Tiger Woods Offers Wife Elin $80M to Stay: Report
Tiger Woods and Wife, Elin Nordegren (Getty Images)
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According to a report in The Daily Beast an immediate $5 million dollar payout was made to Elin, and the couple's prenuptial agreement was rewritten, giving her as much as $55 million more to stay with Woods for two more years and $80 million if she can hang on for 7-years.
According to the The Daily Beast, when the couple married in 2004 Elin signed an agreement which would have paid her $20 million after 10 years of marriage.
But since news of Woods' alleged infidelity surfaced last week, Elin has demanded that the prenup be rewritten.
A day after the most famous athlete in the world issued a statement saying he regretted past "transgressions", it appears Woods and his wife, Elin, have already begun marriage counseling in an effort to save their marriage.
Tiger and Elin have been going through the sessions several times a day at their Windermere, Florida home.
Us Magazine reported early Thursday that the couples prenuptial agreement could be worth $300 million, which in the event of a divorce, would make the potential split the most expensive celebrity divorce in history.
On Wednesday, Tiger Woods issued an apology on his website saying, "I have let my family down and I regret those transgressions with all of my heart."
The statement, posted Wednesday morning, goes on to say: "I have not been true to my values and the behavior my family deserves. I am not without faults and I am far short of perfect. I am dealing with my behavior and personal failings behind closed doors with my family. Those feelings should be shared by us alone."
Woods does not fully admit to having an extra-marital affair, however, he does say he feels his personal life should remain private.
"Personal sins should not require press releases and problems within a family shouldn't have to mean public confessions."
He reiterated that allegations of physical violence playing a role in his Friday morning car crash were "utterly false and malicious."
"Elin has always done more to support our family and shown more grace than anyone could possibly expect," he wrote.
The star golfer goes on to apologize to his fans, and pledges to be a better family man.
"I will strive to be a better person and the husband and father that my family deserves. For all of those who have supported me over the years, I offer my profound apology."
The statement comes amid rumors that Woods had a years-long affair with Los Angeles-based cocktail waitress Jaimee Grubbs, who claimed to have cell phone evidence proving the married father of two cheated with her.
Us Weekly posted audio of a voicemail, purportedly by a panicked Woods telling Grubbs that his wife went through his phone and may be contacting her.
The affair rumors began swirling days before Woods' bizarre car crash outside his Florida home. The golfer was first accused of having an affair with Rachel Uchitel, who denied the claims.
The police inquiry into Woods' crash came to a close Tuesday, even though the athlete refused to talk to the Florida Highway Patrol. Woods was charged with careless driving, which carries a $164 fine and four points on his driving record.
Woods suffered lacerations to the face after his SUV struck a fire hydrant and a neighbor's tree.
His wife Elin told police she used a golf club to break a back window and rescue the athlete.
However, some tabloid reports insinuated that she may have gone after him with the club during an argument, causing Woods to lose control of the SUV.
TMZ on Wednesday posted police pictures of the damaged SUV, showing both back windows smashed out. The site also posted a copy of the police report along with a graphic showing the collision course during Tiger's accident.