Elin Nordegren has broken her nine-month silence in a cover story with People Magazine, just days after her official split with golf.
“I have been through the stages of disbelief and shock, to anger and ultimately grief over the loss of the family I so badly wanted for my children,” she told the magazine in an upcoming issue set to hit newsstands on Friday.
The couple announced their divorce on Monday. The 30-year-old mother of two, who is studying towards a college degree in psychology, added that despite her husband’s betrayal, “I also feel stronger than I ever have. I have confidence in my beliefs, my decisions and myself.”
Nordegren shared never-before-seen personal photographs over four visits lasting 19 hours at her rental home in Windermere, Florida rental home to the publication.
She also spoke about the emotional roller coaster since Woods’ infidelity was first exposed in late November after he crashed his SUV into a tree, as well as her life as a mother to daughter Sam, three, and son Charlie, 19 months, and her hopes for the future.
“My immediate plan is for the kids and me to continue to adjust to our new situation,” she told the magazine. “I am going to keep taking classes, but my main focus is to try to give myself time to heal.”
She added that her interviews would be the only ones she would conduct because she intends to remain a private person.