The former paramour of shamed golfer Tiger Woods paid tribute to her late fiancé who died 17 years ago in the terror atrocity that shook the nation to its core.
Rachel Uchitel was the grief-stricken beauty pictured as she clutched a missing sign that showed her soon-to-be husband, Andy O’Grady, days after the attacks.
The investment banker proposed to Miss Uchitel months before the dark day he lost his life while working in the south tower of the World Trade Center.
Each year the anniversary approaches, the mother-of-one honors the late husband she never had.
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Former Tiger Woods mistress Rachel Uchitel paid tribute to her late fiancé, Andy O’Grady, who died 17 years ago in the terror atrocity. The pair are pictured smiling together
Uchitel was the grief-stricken beauty seen in this September 2001 photo as she clutched a missing sign that showed her soon-to-be husband, Andy O’Grady
The former nightclub manager told Us Weekly she speaks to her six-year-old daughter, Wyatt, about O’Grady on a regular bases.
Uchitel shares the child with her ex-husband, Matt Hahn.
‘The older she gets, the more I can do to tell her what happened that day and what happened to someone that I loved,’ she told US this week.
‘She has grown up knowing about Andy.’
The former Extra correspondent said the last time she visited the now-rebuilt One World Trade Center was on the tenth anniversary of the attacks, while adding that is difficult for her to bear.
Uchitel was the top mistress in sex addict golfer Woods’ long list of women in 2009
Uchitel (seen in an Instagram selfie) said she holds onto her former lover’s ID badge from the World Trade Center
The former nightclub manager developed a prescription pain killer addiction in years after her fiancé’s death
‘In my apartment, I always keep a box with things that belonged to me and Andy,’ she told US
‘That was monumental for me… it’s very hard for me, so I don’t go down there or spend so much time there.’
On the 16th anniversary of 9/11, she brought her daughter to look ‘at the lights in the sky representing the Twin Towers,’ she told US.
She said she also holds onto her former lover’s ID badge from the World Trade Center as well as other memorabilia.
‘I have a bracelet that I had made with his name on it, and in my wallet I have a laminated picture of him.
‘In my apartment, I always keep a box with things that belonged to me and Andy.’
Uchitel said she speaks to her six-year-old daughter, Wyatt, about O’Grady on a regular basis
Uchitel (right) shares the child (center) with her ex-husband, Matt Hahn
Uchitel was the top mistress in sex addict golfer Woods’ long list of women in 2009.
Uchitel initially denied allegations about the affair and rumors she was paid a sum of money to keep quiet – until after more than a dozen other ladies came forward.
The bombshell at the time developed a prescription addiction and admitted she took Ambien with the famous golfer.
Woods and Uchitel reportedly both took Ambien on the regular to enhance their sex life, according to Radar Online, who obtained a related text thread between the two.
Uchitel began filming Celebrity Rehab With Dr Drew in 2010 but stormed off the show just one week into filming
Uchitel began filming Celebrity Rehab With Dr Drew in 2010 but stormed off the show just one week into filming.
The onetime mistress Woods first appeared in an episode that aired in early December that year after she had as much as she took take with rambunctious roommate and former model, Janice Dickinson.
Dr Drew told Uchitel that leaving early could be a disaster for her road to recovery.
She was rumored to have been paid $500,000 to appear on the rehab show.