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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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91.

SportsGrl    

Nunya is a mental midget ...

1497 days ago
92.

Zanny Blowzdogs    

Gold Digger. You were a nothing. A piece of euro-ass. Nothing more.

1497 days ago
93.

Wow    

Wife and baby-mama does not = euro-ass. It's amazing at all the racism towards Europeans you people are showing, you should get over your own insecurities and stop projecting them onto a woman you don't even know.

1497 days ago
94.

okerry    

Elin has nothing to be ashamed of. It's easy to fool someone who trusts you, and Tiger took full advantage of Elin's trust. Plenty of women have been fooled to the hilt by some man who used their trust. Tiger wanted to fool her, and he did. And look where that got him and his children.

Be careful what you ask for - you may get it.

1497 days ago
95.

masakado    

Yes, I believe it was Karma...
But, at the end of the day....Elin, tricked off of Tiger like the other women were trying to do. How is she any different from Rachel Uchitel? Rachel Uchitel, got $10M for tricking, and Elin got $150M....Ok, I see the difference Elin, came up $140M more than Rachel. $150M, and she's trying to convince people she's been through hell, and she's going to actually work after college...people get a clue. She had a female intuition something was up...and decided not to do anything until it became public...she's not stupid. She just made a $150M dollars from just saying "I Want A Divorce".

1497 days ago
96.

Tres    

"To all the morons who said "she should have known" I have a question : does the same apply to Saint Sandra Bullock ?"


IMO IT DOES APPLY TO SANDRA AS WELL. SHE MUST HAVE KNOWN HE WAS A RACIST(PERHAPS SHE'S AN UNDERCOVER RACIST TOO). WE DON'T KNOW SANDRA BULLOCK MORE THAN WHAT SHE TELLS US. SHE WAS ATTRACTED TO HIM KNOWING HIS PAST. SHE EVEN JOINED FORCES TO TAKE HIS CHILD AWAY FROM THE MOTHER. KARMA IS A BITCH. SANDRA DESERVES EVERYTHING THAT IS COMING TO HER. SHE THOUGHT HER "CELEBRITY" AND "MONEY" COULD KEEP HIM,BUT CLEARLY SHE WAS WRONG. JESSE LIKES THESE BIKER CHICS. IT'S HIS TYPE. SANDRA WAS JUST SOMETHING "DIFFERENT". THE NOVELTY WORE OFF AND HE WENT BACK TO MESSING WITH BIKER CHICS. SERVES HER RIGHT FOR THINKING SHE WAS BETTER THAN EVERYONE ELSE BECAUSE OF HER STATUS. I DON'T BUY SANDRA'S "GIRL NEXT DOOR IMAGE". IT'S A BUNCH OF BS. GOOD GIRLS DON'T MARRY BAD BOYS.

1497 days ago
97.

Tres    

" Men like Tiger take advantage of women like Elin."

YOU CAN'T BE TAKEN ADVANTAGE OF IF ALL THE SIGNS WERE THERE. WHY DO YOU THINK IT TOOK HER SO LONG TO GO AHEAD AND MARRY HIM? SHE KNEW OF HIS WOMANIZING WAYS,BUT DECIDED TO IGNORE THEM. SHE CLEARLY KNEW WHAT TIGER WAS ABOUT. SHE WASN'T FOOLED. SHE MAY HAVE BEEN WRONGED,BUT SHE WASN'T TAKEN ADVANTAGE OF.

1497 days ago
98.

vareader    

A wise calm woman I hope it goes well for her and the children and perhaps Mr. Woods will grow up and be a better father than he was a husband

1497 days ago
99.

Chris    

She is a total liar!!! She knew the affairs, that is why she called those mistresses before. She went wild because she saw the text on Tigers phone saying that he wanted to divorce Elin for Uchitall. All these evidences are public knowledge by now.

You all now know that her prenup entitled her only $5mil. Meanwhile, Tiger was building $30 mil mansion. Realizing that she wont get any of these other than the $5 mil from the prenup, she went ballistics and beaten down Tiger. With bloodies face and head, Tiger was running without shoes to save his life.

If Elin was a man she would have been locked up for 30 years for manslaughter.

For all those Elin worshipers, stop being dumb and open your eyes. The evidences speak for themselves.

1497 days ago
100.

Tres    

The poor girl looks sickly in the photo, probably from viruses and bacteria that that dog Tiger passed on to her.


ELIN LOOKS SICKLY BECAUSE SHE NEEDS SOME SUN WITH HER PASTY ASS. IT WOULDN'T HURT TO EAT A CHEESEBURGER OR TWO EITHER. WHITE GIRLS AND THEIR OBSESSION WITH BEING ANOREXIC WILL KILL THEM.

1497 days ago
101.

Sue    

This "poor victim" attacked Tiger Woods with a golf club causing an automobile collision. Now he has disc problems in his spine. He should have told the truth to the cops because it would have given him more leverage in the divorce. I can't believe she got all that money after six years of marriage bringing nothing to the table herself.

1497 days ago
102.

a long time Leno fan!    

Poster #1 is 100% right.

A few points not previously mentioned, read on:

Her interview serves to gain sympathy. We knew all of this before she said it. A child-like statement coming from the wife of a worldly man.

Their statements are an effort to support his business success and with that in mind, nothing they've said truly has much meaning. Thank about it!

Elin married knowing the risks involved & though she was willing to accept that risk, she came out ahead.

In the beginning his parents did not accept his wanting to marry her, does anyone remember?

Tiger marries Elin after his father died knowing he did not want him to.

Prior to the Thankgiving Day incident and with so much time on her hands, why would such a beautiful Elin dress horribly and not apply a bit of makeup for herself and her husband?

Both had a hand in the demise of this marriage, it takes two people to make a marriage.

Teeth Elin, fix those teeth!

1497 days ago
103.

SportsGrl    

99. Tres Very good question and good analogy ... Of course its not the same to some of these people because Tiger is half black and no matte what he does They feeel as if the mean white peole are pickig on him ... But oh Saint Sandra Bullock, they'll slam her X all day because hes that mean white man ...LOL

1497 days ago
104.

riot    

Dang, you varmits who have nothing good to say about Elin are so stupid. I cant stand stupid. It is what it is, Elin did nothing wrong. & she has 2 beautiful children, that was worth all of the pain.

1497 days ago
105.

Chris    

Tiger loves his kids more than Elin loves her kids...

This is the only reason that Tiger did not file domestic violence charges against Elin for beating him bloody up. If the images of his bloodied face was put on the day after Thanksgiving, Elin would have been locked-up the next week.

Because she beat him up, he has a disc problem and not able to perform his work, playing golf. this one blond has broke the No.1 golfer's back and now he is loosing his game.

Can you imaging if any one beat up Kobe Brain with golf clubs and broke his back and then he is not able to play 100%, what would you have done to that guys? Pay-up $150 mil and worship him like he is god for beating up Kobe?

Elin should have been charged for Manslaughter and locked up. Now top of her being free, she has been rewarded $150 mil.

Tiger's insurance company and sponsors should sue Elin for causing damage to their biz.

1497 days ago
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