How much is Tiger Woods really going to pay wife Elin Nordegren in their divorce settlement, and on what terms? As the estranged spouses’ attorneys draw close to finalizing a deal, conflicting reports have emerged.
The U.K.’s Sun reported that the betrayed blond beauty will receive a whopping $750 million, plus one of the couple’s Florida homes and her own spread in Sweden. Tiger would allegedly get to see the kids for as long as half the week — but would be forbidden from bringing gal pals around them. For her part, Elin would reportedly agree to keep mum about their marriage.
People magazine, however, said a confidentiality clause is indeed on the table, but Elin has yet to agree to it because she’s using it as leverage. The mag’s sources put the settlement figure at “about $700 million,” and said Elin also sought full custody of their two children, but Tiger is insisting on more time with them.
“When Tiger is at tournaments and misses a weekend, he could make up for it by taking them for two or three weeks at a time, which will allow Elin freedom to travel and see her friends in the U.S.,” a source said. “This is something they are discussing.”
Sources also corroborate the no-girlfriends-around-the-kids rule.
“Elin does not want Tiger to have female friends around when he has the children,” the insider said. “This is very important to her, and she will not give in to anything less.”
That may be true, but the $700 million figure could be a major exaggeration.
“Tiger isn’t even worth that much,” a TMZ source said. (Forbes magazine estimated his worth at $600 million last year, and that was before the endorsement-killing infidelity scandal broke.)
That said, Elin will “do a lot better than she would have under the prenup,” the source said.
It’s safe to say she’ll get more money for ditching Tiger than most of us will ever see in our entire lives.
Did Chris Brown really break down and cry at the BET Awards — or was it all an act to gain sympathy?
Some skeptics thought his tears as he performed “Man in the Mirror” were a calculated tactic to convince fans he had, well, taken a look at himself and made a change. Now, one observer claims to have seen the R&B singer use eye drops to fake tears.
An onlooker backstage before the performance told Us magazine that Chris’ bodyguard slipped him the drops.
“He rubbed it in and he started crying,” the source said.
A rep for Chris said the tale is “completely untrue.”
We’re relieved to hear that the tabloid allegations about Britney Spears abusing her sons were — as we suspected — made up. As Scoop! shared Thursday, a former bodyguard of the pop star, Fernando Flores, claimed to a British tabloid that he’d seen her beat her two boys. But TMZ reported that child services duly investigated and found no merit to the allegation.
“The allegations made by Fernando Flores are absurd,” a source close to Britney’s family said. “Flores was never an employee of Britney. He was never an employee of the Spears family. He worked part time for a security company.”
Sources said Flores didn’t voice the allegation for a month after he was fired. That doesn’t exactly suggest he had any genuine concerns for the kids’ safety.
Kitty Raymond is an entertainment writer and astrologer. She welcomes feedback at firstname.lastname@example.org.