Tiger Woods now reportedly wants to marry mistress #1, Rachel Uchitel, according to the National Enquirer. Sources tell the Enquirer that Tiger Woods has professed his love for Rachel Uchitel to his soon-to-be ex-wife, and that they have had heated arguments over her. Those same sources also say Woods was not in favor of Uchitel’s stint on “Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew” but has come around. Regardless, he’s intent on marrying Rachel Uchitel, and Elin Nordegren is livid.
It is unknown how reliable the National Enquirer‘s source is, but they maintain that Woods was severely annoyed with the mistress who started the entire scandal last year, not in the least bit on board with her kicking her stated addiction to alcohol and Ambien in such a public manner as “Celebrity Rehab.” The source also noted that Woods feared that Dr. Drew Pinsky, the host of “Celebrity Rehab” would somehow steer Rachel Uchitel into leaving him.
“While Rachel insisted she’ll kick Ambien on ‘Celebrity Rehab’,” the source said, “she also reassured Tiger that she’s in love with him and Dr. Drew won’t turn her against him.”
Elin Nordegren is reportedly furious about the entire situation. According to the source, Nordegren was heard to say that she would not have her children “looking at that tramp as their stepmother!”
It was the National Enquirer article about Uchitel and Woods having a tryst in Australia that kicked off the seemingly neverending mistress scandal that some believe caused enough friction between Nordegren and Woods to force him to leave his home in the wee hours of the morning the day after Thanksgiving, the same morning he crashed his SUV. A media frenzy erupted around the events of the night, and speculation about Tiger Woods’ love life. Then Jaimee Grubbs revealed she had been Woods’ mistress as well, beginning revelations and allegations by numerous women that claimed to have been the famed golfer’s mistresses. Uchitel initially denied the affair, threatened a lawsuit, but, when confronted with text messages between herself and Woods, thought better of it. Uchitel went silent and still refuses to talk about the alleged affair.
But is there any truth to the latest Rachel Uchitel exclusive? What about the young blond woman that Tiger Woods has been seen with a few times while practicing?
Gone are the days when one could simply see a National Enquirer headline and dismiss it as just tabloid sensationalism. Since outing Tiger Woods and Rachel Uchitel and being nominated for an investigative reporting Pulitizer Prize for revealing the John Edwards affair, the National Enquirer‘s stories, with their unnamed sources, cannot be taken as mere gossip and muckracking.
Perhaps after the divorce and “Celebrity Rehab,” the answers will be revealed…