Lindsey Vonn opened up to Vogue recently about her relationship with Tiger Woods, and some rather startling revelations came out.
The couple became a media sensation earlier this year when they were first spotted out and about together, but neither wanted to speak too much publicly about their relationship in order to maintain a modicum of privacy. With Vonn being an Olympian and Woods making headlines for his former marriage as much as for his golfing career, it was immediately clear that they would have to work twice as hard as most celebrity couples to keep things normal. Still, she says, they’ve found a nice balance.
“Tiger’s fame is obviously in the extreme, the amount of scrutiny that he’s constantly under,” she says. “But that’s the thing: It all comes back to being happy. It doesn’t really matter what anyone else thinks; do what you love to do and be happy and that’s it.”
Fresh out of a divorce herself, Vonn ended her marriage to skier Thomas Vonn last year and says that marriage is definitely not in her future.
“No, thanks!” she said. “I am definitely not getting married. To anyone. I think there needs to be a certain kind of understanding because it’s very hard for me to relate to someone who doesn’t do sports at a high level. That part is necessary. But to have business in the relationship is very difficult. It definitely did not work for me, and I would not recommend it. I would also not recommend getting married!”
But the athlete says that the years of her marriage weren’t all bad, and admits that it was a learning experience.
“Honestly, I wouldn’t take anything back. I wouldn’t change being married. It was good for me and I was happy for a period of time, and I learned a lot about myself.”