The new lovers of Tiger Woods and his ex-wife Elin Nordegren will not have to undergo criminal background checks — for now!
A source close to Woods tells me that the divorce deal hammered out by Woods and Nordegren in 2010 mandates any romantic interest spending the night with them to be vetted by a security firm — if their children Charlie and Sam spend the night in the same house!
The vetting process involves potentially embarrassing and humiliating in-depth criminal investigations for skiier Lindsey Vonn, who’s now with Woods, and coal billionaire Chris Cline, who’s seeing Nordegren.
So far, the source added, it hasn’t been an issue.
Woods, for example, has been spending private time with Vonn at his $46 million-Jupiter Island compound. When Vonn is around at the time he is supposed to be with his kids, he sees them at the house he built for his mom Tida in Jupiter without Vonn.
“Actually, that’s partly why Tiger built his mom a home in Jupiter,” said the source privy to the divorce settlement.
“He wanted to be able to park the kids with Tida while he hangs out at the other place.”
Nordegren, who’s building a $20 million-plus mansion next door to Cline’s in North Palm Beach, usually stays with Cline when the kids are with Woods.
“Technically, both Vonn and Cline will be investigated if they stick around and the kids sleep in a room near them,” the source added.
Nordegren allegedly made $100 million in the divorce.