Elin Nordegren Speaks For The First – And Last – Time

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Elin Nordegren has had a rough year but remained silent throughout her entire complicated separation from Tiger Woods. Now that their divorce is final, though, she has granted People Magazine an exclusive interview which she says will be her first and only public discussion of her personal life.

Nordegren tells People “I have been through the stages of disbelief and shock, to anger and ultimately grief over the loss of the family I so badly wanted for my children.” But what about the details we’ve been dying to know about? How was she so obvlivious to all of Tiger’s cheating? What about the Thanksgiving car accident? Details, girlfriend! Well, she delivers, albeit very diplomatically.

Of the cheating, she explains “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.” (Nordegren has been in college working toward a degree in physchology.) And hitting Tiger’s car with a golf club? “There was never any violence inside or outside our home,” she says.  “The speculation that I would have used a golf club to hit him is just truly ridiculous.” The magazine and full interview come out on Friday.

And while she doesn’t get into specifics, Nordegren just has this to say about her settlement “Money can’t buy happiness or put my family back together.” But it can get you the hell out of Orlando, girl. Take that money and run.

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