Falling in love is like a storm. The butterflies of affection are swirling at a rapid pace, the worries of rejection send chills down the spine, and the colors of secret kisses spread rainbows of joy. However, after the storm comes the calm trust and stability of family life. Parents learn to live with each other and water their little petals of love with care. Nevertheless, nobody can escape from the thunders of a new passion.
Celebs, in particular, have so many gigs, shows, and fans that it’s hard to resist the temptations of fame. As a matter of fact, despite all the glamour and prestige, celeb lovebirds are not immune to drama and heartache, which is often scrutinized by the media.
Thus, carried on the wings of glitter and media scandals, many celeb parents rely on nannies, chefs, fashion consultants, and personal assistants to help them balance family life and a shimmery day job. Despite all the diva demands some celebs have, it’s a fact that celeb employees are an important part of the family. So, it’s no surprise some job specifications get too complicated and some boundaries between celebs and their employees too blurry.
So, here are 20 celeb dads who were struck by Cupid’s arrow and chose the nanny.
20 Gavin Rossdale's Love For His Kids Remains The Same
Warm snuggles, soft laughter, and secret kisses: nobody can resist the temptations of love.
It’s no surprise charming musician Gavin Rossdale couldn’t escape from Cupid’s arrow and fell in love with his children’s nanny, Mindy Mann. Although we all adore beautiful rock star Gwen Stefani, Gavin’s former wife (2002-2016), we have to agree that Mindy Mann was an important part of Gavin’s life. She was his children’s nanny for three years and helped Gavin and Gwen raise their adorable kids, Apollo, Zuma, and Kingston.
In fact, according to thesun.co.uk, Gavin Rossdale admitted that only his sons will have his love forever.
19 The Sweet Charm of Jude Law
It seems some actors stay in character off camera. Take Jude Law, for example! He is just like Alfie — attractive, playful, and overpowering. In fact, Law started dating charming Sienna Miller back in 2003 while filming the movie Alfie.
According to msn.com, in 2005, fell for Daisy Wright, his former nanny. We should mention that Jude Law has three kids with ex-wife Sadie Frost; Iris, Rafferty, and Ruby.
In 2009, Law welcomed daughter Sophia with Florida-based model Samantha Burke. Interestingly, the same year the handsome actor and Miller tried to rekindle their relationship. There’s no doubt that love is a jagged journey.
18 Hugh Grant's Three Babies In 15 Months
The list won’t be complete without charming Hugh Grant. Although the steamy actor was a proud bachelor who didn’t have to worry about nannies and pacifiers, the English actor went from being childless to becoming a father of three in the space of 15 months.
Wondering if that’s possible? Yes, Grant simply had two baby mamas. Long story short, Grant and his partner Hong had a daughter, Tabitha, in 2011. Four months later, Eberstein, Grant’s current wife, became pregnant. Interestingly, according to dailymail.co.uk, in 2012, Hong got pregnant again and the two women’s pregnancies overlapped.
Hugh Grant now has five kids.
17 Woody Allen Is In A Rather Complicated Situation
When it comes to celebs and complicated situations, nannies are not the only factor to consider. Woody Allen proved that family relationships can be tangled enough.
Lovebirds Woody Allen and Mia Farrow had three kids together; two adopted and one biological. Interestingly, Mia Farrow has 14 children, 10 adopted and four biological. Despite their big family, Woody Allen wasn’t an ordinary father. He fell in love with one of Mia’s adopted kids, Soon-Yi. According to vanityfair.com, their love was strong enough to overcome the age gap between them.
Woody Allen and Soon-Yi are still married. The two have two children, Manzie Tio and Bechet.
16 Jon Gosselin: Kate Plus... 9
Raising a kid is a huge responsibility. We all know that the joys of parenthood come at a price. By helping celeb parents deal with all the piles of laundry, tantrums, and Lego pieces on the floor, nannies can save the day.
There’s no doubt that with eight adorable kids, Jon and Kate Gosselin needed some extra help. However, Jon also needed some babysitting, and in 2009, Jon and Kate finalized their divorce.
Kate told eonline.com that she had "no choice but to file legal procedures in order to protect myself and our children. I have always done everything I can to protect our family."
15 Seal's Bodyguard Couldn't Protect His Love
When it comes to celebrity drama, it’s not only dad who may fall into one of Cupid’s traps. Moms are like hormonal bombs ready to explode.
Beautiful model Heidi Klum ended her marriage and started dating her former bodyguard. Although Klum and singer Seal appeared happy, the two finalized their divorce in 2012. Martin Kristen won Klum’s heart and enjoyed looking after her four kids, Leni, Henri, Johan, and Lou. According to dailymail.co.uk, Martin was actually getting on well with the children.
Perhaps Martin also needed a bodyguard to keep Heidi’s feelings alive, because Klum is about to get married to musician Tom Kaulitz.
14 Who Is Going To Be The Next Mrs. Affleck?
While some celebs hide their nannies, some employees enjoy being in the spotlight.
Young and confident Christine Ouzounian stole Ben Affleck’s heart and from a former nanny as she was about to become the new Mrs. Affleck. Christine Ouzounian was hired to take care of Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner’s children, Violet, Seraphina, and Sam.
Despite their "mingling" and after 10 years of marriage, Jennifer and Ben are better friends than they’ve ever been. As Jen said in an interview, "And if you see your kids love someone so purely and wholly, then you're going to be friends with that person."
13 Robin Williams Simply Loved Women
Can a man be madly in love with a woman till death do them part? The truth is that some men simply love women.
Talented actor Robin Williams was one of the most charming men in Hollywood whose love for women was not a joke. Valerie told msn.com, "He loved women. Absolutely loved women. And I got it." Robin Williams ended up divorcing his wife Valerie Velardi in 1988, with their son Zachary under shared custody.
In 1989, he married Marsha Garces who was already pregnant. We should mention that Masha Garces was hired by Valerdi as a live-in nanny for Zach...
12 Stephon Marbury's Taste For Love
It’s not a secret that celebs rely on nannies and assistants to help them juggle family life, children, and their full-time job. Often boundaries get blurred and employers cross the line.
Although basketball star Stephon Marbury and reality show personality Tasha are still married, in 2006, Stephon fell for his personal chef Mitchell and offered her $900,000 to keep some aspects of her job specification private. We should mention that Stephon and Tasha Marbury have two kids, Xaviera and Stephon Jr.
Perhaps basketball wives should simply learn to cook to keep juicy dramas away and bring sweet moments into their lives.
11 Ciara's Future
Sometimes love has no future.
Beautiful singer Ciara and rapper Future simply had no future together. Although the couple welcomed a beautiful baby boy in 2013, Future chose true love over parenthood. According to msn.com, just a few months after welcoming his baby boy, Future started dating his stylist and wardrobe consultant Tyrina Lee. Interestingly, Ciara and Future started dating just a month after the birth of his third child, Prince...
Well, love has always been a driving force in Future’s life. He has four children from four different women; a son with model Jessica Smith, a daughter and a son with model Brittni Mealy, and a son with Ciara.
10 Joe Piscopo's Saturday Night Life
Love knows no time or distance. Just like laughter, affection elevates people on its wings and carries joy through time and space. Saturday Night Live star Joe Piscopo showed the world that feelings are a driving force throughout life; he married his family’s former nanny, Kimberly Driscoll, nine years after he and his first wife, TV producer Nancy Jones, parted in 1988. Joe and Kimberly share three kids, Olivia, Alexandra, and Michael.
However, some things are doomed to repeat themselves. According to msn.com, Piscopo’s fell in love with his personal assistant, Jessica Nasof, and Joe Piscopo and Kimberly Driscoll, divorced in 2006.
9 Sara Evans And Craig Schelske: Country Love Stories
Learning to play the accords of love is hard but divine
Country music singer Sara Evans is a little bit stronger after her divorce from Craig Schelske. Although the two were together for more than 13 years and share three kids, Avery Jack, Audrey Elizabeth, and Olivia Margaret, some love stories weren’t meant to last. The truth is that Craig Schelske spent more time in the company of strangers than with his loved ones.
According to today.com, Sara Evans found love again with Jay Barker who has four children with his former wife, Amy DiGiovanna. One big and happy family!
8 A Dream Or An Illusion?
“Love is a dream. Dreams are good but do not be surprised if you wake up in tears,” as Jim Morrison once said.
For producer Terius "The-Dream" Nash, love was more than an illusion. The-Dream married singer Nivea in 2004 and had three children together. Five years later, The-Dream married Christina Milian. But while his wife was busy with their baby daughter Violet, The-Dream followed his heart and started dating his assistant Melissa Santiago. In 2013, The-Dream had a son with Lydia Nam and in 2014, he married Lavonne and the two had three sons.
Perhaps his baby mamas are living the dream...
7 Ethan Hawke And Uma Thurman's Dystopian Marriage
Falling in love is a gift from outer space; it’s like floating in zero gravity on the rays of happiness.
When Uma Thurman and Ethan Hawke met on the set of the sci-fi movie Gattaca in 1996, it seemed their orbits of love collided. The two married in 1998 and welcomed two kids, Maya and Levon. Nevertheless, Uma Thurman and Ethan Hawke are no longer married.
In 2008, Ethan married Ryan Shawhughes, a former nanny — and the two are still together. Ryan is not a nanny anymore, she is a proud stepmom and mother to two adorable kids, Clementine Jane and Indiana.
6 Bobby Flay Likes Cooking With The Aide
The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, they say.
For celeb chef Bobby Flay, though, love left a bitter taste in his mouth. According to eoline.com, Bobby Flay and Law and Order: SVU actress Stephanie March divorced after 10 years of marriage mixed with raw feelings. In fact, Flay skipped their 10-year anniversary and attended a food festival in Florida. Bobby’s recipe for happiness included more than wine and oysters; he simply needed some time with his assistant, Elyse Tirrell.
With a mishmash of gossip and kisses, who knows what else celeb dads can cook for the media?!
5 Mick Jagger Always Gets What He Wants
Can a rock star be tamed? Mick Jagger always gets what he wants, and what he wants is love.
Although his former wife Jerry Hall tried to make their 23-year-long marriage work, Jagger couldn’t be just a one-woman man. According to msn.com, the nanny of their son gave the rock star shelter. In 1999, Jerry and Mick Jagger finalized their divorce.
Jagger’s current wife, ballerina Melanie Hamrick, 32, managed to tame Mick Jagger and adapt to their blended family. Interestingly enough, Mick has eight children by five women ranging in age, from 47 to two, and is already a great-grandfather.
4 Peter Cook's Clock Is Ticking
Love knows no age, people say.
After Peter Cook divorced his wife, talented supermodel Christie Brinkley, and fought a bitter custody battle over their kids, Cook showed the world he was bold enough to start a relationship with his assistant, Diana Bianchi, who was only 18 back then. In fact, before Cook married Brinkley in 1996, he was dating another 18-year-old woman, Samantha Cole.
It seems Cook has some unusual preferences because after his split with second wife, Suzanne Shaw, in 2017, Cook was seen with a 21-year-old student, Zoey Tess. We should mention that Cook’s daughter Sailor is 20 years old now.
3 Shania Twain: Home Ain't Where Robert "Mutt" Lange's Heart Is
With all the drama galore between Khloé Kardashian, Jordyn Woods, Tristan Thompson, and Kylie Jenner, we can only wonder if friends are trustworthy.
Well, sometimes love is stronger than friendship. Ask Shania Twain! Shania’s ex-husband Robert "Mutt" Lange fell in love with Shania’s assistant and best friend, Marie-Anne Thiebaud. We should mention that Twain and Lange parted in 2008 and finalized their divorce in 2010.
Karma is unpredictable, though. Shania fell in love with Marie-Anne’s ex-husband, Frederic Thiebaud. As Shania Twain said, "It’s just amazing how life works… But I couldn’t control Fred’s love for me and how easy he is to love."
2 Robert Lowe And Sheryl Berkoff Reconnected
Although nannies share love and care, including with their employers, other nannies bring havoc and lawsuits.
Rob and Sheryl Lowe, married since 1991, had to deal with the false allegations of their former nanny who tried to usurp over one million dollars from the Lowes. However, this wasn’t the Lowes’ only problem with employees. Rob and Sheryl sued another former nanny and an ex-chef for breach of contract.
Despite all the legal madness, Rob and Sheryl have two children, John Owen and Matthew Edward, and a successful marriage. Rob told dailymail.co.uk, "Being in a successful marriage is no different than being cast in a successful movie. It’s all about who you pick."
1 David Letterman's Late Night Life
Despite the fact that some employers cross boundaries, true love can overcome anything.
TV host David Letterman’s love for his wife Regina Lasko helped him resolve the drama around his longtime personal assistant Stephanie Birkitt. According to mom.me, David and Regina are devoted to their son, Harry Joseph, and will do anything to surround him with love and stability.
Interestingly, Jay-Z experienced similar troubles and told David Letterman in an interview for his new Netflix show, "And you can be in love with someone, you can love someone… we chose to fight for our love, for our family, to give our kids a different outcome, to break that cycle."