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Tiger Woods' Mistress Rachel Uchitel Breaks Her Silence — 'I Just Want To be Loved!'

Sun, November 14, 2010 1:20pm EDT by 14 Comments

The most famous, or perhaps infamous, of Tiger’s lovers is finally opening up about how she ended up with a married man!

It was almost one year ago that Rachel Uchitel went from being a relatively unknown club promoter to one of the many women bedded by golfer Tiger Woods. Paid a reported $10 million to keep quiet, the 35-year-old has finally broken her silence, telling the Daily Mail, “I really want people to like me. I put out this tough image but I really didn’t set out to have the life I’ve had.”

She goes on to say, “Women don’t like me because they see me as a threat. But I just want to be loved and that got me into trouble because I made some bad choices in men. What woman doesn’t understand that?”

Rachel briefly came to the public eye in 2001 when she lost her fiance Andrew O’Grady in the September 11 attacks. Her eventual decision to escape New York and take a job in Las Vegas is how she met Tiger.

Rachel thought she had found her soulmate in Tiger and a friend explains, “They were both emotionally immature. Tiger was trapped in an unhappy marriage and Rachel worshipped him. They both thought they had found the love of their lives and got caught up in the drama.”

These days, Rachel is seeking treatment for what she claims is a love addiction that led her to this place in the first point. In addition, she is working on her masters in psychology and training to be a private eye, though one may find it hard to believe she could blend in these days.