Tiger Woods' Divorce Is Final

Celebrity News Aug. 23, 2010 AT 2:33PM
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Tiger Woods and his estranged wife Elin have reached a divorce settlement.

A statement posted Monday on his website reads: "We are sad that our marriage is over and we wish each other the very best for the future. While we are no longer married, we are the parents of two wonderful children and their happiness has been, and will always be, of paramount importance to both of us. Once we came to the decision that our marriage was at an end, the primary focus of our amicable discussions has been to ensure their future well-being. The weeks and months ahead will not be easy for them as we adjust to a new family situation, which is why our privacy must be a principal concern."

The judgment was entered Monday in Bay County (Florida) Circuit Court dissolving the marriage. It provides for shared parenting of their two children, Sam, 3, and Charlie, 1.

Though the settlement (including division of property and assets) was undisclosed (it's been reported she'd get no less than $100 million), a source previously told UsMagazine.com: "The family is happy not only about the settlement, but also that Elin can put all this behind her and the kids can start to live a somewhat normal life soon."

According to some reports, as part of the settlement, Woods, 34, demanded that Elin, 30, not speak to the media. "Even if Elin wasn't sworn to silence she would never speak to the press or come out with her story," the source tells Us. "All she cares about is keeping this out of the news for her kids' sake."

Woods' nearly six-year marriage to Elin disintegrated late last year when he confessed that he cheated on her with numerous women.

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Us Weekly helped break the story by posting an exclusive voicemail that the golfer left one of his mistresses.

After, Woods sought treatment at a clinic from Dec. 31 through Feb. 11 and underwent family counseling.

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On Feb. 19, he held at press conference, apologizing publicly for his actions. "My real apology will not come in the form of words, but my behavior over time," he told a crowd of reporters.

The next month, he granted one of his first interviews with ESPN. "I was living a life of a lie, I really was," he said. "Stripping away denial and rationalization you start coming to the truth of who you really are and that can be very ugly ... It was really tough to look at yourself in a light you never want to look at yourself. That's pretty brutal."

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Woods and Elin have mostly spent this year apart.

She hasn't been to any of his "comeback games," instead traveling to her native Sweden (where she is rumored to be moving) and China with the children.

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On June 26, they reunited for the first time for their daughter Sam's belated third birthday party near the Windermere, Fla. mansion they once shared.

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