Celebrity Nanny Scandals
Nannies have been used for years to help moms and families with any number of child rearing issues. But for every success story, there is probably a horror story lurking somewhere. This is especially true of celebrities, who are at greater risk simply because of their wealth and fame. Here are a few celebrity nanny scandals that have hit the headlines over the last few years.
Jude Law – The British heartthrob was exposed by the tabloids for having a fling with his children?s nanny. Jude owned up to his infidelity and made a public apology to his then fianc?, Sienna Miller, hi co-star in Alfie. However the scandal still brought an end to their relationship.
Britney Spears – Spears? nanny was lifting Sean Preston from his high chair when he fell and hit his head. Six days later they ended up carrying him to the emergency room. Thankfully, the child was fine, but child welfare officials visited her home, later deciding that everything was fine.
David and Victoria Beckham – Celebs often ask their nannies to sign confidentiality agreements. It?s not clear if these agreements cover infidelity, but David Beckham may wish he had thought of it. Former nanny, Abbie Gibson accused him of being a serial cheater, and claimed that his marriage to Victoria was heading for divorce. The couple filed suit, but the story had already made the front page.
Robert De Niro – Nanny Lucyna Turyk-Wawrynowicz stole a pair of diamond earrings belonging to De Niro?s wife, Grace Hightower. She spent some time at Rikers Island, and ended up being deported to Poland.
Madonna – Her former nanny decided to go the tell-all book route. Melissa Dumas? proposed book reportedly included information about Madonna?s marriage to Guy Ritchie, her religion, and the adoption of a baby from Malawi. According to reports, as soon as the lawyers became interested, the publishers lost theirs.
These stories probably represent the tip of the iceberg. It?s tough when your profession opens you up to unscrupulous people looking to make a quick buck. The bottom line is, whichever side is at fault, they should keep in mind that it?s the children who will most likely be hurt.