BFFs — what were YOU more excited to check out in People — Elin’s first-ever interview or the first photos of Knox & Vivienne Jolie-Pitt?
Despite the world’s intense interest in Tiger Woods and Elin Nordegren‘s divorce (plus Tiger’s countless alleged affairs), Elin‘s shocking interview still didn’t sell more copies of People magazine last week than the issue that had the exclusive first photos of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie‘s twins Knox and Vivienne did in Aug. 2008, PopEater‘s Naughty but Nice Rob reports.
“Everyone at People will be popping the champagne this morning,” a source told Rob. “Early numbers show that Elin sold around 2 million copies, way up from its average of 1.4 million, yet not quite the 2.5 million Angelina sold.” (The two top selling issues in the past 35 years have been the story of Princess Diana‘s death with 3 million copies bought and the issue that came out after Sept. 11 with 4.1 million copies sold.)
Fortunately this time around, People didn’t have to pay for Elin’s story. She shared it with the magazine for free — unlike Angie, who was paid $12 million for the pictures of her twins.
“This wasn’t about the money for Elin,” the insider told Rob. “It was about telling her story once and for all. She will be happy that so many people bought the issue and finally read the truth. But now she hopes they all go away and leave her and her family alone. The last thing in the world Elin wanted to be was a celebrity.”
Does Elin really think the press will stop hounding her now that she finally opened up?
— Lindsey DiMattina
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