But much work apparently needs to be done to repair their relationship.
"I call them the divorced married couple," a source told People. "Elin knows Tiger has issues and is afraid to go near him romantically. Because of the children and his need to return to golf, she will try to live in the house with a wall between them.
"The marriage is all smoke and mirrors, but Elin will help Tiger rebuild his image and gain new sponsorships because this is what his life is all about," the source added. "She is doing this more for the kids and holding the family together than anything else."
Nordegren is currently renting a house about a mile from the home they previously shared, celebrity Web site Radar Online reported.
Sources told People that Nordegren is a major asset in Woods' image damage control and building back his confidence as a husband and father. "Elin will put a new face on platonic relationships," another source says.
Nordegren still is not wearing her wedding ring and has not said when she will move back home, although Radar Online reported that Woods is pushing her to move home this weekend.