While Tiger Woods is hoping to capitalize on the media’s sudden distraction due to another cheating and sex scandal thanks to Jesse James, one person who isn’t so quick to forget what the golf master did is his wife, Elin. Tiger has been the center of a media whirlwind this week as he announced his return to golf -with Elin nowhere in sight- which seems to have prompted another round of words from his multiple mistresses. Sources say that Elin has read some of these accounts, including the racy “Vanity Fair” article, and is not happy.
Not sure exactly how she got it, but Elin Woods read writer Mark Seal’s explosive ”The Temptation of Tiger Woods” expose in the new Vanity Fair — approximately two weeks ago.
A Woods source tells me the story made ”Elin even madder than she was already,” and reportedly convinced her to rethink her earlier decision to stick with the marriage — ”for the time being.”
According to the source, it also finalized her feelings about next week’s Masters tournament.
”While Elin pretty much knew she wasn’t going … after reading the Vanity Fair story, she became totally committed to avoiding that circus — and made that very clear to Tiger, in no uncertain terms.”
This same reporter says that a couple of weeks before The Masters, Elin and Tiger had a big blowout because Elin doesn’t think Tiger’s reconcilication efforts and sex rehab stint are sincere. Ya THINK?
Here’s the latest I’m hearing about the current state of the Tiger and Elin Woods ”reconciliation”:
It’s not going well at all.
I’ve learned the couple’s much-touted weekend fight focused on several issues:
• Elin believes Tiger is only giving lip service to his recovery and is convinced he’s still more worried about getting his golf career back on track — rather than Elin’s feelings about their relationship.
• Tiger’s wife also is furious about the ongoing revelations about his past indiscretions, and believes there are even more women who will come forward with stories, text messages, photos and even videos.
• Another problem: Elin thinks Tiger is not as attentive as he should be to their two children — despite his claim his kids are so important to him.
• Along with having her lawyers continuing to draft divorce documents, Elin reportedly is planning to head back to Sweden for a visit with her family — joined by her children. ”She wants to be out of the country when Tiger plays the Masters,” a good source said Monday.
The legal work has been on the back burner as Elin made one last attempt to save the marriage after Tiger got out of rehab.
Their conversations this weekend — which led to the big fight, followed by Elin retreating to the couple’s ”Privacy” yacht — convinced her they were done.
I can’t say this surprises me. How does a person overcome this magnitude of betrayal, especially when the people he cheated with are not keeping quiet about it? I think I would be compelled to read everything too, because I don’t think Tiger came clean about everything to Elin – not even close. I’m sure he was hoping he could just go back to being a great golf player, and everything else would go away and Elin would go back to being his meek little wife who came to all his tournaments and posed for the cameras with his adorable children. Looks like Elin doesn’t want to play that game anymore.