EXCLUSIVE: Tiger Woods' Wife Refuses His Request To Move Back Home With Him

Mar. 1 2010, Published 1:59 p.m. ET

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Even after a week away together as a family, Tiger Woods’ wife is refusing to move back home with him, is reporting exclusively.

Elin returned to Orlando, Florida on Saturday night, as was first to report. She and Tiger and their two children spent a week out of town – their first extended time together since shortly after Thanksgiving.

And while Tiger has apologized to Elin over and over, she can’t bring herself to move back into the house they shared, a source familiar with the situation told

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“She’s put the divorce on hold, but she’s not caving in and doing everything he wants,” the source said. “It looks like they will stay married -- but I don’t know what kind of marriage it’s going to be.”

Tiger has been linked to at least 14 other women during the course of his marriage. That betrayal caused Elin to move out of their home and into a nearby rented house.

Elin has also taken off her wedding ring.

“Tiger is trying to win her back,” the source told “He’s being as patient as he can because he knows he caused all this. But he’s not a patient guy by nature.”

Tiger was treated for six weeks at Gentle Path in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, as first reported by And now he’s receiving more rehab care, with Elin supporting his rehab and even spending a week at Gentle Path when family members are invited to participate in the treatment.

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Elin had dinner with Tiger two nights in a row before they left for Arizona. But they fought when Tiger asked her to sit for a family portrait and she turned him down.

“Elin has gained a lot of independence during the past few months the source said. “And she’s had a lot of support from her sister, who has been with her during the tough times.”

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Tiger has asked Elin to move back home several times, including last week.

“But she’s still saying no,” the source told “And it’s impossible to know if or when she’ll change her answer.”



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