'Betrayed' Elin breaks her silence on Tiger's affairs

Wednesday August 25, 2010

In what she says will be her first and last interview Elin Nordegren has spoken about her split from Tiger Woods, saying she had had no idea about her husband's multiple affairs.

In an interview with People magazine, the former nanny said she felt 'embarrassed' when she found out.

"I never suspected, not a one. For the last three-and-a-half years, when all this was going on, I was home a lot more with pregnancies, then the children and my school," she said.

Adding that she and Tiger tried to work through their marital problems, they decided in the end they had to split.

"Initially, I thought we had a chance, and we tried really hard.

"I felt stupid as more things were revealed - how could I not have known anything? The word "betrayal" isn't strong enough.

"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,"

The 30-year-old mother of two, whose divorce was finalised on Tuesday, also said she has started to come to terms with the situation.

"I also feel stronger than I ever have. I have confidence in my beliefs, my decisions and myself."

Maintaining she would like to remain a private person she adds: "My immediate plan is for the kids and me to continue to adjust to our new situation. I am going to keep taking classes, but my main focus is to try to give myself time to heal."

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