Celebrity marriages are not known for being the most stable. But throw a hot nanny into the mix, and you’re pretty much guaranteed to hear some not-so-pretty rumors. Some famous relationships naturally end when the stars fall out of love, others are are ruined when someone cheats. For the famous people on this list, a tempting nanny in the home was too much to resist. These are the celebrities who hooked up with their nannies.
Why do people who slept with their nannies get caught? Maybe these celebrities who had affairs with their nannies needed a “normal” to share their life or bed with. The only problem? Normal people have a tendency to spill the beans, sometimes in the form of a love child. Even knowing that there’s a chance they’ll get caught, celebrities find nannies mighty tempting. First off, they are good listeners. The nanny is invested in the celebrity’s career because that ensures her livelihood. It’s hard to brag to your spouse about your career when she’s already got an Oscar.
The nanny knows a celebrity’s life inside and out. She’s got the magic touch with the kids. She knows how to behave on a jet and how to dodge the paparazzi. She’s already in your house so you don’t have to come up with excuses to leave. Pursuing the nanny is an inside job. Which is probably why nannies are one of the leading causes of celebrity affairs. The harsh nanny spotlight on Ben Affleck in 2015 provided an interesting look at how nannies take down celebrity marriages. Robin Williams was one of those famous people who slept with their nannies, but since he stayed married to her for 19 years, everyone got over it. Well, except maybe his first wife. Ethan Hawke claims he didn’t cheat on Uma Thurman with their nanny, but he still ended up marrying her. The couple have kids together. Even Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger copped to parenting a child with his maid/nanny, despite the fact that the revelation ended his marriage to Maria Shriver. There’s just something about those nannies that make men cheat.
In a 2017 interview, Rossdale’s ex-wife Gwen Stefani inadvertently confirmed their divorce happened after Rossdale had an affair with their nanny Mindy Mann. While not naming Mann as Rossdale’s mistress, Stefani said she channeled her anger and sadness into songwriting when the couple split after 13 years of marriage.
“I went through a real period of anger, but I felt like this song was almost like a forgiveness song,” she told Vanity Fair. “It’s admitting, I used to love you and now I don’t anymore.”
Affleck denies that he cheated on wife Jennifer Garner with nanny Christine Ouzounian. Sources said that after his split with Garner, Affleck didn’t have anyone to talk to so he talked to Ouzounian and that there may have been an “inappropriate meeting.”
Affleck’s rep called the allegations “complete garbage.” Ouzounian was legally prevented from speaking about her relationship with Affleck and Garner, but she made it clear that she wanted to be on The Bachelorette or Dancing with the Stars.
Sources: The Hollywood Gossip, Radar
Mildred “Patty” Baena is Arnold Schwarzenegger’s former housekeeper who also looked after his kids. Baena had a child with Schwarzenegger and the former California governor didn’t deny it. Baena was pregnant at the same time as his wife Maria Shriver back in 1997. Shriver officially learned of the affair when Joseph (the spitting image of his dad) was a teenager. She found out just after her husband’s term as governor, and promptly ended her 25-year marriage to the actor/politician.
Source: Daily Mail
As Hawke and Uma Thurman were breaking up in 2003, nanny Ryan Shawhuges came into sharp focus as a source of the split. Hawke denied any relationship with Shawhuges but later married her in 2008. Hawke defended himself by saying, ”I know people imagine some kind of Sound Of Music-type love affair, but the truth is, by the time Ryan and I were falling in love, it had been a long while since I had employed her.” Source: Radar
In the book MICK, The Wild Life and Mad Genius of Jagger by Chris Anderson, the author claimed Jagger had sex with a nanny named Claire on the kitchen counter while his wife, Jerry Hall, slept nearby. Jagger has never responded to the allegations.
Sienna Miller is funny, gorgeous, very successful, and evidently not enough for Jude Law. While he was engaged to Miller, the rumor mill spewed that he and nanny Daisy Wright were having bit of a relationship. Law admitted to the fling with Wright, and Miller forgave him. Law and Miller eventually broke up.
Williams and first wife Valerie Velardi married in 1978. They divorced in 1988 with rumors swirling around that Williams was having an affair with Marsha Garces, the nanny to his son Zachary. He was also reported to have had an affair with a cocktail waitress, and that affair was said to have ended his relationship with Velardi.
By 1989, Garces was pregnant with Williams’s baby and the two got married. The couple stayed together for 19 years and had two children.
The former reality star of Jon & Kate Plus Eight was alleged to have cheated on Kate while the parents of eight children were still married. It was rumored that Gosselin had an affair with the couple’s babysitter, Stephanie Santoro. Gosselin denied the claim, but the marriage ended soon after.
This one’s not exactly an affair, but definitely involves some sexual intrigue. Jessica Gibson, the former nanny of Rob Lowe and Sheryl Berkoff, claimed the actor exposed himself to her and touched her inappropriately. She filed a lawsuit against Lowe, who denied the charges. The lawsuit was eventually dismissed.
Kimberly Driscoll was nanny to son of Joe Piscopo and his wife Nancy Jones, a TV producer. Driscoll was a model when she met the actor and comedian, and soon their affair turned into a relationship. They married in 1997. The couple have three children together, but suffered through an acrimonious divorce in 2006, with child support skirmishes reaching into 2012.
Source: True New Jersey
In divorce documents, country singer and Dancing with the Stars’ co-star Sara Evans claimed that her husband, Craig Schelske, watched porn, drank heavily, and had affairs. Evans said in the 2006 documents that her husband also had an affair with their nanny, Alison Clinton Lee. Lee, in turn, filed a $3 million lawsuit against Evans for revealing her name in that context. Lee got a $500,000 settlement.