The single mother of two nabbed the senior award -- the evening school's equivalent of valedictorian -- in part because of her 3.96 GPA! As the recipient she was asked to give a commencement speech, and couldn’t help but take a swing at her ex, Tiger Woods.
Nordegren, who steered clear of the spotlight during her split, admitted it was uncharacteristic for her to make a speech, considering the media sees her as the “woman with no words,” and she has been “criticized for not talking too much.”
Later, she explained, “In the fall of 2005 I was 25 years old. I had just recently moved to America. I was married without children.”
Nordegren continued, “Today, nine years later, I’m a proud American, and I have two beautiful children.” When she added, “But I am no longer married,” the room erupted in laughter and cheering. Nordegren just smiled, even laughing a little herself.
Watch the entire speech for more jokes and jabs about the media blitz that surrounded her split.
Elin and Tiger famously divorced in 2010 after a cheating scandal. The former couple has two kids, Sam and Charlie. Elin reportedly walked away from the marriage with $100 million.