“I’m [more] present with my kids and it is important to be with them…to be connected to them… to see the joy on their faces.”
According to Business Insider, Palm Beach gossip pages are salivating over the news that Elin Nordegren has a found a new home that’s just ten miles from ex-husband Tiger Woods’ new digs … and nearly twice as big.
The couple finalized their divorce in August 2010. In the settlement, the parents agreed to live near one another for the sake of their children, Sam and Charlie. Sticking to her promise to keep daughter Sam, 3, and son Charlie, 2, close to their dad, Nordegren’s new digs are just minutes away from Woods’ $50 million bachelor pad on Jupiter Island.
Robin Roberts: Is it that what is important has changed or that you have found the balance you’ve been striving to find?
Tiger Woods: Well I think that I am more present. I’m present with my kids and that’s important to be with them each and everytime I’m with them, to feel that and be connected to them. And to see their joy on their faces, whether it’s Sam dancing, creating things and coloring, rearranging furniture and all that stuff. And then I got my little brute over here who wants to do nothing but play sports, anything with sticking a ball…he’s happy. So the different dynamics there and being present for that is something that I need to be for the rest of my life.
Robin Roberts: How is it for you to be a single dad and balancing the career that you have with doing that?
Tiger Woods: It’s work, it’s no doubt. It’s tough but enjoyable. That’s the work that I love, I just love being with them and seeing what they’re doing and what they’re capable of doing, the joys and the shifts of interests, you know? That’s what’s just fun. We have a great time together.
Elin’s new 17,000-square foot homestead sits behind the gates of the exclusive Seminole Landing community in North Palm Beach, Florida near Woods’ new palatial beachfront spread in Jupiter Island. Click to see photos of Tiger’s lair
Nordegren’s new house doesn’t have a driving range and putting greens, but it does have a 4,000-sq. ft. basement, a rarity for beach front property. According to reports, she paid $12.2M for the house, but will owe about $300,000 a year in property taxes.
Managing Attorney, Jeffrey Feulner, and the Men’s Divorce Law Firm applaud Nordegren’s decision to keep the children close to their father, despite how she may be feeling about Tiger’s non-marital affairs. We believe more mothers and fathers should look past their disagreements and focus on the best interest of their children for a healthy co-parenting relationship.