(FILE PHOTO) Tiger Woods of the USA laughs next to his girlfriend Elin Nordegren at the Golf Writers Association of America Awards Dinner in this April 10, 2002 file photo in Augusta, Georgia. A Swedish newspaper reported on November 28, 2003 that world number one golfer Woods is to marry his Swedish girlfriend Elin, a 23-year-old former model. (Getty Images)more pics »
Apparently Elin Nordegren
isn't hightailing it to Sweden just yet. According to the New York Daily News
, the blonde will stay with Tiger Woods
, even after all of the alleged mistresses have come forward in the seemingly never-ending saga. She'll do it for her kids, supposedly. Tiger Woods and Elin Nordegren in 2003. (Getty)
So, divorce doesn't look like it's going to be the route she takes, after all. "That's not something she’s likely going to want to do to [her children with Woods] Sam and Charlie,” a close friend of Nordegren told People magazine. “She really believes in the importance of parents staying together.”
Their children are only 2 and 10-months-old, and Elin's parents apparently divorced when she was young, so she doesn't want the same for her children. Sources say Elin knows everything now, and the couple have a lot to work through, but they're going to give it a shot.
“Tiger has told Elin everything,” a source said. “Nothing that’s coming out now is a surprise. She knows what he has done, and they’ve had some long talks about it. They are getting everything out in the open.”
Reports also say that Elin knew about the golfer's past with lots of women, but he had promised to change and be faithful to her. We know that didn't happen, but hopefully after the frenzy dies down they can make it work, if that's what they decide. "Elin had talked to other golfers and their wives about Tiger's wild parties," said a friend. "When she asked Tiger about it, he said he would stop doing it. And she believed him. But he never did."
The whole Tiger affair scandal started when he got into a one-car crash outside his Florida mansion around 2am November 27. Rumors spread that the accident was a result of Elin coming after his SUV with a golf club after she found out about his infidelity, and things have rapidly spiraled downward since then.
We almost need to start counting the alleged mistresses on our toes now, as Rachel Uchitel
, Jaimee Grubbs
, Kalika Moquin
, Jamie Jungers
, Mindy Lawton
, Cori Rist
, and Holly Sampson
, and Joslyn James
have all been romantically linked to the guy over the last few weeks. And the list just keeps growing.
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