Admitting his "infidelities" to the world in a statement Dec. 11, a contrite Tiger Woods explained that he was taking a hiatus from golf to "focus my attention on being a better husband, father and person."
Behind the scenes, however, alleged mistress Rachel Uchitel is getting a slightly different message. The very first woman publicly connected to the married golfer has confided in friends that Woods remains in contact with her to this day. "They are not over," a Uchitel source insists in the new issue of Us Weekly.
The source reports that Uchitel very recently admitted that "Tiger was texting her, trying to find time to get together again. He wasn't even fazed!"
Uchitel sources also explain why the 34 year-old event organizer continues to deny the affair: Woods paid her $3 million to stay quiet. But don't mistake Woods' payoff for a sendoff. Even after the monetary exchange, "Rachel said he told her he was going to leave his wife for her, that he needed to be with her," the source tells Us.
So it seems. Although Uchitel was "disgusted" by reports of 13 other women (besides his wife) allegedly involved with her man, the Manhattanite coincidentally showed up Dec. 14 in West Palm Beach, Fla. -- within spitting distance of Woods' $22 million yacht, Privacy.
To find out the latest update on Woods' wife Elin (who has stepped out without her wedding ring), whether their children are safe, and what else Tiger has been doing to fill his days, pick up the new issue of Us Weekly -- on newsstands today!