Tiger Woods Once Dated LeAnn Rimes

Celebrity News Mar. 24, 2010 AT 11:54AM
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Tiger Woods once dated LeAnn Rimes, according to the new Us Weekly (on newsstands now).

Woods, now 34, and Rimes, 27, "went out a few times" before she wed soon-to-be ex-husband Dean Sheremet in 2002, says a source.

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"They hooked up and everything," the source tells Us. "Tiger was really into her. He likes those blondes!"

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Alas, Rimes' dad protested because he thought his teen daughter was too young to date the famed golfer, seven years her senior. "Then her dad almost had a heart attack," the source adds. "And he made her stop seeing Tiger."

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Interestingly, both Woods and Rimes went on to have affairs during their marriages.

Woods recently apologized to wife Elin, 30, for numerous flings. Rimes famously had an on-set tryst with Eddie Cibrian while shooting the 2009 Lifetime movie Northern Lights (she and Cibrian, 36, are still together). Watch a video of them sneaking around

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