The former model has given her very first interview since news of Tiger's repeated infidelities broke, saying she felt 'stupid' and 'embarrassed'
Elin Nordegren has given her first interview in the wake of her divorce from golfing star Tiger Woods – telling People magazine she felt ‘stupid’ and ’embarrassed’.
The couple’s divorce was officially finalised earlier this week, with the couple attending a 10-minute hearing in a Florida court.
‘I have 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, ‘ Elin told People.
And the Swedish former model said she had no clue about Tiger’s repeated infidelities.
‘I never suspected, not a one. For the last three-and-a-half years, when all this was going on, I was home a lot more with pregnancies, then the children and my school,’ she explained.
‘I felt stupid as more things were revealed – how could I have not known anything? The word ‘betrayal’ isn’t strong enough.’
The couple have two children together, Sam, 3, and 19-month-old Charlie, and Elin is currently studying for a degree in Psychology.
‘My immediate plan is for the kids and me to continue to adjust to our new situation,’ she continues. ‘I am going to keep taking classes, but my main focus is to try to give myself time to heal.’
And despite their marriage being cited as ‘irretrivably broken’ at their divorce hearing, Elin had nothing but dignified parting words for her former husband.
‘I wish him all the best in the future, as a person, and as an athlete,’ she said.
‘I know he is going to go down as the best golfer that ever lived, and rightfully so. I feel privileged to have witnessed a part of his golfing career.’
It is thought that Elin – who has reportedly been rewarded for remaining quiet on the matter – could walk away from the divorce settlement with anything from £65 million upwards.
It’s also thought the 30-year-old will keep the family’s waterfront Florida home, and their holiday home in Sweden.