Oh, what to do with a reported $100M divorce settlement. Buy a $12 million estate just 10 miles from your ex, that’s what. Elin Nordegren has just purchased a $12 million mansion in North Palm Beach, Florida, just ’round the way from ex-hubby Tiger Woods’ $50 million bachelor pad on Jupiter Island. Since her August 2009 divorce from Tiger, the gorgeous Elin has divided time between Orlando and her native Sweden. Now the former model is setting down some roots and spending some of her settlement loot on a sprawling, beach front estate. The two-story home boasts over 17,000 square-feet, eight bathrooms and a 4,700 square-foot basement. The close proximity to Tiger seems “whack” on the surface, but she really wanted to ensure her daughter Sam, 3, and son Charlie, 2, are close to their dad. The family’s nanny has apparently been scouting out private daycare centers and schools and they are expected to move into the new home in a few weeks.
Meanwhile, our favorite scandal-plagued golf great recently talked life as a single dad on ABC’s Good Morning America. “I just love being with them,” he told host Robin Roberts of his kids on Thursday. It’s just fun.” Tiger’s also been frolicking with a new gal pal –22-year-old Alyse Lahti Johnson– who he’s actually known for quite a while. In fact, a friend of the grad student told the new issue of Us Weekly (on stands now), that Alyse’s stepfather lives next door to Woods in Windermere, Florida, and serves as an executive at his sports management company.
Elin is always the epitome of style no matter where she goes–especially in a cool leather moto jacket and these Prada aviators, which come in three metal frame colors. –rpuccia
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