Fresh off the first part of HBO Max's 'Tiger' documentary, Rachel Uchitel has told Us Weekly that she suffered from a "love addiction" when it came to her romance with Tiger Woods back in the day.
Woods, 45, was married to Elin Nordegren when he was first accused of having secret love affairs with multiple women, one of which included Uchitel, also 45. The scandal would lead to the end of Woods' six-year marriage to Elin in 2010, who he shares two children - Sam, 13, and Charlie, 11.
"I will say that this is a very real thing that I think people don't have awareness about," Uchitel told Us Weekly following part one of the Tiger documentary that aired on HBO Max on Sunday night.
"It’s where people mistake intensity for love and people sort of look to someone else to gain credibility for not feeling credible inside."
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Uchitel added: "Something about myself, which I hope people can understand is that when somebody of a high caliber looks at you and as everyone else wants to know that person, and that [person] only wants you, that’s the ultimate kind of credibility for yourself... and how do you say no to that?"
She then admitted she got "wrapped up" in the attention that she received from 15-time major champion Woods as she had become a "love addict."
Tiger Woods' agent Mark Steinberg has been quick to slam the HBO Max documentary, citing it as "salacious". He even compared it to the unauthorised book that was written about his client in 2018.
Part two of Tiger starts streaming on HBO Max this Sunday, January 17, at 9pm ET.