Rachel Uchitel and Jeremy London deny 'Celebrity Rehab' affair claim
By Reality TV World staff, 08/24/2010
Rachel Uchitel and Jeremy London have denied recent reports they struck up a romance during or after their stay at the Pasadena Recovery Center while filming the upcoming fourth season of VH1'sCelebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew reality series.
"Without a doubt we are only friends. We never even kissed. We've never had an affair," London toldPeople.
According to London, he and Uchitel bonded "like brother and sister" during their stay at the Pasadena Recovery Center -- which London's estranged wife Melissa also reportedly checked into, off-camera, for a prescription drug addiction while he was there.
"[Rachel's] an amazing person and [the media] keeps messing with her. I think I can identify with her because of that," said London, who participated in Celebrity Rehab shortly after a bizarre June incident in which the actor claims to have been kidnapped, robbed, and forced to use drink alcohol and use illegal drugs.
Uchitel has also denied the affair allegations, which first surfaced in a Monday report in which Radar Online reported Melissa London has told friends she believes her estranged husband is in a romantic relationship with the former Tiger Woods mistress.
"Enough with the 'Rachel's still homewrecking sh-t.' I have stayed away from any kind of relationship since rehab. My life is not all about men," she told Gossip Cop. "What is with [Radar]? ... I am dealing with getting my life back together and they won't leave me alone."
"She should stop looking to put blame on everyone else that she ruined her marriage and take a look at herself," Uchitel said about Melissa London, who has legally separated from her husband since their rehab stints ended.
"It's her loss that she couldn't make her marriage work. Jeremy is a great guy and I'm lucky to call him my friend."
In addition to London and Uchitel, the cast will also includeAmerica's Next Top Model judge and The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency star Janice Dickinson, former Laguna Beach and The Hills star Jason Wahler, trust fund baby Jason Davis, musician Leif Garrett, and Frankie Lons, the mother of singer Keyshia Cole.
Uchitel is reportedly currently living with London, Davis and Wahler in a sober living facility in Malibu, CA as part of what is presumably the third season of the show's Celebrity Rehab Presents Sober House spinoff.