Elin Nordegren hasn’t said much since telling her side of her divorce from Tiger Woods in August 2010.
She spoke with light jabs at her ex-husband in her commencement speech at Rollins College recently and she’s followed that up with a People interview in which she she that she has moved on with her life. After her $100-million divorce settlement with Woods, she is living in South Florida, raising their two kids and dating a billionaire — the very definition of moving on.
“I have moved on and I am in a good place,” Nordegren, 34, says. “My relationship with Tiger is centered 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.”
Nordegren, Woods and Woods’ girlfriend Lindsey Vonn are fixtures at the youth sports activities of Sam and Charlie, the two Woods kids. In 2010, while the pain of her ex-husband’s infidelity was sharp, she told People:
“I never suspected, not a one,” she said. “For the last 3½ years, when all this was going on, I was home a lot more with pregnancies, then the children and my school. … I felt stupid as more things were revealed — how could I not have known anything? The word ‘betrayal’ isn’t strong enough. I felt embarrassed for having been so deceived. I felt betrayed by many people around me. … Initially, I thought we had a chance, and we tried really hard.”
And she hasn’t forgotten that pain.
“In the beginning, you tamp down the animosity for the kids’ sake,” she said in this week’s issue of the magazine. “I’m not going to deny that I went through the wringer. 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.”