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'I have moved on... I am in a good place - and Tiger is a great father' - Elin Nordegren on her former husband's 'betrayal' and how they now have a good relationship

Published 21/05/2014 | 19:43

ORLANDO, FL - MAY 10: In this handout photo provided by Rollins College, Elin Nordegren receives the Hamilton Holt Outstanding Senior Award for the Class of 2014 during her graduation from Rollins College on May 10, 2014 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Scott Cook for Rollins College via Getty Images)
ORLANDO, FL - MAY 10: In this handout photo provided by Rollins College, Elin Nordegren receives the Hamilton Holt Outstanding Senior Award for the Class of 2014 during her graduation from Rollins College on May 10, 2014 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Scott Cook for Rollins College via Getty Images)
Elin Nordegren receives the Hamilton Holt Outstanding Senior Award for the Class of 2014 during her graduation from Rollins College
Tiger Woods celebrates with his girlfriend Lindsey Vonn after defeating South Africa's Richard Sterne on the 18th hole at Muirfield Village GC to secure the President's Cup for the United States
Tiger Woods and Lindsey Vonn
PALO ALTO, CA - NOVEMBER 21: Tiger Woods' wife, Elin Nordegren, stands on the sidelines before the Cardinal game against the California Bears at Stanford Stadium on November 21, 2009 in Palo Alto, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Elin Nordegren at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta in 2003
Tiger Woods and Elin Nordegren have announced their divorce
In February Tiger Woods publicly admitted to cheating on his wife Elin Nordegren. Photo: Getty Images
Elin Nordegren, Tiger's wife, originally told police she had used a golf club to break into the Cadillac Escalade to rescue the her husband after he hit a fire hydrant and a tree. Photo: Getty Images
Tiger Woods and his wife Elin Nordegren at the NBA final between the Orlando Magic and Los Angeles Lakers in June, 2009 at Amway Arena in Orlando, Florida. Photo: Getty Images
Tiger Woods and his wife Elin Nordegren wait for the rest of the US team to finish play after Woods sunk his putt on the 13th green to win his match and clinch the cup win for the US in the Presidents Cup golf competition on October 11, 2009 at Harding Park Golf course in San Francisco. Photo: Getty Images
It has been reported that Elin Nordegren has made up her mind to divorce Tiger Woods. Photo: Getty Images
Tiger Woods with his daughter Sam and wife Elin pictured together at a college football game in northern California earlier this month

Tiger Woods' former wife Elin Nordegren has spoken for the first time about how she struggled to come to terms with her husband's extra-marital affairs.

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Speaking to US publication 'People', the mum-of-two said "the word betrayal isn't strong enough" when asked to describe how she felt when news of her then husband's affairs with other women became public.

In the interview, Elin explained that she felt "safe" in her marriage to the golfing superstar, and that's why she was hurt so badly when she found out he was seeing other women.

"I have moved on, and I am in a good place," she told the magazine.

 

Elin Nordegren receives the Hamilton Holt Outstanding Senior Award for the Class of 2014 during her graduation from Rollins College

"Our relationship is centered around our children, and we are doing really good - we really are. He is a great father.”

Tiger is now in a relationship with US Olympics skier Lindsey Vonn (29).

Recently, Elin was pictured alongside Vonn and her former husband as the trio cheered on the former couple's son Charlie (4). The former couple also have a six-year-old daughter named Sam.

"I’m happy for Tiger ... In general, in any kind of step-parent relationship, I’m happy that there’s somebody else loving my children."

 

Tiger Woods and Lindsey Vonn

Elin has also moved on and is in a relationship with a 55-year-old businessman named Chris Cline - she told the magazine that neither of them would be discussing their relationship.

The couple split in December 2009 after Woods admitted to being unfaithful with a number of women.

News of the affairs emerged after a reported row at the couple's mansion in Florida shorly after which the golfing superstar crashed his car.

There was speculation the couple would reunite, but the following year they divorced.

Ms Nordegren received a settlement in her divorce - understood to be in the region of $100m - and purchased a mansion near her husband's home in Florida.

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Tiger Woods and his wife Elin Nordegren at the NBA final between the Orlando Magic and Los Angeles Lakers in June, 2009 at Amway Arena in Orlando, Florida. Photo: Getty Images

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