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Elin Nordegren

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Born: 1 January 1980
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Best known as:

The Swedish nanny who became Tiger Woods's ex-wife

Elin Nordegren became world-famous in 2009, when her husband, superstar golfer Tiger Woods, admitted cheating on her. Nordegren first became a public figure in 2002 when she began dating Woods, one of the world's most famous sports figures. A striking, blonde, blue-eyed Swede and part-time model, Nordegren was working as a nanny for Swedish golfer Jesper Parnevik when she met Woods. Reportedly Parnevik introduced the two at the 2001 British Open. Their romance became more widely known during the Masters golf tournament in April of 2002, and they became engaged in November of 2003. They were married in Barbados on 5 October 2004. Their first daughter, Sam Alexis Woods, was born on 18 June 2007; Woods told reporters that "Sam" was a nickname his father called him as a child. A son, Charlie Axel, was born on 8 February 2009.

On November 27 of 2009, police were called to the Woods home near Orlando, Florida, after Tiger crashed a Cadillac Escalade near their driveway at 2:30 in the morning. It was soon revealed that the Woods and Nordegren had been arguing, after she discovered his relationship with club hostess Rachel Uchitel. Other women then came forward to claim they had slept with Woods before and during his marriage. Two weeks later, Woods released a statement admitting "infidelity" and said he would take an indefinite break from golf. On 23 August 2010, the couple announced that they had divorced.

Extra credit:

Elin Nordegren went by the name Elin Woods during her marriage to Tiger Woods; in the divorce announcement at the end of their marriage, she was identified again simply as Elin Nordegren... Elin Nordegren has never posed for nude photos; online photos with titles like "Elin Nordegren nude" or "Elin Woods naked" are fakes. One particularly popular series featured a model named Kim Hiott... Elin Nordegren has a twin sister named Josefin; she is a lawyer in London, with the married name of Josefin Lonnborg. According to People magazine, the twins also have an older brother named Axel... Nordegren's mother, Barbro Holmberg, has served as Sweden's migration minister. Their father is a radio journalist.

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