When Tiger Woods and Lindsey Vonn made their relationship Facebook official earlier this week, both superstar athletes asked for privacy. If people do talk about the sports power couple, however, Vonn, 27, may understand. After all, she couldn't help but joke about Woods' sex scandal back in 2010.
"I guess it wasn't a well-kept secret but yes, I am dating Tiger Woods. Our relationship evolved from a friendship into something more over these past few months and it has made me very happy," Vonn posted on her Facebook page on Monday. "I don't plan on addressing this further as I would like to keep that part of my life between us, my family and close friends. Thank you for understanding and your continued support!"
Woods, 37, posted a very similar statement on his Facebook page and the couple shared a four photos.
Back when Woods' marriage to Elin Nordegren was very publicly coming undone and alleged mistresses were coming forward in shocking numbers, Vonn couldn't help but joke about her future boyfriend.
As chronicled in an article by Time magazine from February 2010, Vonn mocked Woods' sex scandal and subsequent confessional press conference during her downtime at the Vancouver Olympics. The decorated ski champion even outlined her idea for a "Saturday Night Live" sketch that would make light of Woods' apology and admission of infidelity. In the idea she described for Time magazine, to the reported delight of her entourage, Vonn would appear at a podium quite like Woods had in that same month and say "There's something you don't know about me. Tiger, you're like my idol, and I too have a sex problem."
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Described by Time as coming "across as ingratiatingly anti-Woods," Vonn was also asked how she dealt with the pressures of being a celebrity athlete.
"Well, I'm married, so I don't have that problem," Vonn, who was married to her coach at the time, responded. "But, um, I guess [Woods] is married too."
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Both Woods and Vonn have divorced since his press conference and her wisecracks. Rumors that they were dating began late in 2012 and continued until Woods and Vonn confirmed their relationship status this week.