Celebrity divorces caused by infidelity are all too common – and it’s especially scandalous when it comes to the nanny.
Celebrity couples stuck together after cheating scandals
In the last few years alone, we have seen several high-profile celebrities who were allegedly caught with the housekeeper: Ben Affleck, flip or flop star Tarek El Moussa and Bush rocker Gavin Rossdale, to name a few.
This isn’t even a new trend. Back in the 80s, Mick Jagger was caught on the street with his nanny, and SNL alum Joe Piscopo cheated on his then-wife with her nanny. Cheating isn’t new, but when it comes to someone helping around the house, looking after the kids, or even being a personal assistant – and inevitably getting very close to everyone – it’s heartbreaking.
“Despite professionalism, the relationship between nanny and employer is very personal. It is someone who sees the best and worst in your family and relationship, ”said Dr. Jenn Mann, a licensed psychotherapist with her own practice in Los Angeles and host of VH1’s couples therapy, told The Daily Beast. “Sometimes the boundaries that people draw with their employees are not clear enough and leave the door open to these problems.
“We’re talking about a high-ranking man who is very desirable to any woman who comes into his house, employed or not,” continued Mann. “There is a lot more staff, a lot more chaos. A budding relationship can go under the radar more easily. “
And if the limit is crossed and word gets around, it becomes a scandal for months. Here are 13 celebrity couples whose marriages have allegedly been ruined by nanny and personal assistant matters.
A version of this article was originally published in April 2017.