Another photo of Josefin Lönnborg, the twin sister of Elin Nordegren, surfaced Sunday night - and was identified as Nordegren on a ski vacation in Europe.
(Josefin relieved to know she’s not married to Tiger Woods)
As I noted Sunday, Nordegren never traveled to Europe for a ski vacation, despite numerous main media reports to the contrary. All of the photos of her are actually of her twin sister Josefin, who is seen wearing a wedding ring in the above shot and in this photo I posted earlier Sunday.
(Fooled: PEOPLE Magazine, US WEEKLY and RadarOnline.com)
Sunday night MSNBC’s Courtney Hazlett was the first main media outlet to note the wedding ring, but she claimed that the photos were of Nordegren:
In photos from the skiing trip Elin, for the first time since Woods’ Thanksgiving night accident, is seen wearing what appears to be her wedding rings. A subtle message, but one nonetheless.
ATTN surly commenters: here’s why I posted about this whole thing again…
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.