Gavin Rossdale is using the old “the hot blonde nanny is my sister” excuse

So, remember when everyone was like OMG Gavin Rossdale is totally fooling around on Gwen Stefani with their hot, young, blonde nanny? That was just a few days ago. Gavin and Gwen didn’t bother to issue a statement or a direct denial about the fact that a paparazzo caught Gavin touching the “nanny” just above her butt cheek. A source did tell E! News “He is not having an affair with his nanny. He’s with her and the kids in a photo. It’s harmless.” But here’s another explanation: the “hot nanny” is Gavin’s sister? Yes, apparently he has a sister. Two sisters, in fact, an older sister named Lorraine and a younger sister, Soraya, who is allegedly the same woman in the “nanny” photos. You can see some 2009 photos of Gavin and Soraya here. Is this the same woman?

Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale’s marriage is stronger than ever, and reports that he is getting too close for comfort to the couple’s “super hot nanny” are totally unfounded, as can exclusively reveal that the pretty blonde who sent the rumor mill into overdrive is actually the 47-year-old Brit rocker’s sister, Soraya!

Tongues started wagging after Rossdale was pictured hiking on Sunday with the pretty mystery woman and his two sons, Zuma and Kingston, with some claiming he was caught “touching her butt” (he was actually guiding her up a hill with his hand on the small of her back) and body language experts opining that there appeared to be a “shared intimacy” between the two.

“All the speculation is hilarious,” a source close to Rossdale tells “And couldn’t be further from the truth. Gavin and Gwen are happier and more in love than ever and their marriage is absolutely rock solid. They truly have one of the happiest marriages in showbiz, or outside of showbiz for that matter!

“It really comes to something when a guy can’t go for a hike with his little sister without being accused of cheating on his wife!”

[From Radar]

I did a cursory examination of the old Soraya photos and the “nanny” photos, and while there is a similarity, I can’t say for sure that the blonde nanny-looking person is definitely Gavin’s sister. It could be, but I also think that “she’s my sister!” is one of the oldest excuses ever. Men have been using that sh-t for a LONG time. I guess women can use it too. It would have funny if Kristen Stewart was all “Rupert Sanders is my brother, y’all!”

Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet.

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  1. jinni says:

    Both the nanny and the sister look to have similar noses, so I’m going to believe this explanation.

  2. Esmom says:

    They don’t look like the same person to me. The sister looks at least 10 years older, thinner and has a completely different nose. The only similarity is hair color.

    If it’s not true, this dumb ass excuse would pretty much confirm his guilt, wouldn’t it? Or at least confirm that he touched her inappropriately. Otherwise why bother saying anything at all?

  3. lower-case deb says:

    the way he wears his hat-thing, made him look like he has topiary-hair.

  4. Toot says:

    If it’s not his sister Gwen would know, so it’s either his sister or Gwen wants to save face and had this quote put out.

  5. Erinn says:

    The pictures of her looking down in the link, and the picture of the woman looking down in this article look the same to me. I think she’s not wearing (as much) makeup in these photos, and the angle is a little different. But to me, it looks like his sister.

  6. kimcheee says:

    Same girl. Maybe she had a nose job. Maybe it’s the camera angle.

  7. Eve says:

    I don’t know about that woman from the link (maybe that’s his other sister, Lorraine), but here (links below) it says “Soraya Rossdale” and she looks like the woman above:

    P.S.: His Wikipedia page also says he has a half sister named Georgina Rossdale-Smith.

  8. fabgrrl says:

    Why would they lie about something like that? Really, really easy to prove or disprove the sister’s identity.

  9. Blondey says:

    Totally his sister. Those Rossdales have great genes – hot!

  10. stellalovejoydiver says:

    “It really comes to something when a guy can’t go for a hike with his little sister without being accused of cheating on his wife!”
    Considering that there were many rumors of cheating it´s actually quite plausible that he might be dumb enough to be fooling around with the nanny.

  11. Lisa says:

    I think it looks nothing like his sister!

    This women is their nanny and is in many pics with them and the kids. I do not think his sister is their nanny!

  12. aims says:

    It maybe, who knows? Speaking as someone who has a brother. He has never even come close to putting his hand on my behind when we ‘ve gone hiking. If he did iit would be a mistake he would remeber not to make again.

  13. spinner says:

    That is totally his Sister. What I want to know is why was this story deliberately planted?

  14. GossipG says:

    Did his sis have a boob job,and got a little chubbier?(WHILE HICKING?)
    Gavin Gavin Gavin, see how ur nose starts growing?Contact Pinokkio ASAP!

  15. marie says:

    they look similar. talk about photos being blown out of propotion-they looked harmless to me. plus, with as skilled as Gwen is at pimpin her family do you guys really think she’d run the risk of those photos making it out there?

  16. Jio says:

    If you look at other pictures of this nanny where you can see her eyes you will see she looks nothing like his sister.

    Two completely different women! This nanny has been with them for a long time. They never take their kids out without at least one nanny!

  17. Velouria says:

    if you do a search for Soraya Rossdale, even 2 years ago, Radar has pics them out together and of she looks just like Gwen:

    Definitely the same girl as the other day..

  18. Saphana says:

    it would be so easy to find that out and it would be big news in the gossip world so i doubt he would lie about it. moreover gwen, all their families and friends would know that she is not his sister, so its highly unlikely its just an excuse.

  19. Bird says:

    OH MY GOD, he is hot. Totally his sister. Way to easy to prove otherwise.

  20. Layale says:

    Who touches their sister like that, anyway? If my brother touched me there, I would be freaked out. Am I a prude?

  21. erin says:

    Gavin is 47. This blond woman looks quite young, and apparently Soraya is a full sister, not half. So, I kind of don’t see how it’s too likely that this woman could possibly be his sister, as there would be roughly a 20 year age difference between them. I’m not saying it’s not possible, but I did 5 seconds of research and found that his parents divorced when he was 11, his mother remarried and moved to Florida, and Soraya is a FULL sister. Thus, this woman is NOT his sister.

  22. Lem says:

    The small of the back implies some intimacy but not necessarily sexual intimacy.
    I don’t think this is nanny-gate . Sister or not

    • Trek Girl says:

      I agree with you. This didn’t seem inappropriate or weird to me at all, no matter which one she was.

      A light touch on the back below the backpack she’s wearing while going up an incline – it just looks like he’s giving her a nudge up the trail or something like that.

  23. sasa says:

    OMG, he’s cheating on Gwen with his sister! lol

  24. pixiestyx says:

    Does the sister have a tattoo on her wrist? In a picture from the hike where they zoom in on her booty the nanny/sister has a tattoo. In some old pictures of the kids, Gavin, and a blonde named as the nanny shopping, the nanny has similar tattoo. As others have pointed out the sister could have been wrongly IDed as the nanny here too.

  25. CreamSoda says:

    Instead of saying their marriage is rock solid, the source should have said “rock steady.” Dumb joke, I know. :)

  26. Sara says:

    God, for 47 he is still super hot. I think about Brad Pitt, Johnny Depp, and Russel Crowe all about the same age. He has them all beat IMO. He must take good care of himself and I bet you he doesn’t smoke.

  27. KellyinSeattle says:

    This entire thing has been overblown, IMO. If any wrong occurred, the ball is in Gwyn’s court.

  28. alxandra says:

    Even Ricky Martin used the same excuse, but with the it is my brother. Remember when they took pictures of Ricky back in 2005 on the beach in speedo’s with a dude also in speedo’s. He said that was his brother. Back in the days when I was a teen. I got caught by my boyfriend hugging and making out with a dude. I told him that was my brother. He was horrified but not by me making out with my brother. But because how stupid I thought he was. He knew I had no siblings.

  29. Greengirl says:

    Regardless, he looks like a lazy turd for letting whomever that is carry the kid up the trail for him.

  30. Kate says:

    If he was cheating and it was a different woman, no way would he use this line. The media could dig up the nanny’s identity in seconds, and then the lie would turn it into a huge scandal. I just can’t see him being quite that stupid – not unless he actually wants to totally humiliate his wife.

  31. Andrea says:

    I really think its his sister. let it go people.

  32. Victoria says:

    that girl is not Gavin’s Sister Soraya, this is the real soraya

  33. hannah says:

    he’s probably cheating on her with every guy in town but not with the nanny

  34. Leek says:

    Eew…so he’s touching his sister like that?! Maybe I’m a bit in the conservative side but I wouldn’t want my brother touching me that way. That is more “House of Yes” than afternoon hike with my sister.

  35. lisa2 says:

    It does look like his sister.. and yes she would have been around a long time. She obviously helps them with the boys. well that is not unusual. Many celebs and non celebs have family members that act as nannies, assistants and any number of things. Nice to have a family member helping.

    Since it is easy for me to see it is his sister, just shows how the media is wrong so often.

  36. JD says:

    I’m sorry, but it’s amazing how stupid some people are. Regardless if it’s his sister or not, if you’re hiking up steep hills and such (since I’m an avid hiker myself), sometimes you need someone to “spot” you so you don’t slip and fall. I thought this was common knowledge. I was surprise when the media made a big deal over it b/c this is exactly what it looks like to me. The paps knew what they were doing and surely if Gavin was cheating, he wouldn’t have done it so out in the open in pap view with this kids in tow.

  37. jane says:

    That’s not his sister. His younger sister Soraya is 10 years younger – she is 35ish and has a child and lives in London. She is also about 5’11. He may have another sister who knows – his parents were married a few times.

  38. Marianne says:

    Honestly I think it looks like his sister. And as for him touching her ass, how do we know that she lost her footing and he reached out to support her and ended up grazing the ass instead.

  39. Nous says:

    Look at the long bridge of the nose and attached ear lobes…same in both pics.