Elin Nordegren & Gavin Rossdale are dating, were set up by friends: random?

If you would ask me whom Elin Nordegren would date next (and I care much more about Elin than I do about Gavin Rossdale) I would assume it would be some random rich guy she met through friends. That’s not that she only dates rich guys, just that they are the guys she meets in her social circle. From what we know Elin last dated her billionaire neighbor, a coal executive in his 50s named Chris Cline. Elin and Chris were on and off again for a while, but they must be over now because she went on a first date with Gavin Rossdale. The Gavin Rossdale, the British rocker and Gwen Stefani’s ex who slept with his kids’ nanny (allegedly, according to all the major celebrity outlets). US Magazine has the news so I’m assuming it’s legit:

Gavin Rossdale. Elin Nordegren (ex-wife of Tiger Woods) and the rocker (ex-husband of Gwen Stefani) went on a first date in L.A. on Saturday, August 27, a source reveals in the new issue of Us Weekly.

Apparently they hit it off, too. Set up by mutual friends, the Florida-based mom of Sam, 9, and Charlie, 7, and the dad of Kingston, 10, Zuma, 8, and Apollo, 2 are planning round two. “Elin flies to L.A. on her private plane a lot,” says the source. “They want to make it work.”

The spark is new, but they already have something in common. Both the British singer, 50, and the Swedish former model, 36, have endured public cheating scandals in the past, though from different sides. Us exclusively revealed in November that Rossdale had cheated on his wife of 13 years, Stefani, with the couple’s nanny Mindy Mann. While pregnant with their youngest son, Stefani discovered explicit texts between Rossdale and Mann on their shared iPad. They split in August 2015.

[From US Magazine]

I believe in the adage “once a cheater,” but I also think that Rossdale, for being a low down dirty dog (it takes a special kind of sleaze to cheat with the nanny), did handle his divorce with grace. By most accounts he gave Stefani what she was asking for, didn’t fight her in the press or in court really, and bowed out. That said, Elin really knows how to pick ‘em right? I have a lot of respect for her because she went to college, graduated head of her class, and never trashed Tiger when it came out that he was a serial cheater who was hooking up with random women in every city he visited. She also worked hard to ensure that he continued to have a relationship with his kids and that she kept communicating with him. That must have taken incredible fortitude and class. So is her picker broken or is she making a halfway decent choice here? Maybe she’s just having fun though, they’re on different coasts after all, and she could do worse than Rossdale. Hell she already has but that’s not saying much.


I just checked Gavin Rossdale’s Instagram for more photos of this photogenic dog and he is not the best photographer or this dog would surely be famous already. There are photos though! He’s called Chewy!
Gavin Rossdale Sighted in Los Angeles on May 18, 2016

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  1. QQ says:

    Well… this should end well…

  2. Kittahlove83 says:

    I definitely wouldn’t be going out with Gavin for a long term thing, its OK to have fun. Get it girl

    • QQ says:

      Oh he must be fun for THAT , shoot! a Month worth of fun til you learn all the fun tricks in the arsenal!, Do him with a condom and an NDA

    • Sabrine says:

      She’s so pretty and I think she can do better than this. Maybe for a fling though, it’s okay. It’s not like she has to marry him.

  3. perplexed says:

    Being married to him seems like it would be worse than being married to Tiger. At least Tiger doesn’t seem to have children he knowingly hid from his wife… er, I think.

    Huh. So weird. Maybe she wants to get Gwen Stefani’s autograph…

  4. Donna says:

    Eep. Not exactly an upgrade here.

  5. Liza says:

    Well, if Elin starts showing up with thick red lipstick and fried hair, we’ll know who to blame…

    • Tig says:

      she’s already got the fried hair, more wealth, and been the nanny. Yep, definitely on the Gavin check list!!!

  6. Tiffany says:

    Or, they could just be dating. Go out a few times to see if they work. I doubt they will be getting married and having children.

  7. Adele Dazeem says:

    Elin you are so beautiful and impressive and strong…RUN! You can do waaaaaaay better!!

  8. Nancy says:

    Very random. Bet Gwen doesn’t like it. BTW Gavin, hide the ambien.

  9. Kait says:

    I can’t imagine being cheated on in such a public way and then intentionally choosing a known cheater to date. That just seems very odd.

  10. Bridget says:

    Girl, what is wrong with you? You famously went after Tiger Woods with a golf club after finding out what a dog he is, and now you go out with a past his prime Gavin Rossdale?

  11. Hannah says:

    Some women just want partners who are terrible or have a lot of demons, I guess. Why? Who knows. Looks like Elin is another one.

  12. Ankhel says:

    Her friends set them up? Girl, they are not your friends!

    Also, that dog is the most obvious girl-bait I ever saw.

  13. AG-UK says:

    They are going to make it work after one date??

  14. Jayna says:

    They went on their first date. “They want to make it work.” Ha-ha.

    Lol. No, I don’t consider US Magazine always legit. It sounds like they got some info of a date and added in filler.

    Tiger cheated on her right and left. Gavin had a three-year affair with the nanny. I would hope Elin would be smarter.

    I thought he had a girlfriend. Something a fan wrote on twitter made me think he did.

  15. kibbles says:

    He is not good looking to me at all. She is the more attractive of the two and could get a better looking, younger rich guy who doesn’t cheat.

  16. thaliasghost says:

    All I have to say that this ‘celebrity dating’ thing is too funny. The more random the better.

    Also: #runElinrun

  17. Ripley says:

    Jesus Christ. Gavin Rossdale is 50? That’s all I got out of this story.

  18. Who ARE These People? says:

    Saying both endured cheating scandals but from different sides is like saying they both endured assault convictions but from different sides. There’s 100% difference between the cheater and the cheatee.

    The whole story is probably fabricated, but that’s a lame attempt to give them a common bond. Rossdale didn’t endure anything; he just wisely kept his head down.

  19. Melody says:

    Gavin, thrilled with his new love, never noticed until later that the Swedish beauty only wanted to meet with him at his place or at a local dog park…

  20. Crux of Seven says:

    Is he rich enough for her taste then? Wasn’t she with that older multi-millionaire before?

  21. Andrea says:

    This is so totally random. I will believe it when there is photo evidence. And as stated above, Gwen Stefani is dating a known cheater as well.

  22. Aren says:

    That doggie looks so happy! But I went to see the other pics and was disappointed :(
    But yeah, good luck to them I guess.

  23. India says:

    Elin is extremely rich. She received a huge settlement from Tiger Woods. She doesn’t need to date or marry a rich man.

  24. Tig says:

    Gavin didn’t fight it out in the press? how did the PR-friendly “Gavin was going to have the kids more since Gwen was going on tour” didn’t mention he was also going on tour (she had them five weeks, he had them one) and allowed his hard-nosed lawyer Laura Wasserman to be portrayed as Gwen’s lawyer in a Vanity Fair article. He played like he was being the nice guy, yet it took almost 5 months to be settled between Gwen and Gavin on money.

  25. holly hobby says:

    Ugh didn’t she learn her lesson with Tiger? Another cheater? Elin what are you doing?

  26. perplexed says:

    Gavin Rossdale strikes me as a bigger liar than Tiger. His lies have extended beyond cheating.

  27. Tessa says:

    No straight man has a (cute) dog like that.
    What happened to his tennis friend?

  28. Debutante says:

    When is this guy coming out of the closet once and for all already ???
    My God, girl, he just wants your $$$.

  29. Deedee says:

    If this is true, shevisvpretty naive.