Friday 26 December 2014

Elin Nordegren jokes about ex Tiger Woods in college graduation speech

Published 15/05/2014 | 14:13

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

Elin Nordegren is proving that life after Tiger Woods isn't all that shabby.

The Swedish model, who divorced the golfing superstar after at a least a dozen affairs, graduated from Rollins College with a BA in Psychology earlier this week.

And she was tasked with speaking to the graduating class due to her outstanding academic performance during her four years of study there.

Nordegren said her education has been 'the only consistent thing in ' in her life over the last nine years.

She also spoke fondly of her two children Charlie Axel and Sam Alexis, with her ex.

"When I entered my student advisor office in the fall of 2005 I was 25 years old and had just recently moved to America," she began her address.

"I was married without children. Today, nine years later, I'm a proud American and I have two beautiful children.....but I'm no longer married."

“Education has been the only consistent part of my life the last nine years," she said.

"It has offered me comfort. Education is one thing that no one can take away from you.”

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In 2010, she took a semester off in order to focus on her personal life amid Tiger's infamous cheating scandal.

"When you told me stories about your full-time day jobs, about coming home to cook dinner for your families, and about making sure your children were cared for while you were attending classes, you inspired me," she added.

"Whatever obstacle I was facing at the time, your stories and sharing helped me put things in perspective."

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