Tiger Woods is reportedly planning to marry mistress Rachel Uchitel despite his soon to be ex-wife Elin Nordegren’s objections, while Charlie Sheen and Brooke Mueller seem set to formalize their divorce. It’s a busy time for disgraced celebrities and their relationships.
While it may seem difficult to keep track of, Rachel Uchitel was the ‘first’ Tiger Woods’ mistress; or at least she was the first that was reported. It was Uchitel, a New York and Las Vegas based party promoter and organizer with a history of dating famous people, was the woman first reported to be involved with Woods back in November of 2009. It was said that even after Woods’ car wreck and even after his scandal exploded, he continued to text Uchitel. One story said that Uchitel planned to marry Woods one day.
That day may in fact be coming now, as it is being reported by the same publication that broke the story that Woods is planning to marry Uchitel and begin a family with her. There are two problems, however. First , it appears that Nordegren is dead set against Woods marrying Uchitel and having her serve as their kids’ stepmother. While it is unclear what exactly Nordegren can do about it, a divorce settlement is still being negotiated and it will be interesting to see whether Nordegren will make this an issue.
Secondly, Woods is said to be unhappy with Uchitel for agreeing to appear on the hit television show, “Celebrity Rehab”. Uchitel is reportedly battling an addiction to the sleep aid Ambien as well as alcohol. Woods is reportedly concerned that the process of rehab on the show will create a problem in their relationship. Uchitel is said to have assured Woods that she loves him deeply and that it will not.
What will be interesting to see is how two addicts, Uchitel is addicted to prescription drugs and alcohol and Woods to sex, will be able to work on their sobriety together while also working to build a relationship and family. It can be extremely difficult for even sober people to build a family and hold it together through life’s ups and downs, doing so while living very much in the public eye as well as battling addiction can be close to overwhelming.
In other celebrity relationship news, Charlie Sheen’s criminal case is now over. As a result, his divorce proceedings with estranged wife Brooke Mueller seem ready to begin.
The broken couple signed a divorce agreement a few months back, but wanted to wait for his criminal case to be resolved before proceeding. Now that he is staying out of jail and is presumably ready to get on with life, a divorce process is set to follow.
Celebrities have all of the same relationship challenges as the rest; but as the cases involving Tiger Woods, Rachel Uchitel and Charlie Sheen demonstrate, the added pressures of the spotlight and media can make their marriages, and divorces, all the more problematic.
Source: TMZ Staff, “Charlie Sheen — Coast Is Clear for Divorce”, tmz.com
Source: Staff, “Livid Elin: I Won’t Have It!”, nationalenquirer.com