Skip to comments.Elin Nordegren Speaks: 'I Feel Stronger Than I Ever Have'
Posted on 08/25/2010 7:11:36 AM PDT by OldDeckHand
Her divorce is final and she's ready to talk. Elin Nordegren breaks her nine-month silence in an exclusive interview with PEOPLE magazine.
"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," she says in the magazine's latest issue, out just days after her split from Tiger Woods was made official.
(Excerpt) Read more at people.com ...
...and, richer too.
It's a little surprising Tiger's lawyers didn't get an iron-clad non-disclosure into the settlement, but then again, he was negotiating from the ultimate position of weakness. He might be lucky it only cost him $100M.
YEah, that’s interesting. You would think that they would have offered a lot more if she would have agreed to keep her (lovely) trap shut.
This may be splitting hares (hairs?), but wouldn't she be richer if she had stayed married.
Theoretically speaking, she would have retained access to 100% of Tiger's money as opposed to 50% or whatever percent she ended up with.
Heh. Either way, it would be more than she could easily spend.
She just dissolved the corportation for a wholy owned one . . . no one to answer to.
Oh. That generally means she's mentally unstable and while possibly fun in small doses, generally a pain to be around.
Yes, that's theoretically possible. Of course, we have no idea what the actual financial dynamic was inside that home - Tiger has a reputation as a cheapskate, so we really have no clue what kind of "allowance" she was on, but I'm sure she probably didn't have want for anything.
There was a prenup, so even in his death, she may not have inherited all of it or even $100M. We'll never no for sure, unless one of them talks about it.
Lastly, the receipt of matrimonial assets in a divorce are not taxable. This is a common misconception. Whatever Elin received in the split, is hers to keep in it's entirety.
Golddigging with tendencies to assault others.
Whatever. Cash your checks
It isn’t like it is a secret. I’m sure there are a few intimate details that haven’t already made it into the news but I’m also pretty sure they can’t be much more embarrassing that what has already been put out there.
Everyone would be miserable.
Cut bait and move on to another fishing hole.
This may be splitting hares (hairs?), but wouldn’t she be richer if she had stayed married.
I don’t think she ever intended to stay married to this cash tiger. The prenups look like a lease agreement, which it may have been.
An accurate diagnosis, Doctor.
Wife- "Whats this in the Enquirer?"
Tiger- "Er, um, those jeans sure do make you look FAT!"
Not a good way to start the day.
Sometime in the afternoon Tiger was sitting on the couch, in the living room.
Tiger will never win another tournament.
Har! You just described the woman I’m stuck with! (2 Kids to raise)
I love Elin. Proud of her! She made the right decision. I hope no one portrays her to be anything other then a very nice person who didn’t deserve anything that happened to her. My husband and I met her back when she was nannying for Jasper Parnevik. She was so sweet. She deserves everything penny she gets out of this divorce with Tiger.
“but wouldn’t she be richer if she had stayed married.”
100 million? That’s quite enough, and she’s rid of that hound dog.
a good way to get the PETA goons after you
Yeah, a couple hundred million bucks in the bank and a set of Tiger balls in your Visegrips will do that for a girl.
Lay down with dogs, rise up w/golden fleas.
“Whatever Elin received in the split, is hers to keep in it’s entirety.”
Here in Texas (a community property state), everything he earned from the date of the marriage was hers to begin with, so she’s just keeping what’s hers.
In the absence of a prenup. Believe me, they had a prenup.
Most of the reports I read said that the original prenuptial agreement gave her something less than $20M. Tiger's peccadilloes cost him roughly $80M in assets. His endorsement potential loss is perhaps immeasurable.
“other then a very nice person”
She beat a man with a golf club.
She was a nanny who set her sites on a rich, famous, guy.
Just because he was a serial philanderer, doesn’t make her a saint. It makes her a woman who didn’t have enough sense not to marry a serial philanderer.
What’s with all of these snarky remarks about this woman? Her whole life was turned upside down. She didn’t ask for this to happen and as far as anyone has determined, she was a devoted wife and mother. And, as far as the remark about her taking Psychology....maybe she is trying to understand human nature...why a man would choose to behave the way her husband has....why people point a finger and make snide remarks at innocents...why people judge others without known facts....why people intimate that she is the crazy one...seems to me that a lot of these remarks are totally biased and unreasonable. So, she married a man with money. So, she married a man who was famous. So what! It is quite possible she fell for that smooth talking, silk voiced wolf in sheeps clothing like many of us did....maybe she really loved the man...the man who seems to only love himself. I’m glad she was able to come out of this with cash, a home and a future ahead....many people going through divorces aren’t that fortunate.
What you said.
Even stronger than when she smashed him in the face with a 9-iron as he sat facing away? Psycho chick should be in prison,,,
This is not supported by any of the stories about their courtship. I've heard Jesper Parnivek (the pro golfer Elin was nannying for) talk about this in some detail. Tiger tried to date her for the better part of 6-months. She kept saying no. Finally, Tiger asked Parnevik to intercede on his behalf and convince her to go out with him just once. Jesper did - it's one reason he was so critical of Tiger when the story broke.
It's clear from a fair reading of the contemporary accounts, Elin wasn't a gold-digger of any kind. Remember, she comes from a well-known and fairly successful Swedish family herself. The girls weren't professional nannies - they were doing it to spend some time in the states during their "gap year". Her sister went on to become a barrister in the UK. They weren't uneducated women, or women without means.
Depends on how you define "richer." Not everybody places a dollar sign on the quality of their life.
I don't understand either. By all accounts she really is the victim in all this. And as for her being a gold digger, is every woman who marries a wealthy man a gold digger? I can't help but think that some of the posters here have some issues with the current or past women in their lives and they are projecting the real or perceived flaws of those women onto Elin.
I though her sister was a nanny for another golfer who introduced her to Tiger. You make it sound like she was stalking him.
When you meet golddiggers, they can often be charming. Thats how they work. Think she would have married Tiger if he would have been a high school golf coach somewhere in Tennessee, when she met him? LOL,,,
And i bet she didn’t look so sweet when she hit him full force in the face with an iron club. She’s lucky he wasn’t killed.
I can only imagine the fury had she cheated on him, and HE had hit her in the face with a golf club. She’s only free because he refused to tell the cops what she did.
Yeah, I agree with you. Perhaps Mr. Woods needed to gain a bit of personal and financial insight into his behavior prior to the world finding out it was impossible for him to keep it in his pants.
“is every woman who marries a wealthy man a gold digger?”
Unless he concealed his wealth from her (as any sane rich guy would do, unless he is unlucky enough to be widely recognized) ,,, pretty much yes, always.
Oh, boy - you're hysterical. Yes, she hit him "full force in the face with an iron club". That's why Tiger spent less than three hours in the hospital - most people aren't aware of his super-human powers of regeneration.
Someone hits someone else in the face with a golf club - full force - they're breaking something(s). You aren't going to spend 90-minutes in the ER, you're going to spend days, or weeks in the hospital.
By the by, Tiger went to the ER primarily because they couldn't wake him up. Why couldn't they wake him up? Because he was on drugs. The pictures of his car, and the police reports indicate that there was NO BLOOD on his clothes or in the car, and that he had a tiny cut on his lip. Hardly the damage one would expect when getting hit - full force - with a 9-iron.
But, don't let the facts get in the way of your "Elin is a gold-digging, violent offender" story.
Elin is coming out with her own line of golf clubs.
Her slogan...”Finally, the clubs you can beat Tiger with.”
Oooooooooh! Somebody’s bitter!!!
So tell me honey, would you have consented to become Mrs. Tiger if he had been a pipe-fitter? Are we supposed to feel sorry for you now?
Yeah, a few buck will give a person some great power. She’s cute, too, so that helps.
“She beat a man with a golf club.”
So, he deserved it.
“She was a nanny who set her sites on a rich, famous, guy.”
You know that how?
“Just because he was a serial philanderer, doesnt make her a saint. It makes her a woman who didnt have enough sense not to marry a serial philanderer.”
She was supposed to know this about him before he did those things? Wow. Where did you get your super powers to know the future? Seems you are just jealous. Pretty foreign white girl got the handsome rich American black man.
Well non of what you said is true.
Does each woman who marries a wealthy man make her automatically after his money? I knew Elin. So did my husband. She wasn’t like that. Tiger pursued her. Not the other way around.
Bullcrap. He wasn’t seen in public for weeks. And went off to San Antonio or somewhere for dental reconstructive surgery.
And there are a lot of people dead from a blow to the face with a weapon like a club. An inch here or there, and thats a dead man. Stories are widely known of the barfight where an errant punch, a fall against a table edge, etc, results in death.
But go on worshiping the pretty girl. It’s ok for her to hit someone with a golf club. After all, she was MAD!! It’s ok for her to do it, but you would never excuse it if he had so much as slapped her. But i understand, some people don’t expect women to live by the same rules as men. Thankfully, people like that are few.
As you said, don’t let facts get in the way of those that have their own axe to grind. Much of FR is not worth reading anymore-increasingly lots of sarcasm not so labeled, stupid allegations. assumptions instead of knowledgeable posts.
She didn’t hit him. That is not true.
I happen to know a lot of wealthy women. My best friend was married to a former hot shot NFL player. He cheated on her constantly. It broke her heart. She was no golddigger.
I do know the difference. Believe me! My husband is a trainer for obey 20 years of celebrity wives and rich people, mostly wives of rich people. He can tell which ones were married for love and which ones married for money.
Elin was pursued by Tiger. Not the other way around.
Last I checked marrying someone with money doesn’t make you a gold digger. It’s what’s in your heart that matters. I guess in your opinion any woman who marries someone wealthy makes them a gold digger. Pretty sad that you belittle people you don’t even know.
..and also, withOUT an STD.....
I'll say; he was very lucky she wasn't as greedy as most women would have been. I have more respect for her for that bit of modesty. Now she can get on with her life.
“She beat a man with a golf club.”
Updated: August 25, 2010, 10:51 AM ET ESPN
Tiger Woods’ ex-wife denies hitting him
Not hard enough, apparently. He's still walking around shooting 15 over par.
Really. You are a funny guy, but not in the good way. Again, don't let the facts get in the way of a good hairbrained conspiracy theory.
From WESH on December 30...
ORLANDO, Fla. -- The Florida Highway Patrol met with Tiger Woods in Orlando several days after his crash in Isleworth and said he only had "a fat lip," FHP told WESH 2 exclusively on Wednesday.I'm not sure what you level of understanding about human biology - I'm guessing from your comments, not much - but people don't heal in three days from "reconstructive surgery" - especially when that surgery is to repair damage from a blow at (your words) "full force" from a golf club iron.
FHP spokeswoman Kim Montes said Woods met with troopers at an undisclosed location on Dec. 1 to deliver his ticket and see if Woods had any injuries that might not be consistent with his traffic accident.
Montes said troopers only noted "a fat lip" and no other facial injuries -- and no reason to believe he was the victim of domestic violence.
Body and face nice skull empty.
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