Celebrities are not like us. With their jet-set, hopping-around-the-world crazy and tightly packed lifestyle they find little time for themselves and their kids. This is where super nannies come in. These Hollywood nannies who shoulder the responsibilities of caring for celeb’s kids, bathing them, feeding them, changing them, arranging play dates, taking them to and from school and after-school activities while looking after and managing the household. So who are these nannies that are talked about so little and yet are an omniscient presence? Here’s a look at Hollywood’s hottest and most popular nannies that have made the headlines for one reason or another.
10. Jennifer Garner and the nanny even we have the hots for
It is common knowledge that Jennifer Garner’s divorce with husband Ben Affleck may or may not have been because of his possible/probable/alleged relationship with the hired help Christine Ouzounian. If you thought that the 20-something brunette was your average gal (who happened to be a super nanny to the stars, fyi) then you were more than possibly wrong. She skyrocketed to fame and spotlight (although just 15 minutes of it) when the rumors of her affair with Affleck began surfacing. Although Garner and Affleck have vehemently denied the claims, it is believed that Ouzounian was looking for a book (perhaps movie?) deal out of her time under the Hollywood ‘sun’.
Garner says in an interview with Vanity Fair, “You can’t have these three babies and so much of what we had. He’s the love of my life. What am I going to do about that? He’s the most brilliant person in any room, the most charismatic, the most generous. He’s just a complicated guy. I always say, ‘When his sun shines on you, you feel it.’ But when the sun is shining elsewhere, it’s cold. He can cast quite a shadow.” She then clarifies on the nanny situation in the same interview, “Let me just tell you something. We had been separated for months before I ever heard about the nanny. She had nothing to do with our decision to divorce. She was not a part of the equation…” Okay, Jen, if you say so.
9. Kim’s nanny and her cornrows
There are peasants like us who see our favorite celebs on the telly and then rush off to buy expensive stuff to copy their style. Then there are queens like Kim K. who take inspiration from home and rock the cornrows of their own nanny. You heard that right (and you heard it from us)! Apparently Kimmy loved her nanny’s cornrows so much that she decided to wear them herself. Not only that, both her kids, North and Saint, also rocked cornrows for a while. And although Kim might have had the right intentions at hearts (to look fly and make fashion mag headlines) she ended up doing the opposite.
Critics were quick to criticize her for appropriating black culture (when have the Kardashians not made the headlines with that one, right?) and not actually raising their voice on issues concerning the black community. In fact when Kim’s half sister and makeup mogul, Kylie Jenner, sported similar cornrows on her instagram, a statement, leading to a viral video, by Amndla Sternberg started making rounds. She says on her YouTube video Don’t Cash Crop on my Cornrows, “When you appropriate black features and culture but fail to use your position of power to help black Americans by directing attention towards your wigs instead of police brutality or racism…”
8. Gwen Stefani
The former nanny of Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale is pregnant. Mindy Mann, whose three-year affair with Gavin was blamed for wrecking the stars' 13-year marriage, showed off her baby bump in a new social media picture posted to her sister's Facebook page. She is expecting a boy, and is yet to reveal the father of her baby. #gwenstefani #mindymann
Gwen Stefani had the nanny from hell who was the reason behind ending her 13 year marriage with husband Gavin Rossdale. They have three kids together. Apparently, Rossdale and the nanny, Mindy Mann, had been hitting it off right under her nose for three years. According to Access Hollywood, Rossdale left Stefani alone in the hospital after their third son Apollo was born to hook up with Mindy. Reportedly, he would also have the kids visit him when he was touring and would get intimate with Mindy after they’d been put to sleep.
Stefani had her suspicions but was determined to keep her marriage, says Daily Mail. However, she discovered nude photos of Mindy and explicit texts between her and Rossdale on the family iPad no less. Rossdale denied the claims at first but finally admitted to the affair. “The admission ‘completely devastated her,’… ‘She was mortified, livid, and embarrassed.’” reports US Magazine.
7. Melanie B. gets cozy with the nanny
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The former (Scary) Spice Girl was so smitten with the gorgeous 18 year old blonde nanny, Lorraine Gills, she had hired that she allegedly started an affair with her. Which was ok with the husband, in case you are wondering, as records show that Melanie and Stephen Belafonte had an open relationship. Lorraine, born in Germany, moved to Melanie’s L.A home to care for kids and continued to do so for SEVEN years! She had only the best things to say about her employer/bestie/lover. She raves on about how Mel. B taught her so much about life, “raising a family” and the entertainment business. She would travel alongside Mel. B for business purposes and appearances across the globe and it is safe to assume that they cozied up on those travels. It is common knowledge that Mel. B was taken with Lorraine’s “youth, sexuality and kind nature” and they were besties who were lovers and lovers who were besties. Turns out, the baby daddy isn’t the only one at risk for falling for the nanny.
6. Jessica Simspon and the nanny she might have to fire because…
Do we have another budding nanny nightmare on our hands? Sources say we just might. Apparently, while Jessica Simpson has been working round the clock to build her 1 billion dollar empire, the husband, former NFL player Eric Johnson, has been spending quality ‘hikes’, trips to grocery store and dinners with the 28 year old nanny.
According to tabloids, there may be trouble in paradise as Johnson, who is unemployed these days, has been spending a lot of time at home with the nanny around. The two were even seen enjoying a two hour hike with celeb couple’s 2 and 3 year old. And in all honesty, what 2 and 3 year old wants to go on two hour hike! Clearly, the adults needed some ‘me’ time away from prying eyes. Jessica has reported told friends that she has a strict ‘no cute nannies’ policy but turns out, the nanny is an attractive young woman and this is a “ticking time bomb” waiting to happen, as the source says.
5. J-Lo’s gave her nanny the boot and you wouldn’t believe the reason
You all know J-Lo; career woman, owner of killer vocals and outwardly dance moves, beauty, gorgeous queen and Goddess. She leads a manic lifestyle where she is hopping from one appointment to the next, performing across the globe, making appearances on TV and judging shows that she finds next to no time for herself. So much so that even her kids are worried, as she tells the Daily Mail in an interview:
“My son said to me this week, he goes, ‘Mom, I’d like to schedule … a picnic with you this week cause I know you’ve been, you know, working hard,’… He was with me in New York, but still, he was like ‘Um I’d like to schedule a picnic for next Friday because we need more quality time,’ And I was like, ‘Okay baby’.”
So a woman like that needs a nanny around 24 hours of the day. So why is that after the nanny took Jennifer’s twin kids to the beach and her bikini-clad photos began making rounds all over the internet that she was fired? According to Jennifer she fired the nanny because her son needed a male figure he could throw ball or a punch with, so she hired a manny. It was probably that and not because people were going gaga over how Jennifer’s nanny had a curvaceous, booty-licious body. Ok, Jenny from the block, Ok, we see you.
4. Nanny Melinda and the Osbournes
Who doesn’t know the Osbournes, right? While The Osbournes reality show brought us an exclusive insight into the Osbourne way of life, it also brought us a gem of a person, Melinda Varga, the nanny. She was funny, full of life and so unlike her employers. She was the nanny to Jack and Kelly throughout their teens and also worked for Sharon as an executive assistant. Melinda’s nanny tale is a happy one as she remains close to the family to date. Jack even credits Melinda’s influence as one of the reasons he got over his drug addiction. Well done, Melinda!
3. Robin William’s nanny who was also his wife
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Velarie Velardi hired Marsha Graces to take care of her and William’s two kids, Zachary and Francesca. However, it is reported that the marriage fell apart because William’s had an affair with Marsha. The couple divorced in 1988 and Marsha was already pregnant with her and William’s daughter, Zelda, when they took the vows. Their marriage lasted 19 years. It is reported that Marsha stood by him when he struggled with alcoholism over the years. People close to the family say that William’s relapse into alcohol abuse after 20 years of sobriety was one of the reasons the couple parted ways.
The late Oscar Winner talked about his struggle with alcohol in an interview with Parade, “One day I walked into a store and saw a little bottle of Jack Daniel’s. And then that voice—I call it the ‘lower power’—goes, ‘Hey. Just a taste. Just one.’ I drank it, and there was that brief moment of ‘Oh, I’m okay!’ But it escalated so quickly. Within a week I was buying so many bottles I sounded like a wind chime walking down the street. I knew it was really bad one Thanksgiving when I was so drunk they had to take me upstairs.”
2. Queen Bey and the Manny we’d like to know better
The world needs to know about Julius De Boer and everything is does to protect our national treasure, Beyonce. Fulltime bodyguard and part time Manny, Julius has been working for the power couple since 2008. Looming at 6’5, he’s the guy who intervened when Solange Knowles was about to claw Jay-Z’s eyes out at that infamous elevator incident. He’s the guy who ushers Beyonce in and out of buildings like he’s carrying her on the wind. He is also the protector of little Blue Ivy Carter, shielding her from paparazzi and their flashing lenses. He’s tall, dark, handsome and dresses to kill. If I was Jay-Z, I’d be very afraid.
And sources say that Jay-Z is concerned! According to Star Magazine, “Jay definitely thinks that there was and may still be something romantic going on between Bey and Julius,” says a source to an interview with the magazine, “He wanted to fire Julius last February, but Beyoncé said, ‘Julius isn’t going anywhere.'” Hang in there Jay.
1. The Beckham’s troubled Paradise
The young, gorgeous and powerful star couple has been the envy of so many over the years but their marriage has never faltered. Unless you talk about Rebecca Loos; a long time ago (2004 to be exact) there was a young woman named Rebecca Loos who was the PA and nanny to the Beckham’s. And she almost cost them their marriage! In an exclusive interview to Sky Television she told the world about her alleged affair with David Beckham which lasted for four months. Though Victoria and David called it nothing but attention-seeking-money-making-opportunist behavior and have built a marriage stronger than most. Loos sticks to her claim even now and said in a recent interview with Daily Mail, “An accidental drunk one night stand is maybe easier to forgive than constant lying and sneaking behind the back, I would never be able to forgive that.” She made a million dollars from her 15 minutes of fame.