Elin Nordegren is a former model from Sweden. Nordegren is popularly under the media limelight due to her marriage to her ex-husband, Tiger Woods.

Personal Life

Elin Nordegren, who was born as Elin Maria Pernilla Nordegren, was born on January 1st 1980. Nordegren was born in the city of Stockholm and by virtue of which she was a Swedish citizen by birth. Nordegren’s mother whose name is Barbro Holmberg is a popular face is Swedish as she is an ardent Politician, who held the ministership for Migration and Asylum Policies. Particularly well known in Gävleborg County for being a former Governor. While Nordergren’s father, Thomas Nordegren, worked out of Washington D.C. as a Radio Journalist.

Nordegren has two siblings, an older brother named Axel Nordegren, and she has a twin sister named Josefin. Both, she and her twin sister have admitted to work summer odd jobs and as supermarket cashiers to finance their education Nordegren is a graduate from the prestigious Rollins College. While she has admitted on record that it was a difficult journey to obtain her degree and has to seek the help of a professional therapist during the above said time.

Whilst in Stockholm, Nordegren began working at a upscale fashion store named Champagne, it was here that she encountered Mia Parnevik, who is the wife of Jesper Parvenik, a professional golfer from Sweden. The duo hired Nordegren to be the nanny to their children, a job which made it essential for her to move to the United States. During the Open Championship of 2001, she was introduced to U.S Professional golfer Tiger Woods by Parnevik. The duo began to cozy up to each other and soon in November 2003, they travelled together to South Africa to attend the Presidents Cup tournament and it was there that the couple got engaged officially when Tiger Woods proposed to her at the uber luxurious Shamwari Game Reserve.

The couple then got married by October 2004, in Barbados, when Tiger Woods rented an entire complex for a whole week at the Sandy Lane Resort. The complex comprised of 110 rooms and 3 golf courses and made Tiger Woods wallet lighter by at-least 2 Million USD. In the year 2007, the day after finishing as the runner-up at the U.S open, the couple announced the birth of their first child, Sam Alexis Woods. Similarly, on September 2nd 2008, Woods made a public announcement regarding the birth of their second child, a son who the duo was expecting in late winter. The boy was born in the year 2009 and the couple decided to name him Charlie Axel Woods.

Shortly after the birth of their second child, Charlie Axel that year Woods crashed his car into a tree during the weekend of Thanksgiving, after Nordegren got violent upon learning about Woods’ mistress and the incident broke open an entire scandal involving his infidelity. The couple mutually decided to take a break from one another while Woods even checked into a rehabilitation centre. However, the entire exercise turned out to be futile as the couple divorced on August 23rd 2010 and began to move on with their lives amicably.


There is little information about Nordegren’s modelling career and life prior to meeting Woods. However, as of today, she has a net worth of over $100 Million, due to the settlement with Woods’ during their divorce.

Last Modified: 15 Mar, 2018

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