*In the new issue of Vogue, Lindsey Vonn opens up about her relationship with Tiger Woods.
“We immediately clicked, you know? It was just one of those things,” the Olympic skier told the magazine. “We talked a lot, corresponded a lot, and he was a good friend who was always there. And then it became more.”
The Olympic skier, who ended her four-year marriage to Thomas Vonn in 2011, said now she’s found a good relationship.
“It’s amazing. Life changes very quickly, in a very positive way, if you let it,” she said. “I am a little bit of a late bloomer. I’m delayed. Having a delayed reaction here! But I figured it out.”
Lindsey Vonn in Vogue – Photographed by Annie Leibovitz
Vonn also defended Tiger against the backlash he’s faced surrounding his very public divorce from Elin Nordegren in 2010.
“Tiger’s fame is obviously in the extreme, the amount of scrutiny that he’s constantly under,” she said. “But that’s the thing: It all comes back to being happy. It doesn’t really matter what anyone else thinks; do what you love to do and be happy and that’s it.”
*Tiger Woods’s ex-wife Elin Nordegren is reportedly not thrilled by her ex-husband’s high-profile relationship with his new blonde.
Nordegren, who divorced the golfer in 2010 after his cheating scandal, “hates Lindsey Vonn and everything about this romance,” a source told Us Weekly.
The couple went public with their romance in March in a series of Facebook photos and have since attended a string of public events, including the Met Ball in May.
Vonn also seems to be a hit with Nordegren’s kids, Samantha and Charlie. The Olympic skier has been seen on school runs…
…and was snapped jet skiing with the kids and their dad over Memorial Day Weekend near the 37-year-old’s Florida home.
The source told Us Weekly that the Swedish former model is “angry Tiger even has visitation rights to the kids.”
As Page Six exclusively revealed, Nordegren is quietly dating her Florida neighbor, billionaire coal magnate Chris Cline.
*Tiger Woods and his ex-wife Elin Nordegren were photographed together Saturday in Jupiter, Fla., for the first time in years, with daughter Sam, 5, and son Charlie, 4, reports TMZ.
The golfer, 37, and former model, 33, attended an event for a local youth sport organization. Their six-year marriage may have ended horrifically in 2010 after the late-2009 revelations of Woods’ multiple affairs, but they chatted cordially for about a half-hour, according to TMZ.
Woods has been quietly dating Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn for several months, dispatching his private jet to retrieve Vonn, 28, from Austria after a serious injury.
Nordegren, meanwhile, was recently linked to Swedish hockey player Douglas Murray and has been focusing on completing her $12 million beachfront mansion in North Palm Beach.
See more TMZ pics of Tiger and Elin’s public reunion below:
*Word has it that Tiger Woods has been in a secret relationship with Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn since November, with the two recently jetting to Antigua for a romantic getaway.
A source close to Lindsey told HollywoodLife.com, “They met through the ski community, because Tiger is an active skier. Lindsey has been teaching Tiger’s kids Sam and Charlie how to ski.” The couple are currently busy with their respective sporting careers, though are “trying to make time for each other and their budding romance.”
Vonn’s publicist, Lewis Kay, issued a statement neither confirming or denying the HollywoodLife.com story.
“Lindsey is currently in the midst of the World Cup season in Europe,” the statement read. “Her focus is solely on competing and on defending her titles and thus she will not participate in any speculation surrounding her personal life at this time.”
Woods, through his spokesman, Glenn Greenspan, said he would not respond to the report.
According to HollywoodLife, Woods visited Lindsey at the Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup event in Austria in mid-January, while the couple flew to the Caribbean afterwards.
The website claims Vonn’s friends are concerned about her dating a man notorious for cheating on his wife with a string of women. Tiger split from his Swedish model wife Elin Nordegren in 2010 after a cheating scandal that made headlines worldwide. A source said it also “took Lindsey a while to trust him because of his past.”
Elin Nordegren, last week at Atlantis in The Bahamas
*Maybe that photo above is behind Tiger Woods‘ desire to get back in the good graces of ex-wife, Elin Nordegren.
Woods, 37, has enlisted Elin’s brother to help win her back, a source close to the golf superstar, told Jose Lambiet’s Gossip Extra.
The former No. 1 golfer in the world, who lives in Jupiter Island, has been begging older brother Axel Nordegren, with whom he remained close despite the spectacular 2010 divorce, to help him patch things up with Elin.
Meanwhile, the Boca Raton based tabloid National Enquirer claims in its print edition published today in Los Angeles (Friday in Florida) that Woods and Elin have been meeting clandestinely for sex.
The magazine also adds Woods offered to sign an agreement with Elin that says he’d pay her $350 million — half of his estimated fortune — if he cheats on her again once they’re back together.
Woods’ divorce from Elin reportedly cost him $100 million.
Also, there more to this story at Gossip Extra.
Tiger and Elin
Construction continues the mansion that Tiger Woods’ ex-wife is building in North Palm Beach (Photo: Gossip Extra)
*Tiger Woods’ ex, Elin Nordegren, is making good use of her divorce money by building mammoth mansion on the beach in South Florida.
As Jose Lambiet’s Gossip Extra reports, construction continues at a good clip on the 21,309-square-foot behemoth that Nordegren is building in North Palm Beach, as exclusive aerial photos show.
Nordegren, 32, is believed to have made $100 million in her divorce from the golfer, whose life crumbled after his alleged cheating on former nanny Nordegren with porn stars, hookers, waitresses and neighbors came to light.
Nordegren bought the property for $12.2 million about a year ago, leveled the historic home in the dunes and started building the new nine-bedroom digs. Permit applications shows she is spending another $3,447,612!
Read/learn more at Gossip Extra.
Another view of the palatial home being built on the beach by Ellen Nordegren in So. Florida (Photo: Gossip Extra)