After the messy and very public divorce between golf superstar Tiger Woods and former model Elin Nordegren, no one would have guessed that it was possible for his ex-wife to be friends with his current flame.
This unlikely scenario is probably making life easier for Woods, whose career suffered significantly following his split with Nordegren. An insider told celebrity news magazine Us Weekly that Nordegren actually adores Vonn and the two women talk all the time. The source added that Nordegren is drawn to the fact that Vonn is a “strong woman.”
The whole family – Woods, Vonn, Nordegren, and the children recently vacationed together, with the 29-year-old Olympic skier and the 34-year-old Swedish mother of two occasionally bonding with each other over drinks, while Woods was left to look after his six-year-old daughter Sam and five-year-old son Charlie.
Nordegren discovered that both her and Vonn had a lot of similarities and common ground. The insider said that they talk and laugh “like they have been girlfriends forever.”
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However, E! News pointed out that the two ladies have not been seen together in public. Since the paparazzi hardly misses a celebrity spotting – especially a controversial one – there has been some skepticism about the alleged closeness of Nordegren and Vonn.
While it may be considered absurd for Woods’ former wife to get close to any of the women he was – and is – involved with, Vonn spends a significant amount of time with Nordegren's children, thus a reason for the two women to build a relationship.
Vonn and Woods met in 2012 at the pro-golfer’s World Challenge Charity golf tournament, and officially became a couple in March 2013. Vonn’s divorce from fellow skier Thomas Vonn was finalized in January 2013, although the couple had been separated since late 2011.
Meanwhile, Nordegren has been linked to coal billionaire Chris Cline, who was a neighbor of Nordegren and Woods when they were still together.
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