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Elin and Tiger sign $750 million divorce

The Local · 1 Jul 2010, 13:29

Published: 01 Jul 2010 13:29 GMT+02:00

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As part of the settlement the golfer is required to keep single women away from his one-year-old son Charlie and three-year-old daughter Sam, the newspaper reports.

30-year-old Nordegren will reportedly receive a settlement amounting to the biggest payout ever seen in a celebrity divorce but in return has been barred from publicly revealing anything about her ex-husband's flings with a string of women.

Nordegren, who was first introduced to Tiger Woods while working as a nanny for Swedish golfer Jesper Parnevik, will hang on to an apartment in Stockholm and a farmhouse she recently purchased on a nearby island.

She will also keep the main family home in Windermere, Florida while Tiger Woods will get a $50 million estate on Jupiter Island in Florida and a $2 million apartment in Los Angeles.

The divorce papers have been signed and the formalities are expected to be completed in Orlando County Court within "the next seven days" according to a friend of Elin Nordegren quoted by the newspaper.

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The pair will share the legal custody of the children although Nordegren will act as their main carer, after Woods was reportedly unwilling to bow to demands from his estranged wife for sole custody.

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14:06 July 1, 2010 by tigger007
tigger you was too rich to get married! like i said before,you should have done a michael jackson and got yourself a debbie rowe! i'm gonna put this on record and say aint NO ITCH worth 750M dollars!
14:08 July 1, 2010 by PROUDLY NAIJA SUWE
Nordegren knew what she is up to right form the initial stage,i know she will be happy now that her plan was successful.she has been dreaming of sharing from the number one golfer properties because she had a folk lifter boyfriend then and they still keep contact.GOLD DIGGER
14:26 July 1, 2010 by BCR

OMG, I wish i was blonde, female and swedish... and hot.

14:28 July 1, 2010 by Ugly A
Tiger was bored out of his gourd. Look at him..."What did I do? She so cold!"
15:12 July 1, 2010 by Audrian
What surprises most about Tiger was that he allowed himelf to be humilated in the public media. If he had devorced right away, there would not have been much to report, and his golf and mental well being would not have suffered.
15:13 July 1, 2010 by Kalyissa
Calling her a Gold digger when she wasn't even in the wrong? He was the one that cheated on her with so many woman so I'm totally in support of her.

Good on her.
15:16 July 1, 2010 by planet.sweden
Typically depressing contributions from the readers of the Local.se I see.

If I was a Swedish woman I'd be fearing for the future reading you lot.

A gold digger is someone who deliberately targets a rich person for their money rather than love. In fact not only did Elin Nordegren not target Tiger, she turned him down more times that he likes to remember. Clearly she was right in her assessment of him first time. If she'd stuck with her head rather than eventually going with her heart she wouldn't now be holding two babies fathered by a serial nutter.

By any normal persons reckoning Tiger Wood's behaviour is totally beyond the pale and grounds for divorce. I've lost count of how many women he had affairs with around about the 20 mark. It now appears he's had further flings since his "sincere", from the heart, on air TV apology. Short of wife battering it's really not possible for a husband ti sink any lower than this.

Nordegren is a decent intelligent woman and clearly deserves far better than this messed up, mentally ill, idiot. I wish her well.
15:19 July 1, 2010 by G Kin
Oh Tiger. Just imagine howmuch charuty work you could do with that money.

I really don't know why he was rushing to get married. He was a a young man that still needed to enjoy his success without risking his fortune.

Just wonder what the GOLD DIGGER is gonna do with her ill gotten wealth :(

God, prove me wrong Elin, by doing something generous with your lazily earned wealth.!
15:52 July 1, 2010 by mrmontana
to be a gold digger nowaday's can involve a lot of serious time and planning. women on crack will have sex for $10. so i think that it is conceiveable that a woman doesn't have to fall in love to have 2 babies and live a very comfortable life. it doesn't hurt if you are very pretty and you're trying to achieve this goal!!!!!
15:57 July 1, 2010 by Dano
@planetsweden - I fully agree with all you say. HE did the dirty,and celebrities KNOW what will happen in a marriage if things go wrong!

So maybe she was praying for something like this to happen...well so would i,and you,and all the other commenters here! She's not to blame.

@Ugly A - he's holding his cap on his chest which suggests he's listening to the American national anthem. I look as bored as him everytime i hear it too!
16:04 July 1, 2010 by rufus.t.firefly
I'm commenting though I haven't read the article. Just want to say WHO CARES?
16:13 July 1, 2010 by dwb5555
These are the same people who like a month ago said Tiger and wife would get divorce in 5 days. So why would any one believe them
16:28 July 1, 2010 by Radical1
@Kalyissa, Elin very much knew what tiger was up to, how can a billionaire like tiger woods manage to avoid the press on his adultery? i remember back in 2005 i think when i saw a tiger woods interview that he was thanking the press for giving him his private life...erm the press..THE PRESS!!! leaving a billionaire like tiger woods alone!! tiger had way too much trust with the press, but you see kalyissa you are very much fooled by the press on this and jim carrey was absolutely right that Elin was in it for the ride also. Well she has him in her hands now plus the press is on her side. Ok it was wrong for tiger woods to go and cheat but the press put out the bait for him and he took it. Did you know what happend to David Beckham when he cheated with just ONE girl, you see it was only one girl and the press were on his case like a laser blast and he is not even half as rich as tiger woods. Well Elin has probably a blue eyed blond swedish boy waiting in the wings already with a tissue paper stuck on his shoulder.
16:29 July 1, 2010 by Alma
What a beautiful daughter.

It is a shame that there are such morons as Tiger, who trades such gift of family and unconditional love and kids for a sex with prostitutes. He got what he deserves.

People who speak of Elin as gold digger, make me sick. After all, she could have married a normal person and have lived a much happier life. What is in the money when heart is not at peace?
16:41 July 1, 2010 by Carol Noren Johnson
I wish Elin and her children the best. She deserves this huge settlement. She can't talk, maintains her dignity, and you can bet that someone will talk and make money.Tiger's public apology never was adequate and the result is he has tarnished his repulation.
16:57 July 1, 2010 by villjobba
Question is will a man ever get such a big divorce settlement from a woman`???
17:44 July 1, 2010 by Dazzler
Tiger could of payed only 50k and gotten rid of the problem easily enough....
18:48 July 1, 2010 by ali_bin_umar
She married him because he was billionaire. She happened to be 100% GOLD DIGGER..
18:55 July 1, 2010 by Flygger
Elin. If you are reading this I would like you to know I might be very, very wealthy and single with my own country, but hey.. What's money got to do with love, and have fallen in love with you. I would never dream of betraying you and wish to marry you without further delay. Your's sincerely.. err.. err.. George Michael !! but maybe not the one who sings songs.. Or quite possibly the one who does sing songs. Yeah..
19:36 July 1, 2010 by Roy E
If only everyone could collect $750 million for being foolish and stupid! That's quite a handsome reward for very bad judgment.
20:27 July 1, 2010 by USA Is Number 1
Why would he even want to get married or agree to get married to her or anyone else for that matter?
20:33 July 1, 2010 by christo
skatteverket how much are we taking from this lady. she thinks she can make that money and we dont tax her. bring it and we get off our millions. this is not america
21:14 July 1, 2010 by USA Is Number 1
It will be interesting to see if she tries to avoid paying taxes in Sweden on whatever divorce-related income she gets from this situation.
21:40 July 1, 2010 by hoyas
why would she pay taxes in sweden if she is not a resident there?
21:40 July 1, 2010 by zooeden
a nanny worth??? 750million??? Gold diggers don´t know how to live anyway, what a Ho!!!!
22:06 July 1, 2010 by silly t
what the hell is wrong with Swedish girls? nobody makes it longer with them...nagging swedes...only good for swedes themselves
22:10 July 1, 2010 by USA Is Number 1

Isn't she showing a clear intent of attempting to sever ties to the US and replacing them largely with ties to Sweden for herself and her children?

Or does she plan to keep paying US taxes on these ex-spousal and child support payments and remain a US resident?

In the event that she surrenders her status as a lawful permanent resident of the US, I won't shed a tear if the US government looks into any such action by her being done to avoid payment of taxes in the US and thus subject to US taxation regardless of her moving to Sweden or not. The US tax authorities will not let her get away that easily. And maybe the Swedish tax authorities won't let her get away that easily with all this money.

Doesn't this money sound like a pay-off for being a sex partner in every sense of the phrase "sex partner"?
22:17 July 1, 2010 by Dot2
good for you Tiger, good for you! No one truly would like to get stuck with a nagging Swedish wife!! isn't it??
22:32 July 1, 2010 by calebian22
This has to be true if it is reported by the Sun. Very reliable source, wink wink.
23:47 July 1, 2010 by k9dr
should have deported her ass, typically Swede, pay me good for little actual work.
00:42 July 2, 2010 by eddie123
this is a huge joke. tiger woods is not worth 750M USD in the first place. how on earth can he pay his wife that sum. you can't give what you do not have. in time, we'll get to hear of the real sum and i bet it will be below 100M USD. that will be good. the swedish state should tax her for that pretty sum.
13:12 July 2, 2010 by Twiceshy
@USA Is Number 1 - I am with you.

Will she pay over about $500 million in TAX to Sweden for this payout or?

I bet from now on Tiger has a form for all the girls to sign before they even get to say HI to him!
13:18 July 2, 2010 by Vikingbill
750 million! So lets see? Sweden will get 749, 999, 999 and Elin will have enough money to get three loaves of bread instead of just two! Wow, she is rich!
13:55 July 2, 2010 by grantike
this report isn't exactly correct there are no 750 million usd payout from tmz.com and media-takeout.com two of nice gossip website they said tiger isn't even worth 750m usd .was worth that last year according to Forbes.with scandal and lost of major sponsors didn't even earn up to 100 million usd this year
15:30 July 2, 2010 by Kevin Harris
There doesn't seem to be any evidence that Elin entered this relationship as a gold digger, or that she did anything wrong while it lasted. The sexist and racist stereotyping above about gold digging, sexless Swedish blondes counts for nothing. And nothing is what those sad posters actually know about Elin and Tiger's private life.

By celebrity standards (which are very low), Elin and Tiger have handled their break up in a dignified and private manner, putting their children first, and saying as little as possible to the public. Tiger's getting some serious treatment for his addicition and, for the sake of the children, I hope Elin gives him a second chance when she has calmed down. My hopes count for nothing too, and I don't blame her if she doesn't.

If only our other celebrity wife Anna had half the dignity Elin has, she would be a much happier person than she is now.
16:01 July 2, 2010 by hjoian
16:57 July 2, 2010 by DAVID T
Gold digging skank - if he's been getting it at home he wouldn't have looked elsewhere.
17:29 July 2, 2010 by dansk
Well done for Elin. She deserves every penny. He humiliated her and he's a dog. I hope she's happy and meets a really decent man next time around.

I hope your wife is shagging someone David T. Because often cheaters are getting it at home too. It makes no difference. A liar and a cheater will take it wherever they get it.
17:41 July 2, 2010 by mjennin2
She isn't a gold digger, and I support her 100%.

Are people gold diggers when they are severely wronged and take people to court to sue for expenses lost PLUS DAMAGES? No. This was a smart move. He f%&*ed her over, who would want to be with him? For all we know, he could have slept with some wh*re who had AIDS and then passed it onto Elin, and even maybe the kids. Adultry is more than just an emotional trainwreck. She got what was legally entitled to her, and secured a future for herself and her two children. I highly doubt she's gunna go live a life like Paris Hilton, that money will most assuredly go into a trust for her children.

You all need to stop judging and let the courts decide what is just.
18:12 July 2, 2010 by G Kin
Oh Woods, what have you done?

Look at howmuch money you have thrown away to a gold digger. The best thing she has ever achieved is to marry you and be ther mother to your kids. She got no carrer, nothing.

You shouldn't have married the ferminist nagging swedish girl. Most likely you did without even knowing how they are.

You should have stayed single and rock on for a while and instead use your hard earned millions on charity works.

Just look at Bill Gates!
18:59 July 2, 2010 by USA Is Number 1
Bill Gates got married, so not sure why anyone is pointing at him.

The $750 million dollar figure is probably off by a factor of nearly 10 and any agreement is likely to have some kind of ability for Tiger Woods to rescind the agreement or clawback assets if there is a violation of the agreement by Tiger Woods' now former "sex partner".
20:10 July 2, 2010 by G Kin
@UAS Is Number 1

Don't you know about the good works of charity that Gates does?.

Read my post properly before you think it is off...

Tiger could better use his money that way, not paying it off to some lazy woman who has never done anything and yes, is less likely to do so with the cheaply gotten wealth :)
20:43 July 2, 2010 by USA Is Number 1
G Kin,

I've followed Gates' charitable contributions since the days when a lack of charitable giving was amongst his major criticisms in the US.

The majority of Bill Gates charitable spending has occurred in the time after he got married.

About the point that Tiger Woods' money is better given to charity than to his Swedish wife, I agree. She can live comfortably enough even with a mere million dollars pay-out for every year in which she was his "sex partner".
20:50 July 2, 2010 by tigger007
Mrs.Woods won't be paying swedish taxes she will be taxed in the usa ONLY! she has been living in the usa and will remain in the usa,so the swedish tax can't be applied to this 750M. if she moves the money back to sweden then she can be taxed and will be taxed in a small percentage.this money was obtained in the usa! NO SWEDISH TAXES WILL APPLIED!
22:50 July 2, 2010 by willpf
She certainly didn't marry him for his looks, Does that make her a gold digger?

No one has mentioned that he's ugly as f**k?
05:51 July 3, 2010 by here for the summer
interesting article but why so many posts talking bad about Swedish women in general .

Although I'm not normally in favor of big alimony payments in this case there might be an exception. Elin and the family was partially responsible for part of his income. Having a family and a wholesome image helped him get many of these endorsements which made up the bulk of his income. Just look at how they ran away from his new image .
06:04 July 3, 2010 by Rebel
Okay, let's pretend some of the posters here are correct and that it is difficult to be married to a Swede -- cold, arrogant and boring women in general. However, if indeed Tiger's wife was like that I could see him doing a Bill Clinton/Jennifer Flowers thing and having a long-term affair with someone who met his emotional and physical needs. Instead, look at the women he was with! It is one thing to be lonely in a marriage, it is quite another thing to carry on like he did.
02:07 July 4, 2010 by memyselfandi
It was only 100 million dollars. We received this updated news today here in the U.S.

I thought the 750 million figure was way off. The first media report is almost always inaccurate. I knew that Tiger was not worth 750 million so I was wondering how the media went running the 750 figure.....but it does not surprise me. Thats how the media rolls most of the time.
12:28 July 4, 2010 by here for the summer
@rebel .. agree with the carrying on which is why he can't buy a sponsor now it was in bad taste and form. But totally disagree with the comment on Swedish women. Compared to other areas they tend to have many advantages .. they are more likely to have or want a job even while raising a family. The work hard and are educated or at the least believe in learning and knowledge. They tend to be more open and educated about sex making it easier to have a good relationship. They can drink but not become addicted. They tend not have religious hang-ups like 90% of the world and they're open to new cultures. A reflection of Swedish society which is a pretty nice way to live especially when compared to the rest of the world .
13:20 July 10, 2010 by concha de tu puta madre
How can the bitch get 750M if Tiger is not worth that much? If you follow the US media they are talking somewhere around 100M
02:29 August 31, 2010 by Homesoul
She did a story on People magazine this week saying the marriage was "Hell". No doubt People paid her and gave her kid gloves on the content. The photos she gave for the magazine was on one of the Swedish tabloids.
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