Hey everybody! Sorry I’ve been M.I.A. lately; things have been kinda crazy in my world.
My site has been having issues for about a week, so that’s annoyed me to no end (and created countless tears). Plus my day job situation is taking an interesting turn – I’m on the fence of whether things will be better or worse for me.
There’s so much I want to talk about too, but I’ll have to keep it brief. I just wanted to let you know that I’m still alive.
Tell me if you’ve heard this one before. Man has huge career, man marries beautiful woman; man cheats on said woman, denies it, then basically confesses, the world wonders what the hell is wrong with man.
Well this time replace ‘man’ with ‘Tiger Woods.’ Honestly never saw this one coming, but I guess those of us on the outside rarely do.
So there have been murmurs for a few weeks now that Tiger Woods stepped out on his wife of five years – and the mother of his two children – Elin Nordegren. After Tiger’s car accident last Friday the gossip hounds really got going.
And now it looks like they were all right. Of course the golf great tried to ignore and deny the claims and rumors, but as the days pass it’s becoming clear that Tiger Woods has been up to no good.
Here’s where it gets a little confusing. Last week Tiger’s rumored mistress was said to be some bartender named Rachel Uchitel, but she denied it and blamed the story on a couple of crack whores.
Now a chick named Jaimee Grubbs has not only popped up claiming to be Tiger’s lover, but she has sold released audio tapes as proof. The recorded message is allegedly Tiger Woods asking Jaimee to remove his name from her phone, and that his wife just went through his phone so she may call Jaimee (scroll down to hear recording).
Side Note: I told my boyfriend this morning that if he ever cheated on me I would cut his balls off. He said ok. It’s nice that we agree.
Jaimee Grubbs claims she and Tiger Woods have been knockin’ boots since early 2007, and they continued to do so until this past Thanksgiving week.
All of this, of course, is still just conjecture. Except Tiger pretty much owns up to it in the statement he released on his website.
I have let my family down and I regret those transgressions with all of my heart. 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.
Although I am a well-known person and have made my career as a professional athlete, I have been dismayed to realize the full extent of what tabloid scrutiny really means. For the last week, my family and I have been hounded to expose intimate details of our personal lives. The stories in particular that physical violence played any role in the car accident were utterly false and malicious. Elin has always done more to support our family and shown more grace than anyone could possibly expect.
But no matter how intense curiosity about public figures can be, there is an important and deep principle at stake which is the right to some simple, human measure of privacy. I realize there are some who don’t share my view on that. But for me, the virtue of privacy is one that must be protected in matters that are intimate and within one’s own family. Personal sins should not require press releases and problems within a family shouldn’t have to mean public confessions.
Whatever regrets I have about letting my family down have been shared with and felt by us alone. I have given this a lot of reflection and thought and I believe that there is a point at which I must stick to that principle even though it’s difficult.
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.
Sorry Tiger, but I don’t think “well known” is a strong enough term to describe your celebrity. As for feeling that “Personal sins should not require press releases and problems within a family shouldn’t have to mean public confessions” – I’m sorry if you feel we’ve all butted into your business, but you’re the one who chose to be a public figure and share your life and family with us. You can’t complain about it now that we’re shedding light on your dark side.