Celebrity pairings are often headline news and tremendous fodder for tabloid journalists. The rumors titillate the masses, which enjoy the gossip that envelops around today’s celebrities.
One of the more surprising rumors over the past week has revolved around golfer Tigers Woods and Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn, an attractive blond who looks as good off the slopes as she does racing down a steep ski run.
Vonn, who has lucrative endorsements and celebrity status, was quick to address the rumors. But note that a statement from her publicist – Lewis Kay – neither denied nor confirmed any relationship with Woods.
“Lindsey is currently in the midst of the World Cup season in Europe,” the statement read. “Her focus is solely on competing and on defending her titles and thus she will not participate in any speculation surrounding her personal life at this time.”
Woods won't discuss
Here’s a stunner! Woods has not uttered a word to the media regarding any relationship with Vonn. No surprise there; that’s definitely his style. Tiger Woods has always been tight-lipped regarding his personal life for a long time, no matter what the circumstances, on or off the golf course.
Woods deemed "serial cheater"
Of course, Woods is famous for one other thing besides his golf game. He became America’s “serial cheater” when he was exposed in 2009 of having numerous hook-ups with women all over the world.
As we all know, it ended badly for Woods. His marriage to Elin Nordegren imploded privately and publicly after that infamous crash in his Florida front yard on Thanksgiving night signaled the start of this huge celebrity scandal.
Are Vonn-Woods really dating?
But back to Lindsey Vonn.
Is Tiger really dating the darling of the American ski scene? Reports claim that the sports superstars have been dating since November and have spent time together in both Antigua and Salzburg, Austria.
They certainly have one thing in common – Tiger Woods likes to ski and that’s obviously the 29-year-old Vonn’s passion.
In December, when it was first speculated that Woods and Vonn were dating, Vonn gave this comment to the Denver Post.
“We are just friends,” Vonn said after her second World Cup downhill victory at Lake Louise, Alberta.
Is Vonn teaching Tiger's kids how to ski?
Vonn says that her brother, a ski instructor in Vail, was giving Tiger’s two children (Sam, 5, and Charlie, 2) ski lessons. Another report says that Lindsey Vonn was also giving the two Woods children lessons, a suggestion that makes sense if she is indeed dating Woods.
What about the Tebow-Vonn rumors
Woods and Vonn dating is quite a juicy rumor. But it’s not the first one for Vonn, who like Woods, has also been married one time. Over the past year, Vonn was reportedly involved with another athlete – Tim Tebow – that in hindsight looks to be untrue.
“Lindsey is just friends with the Tebow family. Anyone who is trying to suggest any more to their relationship is wrong,” a Vonn representative told the famed New York Post’s Page Six.
Vonn seemed to back that up on Twitter – “Hearing a lot of crazy rumors but rest assured I am not dating Tim Tebow (or anyone else).”
Lindsey Vonn was known as Lindsey Kildow before marrying Thomas Vonn on Sept. 29, 2007. Thomas Vonn was his wife’s chief advisor before the couple split in 2011 following four years of marriage.
Will rumors continue?
Much like Woods, Lindsey Vonn doesn’t have a reputation of wanting her personal life played out in front of the media. But there’s no doubt that this rumor may remain, and follow both Woods and Vonn until it’s proven to be untrue.