Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn, who is dating golfing pro Tiger Woods, is also best friends with his ex-wife Elin Nordegren. Talk about an awkward situation!
It really does make a good deal of sense once you know the exact reasons for their unlikely friendship. An insider revealed that Elin originally wanted to get to know Lindsey because she knew the skier would be around her children a lot. The source said, “After meeting her, she found she actually liked her. You’d think it would be weird, but Elin loves Lindsey and they talk all the time. Elin likes that Lindsey is a strong woman.”
The source adds that the whole group recently went on vacation together, and that the fellow blondes occasionally took off on their own to grab drinks together, while Woods stayed with the kids. “Lindsey is really good for Tiger. She’s strong, opinionated, and keeps him in line,” the source explains. “Elin found that they are very similar and have a lot in common. They laugh and talk like they have been girlfriends forever.”
Vonn and the golf pro went public with their romance back in March 2013, months after they were first linked. “We’re athletes, so I guess we have something in common there. We met at his charity event in Vegas, Tiger Jam, and, yeah, we were friends for a long time,” she told David Letterman in November of how their relationship evolved. “I don’t know…we just kind of relate really well to one another.”
That’s great that they all get along for the sake of the children. They’re all adults, so we can’t think of any good reason why they shouldn’t try to be pleasant with one another. Can you?