Elin Nordegren Speaks Out
Tiger Woods’ ex-wife opens up about the dramatic collapse of her marriage.
-Kathryn H. Cusimano
Elin Nordegren, never one to seek the spotlight, has kept her mouth firmly shut since news of her ex-husband Tiger Woods‘ affairs hit the press last year. Now that her divorce is settled, Elin is telling her story.
“I never suspected, not a one,” Nordegren told People magazine of her ex-husband’s numerous affairs. “For the last 3½ years, when all this was going on, I was home a lot more with pregnancies, then the children and my school.”
“I felt stupid as more things were revealed — how could I not have known anything? The word ‘betrayal’ isn’t strong enough. I felt embarrassed for having been so deceived. I felt betrayed by many people around me,” she said.
“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 said. “I also feel stronger than I ever have. I have confidence in my beliefs, my decisions and myself.”
Nordegren reportedly received a large divorce settlement earlier this week, though the numbers have been kept under wraps. She and Woods will share custody of their two children. Nordegren said this will be her only interview, and she will soon return to private life. (People, GMA)
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