Must have been a very, very long heart-to-heart! New couple Tiger Woods and Lindsey Vonn went from on-the-downlow to Facebook-official on Monday, March 19, confirming their much-speculated relationship with respective Facebook announcements -- accompanied by a professionally photographed couple's portrait session, in which the skier, 28, and golfer, 37, pose for happy, affectionate shots together.
"They're a really happy couple -- not living together yet," a source explains to Us Weekly of the pair, who were first linked romantically late last fall, although gold medalist Vonn (then in the midst of finalizing her divorce from husband Thomas Vonn) initially took pains to deny anything romantic.
Now that they're sharing their love with the world -- Woods announced they've "become very close and dating," and Vonn gushed "it makes me very happy" -- many are wondering the obvious: Did they have "the conversation" about Woods' infamous history?
"He confessed everything in his past to her and stuff - they're really into each other," the source tells Us. The number-one ranked golfer's romantic and sexual past is, of course, a lot more public than most people's: Over Thanksgiving weekend in 2009, Woods got into a car crash outside his Florida home after wife of six years Elin Nordegren learned of his affair with nightclub hostess Rachel Uchitel. Over the next few months, over a dozen other women came out of the woodwork revealing flings with Woods, including cocktail waitress Jaimee Grubbs, who shared an infamous voicemail from a panicked Woods exclusively with Us Week.
Woods eventually acknowledged his "infidelity" in a December 2009 statement, and took a hiatus from the sport to spend time with Swedish model Nordegren, 33, and their kids Sam, 5, and Charlie, 4. The spouses divorced in summer 2010, with Nordegren reportedly netting $100 million in a settlement.
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This article originally appeared on Usmagazine.com: Tiger Woods, Lindsey Vonn: "He Confessed Everything in His Past to Her"