'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
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.
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.
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