In an interview with ABC’s Good Morning America Thursday, Tiger Woods said that he’s working at getting his life back on track, especially when it comes to his kids.
“It’s work, there’s no doubt,” said the golfer, who admitted last year to having multiple affairs while married to wife, Elin Nordegren.
“It’s tough. But it’s enjoyable.” On being a single father, he added, “that’s the work I love.”
Yes, this is the part where everyone rolls their eyes in an obvious ‘duh’ fashion. I don’t think there is a parent out there that would sympathize with the ‘toughness’ of Woods’ single fatherhood. He even went on with the clichéd “family’s first” bit. Oh, so it was his family he was thinking of when he was with at least 9 women who weren’t his wife?
The interview on GMA, along with an appearance Wednesday night on NBC’s Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, was the first for Woods since late November 2009, when a strange car accident and rumours of Nordegren chasing Woods’ with one of his many golf clubs, triggered a chain of events that unveiled his shady private life, and ultimately – ended in divorce.
Since then Woods has been trying to focus on his two children, daughter Sam and son Charlie, who no doubt, is already following in the footsteps (the good ones) of his dad.
“Give him a stick and ball and he’s happy,” said Woods. He even went as far as to proudly call him a “little brute.”
Now as far as Google tells me, ‘brute’ means ‘animal’ or ‘beast’. I’m not sure why a father would see it fit to describe his 2-year-old son with such an adjective, but I certainly hope little Charlie will be able to control his animalistic urges when he grows up.
At least, a bit better than his father did.
The UK’s Sun is reporting Tiger Woods’ ex-wife Elin Nordegren is on the dating scene again, and maybe hooking up with a 35 year old South African man she met while studying at Rollins College in Winter Park, Fla.
“Elin is a home type gal and loves being with her children, so she may be more eager to remarry than she should be at this point,” a close friend of Elin’s tells PopEater, adding that she is eager to have more children.
There has yet been confirmations on how things are going in Tiger’s love life. Right now he seems focused on getting his golf game back on track, and setting up his new home in Jupiter Island, Florida.
Radar Online is reporting that Tiger Woods has paid his ex-wife Elin Nordegren approximately $110 million in divorce payouts.
The ever-classy Nordegren has refused to flaunt her settlement money. Though she’s quite clearly rolling in it, Elin’s only major shopping trip of recent history seems to be a quick house-hunting jaunt in Florida to be close to Tiger and to ease the joint custody of their children.
“Tiger was worried Elin was going to move back to Sweden and take their children,” an unnamed source said.”That was a bigger hang up than money. Making sure he had access to Sam and Alexis was crucial for Tiger.”
And that might not be the end of Elin’s payout! Because Tiger is worth roughly $500 million in total, She could be entitled to another $100 million in cash and assets.
After banging half of the world’s trashy hooker population, we think Woods got what was coming to him.
Earl Jr., the oldest half-brother of the golf champ, says that his father would not approve of his son’s behavior. “I think my dad would be very disappointed with him,” says Earl Jr. in an interview with KSAZ Fox 10 in Phoenix. “He would probably want to know how he’s going to fix it. You’re grown enough to get into this mess; how are you going to repair it?”
Earl continued by saying his father loved Tiger’s former wife, Elin Nordegren. She was family,” says Earl Jr. “My dad and her really connected.”
Earl Jr. says Tiger has paid dearly for his misdeeds. “It cost him a family,” he says. “He’ll never have the same relationship with his kids. There’s always a possibility that [Elin] will go back to Sweden. That distance with the kids will tear him up.”
Even through all the controversy, Rachel Uchitel is still in love with Tiger Woods and wants him back, reports TMZ.
A friend told TMZ that Rachel would “give up everything” to get him. But seriously, does she really have that much to give? The girl is kind of a train wreck.
The friend says Rachel told them “I feel horrible for him. He loved her. But he was in love with me. I hope he remembers that was real, and reaches out to me.”
This turned out to be a very expensive and sad day for Tiger Woods. The divorce between Tiger and wife Elin Nordegren became official TMZ reports.
Tiger and Elin were both present in the Panama City, Florida court room today to execute the agreement. As part of the divorce, Tiger has agreed to pay Elin $100 Million.
Elin’s lawyers released the following statement on behalf of the couple: “We are sad that our marriage is over and we wish each other the very best for the future.”
The statement continues, “While we are no longer married, we are the parents of two wonderful children and their happiness has been, and will always be, of paramount importance to both of us.”
“Once we came to the decision that our marriage was at an end, the primary focus of our amicable discussions has been to ensure their future well-being. The weeks and months ahead will not be easy for them as we adjust to a new family situation, which is why our privacy must be a principal concern.”
TMZ reports that although the divorce is not settled, Elin will have a lot of flexibility in where she decides to settle with the kids.
Additionally, rumors have it that as part of the settlement, Elin will get around $100 Million.
TMZ has found out that part of the divorce agreement legally prohibits Elin from talking about her marriage and divorce from Tiger. That means she is unable to write a book or unable to do the talk show circuit.
However, Tiger is giving Elin a very big pay day. TMZ has learned Elin will receive $100 million in a settlement, which is much more than she was entitled to under the prenup.
TMZ says the major issues yet to be resolved are child custody and the division of assets. Both parties have been advised to keep their final deal confidential and keep the property settlements out of the court file.
Both Tiger and Elin have their own team of high priced lawyers working on their behalf. An immediate matter they are trying to address is jurisdiction. Although the couple lived in Florida, Elin will be moving back to Sweden. Consequently it maybe easier to move forward with the proceedings in Sweden.
A source close to the family tells Us Weekly, “It’s 100 percent happening … It’s going to take a long time to go through. [But] she will go through with it. She is all about being a mom. She will do it slowly and carefully.”
Elin has also moved full stream ahead with the construction of her new house in Sweden. “She is definitely planning on spending a lot of time there — they are gutting it … She and the kids are going to be spending most of the summer there. Without Tiger.”
However Elin will be looking at properties in Florida as well as Tiger will not let the kids leave the U.S. full time, reports PopEater. “No way would Tiger let Elin leave the USA with his children. You can say whatever you want about Tiger as a husband, but he has always been a great father. He knows his marriage is probably over, but he will never give up on those kids. They mean the world to him.”
More signs are pointing to Tiger Woods and his wife Elin Nordegren divorcing. Considering she just purchased a $2 Million home in Sweden could be a large indication that she plans to abandon ship. However PopEater reports that there is no way the kids are going with her.
“No way would Tiger let Elin leave the USA with his children. You can say whatever you want about Tiger as a husband, but he has always been a great father,” an insider tells PopEater. “He knows his marriage is probably over, but he will never give up on those kids. They mean the world to him.”
This maybe also an indication why Elin has been looking at houses in Florida. Close enough for Tiger to see the kids, but still lets her live a separate life.
Within the last year, Tiger Woods has changed his cell phone number five times, reports TMZ. Tiger’s fellow PGA golfer Mark Calcavecchia first recalled this information.
“I didn’t really think about it, but in the course of last year he changed his number five times,” Calcavecchia said on Golf.com.
The fifth time Tiger changed his number, Calcavecchia said to him, “Man, you change phone numbers more than I change underwear.”
Calcavecchia claims that before the scandal broke out, he and Tiger used to text message one another all the time. But since Tiger’s notorious car crash, Calcavecchia hasn’t heard from his fellow golfer.
Tiger Woods and his wife Elin Nordegren have taken one step forward to repairing their marriage. TMZ reports that the couple and their kids spent the night together at their Florida home.
Sources tell TMZ that the move could be permanent. After Elin arrived yesterday a large truck followed and workers started to move in belongings.
TMZ is reporting that Elin Nordegren, Tiger Woods’s wife, paid the golf superstar a visit this morning at the family home in Isleworth, Florida.
Nordegren has been living at a separate home in the area ever since Woods’ messy string of affairs was made public back in late November.
When it rains it pours. E! News reports that a Florida lawmaker is extremely upset over the bogus allegation of child abuse against Tiger Woods’ kids. Republican state Senator Ronda Storms sent a letter to Department of Children & Families that the investigation of Tiger Woods was a complete misuse of funds and resources, and potentially added additional trauma to children who needed actual help. On December 11 a phone call was placed to investigate the welfare of Tiger’s kids. This was coincidentally the same time when the scandal was at its peak.
Golfer Tiger Woods’ wife, Elin Nordegren, told the Windemere Police Department that she went outside and saw her husband had struck a fire hydrant and a tree. She then used a golf club to break the windows of the vehicle and free Woods, reports TMZ.
However, the Florida Highway Patrol says the story Nordegren told them did not involve her returning to the house to get a golf club. There was also no blood found on the steering wheel, casting doubt on the fact that Woods’ injuries were sustained during the crash.