When skier Lindsey Vonn confirmed rumors she and Tiger Woods were a couple via her Facebook page last week, there were some who questioned the motive behind the announcement. Now it is being reported that the romance between the two stars is simply a publicity stunt to help improve Woods’ image and raise Vonn's profile ahead of the 2014 Olympics.
So what do the experts think?
“I think Lindsey Vonn is cuckoo for dating Tiger Woods," said Peter Davis, the Editor in Chief of Scene Magazine. "I just think it’s funny that they were seen on his boat Privacy, because it should be changed to Paparazzi, because no one is going to give them any privacy. And I think it’s a little bit questionable.”
Davis also thinks Vonn's good girl image will suffer some damage for dating Woods.
“I think Lindsey dating Tiger will negatively affect her public image because she has endorsements with Rolex and huge companies," Davis said. "I don’t think anyone wants to be associated right now with Tiger Woods."
Dorothy Cascerceri, Senior Editor at In Touch Weekly Magazine, smells a rat, reports Fox News. "[It] kind of makes you wonder is this kind of publicity stunt," she said. "Certainly Lindsey Vonn is a very well known Olympic skier, but she’s not that well known. She’s not a household name, but she’s going to be, now that’s she dating Tiger Woods.”
She offered some guidance to the skier:
“The relationship advice I have for Lindsey is run!" Cascerceri quipped. "But as a couple, the relationship advice I would give them is you know stay as private as possible. In fact, this ridiculous photo shoot they did seems very contrived to me. It doesn’t seem that their staying very private. It seems that they really want to be out there and they want people to know that they’re together, because they obviously think they stand to gain from it.”