Despite her husband’s growing list of alleged mistresses, Tiger Woods’ wife may have decided to stay put.
People magazine, out Friday, reports that Elin Nordegren will probably stay married to Woods for the sake of their children.
The couple wed in 2004 and have two kids — Sam, 2, and Charlie, 10 months.
According to People, the Swedish model herself is a “child of divorce” whose parents split when she was 6 years old.
“That’s not something she’s likely going to want to do to [her children with Woods] Sam and Charlie,” a close friend of Nordegren tells People. “She really believes in the importance of parents staying together.”
Nordegren is not the only one who has her family’s best interests in mind. Woods is reportedly genuinely sorry for cheating on his wife (numerous times) and seems determined to keep his family together.
“He’s not perfect; we all know that now,” a source close to the golfer tells People. “But he’s a good father, and he wants to be a good husband, too.
Nordegren’s friends tell People she knew about Woods’ extracurricular activities but that he promised before their marriage that he would change.
“Elin had talked to other golfers and their wives about Tiger’s wild parties,” a friend told the magazine. “When she asked Tiger about it, he said he would stop doing it. And she believed him. But he never did.”
People reports that Woods and Nordegren have had a rocky relationship for the past two years. The duo have allegedly had numerous public arguments in Stockholm, which seemed to explode on Nov. 27 in Florida when Nordegren allegedly attacked Woods with a golf club.
The golfer eventually crashed his car into a hydrant and a tree on his own property.
Though Woods’ various mistresses seem to be slowly coming out of the woodwork, Nordegren reportedly was already aware of his various transgressions.
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