Elin Nordegren doesn’t give too many interviews, but when she does, she makes it count.
The Swedish model and mom has mostly kept mum since she infamously wielded a golf club at her ex-husband Tiger Woods after learning about his alleged cheating in 2009, but she’s now speaking out about the importance of single parents, education, and co-parenting.
I can only imagine how difficult it would be to co-parent with someone who has broken your trust, but for Elin and Tiger, they make it work for their two children: Sam, 7, and Charlie, 5.
In a new interview with People, Elin tells the magazine:
In the beginning, you tamp down the animosity for the kids’ sake. I’m not going to deny that I went through the winger. But I don’t think I doubted we’d end up here. That was always my dream, that the kids can have two loving parents that show respect for each other. And I feel that’s what they have.
It sounds like time has definitely healed old wounds, as Elin and Tiger are able to put their differences aside for their children.
As far as why she’s chosen to speak out now, Elin says that she’s recently felt passionate about single moms being encouraged to get a college degree. Elin gave a commencement speech at Rollins College in Orlando, Florida, where she was named valedictorian and said, “I want to find a way to help and inspire one single parent that it’s never too late to follow your dream. I’m not saying ‘Oh, I had it so hard, but I still finished school.’ I know how fortunate I am.”
So it’s not enough that this woman is drop-dead gorgeous, but she’s also intelligent, loving, and caring. Oh girl, you ARE the package!
It does seem though that Elin is very sincere about her new charity work, and despite her $100 million dollar settlement from Tiger Woods, she’s trying her best to be a good, hands-on mom for her children. Elin, we can’t wait to hear and see more of you soon.
Tell us Babble readers, what do you think of Elin’s thoughts on co-parenting and education for single parents?