Tiger Woods and Lindsey Vonn have split up, it has been confirmed.
The world famous golfer and the Olympic skier have been dating for nearly three years. But on Sunday, Lindsey took to Facebook to announce the sad news that they had called time on their relationship.
“After nearly three years together, Tiger and I have mutually decided to end our relationship,” she wrote. “I will always cherish the memories that we’ve created together. Unfortunately, we both lead incredibly hectic lives that force us to spend a majority of our time apart. I will always admire and respect Tiger. He and his beautiful family will always hold a special place in my heart.”
The couple officially began dating in March 2013 but had been linked to each other in the months leading up to their public debut. Both have been married before, Lindsey to fellow Olympian skier Thomas Vonn for four years, while Tiger had a high-profile marriage to Swedish model Elin Nordegren. The couple had two children together before they divorced after Tiger admitted being unfaithful on a number of occasions.
Lindsey recently gushed about how much she enjoyed spending time with Tiger’s kids, daughter Sam, seven, and son Charlie, six.
“They’re great. They’re amazing kids, and he’s an amazing father,” she told People magazine last month. “You know, I feel privileged to be along for the ride, and I help as much as I can. They’re great kids – I love ’em.”
Despite parting ways, Tiger is grateful to Lindsey for the time they spent together and for how good she was with his young family.
“Lindsey and I have mutually decided to stop dating,” he wrote on his official website. “I have great admiration, respect and love for Lindsey and I’ll always cherish our time together. … Unfortunately, we lead very hectic lives and are both competing in demanding sports. It’s difficult to spend time together.”
– Cover Media0