Laci Kay Somers, 25, was rumored to be partying with Tiger Woods on the night of his DUI arrest. However, the model, who is quite popular on Instagram, has denied that she was hanging out with the pro-golfer.
According to TMZ, Somers insists that she was in Los Angeles, not Florida, the night that Woods was arrested. Furthermore, she told TMZ that she has never even met Woods, nor has she ever even spoken to him.
Here is what you need to know:
1. Somers Denied the Dating Rumors in a Lengthy Post on Facebook
Shortly after TMZ posted their story on Somers, she took to Facebook dismiss the rumors. Her statement stressed that she is not involved and has not ever been involved with Woods in any way, shape, or form.
“There have been several rumors regarding my alleged involvement with pro golfer Tiger Woods. I want to make it very clear that I have never met him in person, never spoken to him over the phone, and have never had any interaction with him over any devices whatsoever including social media (IG and Facebook), we don’t know each other. I have never done drugs or taken any illegal substance in my entire life. I’m not sure where the rumor started that we were together, I’ve been home all weekend with my dogs and my mom. I was not partying in LA (sic) for Memorial Day weekend with him or anyone else for that matter. Please do not believe everything you read on the internet. Thank you,” Somer posted on Thursday morning.
2. Tiger Woods Is Dating Kristin Smith, But Somers Is His Type
Woods is thought to be dating Kristin Smith, the ex-wife of former Dallas Cowboys safety Gerald Sensabaugh. According to her LinkedIn page, Smith graduated from the University of Central Florida with a degree in marketing in 2005. She works as a stylist and owns her own company called The Clad Life. She currently lives in Dallas, Texas, with her son, Isaiah, 7.
Rumors that Woods was spending time with Somers surfaced just days after his arrest. As Maxim points out, Somers looks like she is Woods’ type — he has dated plenty of blondes including his ex-wife, Elin Nordegren, his ex-girlfriend, Lindsey Vonn, as well as his current girlfriend.
Woods split from Nordergren in 2010 after several reports about Woods having extra-marital affairs surfaced. The story that gained the most attention claimed that Nordegren attacked him with a golf club upon learning of his infidelity. He dated Olympic skier Vonn from 2012 until 2015. He was first linked to Smith in late 2016.
3. Rumors Woods Was Hooking Up With Somers Started Back in March
The rumors that Woods was linked to Somers began back in March. Sports gossip outlet Terez Owens was first to start the speculation. The site claimed to have received a “tip” about a hot new couple.
“Check out Laci Somers, who reportedly is hanging with the Tiger. Of course this may just be a false tip, because you know, being associated with Tiger is never a bad thing. It can always take you from anonymous to famous quickly,” Terez Owens reported in late March.
Following the initial publication, several other outlets picked up the story. But, it seems, there wasn’t any proof behind the “tip.” As such, the rumors fizzled out. That is, until Woods’ name was in the news again.
4. Somers Is Instagram-Famous
Somers has a healthy social media following. In addition to 96,000 followers on Twitter, almost 435,000 people follow her page on Facebook. Her big score, however, is the 8 million Instagram followers. She dazzles them with sexy snaps on a regular basis. Her most recent photo reveals that she has been working on some new music that she plans to release soon.
“New music coming soon, I’ve been working on some new songs with my team! I can’t wait to share my passion with you all this summer. Never stop chasing your dreams and always remember that no matter how many setbacks happen, keep moving forward,” she captioned her latest photo, posted on Wednesday.
In addition to showing off her figure, her latest tweet also makes it clear who she’s pulling for in the 2017 NBA Finals.
5. Somers Has Worked With Steve-O of ‘Jackass’ Fame
Somers has done plenty of modeling and acting over the years. Additionally, she worked with Stephen “Steve O” Glover of Jackass fame.
According to The Sun, Somers has also posed for Playboy and her named is credited to a few porn videos online. At this time, the outlet says, her main focus appears to be modeling.
“Singing, by account of a YouTube channel where she covers songs and also a crowdfunding page to try and help launch her music career. But her day job does largely appear to be wearing a little amount of clothing at any one time in numerous topless photo shoots,” reports The Sun.