33-year-old Swedish former model Elin Nordegren is quietly dating her older Florida neighbor, billionaire coal magnate Chris Cline, sources told the New York Post. Tiger Woods’ ex-wife has had a low-key relationship or two since her big split with her former husband.
The New York Post reports that the Swedish former model is dating Chris Cline, 53-year-old. They both live in the North Palm Beach oceanfront community Seminole Landing. Nordegren had her home bulldozed and rebuilt after the split with Woods.
Chris Cline, is said to be worth $1.2 billion thanks to the coal industry. Apparently Nordegren began dating the billionaire around the holidays, but this is the first the relationship has become known to the public. He stays far from the spotlight, but he did make headlines last year when he was the victim of a bizarre attempted extortion plot by an aspiring actor against targets including movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, Groupon co-founder Eric Lefkofsky and Buffalo Sabres owner Terry Pegula. The plot allegedly involved a letter sent to Cline that threatened the coal tycoon’s family unless he gave over $13 million. A father of four, Cline’s been married twice, and his most recent marriage ended in divorce in 2000.
According to the Hollywood Life, Woods and Nordegren were spotted together in Jupiter, Fla. on Feb. 23 where they attended a youth sporting event with their two kids. As recently as last weekend there had been rumors that Elin Nordegren and Tiger Woods were considering reconciliation, after they were seen together with their kids Charlie and Sam. However, that clearly was just two parents working on a positive relationship for the sake of their kids, given the news that Nordegren is dating the billionaire.
Nordegren and golf prodigy Tiger Woods split in 2010 after a 2009 fight around Thanksgiving time. It was first reported that Woods got into a car accident when he hit a tree and fire hydrant while trying to leave his home. Then speculation arose that his then wife Nordegren was suspecting him of cheating
Tiger Woods and Lindsay Vonn have also been dating for several months, and he helped her a great deal when she recently was injured during a skiing competition.
Last weekend, however, the beautiful blonde seemed to be Woods’ lucky charm at the WGC-Cadillac Championship. Weeks after they were photographed together, Woods won the tournament amid talk of his best play in years.