Elin Nordegren and Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods and Elin Nordegren have divorced.
The couple's divorce became official Monday in Florida's Bay County Circuit Court, their lawyers said in a statement. Terms of the divorce were not disclosed, other than that they will share parenting of their children, daughter Sam, 3, and son Charlie, 1.
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"We are sad that our marriage is over and we wish each other the very best for the future," the couple said in a statement. "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.
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"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 statement continued. "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."
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The divorce comes nine months after the golfer crashed his SUV outside their Florida home, leading to admissions that he had cheated on his wife and a loss of endorsement deals. Woods — whose participation in a tournament typically meant a TV ratings boost — took a five-month hiatus to go to rehab before coming back at the Masters in April. Overall, he has struggled since returning to the game.
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Woods, 34, and Nordegren, a 30-year-old Swedish former model and au pair, met in 2001 through Swedish golfer Jesper Parnevik. They married in October 2004.