Elin Nordegren on Tiger Woods: The word ‘betrayal’ is not strong enough

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Elin Nordegren finally opened up about her relationship with ex-husband Tiger Woods, which she describes as now being pretty positive. But before working things out with her ex post-divorce, Elin says she felt a strong sense of betrayal from the golf star.

“I felt safe with him,” Nordegren told People magazine. “The word betrayal isn’t strong enough.”

Nordegren, now 34, divorced Tiger in August 2010. Everything went sour over Thanksgiving in 2009 when Elin learned that the National Enquirer was planning to release a story about Tiger’s cheating/womanizing ways. That story led to a huge fight between Elin and Tiger at their home. Elin supposedly was so heated she began swinging a golf club at Tiger. Panicked, he attempted to flee in his Escalade and wound up crashing his car. After that, the floodgates opened and every day a new report emerged about a woman Tiger had sex with while married.

Tiger is back playing golf, Elin has graduated from college, and they’ve both moved on in their personal lives. The good news for their children’s sake is that they get along well now.

“I have moved on and I am in a good place,” Nordegren told People. “My relationship with Tiger is centered around our children and we are doing really good – we really are – and I am so happy that is the case. He is a great father.”

Things were really bad between them during that rough first year, but it’s nice they’ve worked things out and can get along. Elin held so much animosity towards Tiger at first that that didn’t even seem like a possibility at one point.

Elin Nordegren cracks Tiger Woods joke in graduation speech (Video)

Elin Nordegren graduationElin Nordegren has moved well past being just a nanny to a golfer and is now an accomplished student and college graduate.

Elin, best known for being Tiger Woods’ ex-wife, was named the “Outstanding Graduating Senior” of the Hamilton Holt School at Rollins College. She spoke at the school’s commencement over the weekend as part of the honor.

During her speech, Nordegren recounted how her life has changed since the time she first enrolled in the school.

“When I entered my student advisor office in the fall of 2005, I was 25 years old, I had just recently moved to America, I was married without children. Today, nine years later, I’m a proud American, and I have two beautiful children.”

Nordegren paused and received a loud applause, and then she followed with this zinger, “but I’m no longer married.”

Funny lady, that Elin Nordegren!

We’re actually pretty impressed with her; graduating with a 3.96 GPA regardless of where you went to school takes a lot of hard work.

Lindsey Vonn and Elin Nordegren are reportedly close friends

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In the words of the great Steve Sitfler, “You two used to bang, and you two are banging now, so this must be awkward.” When it comes to Tiger Woods’ ex-wife Elin Nordegren and his current girlfriend Lindsey Vonn, that is apparently not the case.

According to Us Weekly, Nordegren and Vonn get along just fine and have even become close friends.

“After meeting her, (Elin) found she actually liked her,” a source reportedly told the gossip publication. “You’d think it would be weird, but Elin loves Lindsey and they talk all the time,” the source tells Us. “Elin likes that Lindsey is a strong woman.”

Nordegren is said to have gotten close to Vonn because she wanted to get to know her if she was going to be around her children — 6-year-old Sam and 5-year-old Charlie — a lot. Not only do they get along, but the entire crew reportedly went on vacation together and Elin and Vonn ventured off for a few drinks while Tiger stayed with the kids.

“Lindsey is really good for Tiger. She’s strong, opinionated, and keeps him in line,” the source added. “Elin found that they are very similar and have a lot in common. They laugh and talk like they have been girlfriends forever.”

It sounds like Elin and Lindsey have come a long way from the days where Vonn sat in the car for an hour to avoid having a run-in with the Swedish beauty. There have been rumors that Nordegren believes Vonn is a good influence on Tiger, but it’s still pretty surprising to hear that they are BFFs.

Good for them. That’s probably best for the kids.

Elin Nordegren learned of Tiger Woods’ affair by sending fake text messages

tiger elinThis week marks four years since Tiger Woods notoriously crashed his car on Thanksgiving, an even that led to the unraveling of his personal and professional life.

In commemoration of the notorious night that forever changed Tiger’s life and career, the New York Post on Monday wrote a long story recapping what happened that led to Tiger crashing his Escalade and ending up unconscious and taken to the hospital. In their story, they referenced some details shared by The Daily Beast in 2010 about how the whole night unfolded. Some news outlets and websites have mistakenly said that these are new details from a new report. Though these details are actually from an old report, they’re new to me, which is why I’m sharing them.

According to the old Daily Beast report, Elin learned about the affair between Tiger and Rachel Uchitel (the one the National Enquirer first exposed) by stealing his cell phone, reading his text messages, and pretending to be him in text messages sent to Uchitel.

Tiger apparently gave Elin a heads up that The National Enquirer would be running its story alleging that Tiger and Uchitel were having an affair. Tiger supposedly convinced Elin that the relationship between him and Rachel was platonic, and he even organized a 30-minute phone conversation between Elin and Rachel to convince her that nothing was going on.

Elin was supposedly satisfied after speaking with Uchitel, but she learned on Thanksgiving that Uchitel met Tiger while he was in Australia for an event. That led to bickering between him and Elin, and Tiger supposedly took an Ambien to go to sleep to end the fighting. That’s when Elin got all snoopy on him.

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Elin Nordegren reportedly feels Lindsey Vonn is a ‘good influence on Tiger Woods

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Another day, another conflicting gossip report about Elin Nordegren and how she feels about Tiger Woods’ relationship with Lindsey Vonn. Last month, a report claimed that Tiger’s ex-wife “hates” Vonn and everything about the gold medalist’s relationship with the father of her children. A new report indicates that quite the opposite is true.

According to the NY Post’s Page Six, Nordegren feels that dating Vonn has been good for Tiger. A source reportedly told the Post that Elin “really likes Lindsey and thinks she is a very good influence on Tiger.” The source also said Nordegren believes Woods is happy with Vonn and that Lindsey gets along well with the couple’s two children.

We can’t speak for the way Tiger’s life has been going off the golf course, but his game has certainly improved since he took his relationship with Vonn public. He has yet to capture a major since the sex scandal erupted, but Woods already has three wins this season and has shown signs of starting to look like the old Tiger again.

[Related: Lindsey Vonn says she would never get married again]

Either one of the two reports about the way Elin feels about Tiger’s new relationship is inaccurate, or she has come a long way over the past month. A previous report from the Post also stated that Vonn waited in a car for an hour while Tiger watched his daughter play baseball, which contradicts with the notion that she gets along well with Woods’ kids. Perhaps that relationship has also progressed.

It’s tough to differentiate truth from fiction with any of these gossip stories, but it’s certainly interesting to hear that Elin has allegedly gone from “hate” to “happy” in just over a month.

Elin Nordegren supposedly ‘hates’ Lindsey Vonn and her relationship with Tiger

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Lindsey Vonn and Tiger Woods are parading around the country, flaunting their relationship, and that reportedly isn’t sitting well with Elin Nordegren.

Nordegren, Woods’ ex-wife, “hates Lindsey Vonn and everything about this romance,” a source told Us Weekly.

But her unhappiness with the situation doesn’t end there. According to the source, Elin is “angry Tiger even has visitation rights to the kids.”

A previous report from a different outlet said that Elin approved of Vonn, so you can take this report however you want to.

What we know is that Vonn and Woods have been all over the place lately. The two made a red carpet appearance together last month, while Vonn watched her boyfriend golf at the Masters. Additionally, Vonn has even been photographed by the paparazzi taking Woods’ children to school. Maybe Nordegren doesn’t like having another person play the role of parent to her children.

Nordegren should stick with her billionaire coal magnate boyfriend and just chill, if you ask me.

Elin Nordegren is reportedly dating billionaire coal magnate Chris Cline

Elin Nordegren is reportedly back off the market, though that is a story we have heard many times over the past several years. According to the NY Post’s Page Six, Nordegren has been dating one of her neighbors from the community where she lives in Florida. The gentleman is billionaire coal magnate Chris Cline, who is 53 years old.

Elin is only 33, so there is quite an age gap between her and Cline.

“Elin and Chris have been dating since the holidays,” a source reportedly told Page Six.

Cline has been married twice and was most recently divorced in 2000. He is a father of four who reportedly hosted a Mitt Romney fundraising campaign at his home in September. He is also known for being the victim of a strange extortion attempt last year by an aspiring actor that included targets such as well-known film producer Harvey Weinstein, Buffalo Sabres owner Terry Pegula and Groupon co-founder Eric Lefkofsky.

Coincidentally (or maybe not), Cline is the second billionaire that Nordegren has been linked to in the past year. She reportedly broke up with billionaire heir Jamie Dingman last spring because he wasn’t enough of a family man. A couple of months ago, a surprising report indicated that Tiger Woods wanted to remarry Elin and was offering an insane prenuptial agreement in an attempt to get her to agree. Between Nordegren’s link to Cline and this report about Tiger spending an entire week with Olympic skier Linsdey Vonn, it seems safe to say the former couple is not getting back together.