Elin Nordegren still in therapy following split from Tiger Woods: ‘I'm not going to deny that I went through the wringer’

The champion golfer lost millions in endorsement deals when he admitted to having affairs with a string of women in 2009

Elin Nordegren has admitted that she is still in therapy following the breakdown of her marriage with Tiger Woods, almost four years after their divorce was finalised.

The Swedish model and psychology student was left devastated after reports of the champion golfer’s serial infidelities surfaced late in 2009, and has largely stayed out of the public eye since.

Addressing her relationship with Woods for the first time, bizarrely to mark her top honours graduation from Rollins College, Nordegren told People magazine that she went through intensive counselling at the time of the split, and said that she still attends regular therapy sessions to "keep working on myself".

"In the beginning, you tamp down the animosity for the kids' sake," she said. "I'm not going to deny that I went through the wringer. But I don't think I doubted we'd end up here."

She went on to describe her current relationship with Woods as "really good". The pair now live just a 25-minute drive apart in Southern Florida, where they share custody of their two children Sam, six, and Charlie, five.

 

"I have moved on and I am in a good place. My relationship with Tiger is centred around our children and we are doing really good – we really are – and I am so happy that is the case. He is a great father."

"That was always my dream, that the kids can have two loving parents that show respect for each other. And I feel that's what they have."

Woods fans were left shocked when the sportsman with the cleanest image in the field publicly admitted to having affairs with numerous women in 2009 after dozens leaked voicemails and text messages to the press as evidence of their trysts.

The mistake was a costly one for Woods, who reportedly reached a divorce settlement with Nordegren of $110million in August 2010 and is thought to have lost $22million in endorsement deals the same year.

His reputation was further dented when he crashed his car into a water hydrant and a tree outside his home in November 2009. Nordegren admitted to police to smashing in the back windscreen of the Cadillac SUV with a golf club after she heard the car crash outside. Lacerations on Woods’ face initially indicated that the pair could have fought before the incident, though neither made any formal complaints of domestic violence.

His public image has largely recovered from his previous indiscretions, and he has been in a relationship with Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn since March 2013.  

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

Nordegren is currently in a relationship with coal magnate Chris Cline, 55, whom she recently moved into a new Florida mansion with.

"Chris and I, since we've been close, have decided not to talk about our relationship," she said.

Read More: Tiger Wood Targets Summer Comeback
PROMOTED VIDEO
News
ebooksAn unforgettable anthology of contemporary reportage
Latest stories from i100
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
Independent Dating
and  

By clicking 'Search' you
are agreeing to our
Terms of Use.

iJobs Job Widget
iJobs People

HR Advisor - North London / North West London

£30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits: Ashdown Group: HR Advisor - North London...

Finance Manager - Recruitment Business (Media & Entertainment)

£28000 - £32000 per annum + negotiable: Sauce Recruitment: We have an exciting...

HR Advisor - North London / North West London

£30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits: Ashdown Group: HR Advisor - North London...

HR Advisor - North London / North West London

£30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits: Ashdown Group: HR Advisor - North London...

Day In a Page

Indiana serial killer? Man arrested for murdering teenage prostitute confesses to six other murders - and police fear there could be many more

A new American serial killer?

Police fear man arrested for murder of teen prostitute could be responsible for killing spree dating back 20 years
Sweetie, the fake 10-year-old girl designed to catch online predators, claims her first scalp

Sting to trap paedophiles may not carry weight in UK courts

Computer image of ‘Sweetie’ represented entrapment, experts say
Fukushima nuclear crisis: Evacuees still stuck in cramped emergency housing three years on - and may never return home

Return to Fukushima – a land they will never call home again

Evacuees still stuck in cramped emergency housing three years on from nuclear disaster
Wildlife Photographer of the Year: Intimate image of resting lions claims top prize

Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Intimate image of resting lions claims top prize
Online petitions: Sign here to change the world

Want to change the world? Just sign here

The proliferation of online petitions allows us to register our protests at the touch of a button. But do they change anything?
Ed Sheeran hits back after being labelled too boring to headline festivals

'You need me, I don’t need you'

Ed Sheeran hits back after being labelled too boring to headline festivals
How to Get Away with Murder: Shonda Rhimes reinvents the legal drama

How to Get Away with Murder

Shonda Rhimes reinvents the legal drama
A cup of tea is every worker's right

Hard to swallow

Three hospitals in Leicester have banned their staff from drinking tea and coffee in public areas. Christopher Hirst explains why he thinks that a cuppa is every worker's right
Which animals are nearly extinct?

Which animals are nearly extinct?

Conservationists in Kenya are in mourning after the death of a white northern rhino, which has left the species with a single male. These are the other species on the brink
12 best children's shoes

Perfect for leaf-kicking: 12 best children's shoes

Find footwear perfect to keep kids' feet protected this autumn
Anderlecht vs Arsenal: Gunners' ray of light Aaron Ramsey shines again

Arsenal’s ray of light ready to shine again

Aaron Ramsey’s injury record has prompted a club investigation. For now, the midfielder is just happy to be fit to face Anderlecht in the Champions League
Comment: David Moyes' show of sensitivity thrown back in his face by former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson

Moyes’ show of sensitivity thrown back in his face... by Ferguson

Manchester United legend tramples on successor who resisted criticising his inheritance
Two super-sized ships have cruised into British waters, but how big can these behemoths get?

Super-sized ships: How big can they get?

Two of the largest vessels in the world cruised into UK waters last week
British doctors on brink of 'cure' for paralysis with spinal cord treatment

British doctors on brink of cure for paralysis

Sufferers can now be offered the possibility of cure thanks to a revolutionary implant of regenerative cells
Ranked seventh in world’s best tourist cities - not London, or Edinburgh, but Salisbury

Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2015

UK city beats Vienna, Paris and New York to be ranked seventh in world’s best tourist destinations - but it's not London