Earlier this weekend a report about Elin Nordegren vacationing in Europe by the LONDON SUN set off a chain of similar stories from PEOPLE Magazine, US Magazine, RadarOnline.com and probably a few others I haven’t seen. All of the outlets claimed that the wife of Tiger Woods was vacationing with her twin sister Josefin Lönnborg in the French Alps.
(Elin’s twin sister Josefin with her new husband Daniel Lönnborg)
Since the report by the Sun, I had a source with knowledge of the whereabouts of Nordegren vehemently deny to me that she had left Orlando, let alone travel to Europe for a ski vacation.
Subsequently SPORTSbyBROOKS has obtained the above photo of a blonde woman wearing the same clothes as were seen in shots purported to be Elin on her European vacation. But the woman in the photo is wearing her wedding ring, and standing next to Daniel Lönnborg, the husband of Josefin. (Josefin was married to Lönnborg in June, 2009.)
(People Magazine, other media misidentified Josefin as Elin)
I’ve since confirmed that all of the photos of the blonde woman in that gear are actually of Josefin Lonnberg, not her sister Elin Nordegren.
(Elin actually seen twice without her ring since Tiger’s car accident)
Nordegren has been most recently seen in several photos, confirmed to be her, without a wedding ring. She has not been seen in public wearing her wedding ring since the NATIONAL ENQUIRER first broke the story of Tiger Woods’ now-admitted infidelity.
TMZ.com is one of the few gossip outlets that suggested the mixup, and the website was correct in questioning the possibility of the shots being of Josefin and not her twin sister.