand new job in a law firm, which later proved vital.
In fact, Elin used the law firm her sister worked for to finalize her divorce and handle all of her business matters. She actually wanted her sister to make the marriage work, but Elin was strong-willed and asked her sister to continue working the case. Josefin agreed and still works at the London law firm today. You have to feel a bit vindicated knowing that when a millionaire cheats on his wife, she is going to walk away with more than the usual minimum child benefit.
But would Elin become a millionaire herself after bagging her divorce settlement? A rich woman Absolutely! While this is only one sixth of Tigers fortune, it amounts to 20 million for each year of their marriage, which is pretty high , even for celebrities. A quiet court However, the details of the divorce were kept relatively quiet.
The court was closed and did not allow any media outlets or press junkets into the mix — a perfect situation for a woman who wanted to stay out of the limelight. However, we do know that this closed court was largely down to Tiger Woods and his wallet.
Would Tiger get partial custody? Would he not get custody at all? Well, it seems that Elin did not want full custody of her children. Paying the price Many other people began to speculate about the money surrounding their divorce. The final sum was so much larger than the original pre-nup amount, which means that Tiger was either forced or advised to give her more. Many believed that this extra money was given as compensation for emotional damages, and the pain that he put her through.
She still loved him Despite the fact that Elin had divorced her husband, and although she knew he had been unfaithful with multiple women throughout their marriage, she noted that there was still a little part of her that loved him. After all, he was the father of her children. She also apologized for her actions during the night of the notorious golf club incident and maintained that she lost control of her emotions after realizing that her husband had been lying to her. In fact, Elin felt incredibly silly about the whole situation, because she had no idea it was going on behind her back.
She became incredibly stressed and emotionally downtrodden and lost a huge amount of weight in the process.