13 years ago, Tiger Woods was publicly disgraced for having 120 affairs. This is his family now.

It's been 13 years since Tiger Woods' cheating scandal was sprawled across newspapers across the globe.

The prolific golfer was left publicly disgraced after it was reported that he had slept with 120 women while married to Swedish model Elin Nordegren.

Speculation about the couple's marriage first started after Tiger smashed his car into a fire hydrant in November 2009 while being chased by Elin. Before the accident, Elin found out her husband and the father to her two children had been cheating on her after she texted one of the women Tiger was rumoured to be seeing, pretending to be him.

Now, over a decade later, the pair are raising their children together; 15-year-old Sam and 14-year-old Charlie. 

Here's everything we know about Tiger Wood's relationship with his ex-wife and his ex-girlfriend, and how that all currently works with his family unit. 

Tiger Woods' relationship with his ex-wife and kids.

These days, Elin and Tiger seem to be on pretty good terms. A source even told People that the ex-partners are "friends now". 

"Everything that happened in the past is in the past. They both decided to be adults and to do what was best for the kids. So they get along really well," they told the publication in 2018. 

Tiger also spoke about his relationship with his ex during an interview with TIME magazine in 2015, where he said Elin is "one of my best friends".

"We’re able to pick up the phone, and we talk to each other all the time. We both know that the most important things in our lives are our kids. I wish I would have known that back then."


Tiger Woods and Elin Nordegren in 2006. Image: Getty.

The 47-year-old also explained that he has been upfront with the kids about what happened between their parents. 

"I've taken the initiative with the kids, and told them upfront, 'Guys, the reason why we're not in the same house, why we don't live under the same roof, Mommy and Daddy, is because Daddy made some mistakes'," he told the TIME.


Tiger Woods' relationship with his two children.

Tiger has remained spectacularly close with his daughter Sam and son Charlie, considering his very public fall from grace. 

In the years since the scandal, they've become fixtures at their dad's tournaments. 

In April 2019, Tiger was seen celebrating with his kids after he won his fifth Masters tournament, 14 years after his last Green Jacket. 

His comeback was one for the history books and came after he had spinal fusion surgery in 2017 for chronic back pain.

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After claiming the win, Woods made a beeline to his children, Sam and Charlie, to embrace them. 

"I was very fortunate to be given another chance to do something that I love to do," he said at a press conference.

"But more importantly, I’ve been able to participate in my kids’ lives in a way that I couldn’t for a number of years ...now I’m starting to be able to play with them and do things in their sports. That’s something I always missed," he explained.


In 2009, both siblings were pictured getting a kiss at the 2009 AT&T National when Tiger's son was just a baby. Nowadays, the kids spend their days during their father's tournaments caddying or supporting him from the sidelines. 

Charlie also got to support his dad at his 2022 Golf Hall of Fame induction ceremony while his sister Sam gave an introduction speech. 

"Having Sam introduce me and my family there watching, it made it even that more special," Tiger wrote beside a family photo of the event on Instagram.

Sam and Tiger Woods. Image: Getty. 


The golfing champion "lives" for his kids following a car crash in February 2021.

"Being a dad has helped him stay focused on his recovery," a source told People"At times, it's been very difficult for him both physically and mentally. His leg injuries caused him extreme pain ... He has worked very hard in physical therapy. He is a fighter and has been determined to get better, though."

Charlie has also followed in his dad's footsteps by becoming a golfer. He's being trained by Tiger, who coaches a little more kindly than his own "very strict" father Earl Woods. 

"Tiger loves spending time with Charlie on the golf course, but he has a completely different vibe than Earl," an insider said to People about the coaching dynamic in 2020.

"They're all smiles. Tiger is definitely teaching him the right techniques. It's a total bonding situation. Tiger can get goofy and funny with Charlie. It's not 'all work and no play' like Earl could sometimes get."

Tiger and Charlie's first tournament together was in 2020 at the annual PNC Championships. It's a tournament where famous golfers team up with their kids.

Charlie and Tiger Woods. Image: Getty.


Tiger explained how it felt to have his son by his side on the course.

"I don't think words can describe it," he told reporters in a PGA Tour video. "Just the fact that we were able to have this experience together, Charlie and I. It's memories for a lifetime."

The pair have since competed at the PNC Championships every year and while it may be a bonding moment for the father and son, Tiger explained that Charlie is "his own person". 

"I'm proud of whatever direction he chooses, whether he sticks with the game or not," he said in an interview with PGA. "That's one of the things that we made sure of. That Charlie was Charlie."


He later told ESPN"Any time I get a chance to spend time with my son, it's always special. And to do it in a competitive forum the last couple of years have been magical."

Tiger Woods' relationship with his (now) ex-girlfriend. 

Tiger Woods began a relationship with Erica Herman in 2017, but he reportedly met her whilst he was still married to Elin. 

Erica worked at his restaurant, The Woods Jupiter, in Florida and was later seen accompanying the golfing legend to court when he pleaded guilty to reckless driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. 

Their relationship was then made public in September 2018, when he kissed Erica after his win at the Tour Championship. A microphone also caught Tiger whispering into her ear: "Hmmm... I love you." A month later, Erica wore a 'player spouse' badge at the President's Cup, confirming their relationship. 

However, things turned sour in 2020 when Tiger allegedly dumped Erica through his lawyer and now the pair are currently battling it out in court. 

Erica Herman, Tiger Woods and his two children. Image: Instagram @tigerwoods.


According to Erica, the pair began a sexual relationship while she was still managing his restaurant and argued that she was forced to sign a nondisclosure agreement. The lawsuit is calling for the contract to be voided as sexual harassment has allegedly occurred. 

Erica is also separately suing the trust that owns Tiger’s mansion for US$30 million, saying he verbally promised in 2017 that she could live there for at least 11 years, but kicked her out after five.

Tiger Woods and Erica Herman. Image: Getty.


In March 2017, Tiger placed the mansion into the Jupiter Island Irrevocable Homestead Trust, an entity he created. Only he and his two children are beneficiaries. 

He then allegedly evicted her from the home through "trickery" as he had told her to pack a small bag for a weekend trip to the Bahamas. However, after driving her to the airport and parking near a private plane, he told her to speak to his lawyer and left. 

The lawyer allegedly told Herman the relationship was over "out of the blue" and informed her she was not only evicted but pressured to sign another non-disclosure agreement (which she refused to do).

Feature Image: Getty/Instagram@tigerwoods

This article was originally published in December 2020, and has since been updated with new information.

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