Lindsey Vonn may be Facebook official with Tiger Woods now, but before they decided to be exclusive and go public with their budding relationship, the Olympic skier was friendly with another famous athlete -- Kim Kardashian's estranged husband Kris Humphries. As the new issue of Us Weekly reveals, the gold-medal winner and the Brooklyn Nets player, both 28, were briefly acquainted in 2012, around the time Vonn first connected with Woods, 37.
"They're both from Minnesota, so they had a lot to talk about," a confidant tells Us of the Olympian and Humphries, who separated from his wife in October 2011 after just 72 days of marriage. (More than a year later, the couple are still trying to work out the terms of their divorce, even as Kardashian prepares to give birth to a baby with boyfriend Kanye West.)
Alas, Vonn and Humphries' connection was over almost before it began. Though they met up at her ESPYs after-party in L.A. last summer, the source says they never even got physical. By October, Vonn had given him the brush-off. She was spotted with Woods a short time later.
The couple initially denied that they were dating, but earlier this month, both took to their Facebook messages to confirm the romance. "I guess it wasn't a well-kept secret but yes, I am dating Tiger Woods," the once-divorced Vonn wrote of the golfer, who famously cheated on ex-wife Elin Nordegren in 2009. "Our relationship evolved from a friendship into something more over these past few months and it has made me very happy."
For more on the couple's relationship -- including exclusive details on how Woods came clean about his past, her bonding time with his kids, and what her best friend thinks of the romance -- pick up the new issue of Us Weekly, on stands now.
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