Better after breakup. Tiger Woods opened up about his relationship with ex-wife Elin Nordegren during The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Thursday, October 20. Hear what he had to say in the clip above.
Woods, 40, and Nordegren ended their six-year marriage in 2010, following the golf pro’s highly publicized cheating scandal. Now, however, things are amicable between the pair, who share daughter Sam, 9, and son Charlie, 7.
Colbert, 52, teased the athlete about his past. “You told Time magazine less than a year ago that she is one of your best friends. How is that possible? Keeping your ex-wife your best friend, given how that ended, my friend,” he said, laughing. “That’s more impressive than being 11-time PGA Player of the Year. Honest to God, how do you do that? How did you guys work that out?”
Woods couldn’t help but chuckle, too. “It becomes two simple things, OK? We have Sam and we have Charlie. And we love them so much that we are going to whatever it takes to make that work. That’s how it happened,” he explained.
“She’s been one of my best friends and I’ve talked to her about so many different things and she does the same thing with me back and forth,” Woods continued. “We communicate so much better now, it’s incredible. I wish we would have done that earlier on, but it’s been incredible to have a best friend like that.”
Woods and the Swedish model have both moved on following the split. Woods dated Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn from 2012 to 2015 and Nordegren has been dating billionaire Chris Cline on and off since 2014.
Watch Woods on The Late Show in the video above!
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