In the September 8 issue of “Page Six Magazine” inside the “New York Post” Rachel Uchitel speaks to Annie Karni about losing her fiancé on September 11, and how her life spiraled out of control immediately following this tragic event — most notably when her infamous affair with pro golfer Tiger Woods went public.
The 36-year-old candidly opens up about twice becoming famous “for something I didn’t want,” as well as turning into a “recluse” following the Tiger Woods scandal.
On losing her fiancé in the 9/11 terrorist attack:
“I believe Andy was meant to die because he was too good. I’m almost happy it ended the way it did because I’ve learned so many lessons from him. It would have been tragic if we got into fights and then divorced. He lives on in my memory larger than life. I’m glad I didn’t get to see any flaws that time brings on everyone. I would [otherwise] be a fat housewife with three kids living in Sands Point, Long Island. I would have been fine, probably. I wouldn’t have known any different.”
On her reputation:
“For whatever reason, I rub people the wrong way. It’s been like that my whole life. I know I can come off as condescending and detached and rude. Girls usually hate me and the boyfriends have to pretend to hate me. But it’s because I’m so used to being on the defensive because people have always been out to get me. It’s a cycle that has kept repeating itself.”
On her gig as a VIP hostess:
“My experience meeting celebrities was that they were all miserable. I got to see them as real people and they were struggling and angry. I never wanted any of that for myself.”
On the after-math of the Tiger Woods affair:
“Men would make reference to the fact that they were huge Tiger fans. They felt like being with me was a trophy thing. People knew I had a lot of money and would ask me to buy them a drink. The whole thing was gross. ”
On her current love life with boyfriend Matt Hahn, 26, and starting a family:
“[My boyfriend Matt Hahn] is normal. He’s not a famous person. I find him to be grounded and I’m totally going to marry him. I never wanted [kids]…They kind of suck. I can’t deal. But I know how much I love my dogs and I think I’d make a good mother to my own kids.”