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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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76.

TheDude    

Wow, Finally a norweigen gets what most of em dish out. Unfortunately, it may be the only norweigen that has a soul.

Scandanavian and norweigens are heavily materialistic and usually have no family personalty that does not involve self centerness. I have had quite a few freinds that dated decendants from this country and they are alway dating for material and popularity, they never make thier own determination on an individual unless it's negative. They will be with the devil if someone stands up and makes him popular.

Several thousand years of heavy snow and women making decisions of how much material a man has to make it through thier harsh winters has sullied theier culture. The women joined to men strictly on the mans material value, and now they couldn't find a man's soul if thier life depended on it. And most of thier women can't find thier own soul.

Hat's off to you Elin, as you are one of the few that I've experience from your culture that has some spiritual value and some class that is not just material.

1523 days ago
77.

Algonquin    

Tiger is a monster.

Poor Elin just wasn't a street-smart American, that's all, and that wasn't her fault. How could she have been? Tiger destroyed his marriage for cheap sex, and with children involved that's difficult to understand.

The poor girl looks sickly in the photo, probably from viruses and bacteria that that dog Tiger passed on to her. He's most likely a carrier of scores of STDs. Hopefully she will be able to build her health up.

Elin, we're rooting for you! Take care, and be careful from now on. You're not the only one who thought they knew someone but didn't really. You're still young enough to experience love and romance with an honorable man.

1523 days ago
78.

stormy5    

Good for her, she's handled herself with class and dignity which is more than can be said of the slutty skanks he whored around with.

And if I found out my husband had been sleeping around with some bimbos while I was pregnant and taking care of babies, a golf club would have been the last thing he would have to worry about it, unless I used it to make sure he never whored around again.

1523 days ago
79.

Chun LI    

Gold digger. Why talk now? I'm no Tiger fan either.

1523 days ago
80.

MIDNIGHT TOKER    

damn she looks rough in that picture.No wonder tiger was going after strange,and my sources tell me she destroyed the foyer right inside the front door,thats why tiger and her would not let the police come inside of the house until they got it fixed.

1523 days ago
81.

Sammy    

Let's not forget she bashed out his car window and his face with a golf club. She somehow escaped jail time for that one. This dummy hit paydirt with her dirtbag husband. She in no way deserves 100 million for a few years of marriage and having a couple of kids. Please lady, go away quietly with your kids and your money. I don't want to hear about the "hell" you have been through. Divoce is hard, but it is NOT "hell". Pure hell is combat in Iraq, a child fighting terminal cancer...I could go on and on. This idiot nanny is being very well paid for "going through hell".

1523 days ago
82.

Tricia    

@ Sammy and to all the Elin bashers : she doesn't give a damn about you think about her.
Yes she will move on quietly with HER kids. It doesn't come as a suprise as she has never ever searched the limelight or wanted to take advantage of her ex husband's fame.
So many bitter and jealous comments just because she married a famous and rich POS .
Thank God I don't live in stinking America where money is king.
BTW if your boys die in Irak it's because you voted for a guy named GW Bush and you have no business in this country.
Thank God Karma and Obama are taking care of you right now. What goes around comes around !!!!!! It ain't the end yet.

1523 days ago
83.

Erica    

Anthony #70 --- Is that all that occupies your mind? RACE? You must go to sleep with race on your mind, dream about race, and wake up thinking about race. What a pathetic life. You apparently enjoy living in the past, playing the role of a victim, and hating people who don't belong to your race. Your previous posts have shown this. Why don't you become a born again Christian or whatever religion you think is best. Do something for spiritual progress to help you to not be such a bitter person. Anything.

1523 days ago
84.

Superman    

Liar, liar, pants on fire!!! Bitch, please!

1523 days ago
85.

whynot    

Good Luck Elin!

1523 days ago
86.

Tres    

YOU DID NOT SAY ELIN AND JACQUELINE KENNEDY ONASSIS IN THE SAME BREATH. I REFUSE TO BELIEVE YOU MEANT THAT. JACQUELINE IS ROYALTY. ELIN IS A HIGH PAID NANNY AND SO-SO BIKINI MODEL AT BEST. HOW DARE YOU MAKE THE COMPARISON.

1523 days ago
87.

Tres    

"I don't see where she's spoke ill of their father. She's talking about her experience and the breakdown being unrepairable. "

WHY SPEAK AT ALL? SHE KEPT HER MAN JAW QUIET ALL THIS TIME. SHE ISN'T SAYING ANYTHING THAT WE ALREADY KNOW.

1523 days ago
88.

Scotty    

Tricia-
Nor does Elin care that you are defending her.Part of the reason that Elin did not seek the limelight, is that in her settlement of 100 million dollars, likely 10 million a year for 10 years, it was probably a condition that she NOT speak publicly about her marriage or divorce.
And if you're from Iraq, why can't you spell it?

1523 days ago
89.

sounder    

Elin is a liar. She knew because she personally called Grubbs in early Fall '09 to confront her. We also have the infamous voice mail in which Tiger tells Grubs to delete his name because his wife is going to call. We also know that Tiger had got caught before.

She's trying to cover for her "look the other way" while superstar athlete does his thing lifestyle.

1523 days ago
90.

Kelly    

Any of you who are calling her a gold-digger and ccoming to Tiger's defense are complete CREEPS! She is actually from a fairly wealthy family, so even though she was working as a nanny, she didn't have any financial issues. NOBODY deserves to be cheated on throughout their entire marriage. Tiger married her under false pretenses, never actually intending to remain faithful to her.
Talk about a double standard. If ELIN was the one who had 14 affairs with men while she was married to Tiger, you would all be calling her the dirtiest tramp that ever lived. But hey, because it's a MAN, and because he happens to know how to golf it's OKAY??????
Nunya, you're a blithering idiot, and you sound incredibly jealous of their money.

1523 days ago
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