Elin Nordegren, Sam Woods


Elin Nordegren's out of the woods and is finally spilling details about what went on inside her marriage to the golf great.

Her divorce to Tiger Woods is final and in a new interview with People, the Swedish beauty breaks her long-suffering silence, saying that she's "been though hell" but now feels "stronger than I ever have."

"I have been through the stages of disbelief and shock, to anger and ultimately grief over the loss of the family I so badly wanted for my children," she says in this week's issue.

Her split from untamed Tiger was made final on Monday, after dozens of mistresses came forward to reveal shocking affairs with him.

Tiger checked in to sex rehab in an attempt to save his image—and his marriage—but apparently Elin wasn't buying it.

The ex-nanny and mom of Sam, 3, and Charlie, 18 months, says that she believes strongly in her choice to leave her straying hubby and will give herself some time to recover from the breakdown of her family.

"I also feel stronger than I ever have. I have confidence in my beliefs, my decisions and myself," says Elin, 30. "My immediate plan is for the kids and me to continue to adjust to our new situation. I am going to keep taking classes, but my main focus is to try to give myself time to heal."

She also denies there was any physical altercation on the Thanksgiving night she discovered his indiscretions.

"There was never any violence inside or outside our home," she said. "The speculation that I would have used a golf club to hit him is just truly ridiculous."

No word from Elin on what she got in the private settlement, and court papers don't reveal the financial specifics, so it's unclear how much the spurned beauty pocketed. Reports have pegged her take at $100 million, and that's the low end of the guesstimate.

But don't expect Elin on Oprah anytime soon. She tells People that this is the last interview she will be giving. 

(Originally published Aug. 25, 2010, at 6:06 a.m. PT)

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