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Lindsey Vonn recently gushed about her relationship with Tiger Woods following reports claiming Elin Nordegren has given the couple her blessing.
The Olympic skier, 28, began dating Woods, 37, after meeting the pro golfer at a charity event in 2012. She of often photographed supporting Woods at his golfing events and bonding with his two children, which has fueled speculation that the couple has grown more serious in recent months.
"There's really nothing about him that bothers me," Vonn gushed to People magazine. "He doesn't even leave the seat up! It's awesome."
Vonn was previously married to former U.S. Ski Team athlete, Thomas Vonn, but they divorced in 2011 after four years of marriage. Nordegren, 33, infamously divorced Woods in 2010 after six years of marriage due to a cheating scandal.
"From a personal standpoint, everything in my life has changed. It's a complete 180 in a short period of time," Vonn said.
"I went from being married to living on my own in L.A., to having a new boyfriend and just being totally self-sufficient and super independent," she added "It's awesome. I love it!"
Recent reports have claimed Nordegren, who is rumored to be dating billionaire coal magnate Chris Cline, does not like Vonn however sources claim this is far from true. The Swedish former model reportedly approves on Woods' new-found love.
"[Elin] really likes Lindsey and thinks she is a very good influence on Tiger," a source told The New York Post, adding that the mother of two believes that Woods "seems happy with Lindsey, and she gets on well with their children."
While Vonn and Woods are said to be content with one another, she previously revealed that marriage is not in the cards for them.
"No, thanks! I am definitely not getting married. To anyone," Vonn told Vogue magazine. "It's very hard for me to relate to someone who doesn't do sports at a high level. That part is necessary. But to have business in the relationship is very difficult. It definitely did not work for me, and I would not recommend it."