Laurae Coltart Westwood was born in 1975 and works as a beauty therapist by profession. She is also well recognized as the ex-wife of golfing legend Lee Westwood, whom she divorced in 2017. She is also referred to as the sister of Andrew Coltart, a Scottish golfer who competes on the PGA Tour and is a member of the Coltart family.
Married Life and Kids
Laurae Coltart is the sister of Andrew Coltart, a former Ryder Cup teammate of Lee’s. She met Westwood for the first time at the 1995 Scottish Open. Many believe that the couple began dating shortly after their meeting in person. The couple exchanged their wedding vows at St. Ann’s Church in Worksop, United Kingdom, on December 15, 1999.
Their relationship resulted in the birth of two children. The couple’s identified children are Samuel Bevan Westwood, born in 2001, and Poppy Grace Westwood, born in 2004.
The two later purchased a new 10,000-square-foot home and became residents of Palm Beach Gardens in Florida. Prior to marrying Westwood, Laurae pursued her profession as a beauty therapist. She opened her own beauty salon, Fringe Benefits, in the town of Thornhill, where she attended school. Laurae eventually abandoned her passion and devoted her time to being a mother. In addition, she wrote a diary in the Daily Mail Uk about her experiences of being a golfer’s wife and WAG during the Ryder Cup in 2010.
However, the fun didn’t last as the couple was separated in 2016. Subsequently, in 2017, the two officially ended their 16-year relationship with a filed divorce. Sources speculated that numerous fights due to Westwood’s infidelity led to the said annulment.
While normal divorces aren’t a big deal, Westwood’s divorce battle taught him the hard way. Though their divorce was less costly than that of other prominent golfers, Westwood still had to split $65 million with his wife.
The couple relocated to Florida in hopes of improving Westwood’s career, helping him to win a major title. Rather than that, they’ve encountered problems that led to their current separation.
The 42-year old Laurae filed legal documents in Palm Beach County Court, Florida, alleging the Brits’ wrongdoing. The reason for the filings to dissolve their marriage was because of the golfer’s infidelity, according to the New York Post.
Why Did She Divorce Lee Westwood?
According to various sources, his extramarital affair with another woman rumored to be Helen Storey is the said reason for the divorce. Laurae and her unnamed relative accused the famous golf star of cheating. Both parties made their claim and Lee denied the allegations given to him.
Nonetheless, before it went to trial, sources said that Lee agreed to have settled with her wife. As a result, Westwood’s career dramatically suffered. During his divorce proceedings, his golf rank dropped to 44th. Consequently, the golf star moved back to England renouncing his PGA membership, and will be joining the European Tour for personal reasons.
What is Laurae Coltart Westwood Doing Now?
Laurae is a very private person when it comes to her personal life. Following the divorce, Westwood’s 46-year old ex-wife has kept herself silent from the limelight. Her social media inactiveness also made it hard to have information on the current status of the woman. Hence, there have been no reported gossips about her current relationship status. We can only hope that she’s enjoying her private life.