It's become a Hollywood cliché: A big Hollywood marriage breaks up, and it turns out the nanny was involved. Sometimes the stars go on to marry the other woman, and sometimes an affair lasts just long enough to destroy their current marriage. Most recently accused of fraternizing with the help? Melanie Brown's estranged husband. On April 3, Melanie Brown filed court documents against her estranged husband Stephen Belafonte alleging abuse. In the documents, she said that Stephen got their nanny Lorraine Gilles, pictured here in 2015, pregnant and paid her $300,000 to have an abortion. Originally, Mel said, Stephen wanted Lorraine to have the baby and have "all three of us live together." Keep clicking to see more stars involved in nanny scandals.
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Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale called it quits in August 2015, and it didn't take long for rumors to surface claiming that Gavin had an affair with an unnamed woman who'd once cared for their three kids. Radar Online cited a source who claimed that "Gwen had suspicions that Gavin and the nanny had become romantically involved" and that Gwen had fired her. A few months later, Us Weekly cited sources of its own claiming Gwen had discovered texts on the family iPad, which was linked to Gavin's phone, that pointed to a physical relationship between Gavin and the family nanny. According to the report, she was subsequently fired. The speculation remains unsubstantiated.
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Ben Affleck was linked to his kids' former nanny, 28-year-old Christine Ouzounian, a month after confirming he and Jennifer Garner were divorcing after 10 years of marriage. Though Ben's rep has denied the two had a romantic relationship, late-night meet-ups with the ex-nanny and widespread reports that Ben is funding her lavish lifestyle make that difficult for many to believe.
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Just after Tarek El Moussa and Christina El Moussa split in 2016, he reportedly found solace in the former couple's 23-year-old nanny, Alyssa Logan. According to reports, his and Alyssa's short-lived relationship with the nanny wasn't a factor in the couple's split, and that it happened 4 months after he and Christina separated. He also fired Alyssa before he began dating her. Still, not a good look.
At least this one has a semi-happy ending! Ethan Hawke and Uma Thurman's union ended in 2003 when the pair separated after five years of marriage. Five years later, Ethan married Ryan Shawhughes, the nanny who'd looked after Ethan and Uma's two children on a film set before the actors split. Ethan has dismissed reports that he cheated on Uma with Ryan. "I know people imagine some kind of '[The] Sound Of Music'-type love affair, but the truth is [that] by the time Ryan and I were falling in love, it had been a long while since I had employed her," he told The Guardian. Ethan and Ryan remain happily married and now have two children together.
When the late, great Robin Williams allegedly cheated on his first wife, Valerie Velardi, in 1998, he didn't stray far from home. Robin and Marsha Garces, who had been the nanny to Robin and Valerie's son Zak Williams, went on to marry after he divorced Valerie. The couple had two children together and stayed married for 21 years, ultimately divorcing in 2010, four years before Robin tragically committed suicide.
Jude Law issued a public apology in 2005 to his then-fiancée Sienna Miller after he cheated on her with nanny Daisy Wright, who cared for his kids with first wife Sadie Frost. Despite the infidelity, Jude and Sienna made it work for a year before calling it quits in 2006, only to get back together in 2009. The couple split for good in 2011, with Sienna telling The Guardian: "It's not acrimonious, it had run its course."
Reality star Jon Gosselin reportedly got involved with his eight children's nanny, 23-year-old Stephanie Santoro, shortly after he and wife Kate Gosselin filed for divorce in June 2009. The hookup allegedly occurred when Jon was in a relationship with Hailey Glassman, the 22-year-old he'd started publicly dating shortly after his split from Kate. Jon's romance with Hailey came to an end that October.
In 2008, Jessica Gibson — a former nanny for Rob Lowe's two boys — accused the actor and his wife of sexual harassment and claimed Rob had inappropriately touched and exposed himself to her — all things the Lowes vehemently denied. Rob went public after he says the nanny threatened to spread "malicious lies" if they didn't pay her $1.5 million, and both sides filed lawsuits, which were ultimately dismissed after a nasty year-long legal battle.
Claire Houseman, a nanny hired to care for Mick Jagger's son Gabriel Jagger in 1998, has said that the Rolling Stones singer seduced her in a hotel-room kitchen while his then-wife Jerry Hall — the mother of four of his seven children — was in the bedroom next door.
Country singer Sara Evans and husband Craig Schelske called it quits in 2006 after nine years of marriage. One of the reasons cited? His alleged affair with their children's nanny, Alison Clinton. Alison denied it and even passed a lie-detector test, but her name remained in divorce documents as one of the 11 reasons the couple split.
Former "Saturday Night Live" comedian Joe Piscopo and his first wife, television producer Nancy Jones, hired Kimberly Driscoll to care for their son Joey Piscopo. In 1997 — nine years after Joe and Nancy divorced — he married Kimberly and they went on to have three children together before divorcing in 2006.