Lindsey Vonn Feels ‘Privileged’ to Spend Time with Tiger Woods’ Kids

04/20/2015 at 11:00 AM ET

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Tiger Woods and Lindsey Vonn are taking their relationship to the next level.

The couple, who began dating in 2013, haven’t been shy about their relationship and are even stepping out publicly with the putting pro’s kids, most recently at the Par 3 Golf Tournament in Augusta, Georgia.

“They’re great. They’re amazing kids, and he’s an amazing father,” Vonn, 30, told PEOPLE of Woods, 39, and his children, daughter Sam, 7, and son Charlie, 6, with with ex-wife Elin Nordegren, at the New York premiere of The Age of Adaline Sunday evening.

“You know, I feel privileged to be along for the ride, and I help as much as I can. They’re great kids — I love ’em,” she shares.

While Vonn enjoys spending time with her beau and his children, the Olympian’s got a full schedule. In addition to launching the Lindsey Vonn Foundation to empower girls, the athlete and Minnesota native is gearing up to return to the Olympic slopes after a devastating knee injury kept her from competing in the 2014 games in Sochi, Russia.

“It’s been a long road, but I’m really proud of where I’ve come and how far I’ve gotten. My knee’s really good; I’m finally healthy,” she explains. “I’m just trying to ski, and we’ve got three more years until the next Olympics, so I’m getting ready for those.”

— Jeff Nelson

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kaye on

What do vital, attractive and otherwise intelligent women like lindsey and elin see in a degenerate like him???? Enlighten me.

julie on

I am sure Tiger’s children are precious but I wouldn’t let that guy even give me a hug.

Patti on

She is pitiful

Larry Smith on

He’s a lucky guy to have a woman like her by his side.

Ashley on

I don’t understand how any self-respecting woman could be in a relationship with this poor excuse for a man. I never thought he’d find love again, and never especially thought that he deserved to. I’m proud of Elin for the grace she showed during what had to have been a horrible time.. Here’s hoping that Lindsey doesn’t go through the same thing, and here’s to having no sympathy if she does.

Hannah on

Watch your back, Lindsey. A tiger doesn’t change his stripes. 😉

Guest on

Oh please, if Tiger were to give any of you females that have posted comments any attention, you would be all over him. So, you just need to stop with the holier than thou attitude.

Kathleen on

Love it when people post as “Guest,” act like they have some sort of brilliant insight, and talk down to the others. To the one particular “Guest” who posted that some of us would be all over Tiger, it has to do with self-respect, which you either do not have or feel compelled to suggest that others do not possess. Tiger is a gross person due to his now-known practices, so we choose to make it known that he will not change his ways or at least be much more careful.

michelle on

i agree guest, ive met tiger a few times at golf tournies and hes very nice and charming .he has something about him

Kim on

Agree with guest and Michelle. Tiger seems like a nice guy who made some mistakes but nevertheless seems to have grown up since that time. I hope they have a happy relationship.

JJ on

Well Tiger definitely has a type doesn’t he. He is just jumping from white blonde cliche pretty lady to another white blonde cliche pretty lady.

Shia on

Why is this under Mom & Babies. She’s not a mom or a stepmother or bonus mom. This should be a regular article. Nonetheless, I don’t love when people comment about someone else’s children. The comments aren’t extensive but be respectful.

Anonymous on

Other than the story line, this is one of the worst written articles I have ever read. Grammaticality and stylistically off the charts bad. I mean c’mon how many commas can you squeeze into one sentence?

Jo55 on

Tiger Woods could offer me a million dollars and I still wouldn’t give him a ‘side hug’. Some of us really, really do have self-respect and self-esteem. Tiger’s kids are good kids because their mother did the right thing, not their father.

Emma Jane on

Geez ladies. Did you NEVER made a mistake? Everyone makes mistakes…. And sex addiction is an illness. He underwend therapy. You never heard of that? Ohh how perfect you must be. And I think Vonn and Woods have a good relationship now. He grew up and stepped up. You never heard anything negative about him since back then. So stop being so judgemental and move forward. He got a second chance and everyone has a right for it. If I met Woods, I would be nice to him because I wouldn’t judge him for his past. Because I’m not perfect either. Maybe he’s really nice and you’d be surprised.

Guest on

Lindsey you will be treated no different than Elin. You will be cheated on and left more than likely with kids to raise. Better make sure to get a pre-nup signed making sure you get what you want when it happens. Save yourself the heartache, run while you can!!!

Cat on

Instead of tearing her down for not being the “mom” or tearing Tiger down for how he treated Elin why don’t we say way to go! She is saying it is a priveledge to be a part of these kids lives. It’s nice to see a woman who is proud and honored to be in the lives of her mans kids even if they are not her own. If I were in the position that my husband had another lady in his life either because of a divorce or my passing I would be proud to have someone like Miss Vonn by his side. It takes a big person not to talk about the kids like they are her own but also to respect the time she gets to spend with them. Go Lindsey!!

jo on

Woods is as big a DRUG CHEAT as AROID or Lance….he paid the roid “DR” Galea almost 200 K for “treatments” and ESPN will NOT MENTION A WORD ABOUT IT…..LMAO Vonn is a DRUG CHEAT as well..

guest 23 on

why is it poor Elin??? I really think she knew what she was getting into when she married Tiger. But she is no longer poor Elin, because she got exactly what she wanted.

jloer on

can’t wait hear Cheetahs dating advice to his kids

Anonymous on

People make mistakes, that is true, but there is something morally wrong with thinking that it is okay to sleep with 10’s or 100’s of women while married with children. If it had been one, or even two, women, and he realized his error and dealt with it by making amends with his wife, I might be convinced that he had learned and grown, but in his situation, he only stopped because he was caught. He is a poor excuse for a man.

Guest on

She is with him for his money!