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While celebrity cheating scandals have sadly become par for the course, in 2009 the world was shocked to learn that golf champ Tiger Woods was a serial cheater who admitted to having numerous affairs while married to Elin Nordegren. 

This came shortly after a single-car accident involving Woods' Escalade and a fire hydrant, along with Nordegren smashing in the rear window of the car with a golf-club post-accident. In the months that followed the incident, all eyes were on Woods and Nordegren to see how the couple, and Woods' sponsors, would respond to the revelations that followed.

Just months after the November 2009 car accident that set off a series of revelations about Woods' infidelity, the couple divorced in the summer of 2010. But the Swedish-born former nanny and model, who reportedly received over $100 million in the divorce settlement, has since made peace with the situation. Let's take a look at what the former Mrs. Woods has been up to
She went silent for four years


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Reports that Woods had cheated with upward of 120 women left Nordegren "totally devastated," sources revealed to People in 2010. In fact, she was so hurt by the scandal that she stayed silent on the topic for years. At the time, there were questions about whether Nordegren's divorce settlement required her to stay mum about the couple's history, but apparently that wasn't the case.

Nordegren finally broke her silence in a 2014 interview with People, during which she admitted to undergoing "intensive therapy" and still checks in with her therapist every week. "In the beginning, you tamp down the animosity for the kids' sake," Nordegren told the magazine. "I'm not going to deny that I went through the wringer. But I don't think I doubted we'd end up here. 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.

She's both beauty and brains


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After attending night classes since 2005, Nordegren graduated from Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida in 2014, where she received the Outstanding Senior Award in psychology. According to the Orlando Sentinel, a group of the school's faculty gave her for the award because she earned a 3.96 GPA.

"I want to continue to study and learn, but I am not exactly sure how yet. My passion has always been psychology, but my interests continue to broaden," she told the newspaper in 2014, adding that she wasn't involved in campus life. "I was always a little too old for the frat parties."

Nordegren was selected to speak at her graduation, during which she made a few lighthearted jabs about her divorce from Woods and the media's obsession with the scandal. "When I entered my student advisor office in the fall of 2005, I was 25 years old, I had just recently moved to America, I was married without children," she said (via Us Weekly). "Today, nine years later, I'm a proud American, and I have two beautiful children — but I'm no longer married."

Her quips continued. "It was right after I had taken [a class in] communications and the media that I was unexpectedly thrust into the media limelight," she said. "I probably should have taken more notes in that class!"

She hated Woods' ex-girlfriend Lindsey Vonn

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Even though Woods cheated on her with multiple women, Nordegren allegedly had a tough time when Woods moved on from their divorce. Case in point: the Swedish beauty was allegedly furious when Woods started dating Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn in 2013.

"(Elin) hates Lindsey Vonn and everything about this romance," a source told Us Weekly. According to the magazine, things were so strained between Vonn and Nordegren that she didn't want Woods to have visitation rights with his kids.

Things didn't change much between the two ladies even after Woods (a self-proclaimed sex addict) and Vonn ended their relationship in 2015 after he allegedly cheated on her as well.

In 2016, Page Six reported that event organizers were asked to seat Vonn and Nordegren apart at a party during the Kentucky Derby. "The staff was being told over a walkie-talkie that Lindsey was on her way over and must be put in a different area from Elin," a source told the tabloid. As they say: old feuds die hard.



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