Elin Maria Pernilla Nordegren is a Swedish model and the ex-wife of professional golfer Tiger Woods. Elin Nordegren has been an au pair and a clerk in her early life. She has received an outstanding senior award upon getting her degree in psychology from Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida.
She was born on January 1, 1980 in Stockholm, Sweden. Her mother, Baebro Holmberg, is the current Governor of Gavleborg Country. Holmberg is a politician and a former Swedish migration and asylum policy minister. Her, father, Thomas Nordegren is a radio journalist. He served as a bureau chief in Washington D. C.
She has a twin sister, Josefin and an older brother, Axel. They had to do odd summer jobs or work as cashier in supermarkets to manage money for their studies. She has also worked as a nanny and that is when she met her ex-husband, Tiger Woods. She started modeling at the age of 20. She has appeared on the cover of Café Sport magazine. Her bio doesn’t include much about her modeling debuts.
She was working at a clothing store in Stockholm when she met Mia Parnevik, wife of Swedish golfer Jesper Parnevik. They hired her as a nanny to their children and the job made her move full-time to U. S.
Elin Nordegren was married to Tiger Woods with in a luxurious ceremony.
It was there, Woods saw her for the first time. He asked for a year to be introduced to her. She had a boyfriend so showed no interest in him. There was a huge line of single golfers wanting to meet her, says Mia. Both attended the President Cup tournament held in South Africa in November 2003. He proposed her there at the luxury Shamwari Game Reserve and got engaged. They married in October 2004at the Sandy Lane Resort which he rented entirely for a week including three golf courses and 110 rooms. It did cost him a fortune of $2 million.
As the news of Elin Nordegren’s marriage with Tiger Woods came on the news, her nudes were published as well
Shortly after the newly married couple started coming on the news, nude pictures of Elin Nordegren showing up on the internet. The pictures were fake though. Irish magazine, The Dubliner, paid a good amount of money along with a huge apology after they published the nude pictures despite the debunking.
She gave birth to their first child, a daughter, Sam Alexis Woods, in 2007, a day after he finished second in the U. S. Open. In 2009 they had another baby boy, Charlie Axel.
In December 2009, their marriage was a subject of major media coverage after Wood’s single-vehicle accident.
She found out about her husband’s infidelity and decided to leave him. He tried to save the family but she couldn’t accept him back because of the numerous extra-marital affairs he had. They officially divorced on August 23, 2010. She received $100 million from her divorce to Woods.