Tiger Woods‘ former mistress Rachel Uchitel is launching a new career as a relationship guru using the experience she has gained from being caught up in a string of sex scandals, DailyMail.com can reveal.
In January, Uchitel was caught on camera kissing married lawyer Ed Batts, 47, who she met through sugar daddy dating site Seeking Arrangement.
The pair have now split, with Uchitel telling DailyMail.com that she is single and looking for a new relationship with a man who will bring stability to her life.
The fresh scandal came a decade after the mom-of-one was revealed to be having an affair with the golfer – he famously crashed into a tree after being chased from the family home by his furious ex-wife Elin Nordegren.
Now Uchitel says she wants to be honest about who she is and her relationships – and has signed a deal to become the face of Seeking Arrangement.
Rachel Uchitel, 45, tells DailyMail.com she is starting a new career as a relationship guru. She says she will use the experience she has gained from being caught up in a string of sex scandals in her latest venture
Uchitel is most known for her affair with Tiger Woods (left) and was in the spotlight earlier this year after DailyMail.com revealed she was dating Ed Batts (right), her married sugar daddy
In January, Uchitel was caught on camera kissing married lawyer Ed Batts, 47, (pictured) who she met through Seeking Arrangement
Speaking exclusively to DailyMail.com, she said the new gig involves making videos where she dishes out dating tips as well as trying to correct ‘misconceptions’ about the site.
On top of that, she is also taking part in a series of podcasts that deal with dating and relationships and recently starred on one called Pretty Messed Up alongside Backstreet Boy AJ McClean.
She is also appearing on a second relationship-themed show called Intimate Knowledge with Real Housewives of Orange County star, Meghan King.
Uchitel says she was initially embarrassed when DailyMail.com revealed she was on Seeking Arrangement – which bills itself as ‘the world’s no.1 sugar daddy dating site’ – in January.
But she says she has decided to ‘own’ what happened. She said: ‘Totally I’m going to own it. Why not? There’s no other way to do it. When I own the things I’ve done, people can identify with that and from the last couple of months’ experience, I’ve seen people identify with me a lot more.
‘It’s gotten me a lot further than the last 10 years because people have spent so much time hating me – now they’re identifying more with me and they get it.’
Uchitel insists the site is not for seedy sugar daddy transactions but for grown-up arrangements where participants are ‘transparent about what they want’ from the start.
She said: ‘It allows people to be transparent and say, listen, here’s what I’m signing up for, here’s what I want in a relationship and I don’t want to find out three dates in that it doesn’t work.’
Uchitel’s profile on the site made it clear that she wasn’t looking for long term love, with the 45-year-old writing: ‘I am looking for a discreet arrangement that benefits us both.’
She adds: ‘This isn’t work. We will have a great time. No strings attached. I’m happy to be available exclusively to one person as well if the offer is right.’
But she denies it was about money, despite Batts paying her bills and getting $10,000 in cash from a businessman she met on the site – saying instead, it’s about people making an arrangement that suits both parties.
Uchitel has since signed a deal to become the face of Seeking Arrangement. Her profile on the sugar baby website is pictured
Uchitel says she was initially embarrassed when DailyMail.com revealed she was on Seeking Arrangement – but says she has decided to ‘own’ what happened. Uchitel and Batts have now split, with Uchitel telling DailyMail.com that she is single and looking for a new relationship. She’s pictured leaving his car
She told DailyMail.com: ‘What I will say about that scenario is, the arrangements I’ve had out of Seeking Arrangement… First of all, the website worked for me.
‘I thought the website was great. From that, I was able to find someone I was able to find a good arrangement with.
‘The point is, it’s not a website where people are being paid for sex, that’s not what happened. I didn’t really want to find a long-term boyfriend because I didn’t live in Florida.
‘I met this nice man almost immediately and I dated him for a month. I wouldn’t call it a no strings relationship. I just hoped to find a nice guy.’
In general, she says, daters use the site as an alternative to Bumble and Match because people are upfront about what they want from the start.
She said: ‘Who wants to date the person who is not being transparent about what they want? You can go to the site and you know what they want.
‘You don’t want to go date a guy and find out four dates in that he lives with his mother and can’t feed himself, and you’re going to be supporting him, quite frankly. And there’s nothing wrong with that.
‘Let’s be honest. Nothing makes a person less attractive. So, the point of hiring me is that we can make people feel able to be more transparent about it and more open about it.’
Uchitel, 45, has a profile on sugar daddy website Seeking Arrangement where she touts herself under the strapline ‘high class discretion’. She insists the site is not for seedy sugar daddy transactions but for grown-up arrangements where participants are ‘transparent about what they want’ from the start
Her profile also contains a gift list that stretches to 48 items, the cheapest of which is a $109 bouquet of roses
Uchitel’s profile makes clear that she is looking for a cash arrangement, with the 45-year-old writing that ‘I am looking for a discreet arrangement that benefits us both.’
Uchitel admits that the site’s tagline doesn’t help but says the reality is that it is no different from Bumble or Match and has many of the same people on it.
She said: ‘It’s for people who know their worth and it’s the same type of people who are on Match or Bumble but it means people can check the boxes and put out exactly what they want in a relationship and they are making an arrangement based on that.
‘Everyone is being upfront and there’s nothing scandalous about it.’
She said that she hopes her new role as a relationship expert will help her move on from the Woods scandal and says she was bemused to get phone calls after he was badly hurt in a car crash in LA last week.
She said: ‘I have no thoughts on the crash. I’m totally trying to get away with anything to do with that.
‘I found it odd – I got so many calls from people thinking I would have the inside scoop on what he thinks.
‘But I have just as much commentary as someone at a corner bar. We can all talk about it the same way. But I don’t want to be associated with it anymore.’
Instead, she wants to focus on her new career and says she has been successful at online dating, on and off Seeking Arrangement, and even met her ex-husband Matt Hahn on a dating site.
The mom-of-one (pictured with her daughter) was revealed to be having an affair with Tiger Woods – he famously crashed into a tree after being chased from the family home by his furious ex-wife Elin Nordegren
According to Uchitel, the key is making sure the match ‘gives good on the phone’ and you build a rapport before you meet in person. She also recommends never sexting your date.
She said: ‘I’ve been so associated with relationships, my relationships, so it seems fitting that I would pick this genre of relationships [dating].
‘Online dating is something I’ve done for the last seven years and it’s worked for me.’
Uchitel hopes her new career will make people look twice at her and stop writing her off as ‘a monster’ because of her fling with Woods.
She said: ‘People look to find a monster in every situation and I became the monster in the [Woods] scandal. That was what happened there.
‘I take my responsibility for what happened but it was pretty difficult for the last 10 years to have the public treat me like I did something personally to them, like they personally knew me. The venom people have had is like they personally knew me but they didn’t know me.
‘What I’m doing now is I’m speaking out with transparency to let people know me and if you don’t like me after I’ve let you know me, that’s fair game. But up until now, you haven’t known me so I didn’t think that was very fair.
‘I’m willing to be transparent and I hope people will identify with that and be more willing to be who they are. I’m making proper lemonade out of those lemons.’