NEW YORK, NY – Elin Nordegren finally breaks her silence and tells her side of the story!
Elin Nordegren is now officially Tiger Woods’ ex-wife. It wasn’t by choice, she was forced down this route thanks to Woods’ philandering and ill-advised decisions. At one point, Nordegren seemed like the perfect wife – beautiful, loyal and a great mother, but Woods flushed all of that down the toilet. Nordegren has been extremely silent over the past nine months, but she’s finally breaking her silence in an exclusive interview with PEOPLE magazine.
The Swedish beauty admits that she tried desperately to save her marriage with golf’s No. 1. “Blindsided” by his multiple affairs, she worked to save their relationship, but in the end the damage was irreparable and she didn’t trust him.
“I’ve been through the stages of disbelief and shock, to anger and ultimately grief over the loss of the family I so badly wanted for my children,” she says in the magazine’s latest issue, due out this Friday.
Nordegren has handled the heartbreak and betrayal with grace and as best as anyone could. The 30-year-old mother of two is studying towards a college degree in psychology, and says that despite her now ex-husband’s betrayal, “I also feel stronger that I ever have. I have confidence in my beliefs, my decisions and myself.”
“My immediate plan is for the kids and me to continue to adjust to our new situation. I am going to keep taking classes, but my main focus is to try to give myself time to heal,” she says.
She also told the magazine that this was her first – and last – interview, as she intends to remain a private person.