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Elin Nordegren: I've Been Through Hell

8/25/2010 8:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Now that the divorce is final, Elin Nordegren is speaking out about the breakdown of her marriage to Tiger Woods -- saying she's "been through hell" and had no idea her husband was stepping out on her.

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Elin tells PEOPLE, "I'm so embarrassed that I never suspected - not a one. For the past 3 1/2 years, when all this was going on, I was home a lot more with pregnancies, then the children and my school."

Elin also addressed rumors she attacked Tiger with a golf club the night of his Thanksgiving crash -- saying, "There was never any violence inside or outside our home. The speculation that I would have used a golf club to hit him is just truly ridiculous."

She says she and Woods tried to work on their marriage, but "without trust and love," it didn't work.

As for their divorce settlement, Elin says "money can't buy happiness or put my family back together."

Tiger also released a statement to People, saying, “This is a very painful, personal and private time for our family. Throughout this entire time, Elin has shown unwavering concern and support for our children. She is a wonderful mother. I know that the two of us will do everything we can to help our children adjust to this new family situation."

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61.

HumanNature    

THE HATERS ARE F@CKIN BROKE AND JEALOUS!!!!

ELIN HAS $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$, YOU DUMB ASS HATERS DON'T!!!

HaHa!!

1522 days ago
62.

HumanNature    

ELIN SAYS

TALK TO THE $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$!!!!!!!!!

DOGS

1522 days ago
63.

Tres    

"Good for Tiger, she looks like a shemale why would he even have married that shim"

THANK YOU!! ELIN IS AVERAGE AT BEST. BLONDE HAIR AND BLUE EYES DOESN'T MAKE HER GOOD-LOOKING. I DON'T CARE HOW MUCH THE MEDIA TRIES TO CONVINCE ME.

1522 days ago
64.

Tres    

"Thanks to the divorce agreement, her violent behavior will never be revealed. Good Moms & classy Women don't go trashing their children's Dad."


EXACTLY!!

1522 days ago
65.

Tricia    

To all the morons who said "she should have known" I have a question : does the same apply to Saint Sandra Bullock ?
If my memory sounds good Jesse James cheated on her for years and with multiple skanks.
It's funny because when her story broke I didn't hear anyone stated SHE SHOULD HAVE KNOWN ? Why because she's Sandra Bullock and here the one who was cheated on is just a foreign "nanny" who married the mighty Tiger Woods who could do no wrong !!!
Double standard here .... What a pathetic society we live in !!!

1522 days ago
66.

terry    

Why r people bad mouthing a woman that was faithful to her husband.Did she do anything wrong?Tiger should have remembered his vows before messing around.But I also know that there are women out there who dont care about the family they hurt and split up,cause they are selfish.It is so sad when I realise how cold this world has become.Lord help us!!!

1522 days ago
67.

Anthony    

Koko: You stupid ass thinks that the swedish idiot had anything to do with TW's endorsement success? LOL!!! You actually believe that northern european looks helped him? In what effing world? Talk about belief in the superiority of being WHITE? STFU

Tiger was on his way to becoming the greatest golfer of all prior to meeting this stupid HO. She contributed NOTHING, NADA to his success. She was an accessory and nothing more. Now she is a $100 million dollar bought and paid for accessory!!!

as for her being smart and classy: How samrt are u that you have no idea that your husband is boning 20 women on the side? Either you are a class A example of a dumb blonde or you are a liar. Given the fact that she had eight (8) lawyers on her side to TW's one (1), then we know what her game was: to try to milk this situation for as much money as her golddigging ass could get.

Those are the facts. Her apologists should deal with it.

1522 days ago
68.

gutsygirl    

Elin is the embodiment of class. Period.

1522 days ago
69.

whateverpeeps    

Those of you calling Elin a gold-digger clearly do not understand how marriages nor relationships work, most likely because you're either really young, or really stupid.

If Elin was a gold-digger, it would have been better off for her to continue with her marriage to Tiger, and then either divorce later and get more money, or just continue living with him. Ever heard of the phrase, political wife? You know, the kind of wife that sticks by her congressman houseband after he cheats because she "loves" him, but not really, she just doesn't want to give up the lifestyle of riches and power that she got used to?

Also, if she was a gold-digger, the only way she could have gotten money is if Tiger cheated, thanks to the prenup she signed. If he hadn't cheated, and divorced her before cheating on her, she couldn't have gotten the money. Why didn't he do that? He may be stupid, but the man is not an imbecile. If he suspected that she was only after his money, then dump her before she has a reason to take your money.

Clearly, Tiger liked having a wife. That's why he kept everything so secret from her. Notice in his messages he never says, my wife will take my money, but rather, I don't want my wife finding out.

Simply a case of a spoiled child. He wants the wife and children, AND the sluts and hoes, because he's Tiger Woods and he is better than everbody and can do anything he wants (his words). Sadly, although you are a good golf player, you are still a mere mortal.

Thankfully, not all men are like that. He just gives men a bad name.

PS: For those of you saying she is stupid for not knowing...it's hard to know when your man is rarely home. Also, men like Tiger are really manipulative. And also, when you love someone, and you have suspicions, you tend to ignore them because they're really painful, and you don't want to "rock the boat" and find out what your husband has been up to because then the truth might come out and you'll be forced to separate. Men like Tiger take advantage of women like Elin.

1522 days ago
70.

maryb.    

A part of the healing process is that every woman or man needs to be able to open their voice and speak their (own) truth and not that projected upon them by others. This "Class Act" woman is the one that was there...she's the one who was accused of hitting him with a golf club (great idea whoever created that lie) and the one who was grossly violated by her husband and the swines and, ultimately, Madam Attorney. What I'd love to see is someone take a rusty old garden cultivator to the face of Uglitel and the swines who contributed to the violation of another woman's marital sanctity regarding and stick a prong up the fanny of the aging Madam Attorney.

1522 days ago
71.

dd    

It may not put your family back together but it can surely help you start over...I find it hard to believe that you had no clue whatsoever what that rat was up to.

1522 days ago
72.

mary    

How can anyone say negative/mean things about this woman? Tiger brought all this out and people are judging her? Who cares if she was a nanny. The settlment hardly made a dent in his net worth and he will continue to make more money. People are so mean and obviously jealous. If a rich guy like Tiger approached most of you mean women single or married posting these comments I'm sure they would have a hard time declining his advances. She is the mother of his children and he f**cked up not her.

1522 days ago
73.

Tia    

"BITCH PLEASE! YOU WERE A FREAKIN NANNY WHO HIT PAY DIRT WHEN YOU WERE INTRODUCED TO TIGER. IF YOU DIDN'T KNOW SOMETHING WAS GOING ON WITH YOUR HUSBAND, YOU EITHER ARE THE DUMBEST BROAD WALKING OR YOU HAS SUSPICIONS AND DIDN'T GIVE A DAM TIL IT HIT THE MEDIA. AND NOW YOU HAVE MORE MONEY THAN YOUR UGLY ASS KNOWS WHAT TO DO WITH. IF MONEY DOESN'T BUY HAPPINESS GIVE THAT **** BACK!"

I agree 100%. She's a gold-digger plain and simple. Used the man for his money and when the media came out she acted like a saint. She should be arrested for assaulting her husband with a golf club.

1522 days ago
74.

HumanNature    

"Thanks to the divorce agreement, her violent behavior will never be revealed. Good Moms & classy Women don't go trashing their children's Dad."


EXACTLY!!

Posted at 8:59 AM on Aug 25, 2010 by Tres

Elin don't have to trash Tiger, I will do it for her.

TIGER IS NOTHING BUT A 2FACE, BACKSTABBING, LYING, SLUTTY, SKANKY ASS, SCOUNDREL, ADULTERER, DOG WHORE!!!

1522 days ago
75.

Butterfly    

The potential is great for the paramedic who may someday, unless bound by confidentially, reveal what he witnessed after he arrived on the accident scene back in November. There seems to be a hint of some kind of secrecy which may be embarrassing to Tiger and to Elin. Perhaps time will tell.

1522 days ago
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