There was a ton of smaller pieces of gossip regarding Tiger Woods and his scandals this weekend, so let’s jump right in. First up: sources in Britain are claiming that Elin has decided to leave Tiger after Christmas, and that both Tiger and Elin are probably both talking to lawyers:
Tiger Woods’ wife has decided to dump him after Christmas and is already talking with a divorce lawyer, says a sensational new report.
Elin Nordegren wants the holiday to appear normal for the couple’s two children but will separate from Tiger quickly in the new year.
Britain’s News of the World cites anonymous sources for its report that claims Elin will move back to Sweden quickly after the holidays. The article also contends that Elin is no longer in a rush to file divorce papers and that money is not her prime concern.
The revelation of Tigers’ multiple affairs caught her completely off guard and it’s a “raw” situation, a pal tells the paper. According to the report, she had no idea Tiger was cheating and the stress of the situation has caused her to lose weight as she deals with the emotional stress.
The article also claims that Tiger is still in touch with his most recent mistress Rachel Uchitel and that privately she believes she is his main woman. It also appears that Tiger is in some type of therapy, based on the report claiming that Elin angrily told Tiger to talk to his therapist.
Of course, this report contradicts the many reports out there that Tiger Woods is taking a hiatus to work on his marriage, and that neither Elin nor Tiger are ready to throw in the towel yet. Tiger‘s agent Mark Steinberg told the AP (via Radar) that “The entirety of someone’s life is more important than just a professional career. What matters most is a young family that is trying to cope with difficult life issues in a secluded and caring way. Whenever Tiger may return to the game should be on the family’s terms alone.”
It’s interesting that Tiger’s agent gave an interview, as if he is speaking on Tiger’s behalf. Radar also reports that Tiger’s management team is in disarray, and there is a lot of infighting over exactly what to do to solve Tiger’s multiple business and publicity problems. Some members of his team wanted to bring in professional crisis managers – but they could never agree. A source said: “They’ve been completely ineffective in handling this scandal from a pr standpoint. It’s just gotten worse and worse.” Some sports professionals are even begging Tiger to fire everyone on his team. Personally, I think that would be a bad idea. Yes, Tiger’s flailing, and yes, his team sucked for the past few weeks. But starting all over with a new team isn’t the answer. Add to that the simple fact that Tiger was the one with the zipper problem, it would seem like Tiger blames his team for enabling his affairs. Which they probably did, but he’s got free will, for goodness sake.
Next up: on Sunday, the Florida Department of Children and Families went to Tiger’s Florida estate for unknown reasons.
The Florida Department of Children and Families, escorted by deputies from the Orange County Sheriff’s Department, visited Tiger Woods’ home near Windermere on Saturday, RadarOnline.com is reporting exclusively.
Capt. Angelo Nieves of the Orange County Sheriff’s Department confirmed to RadarOnline.com: “Our deputies met with members of the Department of Children and Families. But all details are being kept secret.”
Nieves would neither confirm nor deny that the deputies and DCF officials went to Woods’ house. But a source close to the situation told RadarOnline.com that the visit was in fact to Woods’ home and that it occurred around mid day.
The source also tells RadarOnline.com that the deputy’s car was a marked car, while the Florida Department of Children and Families’ car was unmarked.
It’s a shocking twist in a scandal that seemingly has no boundaries. The visit stems from the events leading up to Tiger’s bizarre one-car crash right after Thanksgiving. Reports from that incident indicated there was a heated altercation between Tiger and wife Elin over his cheating. Now, the presence of DCF at Tiger’s house adds credence to those reports as it is protocol for DCF to investigate after an in-home suspected domestic violence incident.
Typically investigators from DCF would want to evaluate the safety of a home for children after a domestic violence incident. Officials were at the home for roughly an hour, sources told RadarOnline.com exclusively.
Woods two young children were at home during Thanksgiving when the golfer and Elin allegedly got into a heated argument. Elin and Tiger are parents to two-year-old daughter Sam and 10-month-old son Charlie.
Florida Highway Patrol initially investigated Woods’ car crash and the golfer refused to talk to them when they tried to schedule follow-up interviews. But refusing to talk to DCF when it is conducting an official investigation can lead to severe repercussions by state law.
It is not known if Tiger was home when the investigators were there. It would not be unusual for it to take this long for DCF investigators to make a home visit stemming from an incident that took place at Thanksgiving, an expert familiar with the situation told RadarOnline.com.
Eh, I’m going to go with the theory that this was part of some routine investigation regarding Tiger’s Thanksgiving accident until I hear something different. Those poor kids. Charlie is only 10 months old, for goodness sake. Hopefully, everybody’s fine.
What else? Let’s see… Playgirl has decided not to publish the nude Tiger photos they got last week. Playgirl’s director of marketing, Daniel Nardicio, told People: “Playgirl has decided to turn down the alleged Tiger Woods nude photos, reportedly taken by camera phone by Woods himself. They were impossible to one 100 percent verify, hence the unwillingness to go there.” Nardicio said that since it was clear Tiger did not want them published, Playgirl was loathe to do it: “This is a prime example of the direction Playgirl does not want to take. I prefer subjects who are willing.”
To end on a low note, apparently one of Tiger’s mistresses, Jamie Jungers, is now claiming that she and Tiger were getting it on while Tiger’s dad was dying in a hospice. These women are making me sick, but if you’d like to know more, Us Weekly has Jungers’ quotes.