Tiger Woods’ college girlfriend, Irene Folstrom, is speaking out in his defense. Although she hasn’t spoken to Tiger since the late ’90′s, she says she’s not doing it to be in the spotlight, she just wants to let people know who he really is.
I’m not coming forward now for money or to advance any pathetic showbiz aspirations, but merely to stick up for a friend
I know who he is at his core because we were together during some of his most formative years. He was so human and cared so much about other people and the world around him. This may surprise some people, but Tiger was a great boyfriend.
She says she’s certain he never strayed while they were together:
The Tiger I knew was loyal, devoted and self-Âcontrolled. I’m not naive, but I can say with certainty that he was faithful during the time we dated. The speculation that he’s being treated for sex addiction is surprising because we enjoyed a normal sexual relationship.
She also speculates that maybe the pressure is what led him to live a double life:
I don’t have any insight into how he led such a double life. I will say that Tiger had an ability to shut things out and compartmentalize his emotions. Even back then he felt enormous pressure to be Tiger Woods. Maybe this was his form of escape.
She goes into detail about their time together in the article she wrote, you can see it here.
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