Quotable: Elin Nordegren Finally Speaks

“I have been through the stages of disbelief and shock, to anger and ultimately grief over the loss of the family I so badly wanted for my children … I also feel stronger than I ever have. I have confidence in my beliefs, my decisions and myself.”

Elin Nordgren on the end of the her marriage to Tiger Woods, after his repeated infidelities came to light, to People. Nordegren also said that she’s “been through hell,” experienced hair loss and insomnia as a result of all of the scrutiny, and insisted that there was never any violence in her relationship with Woods. Rumors that she went after him with a golf club the night he crashed his SUV into a tree are “truly ridiculous.” She also told the magazine that she and Woods “tried for months” to reconcile and repair their marriage, but that an absence of “trust and love … was good for no one.” Nordegren says that her interview with People will be her first and last on the subject of her marriage and divorce. [People]