Facts about Elin Nordegren

Elin Nordegren is 44 years old
Born: January 1, 1980
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Best known as: The Swedish nanny who became Tiger Woods's ex-wife


Elin Nordegren Biography

Elin Nordegren was married to golfer Tiger Woods from 2004 until their divorce in awkward circumstances in 2010.

Elin Nordegren first became a public figure in 2002 when she began dating Woods, one of the world’s most famous sports figures. A strikingly blonde and blue-eyed Swede, and a part-time model, Nordegren was working as a nanny for Swedish golfer Jesper Parnevik when she met Woods. Reportedly Parnevik introduced the two at the 2001 British Open. Their romance became more widely known during the Masters golf tournament in April of 2002, and they became engaged in November of 2003.

Elin Nordegren married Tiger Woods in Barbados on October 5, 2004. Their first daughter, Sam Alexis Woods, was born on June 18, 2007; Woods told reporters that “Sam” was a nickname his father called him as a child. A son, Charlie Axel, was born on February 8, 2009.

On November 27, 2009, police were called to the Woods home near Orlando, Florida, after Tiger crashed a Cadillac Escalade near their driveway at 2:30 in the morning. It was soon revealed that the Woods and Nordegren had been arguing, after she discovered his relationship with club hostess Rachel Uchitel. Other women then came forward to claim they had slept with Woods before and during his marriage.

Two weeks later, Woods released a statement admitting “infidelity” and said he would take an indefinite break from golf. On August 23, 2010, the couple announced that they had divorced.

Extra credit

Elin Nordegren went by the name Elin Woods during her marriage to Tiger Woods; in the divorce announcement at the end of their marriage, she was identified again simply as Elin Nordegren… Elin Nordegren has never posed for nude photos; online photos with titles like “Elin Nordegren nude” or “Elin Woods naked” are fakes. One particularly popular series featured a model named Kim Hiott… Elin Nordegren has a twin sister named Josefin; she is a lawyer in London, with the married name of Josefin Lonnborg. According to People magazine, the twins also have an older brother named Axel… Elin Nordegren’s mother, Barbro Holmberg, formerly served as Sweden’s migration minister. Their father is a radio journalist.


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