We're serious, or at least People is in a new article about Tiger Woods' wife and her dilemma over whether to support his return to golf at the Masters.
Elin Woods is reportedly "not happy" in her marriage and not inclined to support his comeback – or present a unified front – when he returns April 8.
A close source says Elin is focused only on the children, not Tiger or his career.
"Elin is going through the motions to keep the children well grounded," the source says. "She suffered through the pain of her parents divorcing and doesn't want to do that to her kids. But she is not happy in the marriage. The trust is gone."
The trust is gone ... and the chastity belt is so on!
By day, she may play the role of wife, but she often sleeps elsewhere. Not surprising, the source says, since "she wears a chastity belt made of spikes. They are not living together as a couple. They are putting on a charade for the children."
Is that metaphorical or literal? Who the heck knows!
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The source does not believe Elin Woods will attend next month's Masters, where Woods will make his comeback after four months off following his sex scandal.
"Elin wants to stay away and not get involved in the frenzy of the Masters. By not going, she sends a signal that she is staying with Tiger only for the children."
The source says that Elin did contact top California divorce lawyer Sorrell Trope but did not hire him, and is now dealing with lawyers closer to home in Florida.
"If he falls even slightly one more time," the source close to Elin Woods says, "She could still file for divorce despite her interest in holding the family together."
Things looked to be going well for the pair, who were spending time together and were even spotted being affectionate at certain points. So why the step back?
We have a hunch the Tiger Woods text messages to Joslyn James - asking about golden showers, talking about choking her and whatnot - didn't help the cause.