Tiger Woods’ girlfriend, Kristin Smith, was understandably upset on Monday when she found out about her golfer BF’s DUI arrest. Something like that would get any boyfriend thrown into the dog house, but with Woods’ troubled history, we wouldn’t surprise if it’s a permanent stay.
Smith, 33, was having fun shopping at Neiman Marcus in Dallas when she reportedly got a phone call about Woods, 41, and his run-in with the law.
Several eyewitnesses told TMZ that Smith went “crazy” in the middle of the department store and began yelling, “I knew it, I knew it.”
Smith works as a personal stylist and the couple reportedly began dating a little more than a year ago. When she found out about his arrest, she is said to have begun crying in front of everyone. We can’t help but feel bad for her (and for Woods) even if she should’ve known what she was getting into. We also hope Woods gets the help he clearly needs.
But at the same time, we gotta give Smith respect for grabbing a slice of revenge. The personal trainer wracked up a $5,000 shopping bill before bouncing Neiman Marcus. That’s not a bad way to take out your anger and frustration. As Aziz Ansari famously said, “Treat yo self.”
Smith has been careful with the media when it comes to her relationship with Woods, telling D Magazine last March: “I’m happy in my personal life; it’s really full. But I think if I shared it, I’d be damned if I did, damned if I didn’t. I don’t want it to define me.”
Woods has released an apology statement for his arrest, claiming the incident was not related to alcohol but to an unexpected reaction to prescription medicine. He was pulled over at around 3:00 A.M. on Monday near his home in Florida and then held in the Palm Beach County Jail before being released around 11:00 A.M.
Here’s Woods’ statement:
“What happened was an unexpected reaction to prescribed medications. I didn’t realize the mix of medications affected me so strongly.
“I would like to apologize with all my heart to my family, friends, and the fans. I expect more from myself, too. I will do everything in my power to ensure this never happens again.
“I fully cooperated with law enforcement, and I would like to personally thank the representatives of the Jupiter Police Dept. and the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office for their professionalism.”