We’re just days away from the release of the HBO Max documentary ‘Tiger’ where Tiger Woods’ former mistress Rachel Uchitel will be speaking directly to the camera about her affair with the 15-time major champion in 2009.
Rachel, 45, received backlash from the scandal that saw Woods be unfaithful to his now ex-wife Elin Nordegren and she hoeps that by sharing her story on the documentary, the former nightclub manager can finally be at peace with the past.
So who is Rachel Uchitel? Well we’re sure you will learn more about her when ‘Tiger’ premieres January 10, but here are a few details to help you learn more about her life.
1. How Rachel met Woods:
Rachel claims to have first met the golf icon whilst she was dating former baseball star Derek Jeter.
“I first met Tiger Woods – I was dating Derek Jeter – and Tiger was sleeping over at Derek’s house,” Rachel said on an episode of the Juicy Scoop podcast in September. “He was just a buddy… and we just became friendly. So that’s how I originally met him in Manhattan. I met him a couple of times in the nightclubs through other people and he would come in or whatever.”
2. Why Rachel has decided to speak out on the documentary:
“I felt like people have gone so low on me sort of about me over the last 10 years after all this stuff that had come out about the scandal that I felt at some point I needed to you know like remove the shackles of what that is like to not have a voice,” Rachel also said on the Juicy Scoop podcast.
“Tiger gets to win awards or win his different tournaments. He gets to come out of things and have mishaps, and get up again, and people want to cheer for him. But the women don’t get that so much, not just with him but with any scandal, and that’s not really fair. And I just felt like I needed to be able to have a voice finally.”
3. Where did Rachel work?:
Rachel graduated from the University of New Hampshire in 1996 and went on to work as a producer in the television division at Bloomberg News.
In 2005 Rachel wanted a change in career and worked as a VIP hostess at the Tao nightclub in Las Vegas, before going on to have a successful career in nightclub management in New York.
4. What does Rachel do now?:
Rachel left the nightclub world to open a children’s boutique in Manhattan, which opened in 2013 and is named after he daughter Wyatt Lyly.
In the same year, Rachel split with her ex-husband Matt Hahn, who shares custody of their daughter.
5. Before Rachel met Woods, she suffered a heartbreaking loss:
Well before meeting Woods, Rachel was engaged to be married to an investment banker called James Andrew O’Grady, who tragically lost his life amid the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center’s Twin Towers in New York City in 2001.
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