The couple had two kids before his infidelity came to light plus they divorced. Her monetary resolution is rumored to be among the largest ever.
Model. Nordegren is only minutes older than her twin sister, Josfin. Their dad, Thomas Nordegren, is among Sweden’s best known journalists. Their mom, Barbro Holmberg, has had a distinguished career in public service.
Intelligent and energetic, Nordegren played football for a long time. She spent some time residing in Berlin with her dad after he got a job there in 1997. Returning to Sweden, Nordegren was soon found with a renowned photographer named Bingo Rimer. Nordegren, nevertheless, had no great dreams about being a model. She registered at Lund University to pursue her dream to become a child psychologist.
During her first year of university, Nordegren worked in a favorite clothing store in Stockholm. She was no stranger to hard work, having taken numerous summer jobs before to support herself. One day Nordegren met Mia Parnevik, wife of Swedish professional golfer Jesper Parnevik, in the shop. Parnevik enjoyed Nordegren, and eventually hired her to be as among the nannies for the couple’s four kids.
She had a boyfriend back home when she first met Tiger Woods in the 2001 British Open. Even next relationship broken up, Nordegren was slow to warm to Woods. She turned him down the very first time he asked her out, however he finally won her over.
In their courtship, Nordegren kept out from the limelight, refusing to answer any questions from reporters. “When she began dating Tiger, it had been like there was an unwritten understanding she wouldn’t say anything to anyone. She is still fine, but if you speak to her, you do not get anything out of her,” one golfer told Sports Illustrated.
Throughout a visit to some South African game reserve in November of 2003, Nordegren accepted Woods’ marriage proposal. They wed the following year in the Sandy Lane resort in Barbados. About 200 buddies and household members attended the sunset service, including basketball greats Michael Jordan and Charles Barkley.
In 2006, Nordegren became the topic of a fictitious story in a Irish publication. The magazine asserted that she’d posed nude, and that pictures of her appeared on pornographic websites. She and her husband fought these claims in court, and won. They were given $183,250 in the case. The exact same year, Woods endured a great personal loss when his dad died of cancer.
Nordegren and Woods welcomed their very first child, daughter Sam Alexis, in June 2007. They continued to grow their family together with the coming of son Charlie Axel in February 2009. After that year, nevertheless, Nordegren’s apparently happy family life was upended by the discovery of her husband’s infidelity. The news surfaced after a strange event that November.
In the wee hours of November 27, 2009, Woods crashed his car into a post just outside the drive of his family’s Florida house. The rear window of the car have been smashed out. A neighbor called the cops to report the event. Woods asserted that his wife broke the rear window using a golf club to assist save him in the car. Rumors swirled, nevertheless, that she’d damaged the car from rage. News of Woods’ relationship with Rachel Uchitel, a Nyc nightclub hostess, shortly surfaced.
Nordegren stayed silent in the next days and weeks, as several other girls stepped forward to declare they were involved along with her husband at the same time. Collectively they apologized to the parents for “any inconvenience you’re experiencing as a result of increased media scrutiny surrounding our kids,” according to People magazine.
While Woods has gotten treatment, and openly apologized for his relationships, Nordegren continued with divorce proceeding. She purchased a house near Stockholm soon after her husband’s dalliances became public, and she made a decision to spend her 30th birthday along with her twin sister, skiing in the French Alps in January 2010. When Woods went to play in the Masters golf tournament in April, Nordegren chose to not attend. She traveled against the kids to Sweden, also to see her brother in Shanghai.
Nordegren recieved custody of both kids, as well as a resolution of $750 million from Woods—one of the biggest divorce resolutions in American history.