Elin Nordegren Woods may become as popular in the US as Lady Diana was with the people of England. Nordegeren is planning to make her life in the US and after her very personal interview in People Magazine, we are really starting to like this woman, because we are finally getting to know her.
Nordegren is considering opening a mental-health clinic in Florida to help underprivileged families going through emotional mental turmoil, according to the NY Post. This is the way she describes feeling during the break-up of her own marriage.
Now that she has been awarded millions from her divorce settlement, this is something she would like to do to give back. Nordegren will complete her psychology degree by Christmas, then she can apply to become a mental health therapist.
The wife of Tiger Woods is somebody very different than most people imagined. She is certainly not a gold digger, we know this now, since she wants spend a good chunk of her money opening a clinic for the good of the community.
Nordegren was a woman who was hidden away from the public by Woods . This was not necessarily a bad thing on Woods’ part, the reasons for this are not fully known, but he may have wanted to shield her from the harsh realities of the media.
Woods could have also wanted a totally separate life, out of the spotlight, making Nordegren part of this plan. If this was the case, she has sacrificed many years to make that happen for Woods. While he was away with the PGA, Nordegren kept the fire burning at home, making it a place of solace for the man she loved.
This could not have been easy for the young woman who was living in a country away from her native roots. Then to top it off she was publicly humiliated by the same man she gave up so much for. The heartbreak alone, was devastating to Nordegren, but she only grieves now for the family unit she once believed she had. She told People Magazine “that the life she thought she had, never really existed.”
Being so isolated from the world, we only knew of Nordegren through pictures. A snapshot of a smiling and adoring wife was about the extent of exposure we were allowed to see.
The People Magazine interview was done to “set the story straight”, according to Nordegren. The public was under the impression that she beat her husband with a golf club and that never happened. (Although there was a minority of women with cheating husbands that held her in high regard at the thought that she might have done this).
It does not sound like Nordegren wants to continue to live the life of seclusion that she was use to doing as Mrs. Woods. She is very interested in helping children “who are poor and come from broken homes”, said a college colleague of Nordegren’s from an interview in the NY Post.
We have learned that Nordegren is humble; she told People Magazine she did a little bit of modeling in high school, but was not very good at it. She is smart, speaking five languages, and she loves her children, who are her first priority. She says “money cannot buy happiness, but it will allow me to spend all my time with my kids”.
It sounds like we can say good-by to the isolated and mysterious Elin Woods and look forward to getting to know Elin Nordegren, who may just become a celebrity in her own right. People Magazine was contacted by Nordegren’s representatives to do the magazine interview. It sounded like she was ready to break down the barriers she lived behind all these years.
References: People Magazine hard copy, People Magazine online Article, NY Post, Fox News Live