Tiger and Elin’s divorce ‘showdown’ is imminent

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Elin Woods is currently in her native Sweden with her two children while her philandering husband Tiger is no doubt partying in her absence. Radar Online claims that Elin wants to stay in Sweden with the kids while Tiger of course wants her to come back and kiss his ass like nothing was ever wrong. Despite reports a few weeks ago that tension was thawing in their household and Elin might be willing to reconcile with Tiger, things have taken a turn for the worse and she’s reportedly planning to make the split official. Radar writes that a divorce “showdown” will happen when Elin returns in two weeks. The news of Tiger’s affair with their young neighbor, along with the extensive profile of his activities in Vanity Fair, is said to have hastened Elin’s decision. She’s also unhappy with his decision to return to golf so soon after the scandal.

Elin, as RadarOnline.com was first to report, is in Sweden visiting friends and family. And Elin would like to move back to her native country, sources have told us.

But as Tiger’s marriage seems inevitably headed to divorce, issues still need to be resolved.

Until now Tiger and Elin have had no conflict over their children and been civil even while living apart.

But if Elin returns to Sweden, it could create problems with Tiger, who wants to be able to see his children regularly.

Love for their children is one of the very few things that unites Tiger and Elin at this point. The blonde beauty barely speaks to her husband any more and has refused to move back into the home they once shared. She also no longer wears her wedding ring.

Elin supported Tiger when he underwent sex addiction therapy but it’s clear to people close to them that his serial cheating has pushed the marriage to the edge.

They seemed to grow closer at one point after Tiger returned from Gentle Path in Hattiesburg, Mississippi but it quickly became obvious that all was not well when Elin began taking separate vacations and refused to put back on her wedding ring. She has taken four trips without Tiger within the past month, barely seeing him for 30 days.

And, as RadarOnline.com reported exclusively, Elin has met with a divorce attorney three times recently.

While Elin attempted to grow closer to Tiger, one source says she was upset by his quick return to golf and questioned his sincerity about improving their marriage. Then it was revealed that Tiger slept with the 21-year-old daughter of a neighbor, yet another betrayal of Elin.

Elin is close to her family, especially her twin sister. She’s returning from Sweden within two weeks and that’s when events with Tiger will come to a showdown, says the source.

[From Radar Online]

I admire the way that Elin has handled all this. She’s smiled confidently to the paparazzi, but hasn’t given one official comment or even said anything to photographers. There may be a good reason for Elin’s silence other than pride. Earlier reports had her receiving $55 million on top of her $20 million prenup for staying with Tiger for two more years. There could have been a confidentiality clause built into those terms. However, Bill Zwecker at the Chicago Sun Times reports that Tiger and Elin’s settlement could reach a whopping $500 million, according to a source. Elin is said to be concerned that Tiger won’t leave a legacy for their children. She’s reportedly “obsessed” with a book called Empress Bianca, “about a very wealthy man whose children from the first marriage got screwed out of their inheritance by their father.” Depending on the terms of their prenup, she may not have much say in what the children get.

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  1. Melanie says:

    I am not sure if she can leave the country with the children, no matter how much of an ass the father is. He still has parental rights.

  2. bite me says:

    Tiger is going to take good care of his cubs… those children will be set for life

  3. YT says:

    There has been so much speculation over this situation that it is hard to believe anything that is written. I’ll wait until after the divorce to hear about the final arrangements and settlement, though I expect more speculation even then.

    Kudos to Elin for the way she has handled herself.

  4. lin234 says:

    I think if he wasn’t a celebrity, she would have stuck it out with him. But with the constant media reports and interviews from his mistresses, even if she wants to turn a blind eye, it’s everywhere she turns. Not to mention that neighbor thing along with that waitress at the place they used to eat together just shows how Tiger would be banging anyone even if he didn’t travel.

  5. CC says:

    I just think there’s no way she can stay with him. Anytime there is a woman anywhere near them she would go into panic mood probably, thinking he is flirting?

  6. Marjalane says:

    WHY, WHY, WHY, is there ANY sympathy for Tiger Woods in ANY capacity? Elin ought to be able to pick those kids up, toss Tiger a b*tchface and go anywhere she damn well pleases! In what regard is/was he any kind of parent to those kids? when he wasn’t on the golfcourse, he was picking up STD’s from skanks, and playing fast and loose with his entire families’ future. There is no redemption for him- I’m sure he can’t wait, (if he ever did wait) to get back out on the stroll!

  7. Cecilia says:

    She is doing a favor to him,he will “enjoy” his single live more than ever.To me he is not a sex addict,that is to clean his image ,he is a cheater like any other.For her; wish she can live wherever she wants,he has enough money to go see her kids.

  8. bellaluna says:

    Elin probably has dual citizenship, and so probably do her children. Custody agreements should not keep a woman from returning to her native country, nor should they keep her away from her children. I’m sure something will be worked out.

    If I was in Elin’s position, I would gladly tell the entire world what Tiger’s behaviour has done to our family, and the effect it’s had on our children and me IF he fought me for what I wanted, with regard to the children. I’d also very magnanimously offer to keep my mouth shut in the event I got to take my children to Sweden. I’m not a golddigger by any means, but I’m certainly not above using a little blackmail to keep my children with me, where I know they’ll be well cared-for and safe.

  9. RobN says:

    Here’s the reason Elin will get to do whatever she wants. Subpeona power. She doesn’t get the deal she wants and divorce proceedings are in open court in Florida. All she has to do is threaten to drag every one of his skanks into court to testify, which she has the right to do, and Tiger will roll over like the dog he is. He can’t afford for there to be a parade of skanks in open court detailing his activities and the fact that he screwed around while his Dad was dying and while Elin was pregnant. She’ll live where she wants, and Sweden is no further by jet than California, and she’ll name her own price for her silence. And good for her.

  10. Cinderella says:

    I don’t think he really cares about those kids. He just wants control.

    She is the true parent in this family.

  11. nanster says:

    I don’t know how any self-respecting woman like Elin could even consider staying with a man who is a serial cheater, especially after the latest revelation about their neighbor. I think she has handled herself beautifully and her conduct since this scandal broke has spoken volumes about her character.

  12. snowball says:

    So she lives in Sweden with the kids while he golfs and screws whomever he wants and during the off-season, he flies over whenever he feels like crawling off whichever ho he’s bangin’ and wants to see his kids. It’s not like he can’t afford the airfare and it’s not like he was thinking of his family like he was out picking up all the STDs he could find.

    He’s already shredded his nice family image, he’s got to be thinking damage control at this point. I can understand wanting to see his children, but he’s apparently more concerned with his golf game anyway, he left them to play last month and he didn’t seem to mind her heading off with them on trips.

    I’m pretty sure they’ll work something out and she’ll get placement of the kids in Sweden and there’ll be some visitation with him in Florida but they’ll have primary residence with her.

  13. ogechi says:

    Am really tired of this story. If she wants to leave, she should. Tiger can not kill himself for her. Life will definitely go on. Besides, nobody is indispensable. Radar online this, Radar online that, don’t they have any other story except Tiger woods every week?

  14. WTF?!? says:

    Since it isn’t a hardship for Tiger to travel to Sweden to see the kids, and most of his life involves travel, anyway, Elin might well get the courts’ permission to raise them in her native country, as long as they get as much time with their father as he can squeeze in.
    If he wants to see his kids, he’ll have to *gasp!* make an effort!

  15. pebbles says:

    Blah.
    This chick should take a page out of Sandra Bullock’s book.
    The guy cheated. Multiple times. Multiple women.
    Just leave already.

  16. lucy2 says:

    Why should it be a showdown?
    He should give her whatever she wants, work out a deal for time with the kids, and be glad she didn’t smash that golf club into his skull.

  17. pam says:

    I don’t know why every one assumes Elin wants to take the kids to Sweden to live. She came here with the intention to stay and I don’t see how having an asshat of a husband would change that. She visits family and stays a while because she can. Like every one else, once her kids are in regular school she won’t have that option and she will travel less.

  18. Jeri says:

    Melanie, she is in Sweden now (not permanently but she is there). I also admire her, she has handled this perfectly and has not come out looking like a doormat or a b–ch. She appears to be a perfect lady. Good Job.

  19. Beth says:

    Both Elin and Tiger are very private so I can’t imagine they would have an ugly showdown. A lot of parents are not allowed to move out of state/country because it makes it such a hardship for the other parent to see the kids. Although Tiger is wealthy, it still would be a hardship to see the kids. He used to see them everyday. If Elin moves that would probably be reduced to a few days a month. Yes Tiger sucks but I don’t know if that’s a reason to take away his kids.

  20. Mac says:

    Meh. all this talk about how much $ she’s going to get from the divorce makes me like her a lot less. There’s absolutely no way she can’t live comfortably on a million or two; if she’s seriously concerned about him stiffing the kids, then have him put a few hundred million in a trust for them. She doesn’t need to stick around just to make her $20 million grow to $55 million or whatever the increase is.

  21. crab says:

    I never noticed this before these affairs came to light but in every picture you see of them together, Tiger has guilt written all over his face!! I know because my husband had that same look!