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11 Famous Men Who Cheated with the Nanny/Babysitter/Au Pair

Updated June 14, 2019 287.2k views11 items
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Stories of celebrity cheaters are often sad, but rarely surprising. After all, famous people are often given free passes for bad behavior, even when it comes to cheating on the mothers of their children with the very people those mothers have selected and entrusted to help care for their own families. Yuck. Ben Affleck, Jude Law, Ethan Hawke, Gavin Rossdale... Several famous actors, musicians and politicians have been rumored to have cheated with the au pair. Some of these scandals ended in heartbreak, but several actors and nannies went on to get married to each other.

Who is the most famous man who cheated with the babysitter? Arnold Schwarzenegger tops our list. In 2011, Arnold Schwarzenegger generated big headlines when it was revealed that he had an affair with his maid and nanny, Mildred Beana, in the 1990s. The relationship resulted in the birth of Beana's son, who was fathered by Schwarzenegger. He and his wife, Maria Shriver, have been separated since the news broke.

Back in 2005, Jude Law and Sienna Miller were the British "it couple." That all ended when it was revealed that Law had cheated on his fiance with his children's nanny, Daisy Wright. "I want to publicly apologize to Sienna and our respective families for the pain that I have caused," he said at the time. Other famous men who allegedly slept with their nannies include Ben Affleck, Mick Jagger, and Gavin Rossdale.

Why do you think that an actor would be led astray by a nanny, when they are already married to a beautiful woman? Get in on the conversation in the comments section.

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    "I still don't know how it happened, but suddenly Mick was stroking my hair and I was liking it. Then we were in each other's arms. He hitched me up onto the breakfast bar and he pulled down my jogger bottoms. We kissed passionately, my head was swimming. The next thing I remember, he was making love to me," said Mick Jagger's nanny Claire Houseman of their affair, which happened when The Rolling Stones singer was married to Jerry Hall.

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    Rob Lowe's former nanny, Jessica Gibson, claimed that the Parks and Recreation actor had groped and sexually harassed her while she was in his employ. The case was eventually dismissed.

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    Ethan Hawke and Uma Thurman's nine-year relationship came to an end in 2005 when it was revealed that he was having an affair with the couple's nanny, Ryan Shawhughes. Hawke and Shawhughes have been married to each other since 2008.

  • In 2009, Stephanie Santoro confirmed that she had an affair with Jon and Kate Plus Eight star, Jon Gosselin. She said, "[He] wasn't terrible, but it wasn't the best I ever had."