I don't care about his wife! We're in love," Rachel Uchitel was quoted saying in an expose published by the National Enquirer in November The explosive report marked the beginning of the most turbulent period in Tiger's career as a star-status golf player and one of the best-known athletes out there. The crisis culminated in his divorce from Swedish model Elin Nordegren.
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The woman at the center of Tiger Woods' sex scandal talks about her difficult life. The year-old was romantically linked to Tiger Woods , sparking a sex scandal that would last for months as more and more women came forward claiming they had affairs with the then-married golf star. Uchitel was hounded by paparazzi as details of her sex life became front page news. The scandal picked up steam and cost Woods endorsement deals, golf championships — and ultimately, his marriage to Elin Nordegren. Dozens of women claimed to have had sex with Woods, and each of their claims had varying degrees of credibility. The message was clear: although Uchitel was the first extramarital affair to be exposed, she was not the only one.
Rachel Uchitel got choked up as she opened up about her affair with Tiger Woods , more than 10 years after it blew up in the media. Their relationship was exposed in , while the golf superstar was married to the mother of his two children, Elin Nordegren. While Uchitel wound up being just one of the many women who claimed they had relationships with Woods at the time, she got the most press coverage -- and, it seems, the most backlash. Because I have really spent years under the shame of what's been going on.
While Uchitel says she offered to take a lie-detector test, the Enquirer says they offered to administer one but that Uchitel refused. The Enquirer also points out that Uchitel has changed her reason why she was in Australia at the same time as Woods. She first said that she was there with a boyfriend, but she told the Post that she was there for business.