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Gwen Stefani Is Likely Re-Thinking Her Decision to Hire a Hot Nanny

by Adriana Velez on November 27, 2012 at 2:06 PM

gavin rossdaleUh-oh, photos of Gwen Stefani's husband, Gavin Rossdale, cavorting with their hot, young, blond nanny have surfaced on the web. He was photographed with his hand upon the nanny's spandex-clad bottom! SCANDAL-- oh wait. If you look at the rest of the pictures, you'll see that they're just on a hike and they brought all the kids along with them. And the reason Gavin's hand is on his nanny's bottom is because he's kind of guiding her up a hillside. And they're in the middle of Los Angeles, not out in some private spot.

Poor Gavin and Gwen! Now there's this salacious story making it out like Gavin's hitting on this young lady behind a working mom's back. Should they have tried to get a less fetching person to watch their kids? Is it ever a good idea to hire a hot, young nanny?

My first thought when I saw the picture was "big deal." I have friends who've hired young women from Scandinavia as au pairs, and it's not what it seems. First of all, these girls are there to take care of the kids. It's a job. Sometimes that nanny-employer relationship is more awkward than anything else. The parents are more concerned about having someone in their home who is -- but isn't exactly -- a member of the family. I remember the Facebook status update from a dad who also lives in LA: "At the beach with the au pair. Not as much fun as it sounds, actually." And that pretty much says it all.

I think we kind of assume that if you throw a pretty young woman in close, regular contact with a middle-aged man, hanky panky will ensue. And it's not like Gavin isn't still working it. But he's 47! As far as his young nanny is concerned, that's, like, so old -- EW. Sure, there's Jude Law (he was younger than Gavin is now) and Ethan Hawke (also younger). But contrary to popular myth, very few women are into much-older men. That's not why you sign up to be an au pair, for the middle-aged men.

I hope there's nothing going on. There's even some speculation that the woman is actually Gavin's younger sister, Soraya. But at any rate, if you've got a cute nanny in the home, dads can almost never get it right. People will always wonder -- every time the dad helps carry in the bags, talks to her, makes any kind of physical contact, however innocent. People just assume. And maybe for that reason, it's a bad idea, especially for families already in the public eye. Next time maybe they'll go for someone a little more Mrs. Doubtfire.

Do you think hiring an attractive, young nanny is asking for trouble?


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  • jalaz77


    November 27, 2012 at 2:22 PM
    No. Why do you need a nanny while hiking with your 2 boys?? They are 6 and 4. Daddy bonding time doesn't require a nanny.
  • Cass
    -- Nonmember comment from


    November 27, 2012 at 2:45 PM
    A nanny's looks do not affect her ability to do her job. Likewise, hiring an unattractive nanny just means your husband might have a lesser chance of sleeping with the nanny. If you don't trust your husband enough to hire the best nanny for the job, you'd better get working on that hot girl-proof bubble. Don't discriminate and don't blame a woman for your husband's wandering eye, at least until she returns his affections.
  • curly...


    November 27, 2012 at 4:38 PM
    His hand is way too low on her butt. If he is guiding her up the hill he can put his hand on her backpack or shoulder. She is obviously comfortable with his hand on her ass. If she is professional this would not be happening. This makes me sick because Gwen is so beautiful and deserves to be respected as a wife even if she is working her husband needs to remember whos bringing home the check.
  • Histo...


    November 27, 2012 at 5:22 PM

    Are you serious jalaz? Have you been hiking with 4 and 6 year old boys?!? lol

    I have, we go all the time- however, I LOVE it when there is more than one of me with them. All sorts of craziness has happened and this is a wonderful age range for trouble. Seriously, if the woman is on the clock and he wants to take the kids hiking- I'd think he was an idiot NOT to take her along for the extra hands and eyes.

    And curly girl- his hand is on her lower back, he's standing behind and below her... again, I've been in the same position many times. There is nothing sexual about the picture, other than the great view he might have from behind. lol

  • Histo...


    November 27, 2012 at 5:22 PM

    haha- not more than one of me (though that would be helpful) but more than one person WITH me.

  • UgtaB...


    November 27, 2012 at 5:24 PM

    No. I trust my husband but I'm not an idiot. I'm not going to place him in close contact with a young hottie everyday. I'm the only hottie in my house lol

  • PRIMA487


    November 27, 2012 at 10:56 PM
    Anyone remember Mildred Biana? The woman was no portrait and look. If they're gonna stray they are gonna stray.
  • jalaz77


    November 28, 2012 at 3:21 AM
    Yea I am serious, they are 6 and 4....I have 3 kids 4th on the way, 6, 4, and 2yrs old and I know how crazy they can get...still no need for a nanny. I wouldn't hike with my 3 kids unless it was a flat trail...HE HAS 2 KIDS!!! They are at the age when things are getting to be more calm.
  • Karma...
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    Karma Grant

    November 28, 2012 at 7:41 AM
    I agree with Prima. Looks really don't mean a thing. If they're going to cheat, they're going to cheat. Keeping "hotties" out of your house is just dumb and shows the lack of trust you really have in your partner. Oh and the low self esteem you have while hiding behind calling yourself a hottie.
  • clemmy


    November 29, 2012 at 1:08 PM

    HA! If you look at the two pictures, the chick hiking with him is quite obviously his sister. LOL oh the lenghts the paparazzi will go to...

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