Until now, Tiger Woods' former wife Elin Nordegren has been fiercely private – guarding her silence even as a storm very publicly engulfed her private life.
Now, in an exclusive HELLO! report, the resilient mother of two is finally willing to talk about those dark months when her world – and her family – fell apart.
"What I want people to know is how hard it's been," says the 30-year-old, explaining why she's chosen to go on the record in her one and only interview on the subject.
In this week's issue, number 1139, on sale now, Elin - who is studying for her bachelor's degree in psychology and had counselling to help herself heal - also reveals what really happened on the night the sports star crashed his car.
And the beautiful Swede - whose multi-million divorce came through on August 23 - shares her hopes and plans for the future, including the possibility of finding love again.
The magazine also carries an exclusive portrait of one of the world's best loved royals – Queen Rania of Jordan – as she turns 40.
Pick up your copy now to read all the full stories, plus a special report on Prince Nikolaos of Greece's lavish wedding.