Faglaro Island, where Tiger Woods’ wife Elin Nordegren has bought a six bedroom home, is located northeast of Stockholm and lies nestled amongst many larger islands in between mainland Sweden and Finland. Hardly in the open sea, Faglaro Island is purported to have about 140 summer homes on it.
Maybe Nordegren thinks it’s time to go there for to cool off since Sweden is about to enter into a long and dark winter. Daytime highs are already just in the 30s Fahrenheit and lows in the teens in Stockholm. Not to mention sunrise and sunset will be totally different than Tiger Woods’ Florida home.
But on Falgaro Island she can have family over whenever she wants and not have the press bother her unless they want to pay oodles of bucks to get to the island in the first place. Money is a funny thing. If certain media outlets will pay a lot of money for a picture of her, some nut jobs will find a way to get to Faglaro Island and find the house.
Let me reiterate: Tiger Woods’ wife is moving to Sweden when winter is about to start. Yipes. It must be pretty bad and Nordegren must be pretty ticked. Especially after just giving birth to the couple’s second child earlier this year, and now she has to go through this?
According to the Daily Mail, Elin Nordegren is talking to divorce lawyers about ending her marriage after Christmas. If custody arrangements are going to be split between two homes, imagine the long plane rides and sudden climate changes between subtropical Florida and subarctic Sweden.
What about the prenuptial $300 million that Tiger stands to lose? All of this because he wanted to have sex with someone other than his beautiful model wife. This sad story is just a testament that even the might Tiger Woods is human just like normal people who struggle in their everyday lives. On stories like these, I don’t necessarily mourn the famous people that stuff like this happens to because they do have money to burn and perhaps that makes things easier for them.
It is the couples this happens to due to financial problems, or everyday people who struggle with addiction or health difficulties who aren’t as well to do as the Woods’ family that this story really speaks to. Tiger worked his butt off to get where he is, but I feel for those who work hard everyday and don’t have a lot of money and then their lives are tragically changed due to divorce or infidelity. Those are the families I feel for when celebrities muck up the front page like Brad and Jen or Jon and Kate. I think of the thousands of couples who don’t make headlines who deserve money and help in their trying times when perfect Tiger Woods decides that he’s human after all and he’s just one of us.