Elin Quitting Tiger For Kids' Sake: Pal
'She's a strong woman, she's made up her mind'
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 17, 2009 2:35 AM CST
Updated Dec 17, 2009 10:55 AM CST
Tiger Woods holds his daughter, Sam, while wife Elin Nordegren keeps a chilly distance before an NCAA college football game in Stanford, Calif., last month   (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

(Newser) – Elin Nordegren Woods is preparing to divorce her errant husband because she believes it's best for the couple's young son and daughter, according to a friend. “She’s a strong woman, this is beyond embarrassing, and she has a daughter and son she has to think about, who will know about this one day," the pal tells MSNBC's The Scoop blog.

She has already talked to a divorce lawyer and will make the split "very open and official" immediately after the holidays, according to the friend. "She has made up her mind," another friend told People. She has already begun moving art works from the couple's Florida home.