Elin Nordegren: What to Know About Tiger Woods’ Ex-Wife

Tiger Woods Ex Wife Elin Nordegren
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Do you ever wish you could indulge in the fame and fortune that comes with being the wife of a professional golf athlete? Sounds lavish and exciting to me. But, the thing is that it’s not always what it’s cracked up to be. Just ask Tiger Woods’ ex-wife, Elin Nordegren. 

You see, her life is anything but ordinary thanks to the scandal and exposure brought by her marriage. And sadly, it caused her so much pain and sadness. 

So, if you want to know all about Elin’s stirring life, be sure to keep reading! 

Elin Nordegren’s Early Life

Elin Maria Pernilla Nordegren was born in Stockholm, Sweden on January 1, 1980. She was born with her twin sister, Josefin, and has an older brother, Axel.

Her parents were known to be very influential in their area. Her father, Thomas Nordegren, is a radio journalist and a former bureau chief in Washington, D.C. And her mother, Barbro Holmberg, was the past Swedish migration/asylum policy minister and Governor of Gävleborg County.  

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Elin attended Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida, and graduated with a degree in psychology in 2014. And during her time there, she received an outstanding senior award. 

Growing up, Tiger Woods’ ex-wife worked many odd summer jobs, such as a cashier and in clothing stores to fund her studies. But, her modeling career sparked in 2000 when she appeared on the cover of “Cafe Sport” magazine. 

And shortly after this, she joined the “Champagne” retail store. Thus, meeting Jesper and Mia Parnevik, who then hired Elin to nanny their children. And this job then required Elin to move to the United States full time.

Meeting Tiger

Woods and Nordegren met through Jesper Parnevik during the 2001 Open Championship. Yet, Elin had a boyfriend back home in Sweden and was not interested. But, after her relationship fizzled and ended, she and Tiger grew closer and began dating in 2001. 


By the year 2003, they attended the Presidents Cup in South Africa. At the Shamwari Game Reserve, Tiger proposed to Elin and she accepted. 

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And the October of the following year, they got married at the Sandy Lane Resort located in Barbados. They rented out the whole resort for a week and invited around 200 of their closest friends and family. 

This whole affair cost almost $2 million and included 110 rooms and 3 entire golf courses. A few notable guests included Oprah Winfrey, Charles Barkley, and Michael Jordan. 

Tiger Woods And Elin Nordegren’s Kids

Tiger and Elin gave birth to 2 beautiful kids. First, a girl, Sam Alexis, was born on June 18, 2007. She arrived in less than 24 hours after Tiger placed 2nd at the US Open. 

Then after Tiger took a break due to knee problems, their boy, Charlie Axel, was born on February 8, 2009. He enjoyed his time with the babies while his knee healed. 

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In addition to their children who were only separated by 20 months, they had two dogs, Yogi and Taz, who were part of the Tiger Woods family. 


Their 6-year marriage came unraveled in 2009 when Elin found out Tiger was having an affair. 

It is rumored that Elin went through Tiger’s phone, pretending to be him, and text his supposed mistress. Thus, confirming that the mistress was Rachel Uchitel. Elin then confronted Tiger and he did not react well. 

This then led Tiger to consume a mixture of painkillers and sleeping pills. Then the same night, this caused Tiger to lose control of his vehicle and hit a fire hydrant and tree in the neighbor’s yard. 

Elin then had to rescue him from the car by smashing the window with a golf club. Sadly, she laid him on the ground while he was in and out of consciousness and waited for help. Once news got out of the car crash, it was downhill from there for Tiger. 

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This news brought forth many women claiming to have had an affair with the golf superstar. In fact, it is said that Tiger had 120 affairs during his marriage to Elin. 

All this drama made Tiger confront his sex addiction and his cheating scandals publicly. He announced that he would take a break to work on his marriage with Elin and entered rehab.

But, saving his marriage was not successful and the couple finalized their divorce on August 23, 2010. In the divorce settlement, Elin received $100 million.

And the consequences for his actions, Tiger Woods’ divorce and infidelity caused him to lose endorsement deals, sponsorships, and fans. 

Life As Tiger Woods Ex-Wife

After the divorce, Elin was in the public eye for being the ex-wife of Tiger Woods. This brought her devastation and humiliation for many years. 

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She never spoke about the divorce or what she experienced. However, she once mentioned the pain and therapy she had to endure to start her healing process. 

After some time, Tiger Woods’ ex-wife used her settlement money to build a home in North Palm Beach. In her Florida mansion, she included 9 bedrooms, mini-golf, a home theatre, and a pool. 

Current Day

At the age of 41, Elin’s life is looking up and she is enjoying her quiet and low profile life. And thankfully, she claims to be in a good place in her life. 

And after receiving her license in 2018, she is now working as a registered mental health counselor intern in Florida.

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As for her love life, she is currently dating former Cleveland Browns and Miami Dolphins star, Jordan Cameron.

They began dating in 2019 and shortly after, Elin gave birth to their baby boy, Filip Nordegren Cameron. However, after a few months, they decided to legally change his name to Arthur Nordegren Cameron. 

Elin Nordegren’s kids are what she focuses on most. And this is why she and Tiger have figured out the key to co-parenting. After setting their differences aside, they prioritize their children to make sure they come first. 

Tiger Woods’ Ex Wife, Elin Nordegren

While being Tiger Woods’ ex-wife, Elin Nordegren was in the public eye for many reasons. However, she suffered the most when Tiger’s affairs came to light. 

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Sadly, Elin’s life might have been unconventional and erratic at one time. But, now it seems as she is happier than ever with her new and quiet life.

So, visit our site today if you’d like more information on Elin or to find out more about Tiger’s current girlfriend, Erica Herman