'Shadowy' Nordegren Seriously Private—Usually
Not really the type to have 'gone ghetto,' as alleged: sources
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 30, 2009 11:33 AM CST
Elin Nordegren talks to her husband, golfer Tiger Woods, during the first quarter of Game 4 of the NBA basketball finals Thursday, June 11, 2009.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – So who’s this wife of Tiger Woods caught wielding a gold club at the scene of his unfortunate run-in with a fire hydrant? Elin Nordegren dabbled in modeling in her native Sweden, Jacob Bernstein writes, but is not an “ex-model” as we understand it. She came into Woods’ orbit by pure happenstance, and even turned down his awkward advances out of fear of being labeled a “gold-digger.” But true love won out—until now, perhaps.

Sources tell Bernstein, writing for the Daily Beast, that Nordegren is—was?—the consummate player’s wife, exhibiting a fittingly Tiger-like aversion to publicity. “When you talk to her, you don’t get anything out of her,” a source told Sports Illustrated in 2004. So the swirling, scandalous rumors surrounding Woods’ crash come as a surprise. “They seemed not to have any kind of conflict,” an insider tells Bernstein. “What we think happened probably did, but there was no evidence of it.”