More than a decade after their affair came to an end, Rachel Uchitel is doing her first TV interview about her relationship with Tiger Woods.
Uchitel is participating in HBO's new documentary "Tiger," which premieres on Sunday, Jan. 10.
"I have stayed quiet about this story, but at this point, I have nothing left to lose. My name hasn't lost the stigma at all," Uchitel says in the two-part film, according to DailyMail.com.
"He said something like, 'When can I see you again?'" she reportedly says of meeting the golf champ at a New York nightclub. "It was intimidating. This was Tiger Woods. I know he was married. I knew he had responsibilities. But he said, 'I want you to fly to Orlando. Then I will come see you there.' That was the first night I had sex with him, and I remember thinking, 'How am I ever going to be with a mere mortal again?' — because so many people put him on such a pedestal, and here he was in my bed. And he was my Tiger."
Uchitel claims that she had a positive effect on the golf pro.
"He would refer to it as 'plugging in.' He would tell me when he saw me he felt he could plug in and get recharged," the 45-year-old reportedly says. "He had trouble sleeping and would have to take Ambien. I'd sit next to him for hours while he'd fall asleep next to me, and when he got up, he allowed himself to be a little kid. It sounds kind of odd. He would eat cereal and he'd watch his cartoons and he was like a fountain, he wanted to talk and talk and talk."
The former nightclub hostess also opened up about Woods' ex-wife, Elin Nordegren, who is the mother of his two children.
"One day I did ask him why he didn't check in at home with Elin. He said she doesn't ask questions like you, she's not like you. It occurred to me he wanted someone to check in with," she reportedly explains in the documentary. "I regret that he was married, and I regret the mistakes that I made. But people came at me like they wanted to blame me for the fact a married man cheated on his wife — like I was the only one responsible for his actions."
During their relationship, Woods became so attached to Uchitel, he summoned her to the Australian Masters, believing that he needed her to win.
"This man that everybody wanted a piece of only wanted me," she says. "That's the biggest 'I love you' you could hear."