Elin Nordegren Breaks Silence on Tiger Woods, Feels "Stronger Than Ever" Since Divorce

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Now that she's officially divorced from Tiger Woods, Elin Nordegren is spilling the beans on the end of their marriage and revealing her side of the story.

Having been silent for nine months since that fateful night in November when Tiger's affair with Rachel Uchitel was exposed, Elin is finally opening up.

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"I have been through the stages of disbelief, shock, anger and ultimately grief over the loss of the family I so badly wanted for my children," she tells People.

SHATTERED: Elin's life has been. But she says she feels stronger now.

Still, the former model and 30-year-old mother of two says "I also feel stronger than I ever have. I have confidence in my beliefs, my decisions and myself."

"My immediate plan is for the kids and me to continue to adjust to our new situation," says Elin Nordegren, who is working toward a psychology degree. "I'm going to keep taking classes, but my main focus is to try to give myself time to heal."

She tells the celebrity news magazine this was her first - and last - interview, as she will remain the private person we've known (or not known) until now.

Not surprisingly, Elin was wooed by everyone from Oprah to that blowhard Dr. Phil to People with a chance to tell "her side of the story" for BIG bucks.

"Elin hasn't responded to any of them," a friend hers revealed. "She hasn't said anything and doesn't plan on ever talking about this awful experience."

"Elin is a very private lady who never once wanted to be in the spotlight like so many other wives of sports superstars. She was thrust into the limelight by Tiger's selfish actions and now look forwards to going back to normal."

Somehow, People got her to open up. But don't look for her to make the media rounds. She'd like nothing more than to disappear from the public eye.

With the estimated $100 million she reportedly got in the Tiger Woods divorce, she will be able to buy a little privacy if nothing else. Her primary concern, obviously, is the welfare of kids Sam Alexis, 3, and Charlie Axel, 18 months.

Reports say Elin will stay in America, rather than return to her native Sweden, at least for now, so the children will have as much normalcy as possible.

"It's very sad that it has come to this," an insider says, "we all hoped they would be able to work it out, although Elin couldn't look at him anymore without thinking about all the different women he had been with."

"In the long run she will be fine, but at the moment she is still very hurt. Thank goodness she has the children. Without them ... things would be worse."

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She claims she has "gone through hell". Maybe some perspective here is required - not being able to feed your children day-to-day could be called hell; getting injured & seeing your buddies get killed in Iraq is hell. Walking away with US $ 100 million plus at a young age with everyone on your side, and with a clean break from someone you don't like anyway, is maybe not on that same level...

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i think elin n tiger both got into marriage for their own reason. Tiger being a person of colour but trying to denay his blackness and married a nanny blonde to impress the near all white golfers and her seeing tiger as a way to rich n famous. they never real loved each other and i think elin is real lousy and strict in bed so tiger went to other hot ferocious b!tch.but i do think she deserves every penny she got. tiger should never have married her. am sure now he wouldnt be in any hurry to marry again.

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To all of you ignorant people who are angry at Elin you all need a reality check!whether she was a nanny and poor doesn't matter.She was his wife and the Mother of his chidren and for those reasons she deserves the 100,000,000.Who cares if he had a strong sex drive, then don't get married! to cheat is bad enough but not to use protection and then go home to your wife is unforgiveable!!!!!

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some people talk about how women dont satisfy men that is why men cheats. my question is, do all men satisfy thier wives? my husband comes back from work every day and tell me he is tired and cant have sex with me for weeks now but that does not make me to go out and start looking for sex outside

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Before Tiger there was that "other" Woods, former pop star Stevie Woods, whereby I was the scorned Scandinavian wife. My advice to Elin... write a book like I did! It's the best form of therapy.
-Cheri Woods
Author, Death Row Madam

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Elin has conducted herself throughout this sordid ordeal with dignity and class. Tiger has a lot to be ashamed of; his low-life ways mean those darling little children will now grow up in a broken home. I wish Elin and the children every happiness, and a peaceful private life without interference by the papparazzi.

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I have no sympathy for Tiger Woods! He has his opportunity and misused it in a very big way! Now he has to face the consequences of his actions! Tiger Woods deserves the same compassion, respect, loyalty and consideration that he gave his wife and children, which is, NONE!!!! He keeps feeling sorry for himself during press conferences and on the golf course trying to get sympathy from the public, but it is too little too late!!!

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I am so glad that Elin Nordegren is finally free from Tiger Woods who seems to be a very troubled man with serious issues. I commend Elin for her wise decision, for being a caring and loving mother and for her great courage, dignity and class during this horrid period in her life. I applaud that Elin is moving on with her life taking care of herself and her children and looking forward to be happy and enjoy life again!!! I wish them the very best!!!

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All I will say is I hope she is happy now. Anyone would think that Tiger was the only one to have woman on the side.There are dozens of men who have done the same, but it hasn't cost them there total income. I personally think she new exactly what she was doing, just another gold digger. Sob sob.

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I believe that What has happened is that Tiger woods is still young and energetic and sex and lust is something that is necessary especially for a sportsman who gets relaxation from sex and it helps him in his permornace on the track. His wife having got 2 children and all the money to live her married life excellently comfortable went about in her own world w/o being much with Tiger. She could not provide the sex that Tiger needed each time especially when he is overseas and his wife is not with him or is busy with 2 small children. Sportsman tend to have more energy and stress and sex is one way to relief the tension before an event and after. That is all that happened. Not that Tiger did not love his wife and kids. Lust is a powerful demon in human beings.

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