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As Tiger Woods completes his £30m new home Elin reminds him what he HASN'T got

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Look what he hasn't got: Tiger Woods' ex-wife Elin Nordegren with Sam and Charlie in Florida today

When Tiger Woods moves into this stunning £30million home, he may find himself reflecting on the one thing his endless supply of money can't buy - a family.

The golfer planned and started building the incredibly grand beach-front estate with the help of his now ex-wife, Elin Nordegren.

But while he is ready to move in, she and their daughter Sam, three and 20-month-old Charlie are living elsewhere and will be only occasional visitors.

Costumes: Elin dressed the youngsters for Halloween in Batman and fairy oufits

As Elin dressed their youngsters up for Halloween in Batman and fairy costumes today, Tiger was perhaps contemplating a rather lonely future in his new bachelor pad.

The philandering golfer and Elin spent months planning every last detail of the 10,000 sq ft property on ultra-exclusive Jupiter Island, where neighbours include singer Celine Dion and fellow golfer, Greg Norman.

But that was before it was revealed he had cheated on Nordegren with a string of women. The revelations ultimately ended in a hugely expensive divorce.

Lonely: Tiger Woods' luxury new bachelor pad on Jupiter Island in Florida

Every possible convenience: Work on the exterior and golf course looks nearly complete

Later this month, Woods will move alone 130 miles from his rented home in Orlando to his new ten-acre estate overlooking the Atlantic ocean.

Elin, 30, who walked away from her marriage with an estimated £65 million divorce settlement , has been busy house-hunting in the area and has twice been spotted viewing a million beach-front penthouse just a few miles from her former's husband's lavish new home.

She says she remains on good terms with her cheating husband and the children's happiness was the only thing that really mattered when she was finalising her divorce.

Workmen were this week putting the finishing touches to the estate that Woods initially bought for £23 million in November 2007.

Still happy: Tiger Woods talks to NBA Commissioner David Stern and sports announcer Ahmad Rashad before an NBA game in Orlando last night

He quickly tore down the existing buildings and began pumping a further £10 million to transform it into a palatial family home.

An army of workmen bulldozed the entire site - including a mansion and three other houses, two swimming pools, basketball and tennis courts - for an upgrade fit for a king.

The grand building boasts huge windows for incredible sea views and has a glass-fronted lift for anyone too tired to take the stairs.

As well as a gigantic master bedroom - with, a little ironically - his-and-hers bathrooms, there are three further bedroom suites.

Luxury pool: A workman is dwarfed by the huge surroundings

Every luxury: Glimpses through the vast windows show there is still work to be done inside - the sink and work surfaces can be seen underneath plastic wrapping in the indoor-outdoor kitchen area

According to his architects' plans, the basement also houses a large wine cellar and possibly a cinema and games area with the best equipment for Sam and Charlie.
Scores of tall trees and high boundary walls surround the plot, ensuring the privacy Woods craves.

Another four buildings adjoin the main house, including a boathouse, golf training studio, a stand-alone garage and a huge guesthouse.

Outside, there is a tennis court, gym, diving pool, lap lane and small golf course. A pair of boat docks will provide a berth for Woods' 155 ft £10m yacht, aptly named Privacy.

Woods' five-year marriage was left in tatters almost a year ago, exposed after his bizarre November car crash outside his £1.3 million mansion in Windermere, Orlando.

Former swimwear model Nordegren quickly ditched her wedding ring - and later filed for divorce.

Surrounded by water: The house features a lap pool, diving board, hot tub, tennis court with basketball hoop, and a four hole golf course

Speaking for the first time about her relationship with Woods, Elin said she felt 'blindsided' and 'embarrassed' when she found out about the golf superstar's multiple infidelities.

She said: 'I never suspected. For the last three-and-a-half years, when all this was going on, I was home a lot more with pregnancies, then the children and my school.'
Elin added that she and Woods tried to work through their marital problems, but in the end they had to agree to split.

She said: 'I felt stupid as more things were revealed -- how could I not have known anything?

'The word 'betrayal' isn't strong enough. I felt like my whole world had fallen apart.
'I felt embarrassed for having been so deceived. I felt betrayed by many people around me.

'Initially, I thought we had a chance and we tried really hard.'

In what she described as her first and last interview, Elin also said she has started to come to terms with her situation.

She said: '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.

'I also feel stronger than I ever have. I have confidence in my beliefs, my decisions and myself.'

source: dailymail