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Who Is Elin Nordegren, Tiger Woods’ Ex-wife?

by Samantha Whidden
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Although he has had some ups and downs over the years, the sports icon Tiger Woods seems to have support from his ex-wife and the mother of his children, Elin Nordegren. 

Tiger Woods and Elin Nordegren were reportedly married from 2004 to 2010. The duo met through fellow professional golfer Jesper Parnevik and were married in Barbados. They have two children, Sam Alexis and Charlie Axel. Unfortunately, in late 2009, the marriage between the golfer and former model hit the public spotlight when Woods admitted to infidelity.

Speaking about his affair with Rachel Uchitel, Tiger Woods stated at the time, “I have let my family down. And I regret those transgressions with all my heart. I’m dealing with my behavior and personal failings behind closed doors with my family. Those feelings should be shared by us alone.”

Although the professional golfer took time away from the sport to focus on his marriage, the couple ended up divorcing in August 2010. However, despite the infidelity drama, Tiger Woods and Elon Nordegren have developed a relationship as co-parents in the past decade. Nordegren was also there for Woods when he was involved in a one-car crash in 2021. “She has bent over backwards to make sure that he can see the kids while he recovers from his injuries,” sources revealed. 

Elin Nordegren Spoke About Her Relationship With Tiger Woods Four Years After Divorce

During a 2014 interview with People, Elin Nordegren opened up about the relationship she and her ex, Tiger Woods, had developed years after ending their marriage. 

“I have moved on and I am in a good place,” Elin Nordegren stated at the time. “My relationship with Tiger is centered around our children. And we are doing really good. And I am so happy that is the case. He is a great father.”

Although she struggled with the cheating scandal and divorce, Elin Nordegren said that she never doubted that she and Woods would eventually find “equilibrium.”

“In the beginning, you tamp down the animosity for the kids’ sake,” Elin Nordegren goes on to explain. “I’m not going to deny that I ent through the winger. But I don’t think I doubted we’d end up here. 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.”

Tiger Woods also spoke about co-parenting with Nordegren while chatting with Stephen Colbert in 2015. “We have Sam and we have Charlie. And we love them so much that we are going to do whatever it takes to make that work. That’s how it happened. I’ve talked to her about so many different things. And she does the same with me back and forth.”

Woods also said at the time that he and Nordegren communicate so much better than when they were married. “It’s incredible. I wish we would have done that earlier on. But it’s been incredible to have a best friend like that.”