All eyes were on Tiger Woods and girlfriend Lindsey Vonn at Monday night’s Met Gala in New York City as the two made their first red-carpet debut as a happy couple. And while most of the photos taken that evening show the smiling pro golfer and Olympic skier simply posing for photographers, body language expert Dr. Lillian Glass sees more to the story.
“Her elbow’s out, she’s taking up more space than he is. She’s mugging for the camera. She’s hogging the limelight. It’s a competitive thing,” says Glass, who adds that women often choose a dress color like Vonn’s “basically to be seen. The brighter, the lighter … she stands out.”
In another shot, Vonn still has one hand on her hip, but keeps her other on her man’s shoulder. Is that a better sign? Apparently not, according to Glass. "Her hand on his shoulder, that means friendship. That's not very romantic."
Even the shot an omg! staffer took from the red carpet of the couple holding hands on the way in doesn't bode well, according to Glass. "This is going to end up in a bad situation. She's turned her back on him, she's ahead of him," she says. "Look how many people are between them. Instead of staying by his side, she's left him behind."
After rumors began swirling earlier this year that Vonn, 28, and Woods, 37, were an item, the athletes confirmed the news in March by posting professionally shot photos of themselves together on their Facebook pages along with notes. "Lindsey and I have been friends for some time, but over the last few months we have become very close and are now dating," Woods wrote as part of his post.
Vonn put up her own post a short time later: "I guess it wasn't a well-kept secret but yes, I am dating Tiger Woods," she shared on her page.
The couple reportedly met in April 2012 and struck up a romantic relationship that fall. Just last month, Vonn showed the world she was indeed the supportive girlfriend when she flew to Augusta, Georgia, to watch Woods compete in the Masters.
As for the final shot of the couple taken Monday night, you probably don’t need a body language expert to tell you what’s going on there. We’ll let you decide for yourself …
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