Elin Nordegren Buys a Home in Sweden -- Will She Take the Kids and Leave Tiger Woods?
Photo: Faglaro Mansion, the $2 million hideaway in Sweden bought by Tiger Woods' wife, Elin Nordegren.
As we reported yesterday, rumors are circulating that Tiger Woods' wife, Elin Nordegren, has moved out of their family home in Florida. While she is reportedly staying nearby, a very recent real estate transaction is fueling speculation that she may instead take the kids with her to her homeland of Sweden to start a new life.
Swedish newspapers report that Elin purchased Faglaro Mansion, a nice island getaway in her home country. She is said to have a little more than $2 million on the purchase. HPG, a Swedish news agency, says that the official story from her family is that she bought the place with her twin sister, not her husband.
Since her husband's cheating scandal broke, Nordegren, 29, has not been heard from.
Nordegren's new Swedish home is located on prime Scandinavian real estate on a small, secluded island that is reachable from Stockholm only by ferryboat. It once belonged to a professional soccer player who wanted privacy. It's said that she looked at it last summer and purchased it two weeks ago.
Two weeks ago would be just about the time that Tiger Woods, 33, drove his Cadillac Escalade into a fire hydrant and tree outside his home in Windermere, Florida. The couple reportedly had a fight after she caught him texting Rachel Uchitel, and at the same time the National Enquirer reported that he had an affair with the NYC party girl.
Uchitel, 34, as it turns out, was just the first of a string of reported mistresses. To date, there are seven women who claim to have had affairs with the golfer.
Woods' accident, while it made waves internationally, left him with facial cuts and a mere $164 ticket. He wasn't tested for drugs or alcohol, despite a witness stating that he had consumed alcohol earlier. The witness also said he has prescriptions for Ambien and Vicodin.
A few days later, Woods publicly apologised for "transgressions". It was then that the rumors began swirling that he was offering his wife millions of dollars to stop her from leaving him and taking the kids with her.
In addition to Uchitel, Tiger has been linked to:
- Cori Rist, 31. A divorced mother and ex-dancer at the Penthouse Executive Club in NYC.
- Mindy Lawton, 33. An Orlando waitress who lived about five miles away from Tiger.
- Holly Sampson, 36. A Los Angeles based porn star.
- Jamiee Grubbs, 24. A cocktail waitress and former contest on VH1's "Tool Academy."
- Kalika Moquin, 27. A Las Vegas nightclub executive.
- Jamie Jungers, 26. A Las Vegas cocktail waitress.