Lindsey Vonn and Tiger Woods have finally confirmed the rumors they are in a romance.
Tiger Woods and Lindsey Vonn announced their relationship status in statements simultaneously published on the golfer’s official website and Vonn’s Facebook page on Monday along with a photo of themselves together.
“I guess it wasn’t a well-kept secret but yes, I am dating Tiger Woods” Lindsey Vonn, 28, wrote.
“Our relationship evolved from a friendship into something more over these past few months and it has made me very happy.
“I don’t plan on addressing this further as I would like to keep that part of my life between us, my family and close friends.”
Tiger Woods, 37, wrote: “Something nice that’s happened off the course was meeting Lindsey Vonn. Lindsey and I have been friends for some time, but over the last few months we have become very close and are now dating.
“We thank you for your support and for respecting our privacy. We want to continue our relationship, privately, as an ordinary couple and continue to compete as athletes.”
Tiger Woods and Lindsey Vonn have been the subject of romance rumors for some time and last month he sent his private jet to fly her home to Vail, Colorado after a crash at the Alpine World Championships in Austria left her with torn ligaments in her right knee and a fractured shin.
They have also been spotted together in Vail and aboard Tiger Woods’ yacht in Florida.
Lindsey Vonn announced her split from husband of four years, Thomas Vonn, in November 2011.Tiger Woods meanwhile had a spectacular fall from grace in 2009 when his extra-marital affairs exploded in headlines.
The scandal erupted after a bizarre November 27 car crash outside his mansion in Windermere, Orlando, the day after The National Enquirer, linked him to New York party hostess Rachel Uchitel.
Tiger Woods had admitted to a string of affairs with as many as 14 women coming forward to claim they had slept with him.
Among those who came forward to say they were his mistress were two adult film stars, a cocktail waitress and a waitress from his local pancake restaurant.
Elin Nordegren quickly ditched her wedding ring – and later filed for divorce from Tiger Woods.
Tiger Woods’ ex-wife took an estimated $100 million settlement and custody of their two young children Sam and Charlie.