When Woods and Nordegren first met, she had a boyfriend and worked as a nanny for the Swedish professional golfer Jesper Parnevik. It was reported at the time how she didn’t have intentions of dating Woods, and he was okay with that. “Tiger was OK with that,” Mia Parnevik, Jasper’s wife, said. “There was a big line of single golfers wanting to meet her. They were gaga over her. “
But then, the two somehow fell in love and got engaged in 2003 during a four-day vacation on a South African game reserve.
The famous couple got the attention of many people and the paparazzi. Their life resembled a fairy tale. The two got married at a private ceremony at the 19th hole at the Sany Lane resort in Barbados. Among the guests were Michael Jordan and Charles Barkley.
In 2007, Nordegren gave birth to their baby daughter, Sam Alexis, and two years later, the couple welcomed their son into the world, Charlie Axel.
Then in 2009, Woods’ affairs were exposed and the marriage burst like a bubble. The Parneviks felt the guilt of introducing Woods to Nordegren. However, it wasn’t their fault because they couldn’t possibly know of the secret life of their friend Woods.
”I’m kind of filled with sorrow for Elin since me and my wife are at fault for hooking her up with him, and we probably thought he was a better guy than he is,” he said.
Woods tried to fix things, but the pair eventually split. After their divorce in 2010, Nordegren got $100 million and she and the kids moved to Florida. Over the years, Woods and Nordegren managed to smooth things down and remained friends for the sake of their kids.
“Having the relationship that I have now with her is fantastic. She’s one of my best friends. We’re able to pick up the phone, and we talk to each other all the time. We both know that the most important things in our lives are our kids. I wish I would have known that back then,” Woods told Time.
”My relationship with Tiger is centred 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,” Nordegren told People in 2014.
It looked like Nordegren could now take time for herself. She finally made her wish of becoming a child psychologist true after she graduated from Rollins University.
She was such an inspiration for many other moms out there that she was asked to give a speech during the graduation ceremony. ”I was surprised when they called and asked if I wanted to give this speech. In the press I have been called a woman of few words and criticized by the media for not talking very much. A commencement speech is meant to inspire. And when I started to think what I should say to you all today, I got a little scared. What words could I use to inspire us all after a long journey in college? One week after that phone call, I got off an American Airlines plane and one of the flight attendants gave me a note. I hurriedly took the note and said a quick ‘Thank you’ and continued to pick up my bags. Later, I finally had time to read what it said. The note read: ‘Thank you for being my inspiration, greetings from another single mom.’ I was touched by the beautiful words from a total stranger.”
In October 2019, Woods’ ex wife gave birth to a baby boy. The father is the former NFL player Jordan Cameron. The two seem very happy together.
Although she has always tended to stay out of the spotlight, one thing about beautiful Elin Nordegren that caught our attention recently is the new house she bought. After she sold her $50 million dollar estate, she chose a new one, again in Florida, in the prestigious Old Palm Golf Club gated community.
The six bedroom place has been newly renovated. It has a breathtaking view and looks at a pond on the community’s own golf course.