Lindsey Vonn opened up about her split from Tiger Woods, months later, and she reveals that she still loves him. The Olympic gold medal skier spoke about her future, both in the sport as well as her future dating life and motherhood.
The 31-year-old U.S. champion skier and downhill skiing gold medalist at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics and in recent years, she and 24-year-old Tiger Woods were for a time the power couple in the sports world. Seemingly against all odds, these champions in their respective fields got together and stayed together for three years.
Now in the aftermath of that split, Lindsey Vonn opened up to CNN Alpine Edge Show, and said, “I mean, I loved him and I still love him.” She went on to say, “I had an amazing three years with him. Sometimes things just don’t work out and unfortunately it didn’t work out for us.” She added, “But I don’t have any regrets and I think we’re both in a pretty good place.”
Vonn was previously married to a fellow skier, Thomas Vonn, whom she divorced in 2012 a few months before she become involved with Woods. And, of course, Woods’ marriage and its dissolution is all-too well known, the epic cheating scandal that led to his eventual divorce from then-wife Elin Nordegren, dominated the news cycle for months. One did not have to go to the tabloids as the media was dutifully reporting the shattered image of the revered sports figure.
Lindsey Vonn also confirmed that she’s not presently dating anyone. She said, “”I’m enjoying just kind of focusing on myself right now.” She continued, adding, “I’ve realized that I only have, realistically, three good years of racing left….So it’s kind of nice to just focus on that and focus on my career. But I don’t know, you never know what’s going to happen.”
Vonn was sidelined with a knee injury and missed the Sochi Winter Olympics. Now, looming ahead for her, the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang. But, as she reveals, she is also torn between her career and motherhood. She said, “It’s very frustrating,” she said of it and continued, saying, “If I didn’t want to have kids I could probably ski until my late thirties, if my body held up.”
Elaborating, she spoke of the dilemma, adding, “It’s just something that you have to think about as a woman. Life is a lot different. You can’t have a family at home and keep racing. It’s one or the other.”
You can see the full interview, along with video and a photo gallery here.
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