Tiger Woods and Wife Elin's Divorce Is Finalized
Tiger Woods and his former wife, Elin Nordegren, are officially done as a couple.
The golf legend and the Swedish model legally severed ties on Monday in Panama City, Florida, filing the execution of their divorce agreement at Bay County Circuit Court, People magazine reports.
The filing brings to an end a months-long drama that began with a car crash at the couple's home last Thanksgiving weekend and resulted in a myriad of infidelity allegations aimed at Woods.
The newly divorced couple noted in a statement released by Nordegren's law firm, McGuireWoods,
"We are sad that our marriage is over and we wish each other the very best for the future. While we are no longer married, we are the parents of two wonderful children and their happiness has been, and will always be, of paramount importance to both of us."
While the terms of the couple's divorce settlement are still undisclosed, various estimates indicate that Nordegren, 30, could receive anywhere between $100 million and $500 million. The couple's statement goes on to note that their primary consideration in the divorce negotiations was the well-being of their two small children, Sam Alexis, 3, and Charlie Axel, 1:
"Once we came to the decision that our marriage was at an end, the primary focus of our amicable discussions has been to ensure their future well-being. The weeks and months ahead will not be easy for them as we adjust to a new family situation, which is why our privacy must be a principal concern."
Woods and Nordegren were married in October 2004 by the 19th hole of Barbados' Shady Lanes resort.
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