How Tiger Woods’ ex-wife Elin Nordegren, 39, is pregnant with 30-year-old NFL star’s baby – but she’s still hurt' by golfer's relationship with Erica Herman
SHE famously chased her husband out of their mansion with a golf club in 2009 after discovering he had been cheating on her.
But now, 10 years on, Tiger Woods's ex-wife Elin Nordegren is pregnant with another sportsman's baby – and she's "really happy and excited" about the news.
Elin, 39, is said to be expecting a child with 30-year-old former NFL star Jordan Cameron – whom she's been "quietly dating" for more than two years.
She already has daughter Sam Alexis, 12, and son Charlie Axel, 10, with Tiger, while ex-Dolphins and Cleveland Browns star Cameron has a son, Tristan, also 10.
But the happy news comes just shortly after sources told Sun Online that Elin is 'still hurt' by golfer Tiger being with someone else.
The mum was left humiliated after her husband of six years admitted cheating on her with more than a dozen women, including two porn stars and the waitress at their local diner.
Following their split, the shamed golfer took an ‘indefinite break’ from his sport and attended sex therapy after he lost millions in sponsorship.
Elin, who lives in Florida, received a £85million payout from his £550m net worth.
Here we reveal what Elin did next.
Hard to let go
Ten years on, former model and nanny Elin has “finally arrived at a happy place in her life” and not only that, she’s made some sort of peace with her ex.
“Elin truly has a friend in Tiger – but she's still hiding the pain of their split all these years on,” a well-placed source exclusively told Sun Online.
“If anything, being closer to Tiger again and spending days together with their children has made it harder to let go of the past.
“She sees a lot of the good side of him now and what an amazing dad he is, but that makes it tough emotionally when you have conflicting feelings about him.
“Tiger brings Elin and the kids to his home for fun days at least once a month and there's always a very friendly atmosphere between them.
“They had a recent day together where they chatted for about five hours, had a glass of wine and were really relaxed around each other.
"It still hurts her heart"
“But she does get upset when she hears about Tiger dating other woman or anything along those lines. It still hurts her heart even if she doesn't show it to him.
“However, compared to when the scandal broke, she is in a much better place mentally.”
And Elin has only been made happier with her baby news.
"Elin and Jordan met at Art Basel in Miami a few years [ago], and they are both really happy and excited about the arrival of a new baby," a source told Page Six.
“Both Elin and Jordan have previously said they’d love to have more children, and Elin’s kids with Tiger, Sam and Charlie are really excited about having a new little brother or sister."
It is thought the couple have been quietly living together at Elin's home in her North Palm Beach private community. Their baby is reportedly due around October.
Keeping her hurt quiet
After Tiger's scandal a decade ago, many expected Elin to spill all, but that wasn’t the case.
She reportedly kept quiet for the sake of their two children, and still hasn’t spoken out against her ex.
She turned to her friends for comfort including Swedish golfer Jasper Parnevik and his wife Mia, who set her up with Tiger in the first place.
Elin had moved from her native Sweden to work as a nanny for the couple before she was pursued by Tiger, who she married in 2004.
Angry at the betrayal, Parnevik spoke of his guilt at playing matchmaker and breaking Elin’s heart, saying: "I'm kind of filled with sorrow for Elin since me and my wife are at fault for hooking her up with him, and we probably thought he was a better guy than he is."
In 2014, Elin revealed she had received “intensive therapy” after the scandal.
"In the beginning, you tamp down the animosity for the kids' sake," she told People magazine – the only time she’s spoken briefly about her marriage ending. "I'm not going to deny that I went through the wringer.”
As part of her healing process, the former model continued studying her degree in psychology and graduated in 2014.
Our source told us: “After splitting with Tiger, she decided to finish her psychology degree that she’d already started and she helps a lot of people with her knowledge in that field. She loves thinking of others and helping people self-improve, and that's really her happy place.”
Speaking at the graduation ceremony, Elin herself said: "My Psychology and Law class helped me through some of the most challenging times in my life that involved legal matters.
“The information not only helped me understand the complexity of the legal system but it also offered me a place of peace in the wild storm of my personal life.”
Moving into a luxury £40m mansion
Elin used part of the sum of her divorce settlement to construct a mansion in North Palm Beach. Elin bought the original property for £9.3m, but had the house demolished and rebuilt because it was riddled with rot.
Last year, she put the refurbished place up for sale for almost £40m so she could downsize.
Our source explained: “Elin is looking for a new challenge in life so she's selling the mansion.
“It has everything from a mini golf course to a lavish pool, nine bedrooms and a home theatre. She loves it there and but she wants to move on and enjoy a new challenge and build somewhere else."
It is not clear where Elin and Cameron plan to live once they've had their child.
Tiger, meanwhile, kept the private jet and a 155-foot yacht in the settlement, with the source adding: “Elin is a rich lady but she doesn’t like to act like one.”
Bagging billionaire and celebrity boyfriends
In 2012, the former model finally began dating again. She met billionaire and coal tycoon Chris Cline when he moved next door to hers.
They were spotted smacking lips on the ski slopes in St. Moritz, Switzerland in March 2016.
And although Tiger is a millionaire, Elin went one better with Chris – he is worth £1.44 billion, owns multiple coal mines and a luxury yacht named Mine Games.
However, they apparently split shortly after their loved-up ski trip and she then began dating Gavin Rossdale in 2017.
She was set up with the Bush guitarist and former The Voice UK coach by mutual friends.
The Englishman, 53, was also famous for being married to Gwen Stefani, before cheating on her with their nanny.
He said at the time: “A friend was, like, 'You have to meet Elin. She's amazing.' He was trying to connect us.”
However, it seems she was wary of his wandering eye, too, and their romance was short-lived. It is thought that she began dating former NFL tight end Cameron soon after.
Friends with Tiger… and his ex
Elin is seriously forgiving.
In the years that have followed, she has built a friendship with Tiger, who appears to trust and confide in her completely.
In a recent interview, he called her his “best friend”, adding: “We communicate so much better now, it’s incredible.
“I wish we would have done that earlier on, but it’s been incredible to have a best friend like that.”
Not only that, she is also pally with his now ex-girlfriend, Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn – who Tiger dated from early 2013 to late 2015, but also allegedly cheated on.
In 2016, Lindsey and Elin attended a ladies’ day at horse racing event Kentucky Derby together.
Lindsey tweeting picture of them, writing: "Great to see Elin and friends at the #kentuckyderby last weekend. She was stunning as always!”
She went on to explain how they had grown close when Lindsey was with Tiger.
“I mean, we spent a lot of time together because I was with Tiger for three years,” said Lindsey.
“She’s such a wonderful person, such a great mom and yeah, it was great to catch up with her and see her that weekend and we had a great time.”
Tiger, meanwhile, continues to date Erica.
As for expectant mum Elin, she seems to take comfort in the fact that at least she and her ex are on good terms.
“I don't think I doubted we'd end up here [being civil],” she’s said. “That was always my dream – that the kids can have two loving parents that show respect for each other. And I feel that's what they have."
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