When it comes to celebrities and their families, nannies are usually part of the picture. But sometimes the lines get blurred, especially since they live with the stars, go on vacation with them, and care for their children like they’re their own.
You may have heard of a celebrity cheating with the nanny, but it’s not always the nanny. There are also assistants, bodyguards, basically any employee that happens to be a trusted figure who has gotten too close. But don’t blame them. They may be seen as the homewrecker but in these cases, it’s the stars who made the choice. The wrong choice. That cost them their relationship.
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Jude Law’s affair
Law was in bed with nanny Daisy Wright when one of his kids walked in on them. Embarrassing for many reasons, one of which was Law was in a relationship with Sienna Miller when he was caught cheating. The child told their mom, Jude's first wife, Sadie Frost, who fired Wright, but by then the damage was done. Law issued a public apology to Miller, they tried to work it out but they eventually split for good after this affair.
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Ben Affleck’s affair
Jennifer Garner and Affleck announced they were divorcing after 10 years of marriage. A week after their split became public, their nanny, Christine Ouzounian, was fired and it soon became known that the actor had been having an ongoing affair with her. Despite the rumours, they've managed to maintain a solid co-parenting relationship, making them one of the most amicable celebrity breakups.
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Gavin Rossdale’s affair
Thirteen years of marriage wasn't enough to save his marriage to Gwen Stefani, who reportedly found texts and nude pics from former nanny Mindy Mann on Rossdale's iPad. Following her hubby's affair, Gwen bounced back with Blake Shelton, and she looks happier than ever.
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Britney Spears’ affair
She and Justin Timberlake were the ultimate couple — until Brit reportedly cheated on JT with her choreographer, Wade Robson. (Too bad he didn't see the signs.) Britney and Justin broke up and he got revenge with his hit, "Cry Me a River."
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Arnold Schwarzenegger’s affair
It's one thing to cheat with the nanny. It's another to knock her up around the same time you knocked up your wife. But that was the case for Arnie, Maria Shriver and nanny Mildred Baena, who gave birth to son Joseph ONE WEEK after Shriver had son Christopher. To make matters worse, it took 10 years for the truth to come out. Definitely one of most scandalous modern Hollywood breakups, and perhaps the worst affair in the history of celebrity-nanny relationships.
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Ethan Hawke’s affair
Hawke cheated on Uma Thurman with their kids' nanny, Ryan Shawhughes. But it was more than just an ill-conceived fling. After Hawke's and Thurman's divorce was finalized, Ethan married Ryan, making him one celebrity who actually married their mistress — and they're still together.
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Stephen Belafonte’s affair
When Mel B filed for divorce from Belafonte in 2017, she accused him of "emotional and physical abuse," as well as having an affair with their nanny. Things got messy but they're officially rid of each other.
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David Beckham’s alleged affair
The soccer star's PR assistant, Rebecca Loos, claimed she and Becks were engaged in an affair. He denied it and Victoria must've either believed him or forgiven him because they're still together. Not like these couples.
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Heidi Klum’s affair
The model proves it isn't always men who cheat. Her ex-husband, Seal, accused Klum of cheating on him with her bodyguard, Martin Kirsten, but she denied it, saying Kirsten helped her move on after the divorce.
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Robin Williams’ affair
The late actor divorced his first wife, Valerie Velardi, after he fell for the nanny, Marsha Garces. Robin and Marsha were married for 21 years before he moved on to his third wife.
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Mick Jagger’s affair
Jagger and Jerry Hall were together for decades and shared four children. But it soon came out that Mick was unfaithful multiple times, including with the nanny. Shocker.
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The rapper was engaged to Ciara when she discovered that his sidepiece was none other than the couple's wardrobe consultant, Tyrina Lee. He denied it, claiming they had drifted apart. Uh-huh. Red flag much?
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Robert “Mutt” Lange’s affair
Shania Twain's husband lived up to his nickname when he had an affair with the country star's best friend and personal assistant, Marie-Anne Thibeaud. But karma can be a b*tch as Shania ended up bonding with Marie-Anne's husband, Frederic, which led to a happy marriage.
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Bill Clinton’s affair
In the affair heard 'round the world, Bill cheated on Hillary with his intern, Monica Lewinsky. The Clintons worked it out, Bill was nearly impeached, and Monica became a household name.
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Peter Cook’s affair
Christie Brinkley and Cook's divorce was all kinds of messy, thanks to Cook's rampant cheating, particularly with the couple's 18-year-old assistant (babysitter?), Diana Bianchi. Ew.
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Jon Gosselin’s affair
With eight kids, the Gosselins definitely needed a nanny but turns out, so did Jon. Ew.
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Joe Piscopo’s affair
The former Saturday Night Live actor and comedian left his first wife, Nancy Jones, for the nanny, Kimberly Driscoll. Piscopo and Driscoll eventually split because he was cheating on her with his personal assistant, Jessica Nasoff. Once a cheater, always a cheater ...
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The Dream’s affair
Shortly after Christina Milian gave birth to their baby, The Dream was caught having an affair with the couple's personal assistant, Melissa Marie Santiago.