Rachel Uchitel, 36, also known as the "most famous mistress on the planet" after her well-publicized affairs with golfer Tiger Woods and Bones star David Boreanaz, is not going to win the Ms. Relationship of the Year Award anytime soon. Perhaps not even now that she's officially a Mrs.
The self-described "love addict," who also did a stint on Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew, may be falling victim to bad behaviors again. I mean, if a love addict could OD on love, what would that look like? Like getting hitched on the fly in Vegas? Cause that's so darn romantic? Looks like it. Uchitel impulsively married her boyfriend, 26-year-old businessman Matt Hahn, on Sunday night after attending a wedding of a friend. Yep, she rode that high right into the Little White Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas, and they came out husband and wife. The Stir: Ashton Kutcher's Alleged Love Child Will Be Fine Without Him
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Somebody fell off the love addict wagon. Hard.
In 2010, Uchitel sought the help of Dr. Drew Pinsky because she found she impulsively got into relationships over and over and oftentimes with men who could not or would not give her what she needed in a relationship. Dead-end relationships. Affairs with married men. A four-month marriage to Wall Street trader and childhood friend Steven Ehrenkranz.
Uchitel describes her love addiction like this: "it is a disease and disorder; it is where you feel like you have a hole in your heart and you are waiting for a knight in shining armor to come and save you. You get stuck in relationships that are not right for you; you basically put a mask over somebody's head and pretend they're somebody who they're not. In the end, you get disappointed when they don't react the way you want them to."
If this is what Uchitel is addicted to, then jumping into a marriage — after dating Hahn less than a year and living with him for a few months because, in the moment, it seems fun and romantic — might not be the best idea. For anyone. But definitely not for Uchitel.
Of course, I'm hoping I'm wrong. It'd be awesome if Rachel Uchitel could find true love. I think it actually might make the world a better place. So let's hope they're really in love with one another and not just stand-ins for the real deal.
Do you believe in love addiction?
Written by Sheri Reed for The Stir.
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