Tiger Woods' Wives and Girlfriends: Everything to Know
Inside Tiger Woods' high-profile love life: The World Golf of Fame inductee has been married once and has dated many!
Considered one of the greatest golfers of all time, Tiger Woods is a renowned athlete. Woods was a child prodigy who ventured into a golfing career at a young age. After making his professional debut at the age of 20, Tiger was endowed with the title of the greatest athlete of all time within a year. Woods has since achieved many monumental feats and successfully carved a stellar career. The World Golf Hall of Fame inductee ranks first in PGA Tour wins.
Born Eldrick Tont "Tiger" Woods on December 30, 1975, in Cypress, California, to an African-American father and a Thai mother. Woods's list of accomplishments is many but the golfer's personal life is marred by tainted love affairs and drama. He had just established himself as a family man, but Tiger's past has come back to haunt him once again. An ex-girlfriend of the golfer recently sued Woods for $30 million.
Inside Tiger Woods's Romantic History!
Woods was a married man before he gained the reputation of a womanizer. The world-famous golfer was introduced to Elin Nordegren by a fellow golfer in 2001. Woods and Nordegren started dating eventually and got engaged in November 2003. The pair were married within a year and parents to their two kids Sam and Charlie by 2009. But what should've been the beginning of a happily ever after turned out to be an unfortunate story.
Woods was accused of cheating in 2009 and as more women started coming out about their sexual encounters with the golfer, Woods's depravity became evident. Night club manager Rachel Uchitel was revealed as Tiger's long-term mistress. Nordegren would try to compromise with the golfer at first for the sake of their kids, even staying by her husband's side as he sought medical help for sex addiction. But the damage was done and irreparable. The pair's divorce was finalized in August 2010.
Woods' official relationship status remained single for a while after his divorce. The five-time Master champion penned his memoir Tiger Woods – Unprecedented, The Masters and Me, where he opened up about his perpetual regret for wrecking up his marriage with Elin. While navigating life as a parent with his ex-wife, the California-born athlete started dating fellow sports star Lindsey Vonn in 2012. Woods and Vonn met at a charity event at the end of 2012 and soon started dating each other.
The couple parted ways in 2015 after nearly three years. "I will always cherish the memories that we've created together. Unfortunately, we both lead incredibly hectic lives that force us to spend the majority of our time apart," Lindsey said in her statement. After his split from Vonn, the two-time FedEx cup champion dated stylist Kristin Smith, who was allegedly made it to sign a nondisclosure agreement during their breakup, which led to a bitter legal battle between the two.
Who is Tiger Woods Dating?
Tiger's love life is once again being scrutinized closely as he and his girlfriend of several years, Erica Herman, call it quits. The couple started dating in 2017 and kept their relationship low profile all these years. Erica, a restaurant manager, met Woods while she was working as the manager of one of Woods's many restaurants. Throughout their six years together as a couple, Herman made several appearances with the golfer that proved the twosome had a smooth relationship.
Erica was seen cheering for Woods when he won the Masters tournament in 2018. Not only that, Herman seemed to have an amicable bonding with Tiger's ex-wife and his kids as she was spotted with the family on a few occasions. As of March 2023, the pair are no longer together. News has emerged that even Herman was made to sign an NDA by the golfer, but now, she's looking to nullify it.
Herman has reportedly filed two suits against her ex-boyfriend. The first lawsuit against the golfer is for wrongful eviction. Herman alleges Woods owes her $30 million for wrongful eviction. The filing reads, "specifically, by trickery, agents of Defendant convinced Plaintiff to pack a suitcase for a short vacation and, when she arrived at the airport, they told her she had been locked out of her residence." The second suit challenges her NDA with the golfer.
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