Elin Nordegren Biography

Elin Nordegren is the ex-wife of Tiger Woods. Check out this biography to know about her childhood, family life, achievements and fun facts about her life.

Elin Nordegren
Quick Facts

Birthday: January 1, 1980

Nationality: Swedish

Famous: Family Members Swedish Women

Age: 39 Years, 39 Year Old Females

Sun Sign: Capricorn

Also Known As: Elin Maria Pernilla Nordegren

Born in: Stockholm, Sweden

Famous as: Model, Ex-Wife of Tiger Woods

Height: 1.8 m

Family:

Spouse/Ex-: Tiger Woods (m. 2004–2010)

father: Thomas Nordegren

mother: Barbro Holmberg

siblings: Axel Nordegren, Josefin Nordegren

children: Charlie Axel Woods, Sam Alexis Woods

City: Stockholm, Sweden

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education: Rollins College

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Elin Nordegren, born as Elin Maria Pernilla Nordegren, is a model and ex-wife of professional golf star Tiger Woods. She has modelled for ‘Cafe Sport’ magazine and has appeared on the cover of the same. She has also worked as a nanny for golfer Jesper Parnevik. The beautiful Swedish woman is the daughter of a politician Barbro Holmberg and a radio journalist, Thomas Nordegren. She also has a brother and a twin sister. Nordegren has studied psychology and has also worked in a clothing store. Following her divorce from Woods who was caught in a cheating scandal, she received a whopping amount of $100 million as the divorce settlement. No doubt Nordegren has earned huge publicity due to her ex-husband! However, she tries to keep as much distance as possible from the media. A striking blonde with cornflower blue eyes, this beauty with brains is said to be a charitable person. Currently, she lives with her family in North Palm Beach, Florida.

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Elin Nordegren
Childhood & Early Life
  • Elin Nordegren was born as Elin Maria Pernilla Nordegren on January 1, 1980 in Stockholm, Sweden. Her father Thomas Nordegren works as a radio journalist and mother Barbro Holmberg is the former migration and asylum policy minister of Sweden. Elin Nordegren has an older brother named Axel as well as a twin sister named Josefin. She attended Rollins College and graduated from there in 2014 with a degree in psychology. There she also received an Outstanding Senior award. As for now, Nordegren resides in North Palm Beach, Florida.
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Career
  • Elin Nordegren did many odd summer jobs during her early life. She also worked as a cashier in a supermarket to finance her education. In 2000, she started modelled and appeared on the glossy cover of the ‘Cafe Sport’ magazine. Soon after this, she joined a clothing store called Champagne. At the store, Nordegren met the wife of golfer Jesper Parnevik and was hired as a nanny for the couple’s children.
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Marriage & Divorce
  • Elin Nordegren met Tiger Woods through Jesper Parnevik who introduced them during the 2001 Open Championship. Initially Nordegren had a boyfriend back home and was not interested in golfers. However, she became close to Woods after the relationship with her boyfriend dissolved. In November 2003, Nordegren and Woods attended the Presidents Cup tournament that took place in South Africa. There, she accepted the latter’s proposal.
  • The following year, the couple got married at Sandy Lane resort in Barbados in the presence of family members and approximately 200 friends, including basketball players Charles Barkley and Michael Jordan. Woods and Nordegren welcomed their daughter Sam Alexis in 2007 and son Charlie Axel in 2009.
  • Soon after this, the couple’s marriage hit the rocks when Woods publically admitted to infidelity in December 2009. Following this, Woods took a break from his career to fix his personal issues. However, these efforts were not successful and the couple finalised their divorce on August 23, 2010. Nordegren received $100 million as divorce settlement.
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- September 21, 2017

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