It's easy to imagine Elin Nordegren saying to herself, "au revoir deux mille neuf!" while bounding down a black diamond trail on some mountain high in the French Alps.
It's the New Year, and for Elin that means... a new start? Maybe — January 1st did mark the start of a new year and a new decade for the scorned wife and Sweden's heroine du jour, who turned 30 when the clock hit 12:00 am. Is Tiger Really The Story Of The Year/Decade?
But a new start at what? How? With or without whom? And in what context? All questions she has surely been asking herself while holed up with family and friends in an $8,000-a-night, seven-room chalet outside of the French Alpine resort town Chamonix.
The reports are that she is happy, letting her hair down while hitting the slopes and dining out with her twin sister Josefin and about five other close friends. Of course, it didn't hurt that Tiger's birthday present to her was a reported $300 million
— that's $100 million for every year alive, or $20 million for every alleged mistress as HollywoodLife.com points out.
Various tabloids are reporting that this vacation is intended to have a head-clearing effect for Elin, with a family friend saying to The Sun, that "Elin wanted to take her family and close friends away from the minefield Tiger has created by his behaviour..." telling him that "she needed a lengthy time apart to reflect on how they might possibly salvage the marriage." Disappearing: The Kindest Way To Break Up?
However, what she has decided is anything but clear. That same Sun source says that Elin does seen a future with Tiger "because of the beautiful children they have." But of course, a future together doesn't necessarily mean living under one roof sharing a marital bed.
Other outlets report that Elin has been seen on the slopes with her wedding ring back on, a sure sign that she intends to stick with her marriage. While others claim that it is not Elin, but her sister Josefin.