Rudy Tells Tiger to Hang Tough

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    Former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani has also had marital problems in the past.

    Ex-mayor and former philanderer Rudy Giuliani has some advice for scandal-struck Tiger Woods: "Hang in there."

    Giuliani, who himself fessed up to an extramarital affair with current wife Judith Nathan, made the comments to Us Magazine at the premier of Nine at the Ziegfeld Theatre.

    "He's going through a tough period," Giuliani told Us of Woods. "I know him and at an early stage in my son's career, he was very kind and nice to him. So I know what a nice man Tiger really is, particularly with children. He was extraordinarily generous to my son and my son played golf with him."

    Added Giuliani, "He has a big heart for children. He's a very, very fine man. And people should know the way he treats children." Giuliani said his heart goes out the entire Woods family. "We know he's going to get through it."

    But "hang in there" might be the tip of the advice iceberg for Woods, whose wife Elin Nordegen is reportedly dumping him after being humiliated by the public disclosure of his extramarital activities.

    A source told MSNBC.com that Nordegren and Woods “are living separately now, but she’ll be making this split very open and official right after Christmas.”