Excerpts from Elin interview with People

Excerpts from Elin Nordegren interview with People

Some excerpts from Elin Nordegren's interview with People magazine. Nordegren's divorce from Tiger Woods was finalized Monday.


On Woods' infidelities:

''I'm so embarrassed that I never suspected - not a one. For the past 3 1/2 years, when all this was going on, I was home a lot more with pregnancies, then the children and my school.''


On her feelings when she first learned Woods was unfaithful:

''Absolute shock and disbelief. I felt stupid as more things were revealed - how could I not have known anything? The word betrayal isn't strong enough.''


On the last nine months, since Woods' infidelities were revealed:

''I've been through hell. It's hard to think you have this life, and then all of a sudden - was it a lie? You're struggling because it wasn't real. But I survived. It was hard, but it didn't kill me.''


On speculation she hit Woods the night of his accident that triggered the revelations about his behavior:

''There was never any violence inside or outside our home. The speculation that I would have used a golf club to hit him is just truly ridiculous. Tiger left the house that night, and after a while when he didn't return, I got worried and decided to go look for him. That's when I found him in the car. I did everything I could to get him out of the locked car.''


On why she is speaking out now:

''Before today I haven't felt ready, but now I see it as a step toward putting it behind me. ... I have no intention of addressing these matters again after this interview.''


On whether she'll be able to forgive Woods:

''Forgiveness takes time. It is the last step of the grieving process. I am going to be completely honest and tell you that I am working on it. I know I will have to come to forgiveness and acceptance of what has happened for me to go on and be happy in the future. And I know I will get there eventually.''

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