Gavin Rossdale is under fire for a Nov. 11 report claiming he carried on a three-year affair with his kids’ nanny, Mindy Mann, while still married to Gwen Stefani — but he’s hardly the first star to do so! Here are 7 A-list husbands who have had affairs with their children’s babysitters!
Cheating on your spouse is never okay, but to do it with someone who was hired to help take care of your family? Well, that’s just about as bad as it gets! Now, as Gavin Rossdale, 50, becomes the latest A-lister to allegedly join the celebrity-nanny affair club, we decided it was time to take a look back at six other famous Hollywood husbands who stepped out with their kids’ nannies. See more below!
Just months before news broke that Gavin and his kids’ sitter Mindy Mann allegedly carried on a three-year-long affair during his 13-year marriage to Gwen, it was Ben Affleck, 42, who was making headlines with his alleged cheating scandal. In July 2015, the Good Will Hunting actor denied rumors that he’d begun a hot romance with Christine Ouzounian, 28, the nanny he and wife Jennifer Garner, 43, hired for their three children in the spring. Christine allegedly revealed details of her relationship with Ben to close friends, claiming she got “intimate” with the actor during the family’s trip to the Bahamas. That was when Jennifer supposedly had enough and severed professional ties with Christine. Though the couple announced that they were divorcing soon after that, they have since have decided to work on their marriage with the help of a couple’s therapist for the sake of their children.
Perhaps one of the most famous cases of a celebrity-nanny affair was with Jude Law, 42, who was married to Sienna Miller, 33, for less than a year when he publicly admitted to cheating with Daisy Wright: the babysitter to his three kids (from a previous marriage). News of the affair broke in July 2005, when Daisy gave a tell-all interview revealing everything about the relationship.
Once things went public, Jude issued an apology to his wife: “Following the reports in today’s papers, I just want to say I am deeply ashamed and upset that I’ve hurt Sienna and the people most close to us. I want to publicly apologize to Sienna and our respective families for the pain I have caused. There is no defense for my actions which I sincerely regret and I ask that you respect our privacy at this very difficult time.” The pair separated in Nov. 2006.
While Arnold Schwarzenegger’s infidelity was technically with a housekeeper, Mildred ‘Patty’ Baena still worked closely with The Terminator‘s family, including his four children. Being the governor of California at the time, the situation was incredibly scandalous for Arnold, who secretly fathered a child, Joseph, with Mildred Patricia while she was working in the family’s home. Arnold and his wife of 25 years, Maria Shriver, ended their relationship in 2011, when she confronted him about the love child.
“After leaving the governor’s office (2011) I told my wife about this event, which occurred over a decade ago,” Arnold said, at the time. “I understand and deserve the feelings of anger and disappointment among my friends and family. There are no excuses and I take full responsibility for the hurt I have caused. I have apologized to Maria, my children and my family. I am truly sorry.” Arnold and Mildred Patricia remain on amicable terms, and he supports the child financially.
Ethan Hawke’s marriage to Uma Thurman ended in 2003, after he allegedly started a romantic relationship with Ryan Shawhughes, the nanny to his and Uma’s two children. The divorce was finalized in 2005, and Ethan and Ryan tied the knot in June 2008. To this day, the actor denies that Ryan had anything to do with his split from the Prime actress.
While we’ll always remember the great Robin Wililams, who sadly passed away on Aug. 11, 2014, he too unfortunately had a period of alleged infidelity, as well. The comedian divorced his first wife, Valerie Velardi, in 1988, and on April 30, 1989, he married Marsha Garces, who was his son, Zak’s, babysitter. Marsha was pregnant with her and Robin’s first of two children, Zelda Williams, at the time of the wedding. Robin and Marsha’s divorce was finalized in 2010.
Finally, there’s Rob Lowe, whose infidelity allegations actually caused him some major lawsuits. The actor sued former family babysitter, Jessica Gibson, claiming she was blackmailing him and his wife, Sheryl Berkoff. Days later, Jessica fired back with a sexual harassment lawsuit. Rob also brought up suits, for similar reasons, against another babysitter, Laura Boyce, and a family chef. Yikes!
While Rob has denied claims that he had relations with Jessica, both sides did agreed to dismiss their court case in 2009, although it is unknown if a financial settlement was ever made.
The morale of the story here, cheating with your children’s nanny will only bring pain, heartache and in some cases, lawsuits!
HollywoodLifers, were you surprised to learn that any of these stars cheated with their nannies?
— Alyssa Montemurro