Dec 3, 2009, 1:50 PM EDT
I know what you’ve been thinking during this whole Tiger Woods ordeal: “What about the paparazzi? How will this effect them?” Your concern over our hard-working photographer friends is well founded, but worry not. With reports swirling that Elin Nordegren has reworked their prenuptial agreement to the tune of several millions, news comes that freelance photographers will also certainly be enjoying a big payday out of this. According to The Daily Beast, word is already out among photographers that at good photo of Nordegren and her two children may fetch as much as $250,000 each to the right tabloid sources. And even a tip that leads to a Nordegren photo can earn the tipster as much as $100,000. If we weren’t through the looking glass before now, this must certainly be it.
Elin is herself considered a good asset. She’s never been a publicity hound or used her marriage to make money through self-help books, lecture series, or QVC makeup and jewelry lines. Rather, she’s just maintained a low profile and dedicated herself to being a spouse and mother. As opposed to some other celebrities, like Tom Cruise or Angelina Jolie, Elin has never pushed her kids into the public eye. So, now, if she is persuaded to stay, she knows little will be the same. Her quiet life is finished. A Los Angeles-based paparazzo told me that a photo of Elin and the children would fetch $250,000. Some agencies are offering $100,000 just for tips that pay off with photos.
Of course the only image I have here is that of Daily Bugle editor J. Jonah Jameson, flipping through Peter Parker’s photos and muttering: “Crap … crap … crap … where are those photos of Spider-Man you promised? Get out of my office.”
Yeah, Elin is getting some money to be sure, but she will also pay a hefty price for staying with her man. That little appearance at Stanford two weeks back? Mark that as her last worry-free public appearance. It’s Lady Di time from now on.
New details on Tiger’s prenup [The Daily Beast]
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