Monday, August 30, 2010
Tiger Woods will not answer questions if the question is "Do you love your ex-wife?" which he was asked quite a bit by Andrea Peyser of The New York Post until she was escorted out of The Barclay Tournament. Lucky for her, she was not stoned but sports bloggers came very close to doing so.
In theory it is none of our business but when Tiger Woods made himself over in to a multi-billion dollar brand and he used photos of his wife and children to express a wholesome family man image than he opens the door to these questions. Acting like a bachelor porn king and not a devoted family man, giving mistresses millions of dollars pay-outs and a very large undisclosed amount to his now ex-wife does leave some people, not me wondering.
As an adult child of divorced parents here is unsolicited advice to Tiger Woods or whom ever his handlers are. Tiger, when reporters or anyone ask you, "Do you love Elin Nordegren?" The answer is a no-brainer.
The answer is "Yes!" She is the mother of our children." That simple. Why would I say that. Not for your world wide audience of fans Tigers but for your kids.
As they grow up their peers may taunt them like throwing DVDs of porn parodies at them or taunt them saying your father did not love your mother.
Tiger tainted his reputation, his career and hurt his family That was all Tiger's doing with the help of his enablers -- alleged friends. My gut feeling is he has still not taken full responsibility and his silence when asked about if he loves Elin is just another clue. Any fan that comes to his defense is not helping him. He put himself in the global media's head lights and that helped fuel his fortune and now he has to take responsibility or not. He could buy Hugh Hefner out and take-over his crown and scepter. It is his call and his choices but Woods can't escape the glare of the media spotlight; I believe it is his cocaine. He could walk away and live a quiet life and he doesn't. If he wants to play golf and be a brand he has to stand up and take responsibility and smarten up.
Tiger, it is a simple answer to a simple question and you answer it for your two children. Yes, I love my ex-wife.
By the way Tiger if you want to pay me for my words of wisdom you would have to pay a lot more than you paid women to be silent. Good luck and err on the side of love for children's sake.
A note of praise for Elin Nordegren. In my blog piece posted here asking if the "old Tiger was back sexually?" I had written I hope she does something good to help others. I read some where she is going to do something wonderful with some of that money and it may be centers to help people that have gone through the trauma of emotional issues from family breaks up, etc. I wish I had a link for you but the center and I hope there will be more than one will be in Florida. Bravo Elin.
If Tiger wants to move the healing process forward share the love and gratitude for the mother of his two children to the world who has looked in from their very birth on.
Posted by Suzannah B. Troy artist at 2:31 PM