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Heidi Klum & More Affairs With the Help (Photos)

Seal has accused of Heidi Klum of 'fornicating' with her bodyguard. More stars who got too close to the help.

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Singer Seal has accused his ex-wife, Heidi Klum, of “fornicating” with her bodyguard. From Arnold Schwarzenegger to Jude Law, more stars who got too close to their employees.

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Heidi Klum

Who wasn’t shocked when Heidi Klum and Seal announced they were filing for divorce after seven years of marriage? It appears that Klum’s bodyguard of four years may have known something we didn’t. Rumors that the pair have been dating started flying this weekend when photos surfaced of Klum and Martin Kristen vacationing together in Sardinia. Then, in an unguarded conversation with TMZ, Klum’s ex-husband, Seal, appeared to confirm the suspicions, “I guess you all now have the answer you have been looking for the last seven months” as to why the couple split, the singer said. His comments didn’t stop there though: “I would have thought that Heidi would have shown a little more class,” Seal grumbled, “and at least waited until we separated first before fornicating with the help, as it were.” Yikes, that sure was classy.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger


Only a week after the world learned that the 25-year marriage between Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver was ending, the former California governor revealed a new bombshell: He had fathered a child with a household staffer over a decade ago. The news came as a huge shock to many, although nobody as much as his wife. According to reports, Shriver learned about the child in January—after at least a decade—and asked her husband to move out of the family’s Brentwood home, which he refused to do. Although Shriver and Schwarzenegger have called for privacy, the hits keep coming: According to a birth record obtained by CNN, the housekeeper's child was born just days after Schwarzenegger and Shriver’s youngest son, Christopher.

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Jude Law

Jude Law publicly admitted to having an affair with his children’s nanny, Daisy Wright, in July 2005. The actor was a engaged to Sienna Miller at the time. After tabloids reported the fling, Law said in a statement, “Following the reports in today’s papers, I just want to say I am deeply ashamed and upset that I’ve hurt Sienna and the people most close to us.” According to the actress’s mother, Miller learned of the affair through a tabloid story. The couple later split. In 2003, Law had split from his first wife, Sadie Frost, also amid reports of infidelity.

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Robin Williams

Comedian Robin Williams married Marsha Garces in 1989, soon after he divorced his first wife, Valerie Verlardi. Williams and Garces met while Garces was working as a nanny for his son Zachary. During their marriage, they worked together on projects, with Garces producing many of his films including Mrs. Doubtfire, and Patch Adams. The couple divorced in 2008, with Garces citing irreconcilable differences.

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Michael Kennedy

In 1997, news broke that Michael Kennedy, son of Robert F. Kennedy, was under investigation for pursuing an affair with his children’s babysitter. Reports indicated that she would have been 14, which means the 39-year-old Kennedy could have been charged with statutory rape. His wife reportedly caught the two in bed. The charges were eventually dropped, because the babysitter and her family refused to file charges. Kennedy died in a skiing accident a few months later on December 31, 1997.

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Mutt Lange (Shania Twain’s husband)

When Shania Twain split from her husband Mutt Lange in 2008, he said, “It’s just an unfortunate thing that happened. It’s literally just a growing apart, that’s all.” As it turned out, Lange was having an affair with Twain’s assistant and good friend, Marie-Anne Thiebaud. The story ended somewhat happily, as Twain eventually fell in love with Marie-Anne’s estranged husband, Frederic. The two married in January 2011.

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Ethan Hawke

When Ethan Hawke’s relationship with his former nanny, Ryan Shawhughes, first became public in 2007, many were quick to compare him to Jude Law. But Hawke and Shawhughes, who briefly took care of Hawke’s two children from his previous marriage to Uma Thurman, were quick to say they got together after the divorce. And Hawke said the sleazy comparisons surprised him, saying “I liken my situation to The Sound of Music, not to Jude Law.” Now married, they are the parents of a 2-year-old daughter Clementine and are expecting their second child this year—not quite matching the 10 von Trapp children between two families, but getting there.

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Robin Gibb

Bee Gees singer Robin Gibb once sang “How Can You Mend a Broken Heart”—foreshadowing his own marriage. Gibbs and his wife, Dwina, reportedly had an open relationship, but that didn’t stop her from being shocked when the family’s longtime housekeeper, Claire Yang, gave birth to Gibb’s daughter in 2009. Gibb, who has one son with Dwina and two children from a previous marriage, said in 1995 that he enjoys “cruising” for sex as well as threesomes. Although Dwina Gibb said “Robin has had flings in the past with friends of mine … it doesn’t worry me because I trust my friends,” she reportedly felt “betrayed” after Yang gave birth. “Incredibly, Claire continued to live at the family home as her pregnancy developed,” a friend said. “When the truth came out, Dwina was furious. To say she hit the roof is an understatement.”

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Tiger Woods

It’s funny to think of now, but the story of Tiger Woods and his wife Elin Nordegren was actually charming once. Nordegren worked as a nanny to Swedish golf star Jasper Parnevik’s children, meeting Woods after the 2001 British Open. According to sources, Woods had a friend ask Nordegren out for him, something that Nordegren considered “weird and pathetic.” But Woods persisted, even though Nordegren’s boss, Mia Parnevik, said their nanny didn’t want to look like a “gold digger.” They married in 2004 and had two children before Nordegren learned of Woods’ chronic infidelity—and all hell broke loose.

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Pal Sarkozy (Nicolas’ father)

Aren’t the French supposed to be discreet about their sexual affairs? Not so for Pal Sarkozy, French President Nicolas’ father, who said in his 2010 memoir Tant de vie ( All of Life) that his first sexual experience came from his nanny when the elder Sarkozy was just 11 years old. Sarkozy, 81, wrote that he “innocently asked the nanny to lie down next to me as if to give me a big cuddle while whispering the story. She obeyed. I slipped my clumsy but hurried hand under her skirt while she, unperturbed, continued reading.” Sarkozy, who grew up in Hungary before moving to France after World War II as a refugee, said that after that night he would “ask for my nurse and stories every night.” This early sexual encounter apparently led to a life of womanizing for Sarkozy, who left Nicolas’ mother Andee when Nicolas was only 5 years old because his wife didn’t “give free rein to my affairs as if they were never important.”

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Rob Lowe

Would anyone really have been surprised if famed 1980s partyboy—who famously made a sex tape with an underage girl and another woman during the 1988 Democratic National Convention—Rob Lowe had slept with his nanny? Although Lowe paid out an undisclosed sum to his underage sexual partner in 1990, he wasn’t so willing to admit guilt in 2008, when it came to his former nanny Jessica Gibson. Before Gibson even accused Lowe of anything, Lowe sued her for allegedly attempting to extort $1.5 million from him and his wife, Sheryl. After the suit, Gibson said she had been sexually assaulted, battered, and harassed—claims that Lowe called “false terribles.” But the Lowes’ Nannygate didn’t stop there: They were slapped with another accusation days later, when former nanny Laura Bryce said she was harassed— by Sheryl Lowe. Despite vows by Lowe that he would take the suits to trial, the Lowes and both nannies filed papers a year later to have the suits dismissed.

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Cpt. Georg Ludwig von Trapp

While the 1965 musical The Sound of Music has never claimed to be completely true to the facts (does anyone really believe a nun like Maria would have sung “I Have Confidence” so brightly on a Salzburg bus?), there is one indisputable truth: Captain von Trapp really did have a whistle that he used to keep his children in line and he did later marry his former governess. A World War I naval hero and a widower with seven children, Capt. Georg Ludwig von Trapp hired a young nun named Maria Kutschera to be a governess to one of his young daughters, also named Maria, who had rheumatic fever. The rest is, of course, one of the most famous love stories of all time. Georg and Maria married on November 26, 1927. In the course of their marriage, they had three more children, headed up a singing group (the Trapp Family Singers) and eventually fled Nazi-occupied Austria.