It's Official: Tiger and Elin Announce Divorce

August 23, 2010 By:
It's Official: Tiger and Elin Announce Divorce

It's official! Nine months after the infamous car crash/fight, Tiger Woods and Elin Nordegren have announced that they're divorcing.

"We are sad that our marriage is over and we wish each other the very best for the future," they said in a statement to People released by Nordegren's Virginia-based law firm of McGuireWoods.

"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."

The documents do not reveal details of the split, but the couple's statement also says, "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."

The amount of the settlement was undisclosed, but varying reports have suggested that Elin could receive anywhere from $100 million in assets to as much as five times that figure. Sources have previously said that custody was the key issue for both, and that the couple wanted to share custody of their two children, Sam Alexis, 3, and Charlie Axel, 1.

Since the split, Tiger and Elin have lived pretty separate lives, only coming in contact for the sake of their children. Elin has been spotted in the Orlando area doing her normal day-to-day activities– running errands and taking her children to school. She also enrolled in psychology classes at Rollins College. But sources say now that the divorce is final, sh may move back to her native Sweden.

A source close to Elin says, "She's feeling okay about all this. She's been through hell but handled herself with such dignity. And now she's got a whole new life ahead of her."

As for Tiger, his golf game has significantly declined. In post-tournament press conferences, he refused to answer questions about his marriage, but did open up about his children. "All that really matters is I have two beautiful kids," he told reporters last month, "and I'm trying to be the best dad I can possibly be, and that's the most important thing of all."

We're certainly not surprised by the news, seeing as though it's been coming for the last few months. But we hope they can each find happiness and stay civil towards each other for their kids.