Posted on Mon Jan 25, 2010 01:55 PM PDT
After months of intense media attention, Tiger Woods' estranged wife Elin Nordegren is fed up.
After the golfer's Thanksgiving day accident in the driveway of the couple's Windermere, Florida home, the world learned of Woods' numerous extra-marital affairs and since then, Nordegren has been under the media microscope along with her husband.
Today, X17 photographers snapped the first photos of Elin as she returned to the family's Orlando-area home after reportedly visting Tiger in sex rehab in Mississippi. While Tiger has managed to evade photographers' lenses, Elin has been snapped plenty of times over the past few months and apparently the attention is wearing on the Swedish former model/au-pair.
Elin and her 11-month-old son Charlie stopped for lunch at Ayothaya Thai Cuisine in the Dr. Phillips area of Orlando -- just minutes away from her Isleworth residence -- and photographers and reporters surrounded her and her entourage.
Elin has been forced to retain a full security detail for her family since late November, but that doesn't stop the media and the public from wanting to watch her every move.
A restaurant employee tells X17online.com exclusively:
- "Elin was seated at a table for about an hour or so, and she left shortly after 2pm. Though she seemed sick of the reporters and photographers camped outside, she told us she liked the food and she definitely seemed to be enjoying her meal."
This isn't the first time Elin has dined at the Thai eatery -- it's where the press spotted her for the first time after news broke of her hubby's scandalous affairs.
Before that, the family led a quiet life in Windermere, Florida, a sleepy town with a population hovering just under 10,000 people. They live behind the gates of the exclusive Isleworth golf community, partially owned by the famed Arnold Palmer. Elin was always able to run errands, pick up her children and eat out without having to worry about being reporters.
Though Elin seems to be handling the media frenzy quite well, we have to wonder how much longer this will go on, and how much longer she'll be able to tolerate it. With Tiger's whereabouts still unknown, the public interest in this family doesn't appear to be fading.
How long do you think it will take for her life to return to normal? Or will it ever be the same for her and her adulterous husband?
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