It’s sordid and depressingly predictable.
And, if Gavin Rossdale wasn’t such a technology noob, Gwen Stefani might never have discovered that he’d been schtupping the nanny.
Us Magazine is reporting that Rossdale, 50, had been carrying on an affair with their Australian nanny Mindy Mann, who was employed by the family to care for Stefani and Rossdale’s three kids, Kingston, 9, Zuma, 7, and Apollo, 20 months, for three years.
In February, Stefani, 46, was made aware of some “explicit texts”, which I believe the kids are calling sexts, between her husband of 13 years and her children’s carer on the family’s iPad.
Among them were nude pictures and plans to rendezvous for sex.
“The iPad was linked to Gavin’s phone,” a family source told Us. “One of the other nannies discovered the exchange and told Gwen.”
The affair time period means that Rossdale and the nanny were doing it while Stefani was pregnant with Apollo. Jerks.
Us Magazine‘s “source”, which could be a slice of ham or a monosyllabic parrot for all we know, reckons that Rossdale denied, denied, denied, calling the sexting mere “flirtation”.
When he finally admitted the affair, Stefani was “mortified, livid and embarrassed”.
“Everybody knows that my life blew up last February. I’d just been dealing with that. Unexpected. I was going along thinking that was going to be the rest of my life and it’s not. I don’t know what happened,” she said on KIIS FM.
Stefani filed for divorce shortly after and has moved on with her The Voice co-star Blake Shelton.
She’s making new music and generally seems pretty swell, actually.
Nice one, Gwen.