Is Gavin Rossdale fooling around with his young, blonde nanny?

Note: the most “interesting” photos of Gavin & the nanny can be seen here at LaineyGossip.

It felt like there were 20 million new photos of Gavin Rossdale and Gwen Stefani over the long weekend. I kept checking through our photo agencies and I was like, “Good God, Gwen and Gavin are making the paparazzi work extra hard this year.” The photos of Gwen and Gavin together are from the 24th, when they went to her parents’ house. The photos of Gavin with the boys and the blonde nanny are from the 25th. We need to discuss what’s happening in those photos.

Fame/Flynet tagged the photos with this: “Musician Gavin Rossdale takes his boys Kingston and Zuma out for a hike in West Hollywood, California on November 25, 2012. There appears to be a dirty handprint on the butt of their nanny…is there trouble brewing in the Rossdale/Stefani household?” LaineyGossip has some other photos from the same hike – go here to see those pics. In those, you can see Gavin and the nanny from behind, with Gavin putting his hand just below the small of her back (and maybe just a tad above her butt crack). He’s not really touching full-on ass, but it still seems like a shockingly intimate gesture. And if Gavin’s dirt-covered hands were actually fondling the nanny’s butt cheeks when they had been out of sight of the paparazzi? Trouble.

Here’s my positive spin on this: Gavin and Gwen are pap’d all the time. To my mind, they actively engage in the Celebrity-Child-Industrial Complex. Gavin knew he was being pap’d, he could plainly see the paparazzi and why in the world would he intimately touch the nanny in front of the photographers if he was really boning her? It makes more sense if the nanny is simply part of their family, and their intimacy is familial.

Here’s my negative spin on this: there are always rumors about Gavin and Gwen and their allegedly troubled marriage. They always manage to push a “happy family” photo-op whenever those rumors arise. But maybe there is something to the rumors. And maybe the nanny is one of the problems in their marriage?

Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet and WENN.

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  1. kixendawn says:

    Handprint? Really … Where? Lol

  2. hannah says:

    Celebrity-Child-Industrial-Complex! *lol*

  3. lisa2 says:

    Doesn’t it seem more logical that the dirt came from Zuma’s shoe when he got on her back. There are several dirt marks on her.

    I know logic goes out the window with gossip but that assumption about his “dirty hand” was LMAO. the child is riding on her back.

    I think she has been their nanny for many years.

  4. RobN says:

    I don’t care how much I trust my rock star husband, that hot chick is not living in my house.

  5. fabgrrl says:

    If you are around little kids, all your black pants are going to look like that!

  6. Ms Kay says:

    I see no handprint nowhere eh…

    But the other hand, the nanny is pretty…

  7. pamspam says:

    Where is there hiking in West Hollywood?

    • CurlyMac says:

      Runyon Canyon! I think technically it’s Hollywood but very close to WH. It’s lovely.

      • pamspam says:

        I know – I live here (Los Feliz area) and hike in that area and Griffith Park often. Love it! But I wouldn’t consider it West Hollywood. I thought maybe there was a secret location I wasn’t in on!! :)

      • Moneypenny says:

        Yep, it’s Runyon. Runyon is hilarious–walk up a cement path surrounded by people talking on cell phones and wearing Prada track suits :) . I love it there.

        Even with his hand on her back, I don’t think he’d do this in public if he was boning her. Runyon is full of celebs and paps, so it isn’t as if someone accidentally happened on this.

      • pamspam says:

        I’m ashamed to admit I might possibly be one of those people guilty of texting whilst hiking. But I assure you I would NEVER wear a Prada track suit! I’m strictly Sports Authority clearance rack. :)

      • ZenB!tch says:

        @pamspam – I text, I listen to music, I take and post photos of the view and interesting plant and animal life to Facebook but I wear Target, Old Navy and the occasional Lululemon sale item.

        I tend to stick to Fryman because its close to my place and George Clooney’s house and has better parking – but it’s the same idea, a lot of my friends go to Runyon or Griffith Park. One of my friends keeps trying to get me to try Franklin Cyn but the Tree People parking lot is all the way on top of Coldwater and I hate all those curves.

        I keep wanting to spot Clooney’s secret BF but alas no luck yet but my iPhone is ready!

  8. annabelle says:

    I’m going to give the man a little credit and assume he did not fool around with her while out with his kids.

    The rest of it…meh…whatever. I say with any marriage outside people don’t know what their rules are and if they involve 100% monogamy. The older I become, the more I start to feel like marriage is a long series of compromises and sometimes that compromise comes in the form of a little side piece as long as both parties agree.

    Wasn’t it Monica Balduci (sp?) who spoke so eloquently on fidelity and being respectful about the main relationship in regards to the dalliances?

  9. aims says:

    I feel that qwen has always been way more into gavin, then gavin into qwen. I think qwen has really put her mariage on the top of her list, gavin seems indiffrent. Also, i don’t see a handprint. Even if there were,whos to say one of the boys didn’t do it?

  10. I'm going to Guam! says:

    Do they bleach their kid’s hair?

  11. khaveman says:

    I fault Gwen if anyone — NEVER approve a super hot nanny hire. haha. Yeah he probably has a wandering eye.

  12. Hmmmm says:

    If you click through to the pics on Lainey gossip you can see him touching her on the top of her butt/lower back. It is innappropriate and an intimate area. If that were my husband I would be extremely upset.

  13. Gabrielle says:

    Even when you are as hot as Gwen Stefani, you should never hire a nanny that looks like that. Find someone who is at least 70 years old.

  14. Jess says:

    Maybe Gwen’s not worried since it’s a woman. Bad joke….boo hiss.

  15. Madpoe says:

    Should’ve hired an ugly nanny.
    OTOH, how cute is that Pom!!! :)

  16. LAK says:

    Who hires such an attractive nanny? That’s just asking for trouble.

  17. acp says:

    Um, who in their right mind would hire a nanny that looks like that? I am straight and I think she is hot. For chrissake, just hire, fat, fugly, but jolly fun nannies that can still chase after the kids!

    • Christina says:

      Oh come on! The nanny is averagely attractive but she’s hardly Marilyn Monroe reincarnated. A man like Gavin, living in LA, is going to have his pick of hot women (and men…) in every size, shape and colour. You’d have to have a fairly sad marriage if you can only stand to hire an ugly nanny – reminds me of those cringeworthy scenes in that awful SATC2 film, with the ‘girls’ fretting over how Charlotte’s hobby is going to run away with the nanny with the bouncy boobs and really, really bad ‘Irish’ accent.

  18. teehee says:

    How on earth can any couple survive in such a viscious environment as this— forcing scandals about your partner. I dont know how long I could last if I constantly read that my partner were cheating on me, and if they always printed ‘evidence’ and ‘quotes’ from ‘sources’ and ‘eyewitnesses’.

  19. Genie says:

    Dear people, the attractivness of the nanny doesn’t matter whether the husband will cheat or not, look at Arnold Schwarzenegger.

    In most cases men cheat with women less attractive than their wives.
    Also Gavin has other preferences and it’s probably the reason why Gwen doesn’t care about the nanny.

  20. alys says:

    Unfortunately it may be as simple as a married guy who is putting his hand or hands where they should not belong. Ya know? Copping a feel?

    If so, he is very NAUGHTY. And, she should have slapped his hand away.

    Agree about a young, blonde nanny. Why ask for trouble?

    Also, it must be soooo hard to have a marriage which is always under scrutiny, and which is documented by the paps.

  21. DeltaJuliet says:

    I thought the rumor was that he’s gay? So which is it?

    I don’t see the handprint either.

  22. someone says:

    I don’t think the nanny is that hot. Yes she is blond and has decent boobs but she also has large hips/thighs. Plus, I’ve always been iffy about Gavin ever since reading he had an affair with a transsexual dude.

  23. Katie Too says:

    Genie, I’m sure that’s true, but even as much as I trust my SO, a nanny is a huge part of your life if you travel with her or she is a live-in.

    My guy best friend said it would be like leaving the last slice of a delicious pie out, telling him he can’t eat it yet he’s forced to contemplate it’s forbidden deliciousness. Since he’s a bachelor I’ll assume he doesn’t know the logistics as to how long leftover pie can remain on the counter and remain edible.

  24. Dahlia1947 says:

    Why do they hire young, pretty nannies anyway? If something’s going on between the nanny and Gavin, then that was just like Gwen was dangling a carrot in front of him!

  25. Holden says:

    Went to the other photo set and still didn’t see a hand print on a butt. We have no way of knowing if Gavin is sleeping with the nanny from these pictures. The picture with his hand on the small of her back actually doesn’t look intimate at all, almost like he’s pushing her or steadying her.

  26. KellyinSeattle says:

    Gavin reminds me of Jesse James w/ his hair slicked back like that; not a good look.
    My neighbor hired a very unattractive nanny ,and her husband still cheated. I think nanny or no nanny, atrractive or not, some people are just cheaters. Not saying he cheated; just an observation….

  27. roxy750 says:

    Wow really, if this is true the nanny is living on the edge…to actually have an affair with Gwen Stefani’s husband! Are you nuts? no thanks, not for all the money in the world would I want to be the “other” woman.

  28. G says:

    Weren’t Gwen and Gavin JUST spotted leaving counseling together?? Sad this confirms their troubles.. they seemed too good to be true

    • lisa2 says:


      this confirms their troubles. You mean troubles that the gossip rags/sites are saying. Really.

      gosh maybe they were in counseling to keep their relationship on point. Not because of “confirmed” troubles.

      I really wonder how many people here have perfect relationships. Because looking at the comments some of the posters have serious trust issues with their partners.

  29. Neena says:

    There’s a clear pic on mediatakeout site with his hand on her a$$ or small of her back.

  30. H. Scott says:

    I think he probably fools around and I think Gwen lets him. She probably agreed to it before he’d agree to marry her.

  31. stinky says:

    he always looks shifty to me. thats all i’ve got. that said, all parties in these pics are lovely :) and i sure dont wish marital hell on anyone. its sad. its not funny or fun.

  32. shewolf says:

    He is Gavin Rossdale and maybe I wouldnt touch him but there are tons of famewhores out there who would. Did I just call myself a famewhore? Not intended but whatever, anyways… he could have his pick so Im certain sticking this woman in front of him isnt that big of a temptation.

  33. It'sjustblanche says:

    Its fishy. More importantly, who makes Gwen’s handbag?

  34. carrie says:

    so Gavin spends time with the nanny and the kids whereas Gwen stays “very close” of her ex-longtime boyfriend Tony Kanal (No Doubt’s bassist)and they ‘re doing tour together
    oh la la! i can’t wait the blind items

  35. megs283 says:

    Ok, a few thoughts. I’m quite crazy jealous, but I feel bad for the nanny. Just because she’s pretty everyone is assuming she’d poach a husband. She could still have morals. Or not be into someone who would cheat on his wife.

    Secondly, while my husband would be short one hand if he touched someone there…does Gwen ever get touched by her back-up dancers or male models or whatever? It might be “same-old” for them and not be a cause for a raised eyebrow in Hollywoodland, where actors and actresses make out with strangers as part of the job.

  36. KellyinSeattle says:

    That dog is sooooooo cute, and I’m not even a dog person..

  37. e.non says:

    Damn…you are literally all up in her a

  38. hillary says:

    Notwithstanding the “hand” photo and the fact that the nanny is better looking than Gwen, I don’t think Gwen has any reason to be concerned.

    As a parent myself, I can’t fathom how this guy is so reliant on nannies when he is out with his children. Seriously, it’s one thing to have a nanny for when you’re working (as I do myself), but most parents actually like to have some one on one time with their children.

  39. get real says:

    The paps are relentless when it comes to this family, so if he was getting it on with the nanny he’s not stupid enough to make a move in public/in front of the paps. He ALWAYS has the nanny with him – even when he’s out with Gwen – not because she’s hot, but because he can’t seem to function without her.

    • Christina says:

      I don’t think ‘the paps are relentless’. I think Gavin and/or Gwen regularly alert the paps so that they can take some cute happy families ‘candid’ pics of them. Neither of them are A-list stars anymore so why are they and their kids always in the mags, while there are much bigger stars in LA who you hardly ever see, certainly not with their kids?

  40. mimi (a different one) says:

    She is not so pretty, but she is wearing very tight clothing and very revealing and inappropriate for a work-place.

    Her boobs are out on display, you can see her bra and everything is way too tight.

    No woman should come like this to work for a family.

    I thought he goes for guys, though, so I guess he might swing both ways.

  41. Dana M says:

    Maybe she is a relative?

    But the picture where he is touching her lower back close to her butt is raises red flags. I’d be one pissed Gwen.

  42. Darlene says:

    Speaking as a mom who has had a child piggyback on her MULTIPLE times, their feet leave marks. You are going to have dirt on your pants/shirt/everywhere. That smudge proves nothing!

  43. aston martin says:

    I was just thinking how this nanny is essentially the anti-Gwen. She (nanny) is a natural beauty ie no makeup required; she’s willing to sweat in public and get dirty with the kids; she’s youngyoungyoung, and something about her suggests she’s… I dunno …. happy? Gwen always seems to be trying so, so hard in every capacity, at least the public ones, and we are left to guessing about the private ones, and those guesses are rarely to the positive. I just can’t help thinking about the statements Gwen has made about how she likes to look her best for her husband at all times, and how that includes full-face makeup ALL the time, and lots of dieting and working out — I can’t even imagine her letting him watch her workout, or see her sweaty and gross even after all these years. Ramble. Point is, anti-Gwen, and my assumption is that she could be a refreshing albeit TOTALLY inappropriate change. PS no way in hell I’d hire a young nanny. Any nanny I hired would have to be at the point where they no longer even desired male contact.

  44. Rux says:

    Unless that Nanny is gay NOT “Bi” **cough** Amber Heard **cough** I would never hire her to live in my house or be around my husband.

    I also agree with Kaiser on positive point: He knows the paps are there I doubt he would do anything untoward while they are watching/photoing BUT that does not mean something is not going on.

  45. Lulu says:

    Meh on the hand on her lower back. She was wearing a backpack, so it was the only accessable part of her back, especially since he’s below her on the trail. And it’s not like his full hand is on her back, it looks like he just sort of gave her a push off. And the dirt on her butt could have come from anywhere, as many have already pointed out.

  46. Loza says:

    I thought it was a picture of Gwen without her makeup on. Her build and haircolor are similar. I hope it is her!

  47. Really? says:

    People, please, those are her arms on her backside! Look at the frontal pics, which clearly show the position of her arms, interlocked to hold on to Zuma or whoma ever it is, the other shot is the rear view…me thinks a lot of peeps are projecting their wishes onto this rather lucky nannypalooza.

    Given Gavin’s (nice alliteration eh) prior predilections, i’d much rather have a Swiss Miss than Cedric à la RHOBH house boy…

  48. janie says:

    Meh. I’m 21 years old, considered attractive, and nannied for a family who had hired plenty of other attractive women before me to watch their children. I never felt like the situation was anything but a caretaker position. The mother was the head of a company and was very independent and confident..she basically wore the pants in the relationship and her husband was devoted to her. He never once gave me any weird vibes or had any intentions other than ensuring his children’s well-being.

    Maybe Gwen is just confident and secure in her relationship? Maybe Gavin has not given her any reason to worry, and she doesn’t feel the need to hire someone “ugly” or old to keep his eye from wandering. And seriously, if there was something going on, he wouldn’t be stupid enough to fondle the nanny in front of his children (or the paparazzi).

    • lisa2 says:

      Well that whole Kristen Stewart and Rupert Sanders proves that people get careless.

      But even saying that I don’t think anything is going on. Gavin seems very much in love with Gwen and their boys.

    • Faye says:

      *Thank you* a million times for this comment, Janie. Like you, I was a nanny in my late teens/early 20′s (while in college and grad school), and my relationship with the fathers was never anything but mutally professional and respectful.

      I’m reading these comments with increasing horror. What century are we in that you commenters think all single, young women are out to steal “your man” — especially in a work situation!? Frankly, it’s totally anti-feminist and very insulting. Maybe you should have a little more respect for your fellow women, and a little more trust in your husbands — or find husbands who are more trustworthy.

      If someone is that shallow and fickle and faithless that they will cheat on you the minute an attractive young woman falls into their line of sight, they’ll do it anyway, nanny or no nanny. What about the majority of women whose husbands are professional and work in offices outside the home? Do you propose vetting all their co-workers and making your husbands quit if any of their co-workers are young and pretty?


  49. Sarahb says:

    Gwen is so hot and I have seen pictures of both their nannys before and they kind of look the same. But they are not that cute! Kinda chunky and both have some pretty yellow teeth! She is not worried about them!

  50. jani says:

    I don’t really see much in these pics. I’m not a very jealous person but if I needed a nanny I’d only hire Mrs. Doubtfire.

  51. Minxx says:

    If I hired a nanny, this is how she would look:

    Those photoes on Lainey were showing a degree of intimacy I would have been uncomfortable with.

  52. lady X says:

    When are you married women going to learn that you should not have any young single women around your husband… PERIOD…. I do not care how pretty you are… how rich you are … how famous you are… Once he has been with you a few years it gets old.. and unless the love is strong and you keep the flame alive … it does get old… and have some young blonde fresh woman around him is insanely nuts ….

  53. haha says:

    WHy does OK magazine say that KSTEW& Sparkels are having a baby, and are bussy with preparing for baby room?