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.

Elin Nordegren's New House

"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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Its a insult to Sandra Bullock to compare her to Elin Woods a glorified gold digger that won. What was so different between Elin and the rest of the women Tiger was sleeping around with. She was the babysitter. He was a dog. Dogs and gold diggers belong together. She received 100 million dollars.. She needs to shut up and just move on. What did she do to deserve a 100 million dollars. They never acted like a couple in love it seemed like another dark dude trying to impress his golf buddies by having a blonde trophy wife. Tiger is just a famous rich athlete dude with a color complex and she saw a meal ticket. Tiger was just a dog that thinks hes better than black people so he has to try to parade around with blondes to try to assimilate. Who do these guys think there impressing. He gets an Epic Fail. Good for gold digging Elin too bad she could get more!

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Elin is a dirty little money grubbing f-ing cockwhore there is nothing great about her and tiger is a f-ing idiot he took a whore and tried to make her a house wife thats what happen when you lay down with dogs you come up wiyh fleas.

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please great woman why she just walked away with 100,000.000.00 dollars. for two kids plus he has to pay child support. let me tell u all there is no way she didn't know what tiger was doing please she can,t be that blind as long as no one else knew she handle it but when the cover blew off the she had to save face and walk away crying on her money with kids in toe. hahaha tiger a fool why marry anyone when u can get any women u want. if i,m that rich and famous one women for every day of the week until death does me in lol

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First of all, Elin you are a great woman, you kept silent until this time. It is so sad you and Tiger wasn't able to work things out. Tiger, thank you regardless of all the women i know you love your wife cause you never say anything negative about her and that matters. Elin, thank you too for doing the same thing. What Tiger did is terrible. I pray everyday that you and Tiger will stay together for the childrens, and to make all those women to crazy about what you have, your husband. But what ever it came out with, the happiness of you and your childrens are more important to both you and Tiger. He is my # 1 golfer. May God help you and the childrens and may you find in your heart to forgive Tiger for all he had done to your family. And for all the women who crazy about Tiger eat your hearts out. Elin, got him she got 2 beatiful childrens together. God bless both of you and the Childrens. Tofa Soifua / Faamanuia le Atua (American Samoa)

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She has shown nothing but class through this whole situation. I am glad that she is focusing on her children and herself now. She sounds like a strong woman with a bright future.
Go sweetheart you are a heck of a lady. I have nothing but admiration for you. Nobody would have handled this better than you.
God bless you and your precious kids. You surely deserve the best that life has to offer.

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“ELIN NORDEGREN BREAKS HER SILENCE� This is the 2nd best news I have heard since this scandal began, the 1st being that Elin Nordegren was finally free from the despicable Tiger Woods!!! Elin Nordegren is a woman true to herself and there is no money that can buy the dignity, self respect, courage and moral principles of a true woman!!! What Tiger Woods did to Elin Nordegren was criminal and coward! I believe that Elin has a right to tell her story to the world since she and the children are the only true innocent victims in this horrid ordeal!!! I highly commend Elin for her courage and determination to come public!!! She is truly and really an inspiration to all the decent women around the world!!!

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Wonder if she's ready to start dating again. I live in the Orlando area, E. Hit me up.

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Elin reminds me a lot of Sandra Bullock. She held her own grace with a quiet dignity and a class act. When these two women *finally opened up about the break-up of their homes,they both went to a respected magazine called People. Without trashing their husbands,Elin and Sandra B. told their stories from the heart with the concerns of their children as a priority to keep a "respectable friendship" with their ex-husbands for the *sake of the children. I applaud both of these women for showing the fact that you do not have to live in a boxing ring during a divorce!!

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