Tiger Wood’s ex-wife Elin Nordegren is once bitten, twice shy about men. Her Tiger-induced mistrust apparently was the reason she decided to end her relationship with playboy businessman Jamie Dingman.
The 38-year-old investment manager reportedly had one strike against him right off the bat. He’d dated one of Tiger’s mistresses, New York party girl Rachel Uchitel.
Elin was worried about Jamie because he once dated Uchitel. “She’s always been afraid that Jamie has Tiger’s same taste in trashy women,” a source told the National Enquirer.
Michael Dingman, also apparently started treating Elin like she was his drop-in girl when he was in Florida.
“Jamie rarely spent time with Elin,” the source said. “He’d pop in to visit her in Florida for a few days and then fly out again and be gone for weeks.
“Elin began thinking that she had no way of knowing if he was seeing other women while he was away,” the source said.
After Jamie refused to accompany Elin and daughter Sam, 4, on a Disney cruise with other parents with children, Elin decided to end it.
“Elin said, ‘That showed me Jamie just wants a hot girlfriend, but I’m a mother and he has to accept that,’” the source said.
Woods’ carefully woven world of secret trysts exploded in his face Thanksgiving night in 2009 when Elin confronted him over text messages in his phone from Uchitel. Tiger wrecked his SUV trying to get out of his driveway.
After that, more than a dozen women came forward to claim they had sex with Woods during his marriage to Elin. The couple divorced in August 2010.
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