Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Woods’ ex-wife went ‘through hell’
him, according to an interview released Wednesday.
Nordegren told People magazine she and Woods tried for months to reconcile the relationship. In the end, a marriage “without trust
and love” wasn’t good for anyone, she said.
On Thanksgiving night outside their Florida home, Woods drove his SUV over a fire hydrant and into a tree, setting off shocking
revelations that sports’ biggest star had been cheating on his wife through multiple affairs. The couple officially divorced
Nordegren told People that she never hit Woods on the night of the car crash.
“There was never any violence inside or outside our home,” she said. “The speculation that I would have used a golf club to hit
him is just truly ridiculous.”
Nordegren said Woods left the house that night and when he didn’t return after a while, she got worried and went to look for him.
She said that’s when she found him in the car.
“I did everything I could to get him out of the locked car,” she said. “To think anything else is absolutely wrong.”
The magazine said the interview was conducted over four visits lasting a total of 19 hours at the rented Windermere, Fla., home
where she now lives with their two children.
“I’ve been through hell,” the Swedish-born Nordegren said. “It’s hard to think you have this life, and then all of a sudden—was it
a lie? You’re struggling because it wasn’t real. But I survived. It was hard, but it didn’t kill me.”
In an interview on NBC’s “Today” show on Wednesday morning, People magazine reporter Sandra Sobieraj Westfall said Nordegren and
her team approached the publication.
Westfall said Nordegren wanted people to know three things: she’s not violent and never hit Woods; she had no idea this was going
on; and it was a real marriage for her.
Nordegren and Woods were married Oct. 5, 2004, in Barbados and have a 3-year-old daughter, Sam, and an 18-month-old son, Charlie.
In the interview, Nordegren would not disclose the amount of the divorce settlement but did say “money can’t buy happiness or put
my family back together.”
“I’m so embarrassed that I never suspected—not a one. For the past 3 1/2 years, when all this was going on, I was home a lot more
with pregnancies, then the children and my school.”
Woods, who was playing a pro-am round at The Barclays in Paramus, N.J., early Wednesday, hasn’t commented on the couple’s divorce.
Shortly before 8 a.m., when the People magazine story broke, his agent, Mark Steinberg, stepped outside the ropes of the first
fairway and was on the phone for the next 10 minutes, as was Woods’ spokesman, Glenn Greenspan.
Nordegren said she would eventually forgive Woods, but that she is still working on it.
“Forgiveness takes time,” she said. “It is the last step of the grieving process.”
Meantime, Nordegren said she is excited to start the next chapter of her life and intends to stay in the U.S. with her children.
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