09:56 PM EDT 10/16/2013
Originally posted 08/23/2010 02:15PM
After months of speculation, the marriage between Tiger Woods and Elin Nordegren Woods is officially over: The couple were present at Bay County Circuit Court in Panama City, Fla., Monday for the execution of their divorce agreement.
"We are sad that our marriage is over and we wish each other the very best for the future," they said in a statement released by Nordegren's Virginia-based law firm of McGuireWoods. "While we are no longer married, we are the parents of two wonderful children and their happiness has been, and will always be, of paramount importance to both of us."
The documents do not reveal details of the split, but the couple's statement also says, "Once we came to the decision that our marriage was at an end, the primary focus of our amicable discussions has been to ensure their future well-being. The weeks and months ahead will not be easy for them as we adjust to a new family situation, which is why our privacy must be a principal concern."
Originally posted 07/04/2010 01:55PM
In honor of the 4th of July, we're calling out four celebs who make us proud to be Americans – and of course another four we wish would get packing for Canada. From charitable to cheating, which American stars would make George Washington's team? And who needs to step up their game?
Brad Pitt: The actor made a big impact in the Big Easy with his Make It Right campaign, a housing project targeted to those hit the hardest by Hurricane Katrina. Besides being easy on the eyes, and a good ole family man, his thoughtfulness warms the heart.
Sandra Bullock: After a public split with ex-hubby Jesse James, America's Oscar-winning sweetheart had better things to talk about – like her baby boy she adopted from New Orleans. The new mom even made an appearance at a benefit concert in Nashville for flood recovery. Bouncing back after-all, is the American way.
Originally posted 07/01/2010 11:45AM
Silence is golden, but is it worth $700 million? It could be what Tiger Woods gives estranged wife Elin Nordegren in a divorce agreement being hammered out now.
While Nordegren has been traveling to Sweden and China with children Sam, 3, and Charlie, 1, and Woods has been struggling to return to the PGA Tour, lawyers for both sides are reportedly close to reaching an agreement.
Sources tell people that Nordegren could land "about $700 million," a number that has increased steadily throughout the months of negotiations.
Woods's camp, a source tells PEOPLE, has offered Elin increasing settlement amounts, all of which are contingent on her silence. Nordegren has so far balked at the confidentiality clause, not because she has a burning desire to tell the story, but because it is the biggest bargaining chip she has, says the source.
Originally posted 06/05/2010 12:00PM
Off on a trip to Shanghai for a visit with her brother Axel, a Swedish marketing representative, Elin Nordegren is expected back in Orlando, Fla., by June 18 to celebrate her and Tiger Woods's daughter Sam's third birthday.
"Elin took Sam and Charlie to China but needs to be back in time for Tiger to also be involved with the celebration of Sam's birthday," a friend tells PEOPLE.
A source close to the ongoing legal discussions in divorce proceedings between Nordegren and Woods says that a $700-million settlement is not the issue. Causing problems in the negotiations is child custody. They are fighting over the kids.
Originally posted 05/13/2010 10:15AM
Sparks didn't fly when Tiger Woods met his wife Elin. According to a new biography of the golfer, Woods had to ask his future wife out five times before she accepted, and even then she wasn't sure she wanted to go out with him.
"Elin Nordegren was not the type of young woman to date Tiger Woods, at least not at first," reports Tiger: The Real Story by PEOPLE staff writer Steve Helling. "For one thing, she had a boyfriend at home in Sweden. He was a normal, decent guy, driving a forklift in a warehouse. If things worked out with him, her life would be safe and predictable, an option that Elin actually found extremely appealing."
The book goes on to say, "Dating Tiger Woods would be just the opposite: paparazzi and tabloids would be around every corner, and Elin couldn't bear the thought of such an invasion of privacy. Besides, she really didn't find Tiger attractive; he simply wasn't her type."
After Elin refused to go out with Tiger, he started to become more persistent. This wasn't a man used to being turned down.
Originally posted 05/11/2010 02:40PM
When Tiger Woods admitted he was "a little nervous" returning to the golf world, did he sense trouble with his game?
The champion golfer, who's slowly integrated himself back in the sport after a sex scandal broke in November, has had a tough few weeks – and his woes seem to keep piling up.
Less than two weeks after missing the cut at the Quail Hollow Championship in Charlotte, N.C., Woods, 34, dropped out of The Players Championship Sunday after suffering from a neck injury. Two days later, his coach, Hank Haney, resigned via text message.
Originally posted 05/06/2010 02:30PM
After spending two weeks with her family and friends in Sweden, Elin Nordegren and her children – Sam, who is about to turn 3, and Charlie,1 – arrived home in Orlando, Fla., earlier this week.
According to sources in Sweden, Nordegren and her mother Barbro Holmberg together celebrated the Swedish holiday of Valborg, which on the last of April marks the arrival of spring with elaborate fires, singing and partying amid the beautiful landscape of mild weather.
"During the holiday, Elin was seen walking the streets of Gävle with her mom and children," a source tells PEOPLE. "But she has had special protection by bodyguards 24/7."
Originally posted 04/29/2010 05:15PM
The lying, the cheating and then the apologizing. Can words measure up to harmful actions?
Originally posted 04/21/2010 12:40PM
Tiger Woods and wife Elin Nordegren appear to be stepping up their lives apart.
Monday in Orlando, Fla., the golf champ attended a Nickelback concert – where, according to TMZ, he partied backstage surrounded by a security team. Earlier that night, he and friends dined together in a restaurant, reports RadarOnline, an event described as his first public outing since the sex scandal that broke last November.
Meanwhile, Elin and the couple's two children, Sam and Charlie, took off for Sweden, despite the volcanic ash spewing into the skies from Iceland which grounded the majority of Scandinavian and European flights. "Elin and her children have arrived in a very north area, much north of Stockholm," a source in the Swedish capital tells PEOPLE.
Originally posted 04/14/2010 07:45AM
He's gone to rehab and resumed his golf career, but Tiger Woods's marriage is as wobbly as ever, sources tell PEOPLE.
His wife Elin Nordegren skipped the golf star’s big comeback at the Masters and was described as disgusted and outraged by his Nike commercial featuring a voiceover by his late father. After Woods finished the tournament, coming in fourth, Nordegren flew out of Florida without her husband and their two children – they were left with nannies – for a destination unknown, friends say.
"Elin was violently angry over this commercial and thought it was a cheesy thing to do," one friend tells PEOPLE. "She wouldn't have gone near the Masters under any condition, but that just made her madder. She is over Tiger. I wouldn't be surprised if she files for divorce sometime soon."
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