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Tiger Woods' ex-wife Elin Nordegren is dating a billionaire's son


Elin Nordegren in 2008 in Orlando, Florida.


Scott A. Miller

Elin Nordegren, Tiger Woods' ex-wife who divorced the superstar golfer after discovering that he had been having multiple affairs, appears to have a new man in her life, according to the New York Post.

And he isn't a golfer.

Nordegren has been dating Jamie Dingman, the son of billionaire Michael Dingman, for months, according to the Post.

The former Swedish model, 31, divorced Woods in August, almost a year ago, and reportedly received a settlement of around $100 million and joint custody of the couple's two children, the Telegraph reported. A confidentiality agreement was also part of the divorce settlement.

Dingman, an emerging-markets specialist, divides his time between China and the Bahamas and reportedly has had at least one rendezvous with Nordegren in Florida and at her luxury apartment in Stockholm, Sweden, according to the New York Post.

Dingman has been linked with Bridget Moynahan, the mother of football star Tom Brady's baby, and with Princess Madeleine of Sweden, but the New York Post says that he wasn't romantically involved with the princess, citing sources.

TMZ said that a Swedish photo agency approached staff members with photographs of the Dingman and Nordegren kissing and embracing outside her apartment in Sweden. TMZ said their employees saw the photos, but the photo agency decided to hold on to them for the moment.

Dingman met Nordegren at the Red Cross Ball in Florida last January, according to the New York Post, which cited Dingman's friends:

"He's never been so happy. He and Elin have strong feelings for each other," a friend said. "He's a classic all-American guy. He's handsome, a total gentleman and low-key. He's never been in the press. Elin's a very lucky girl; he's a great guy but very private."

And that's probably a good thing. Nordegren herself is very private. Swedes like to say that she embodies everything Swedish: humble, shy, discrete, independent, sporty, down to earth and liberal, according to GlobalPost. But her marriage to Woods exposed her to a very un-Swedish fame.

Nordegren has made it a policy to shun the media, and her family and friends have supported this, also refusing to make comments to the media.

(Read GlobalPost correspondent Marcus Oscarsson's reflections on Nordegren's Swedish character.)