After months of rumors, Tiger Woods and Elin Nordegren have officially divorced, Access Hollywood has confirmed.
“Elin Nordegren and Tiger Woods confirmed today that they have divorced. Judgment was entered today in Bay County (Florida) Circuit Court dissolving the marriage,” the law firm of McGuireWoods confirmed in a statement issued to Access Hollywood on Monday. “The Judgment provides for shared parenting of their two children.”
Both Nordegren and Woods were present in court on Monday morning as the divorce was finalized.
The former couple, parents to Sam Alexis, 3, and Charlie Axel, 1, released a joint statement as the story broke.
“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,” the couple’s statement read. “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.”
While court papers revealed that it was Nordegren who initiated the divorce, saying the marriage was “irretrievably broken,” no details were available concerning the financial specifications of the split.
As previously reported on AccessHollywood.com, troubles in Woods and Nordegren’s marriage exploded in the spotlight last November when authorities were called to the golfer’s Orlando-area estate after Woods crashed his SUV into a fire hydrant.
Just days before the accident, the National Enquirer published a story alleging that Woods had been seeing a New York nightclub hostess, and that they had recently been together in Melbourne, where Woods competed in the Australian Masters. The woman, Rachel Uchitel, previously denied the affair.
After the accident, a host of women came forward in the media with details of their alleged affairs with the golf superstar and a number of companies, including Tag Heuer, severed ties with Woods in the wake of the allegations.
In December 2009, Woods posted a message on his official website where he admitted to “infidelity.”
Woods took a short break from golf at the time, but returned to the sport earlier this year.