We always hear speculation about celebrities having nannies. You know the rumours are somewhat true – you know that famous people hire help. (Non famous people hire help too.)
It’s normal to feel slightly jealous of the help that some people can afford, but to judge someone for it – that’s not okay.
The most recent ‘nanny scandal’ came about when Alec Baldwin, 57, posted a beautiful photo to his Instagram account, thanking the women that help raise his kids. A really lovely public thank you that you don’t often (if ever) see.
He posted this photo.
Baldwin captioned the image, "I am forever indebted to the women who have helped care for our children. Muchos gracias Lizzy, Sandra, Zena, Lisa and Avril."
The photo shows two of the family's babysitters with two of their children - Rafael, two months and Carmen, one.
The actor's message was one of whole hearted gratitude. One that was positive - until the angry fans came out. Many people decided to attack the Baldwins saying they were bad parents for hiring help.
Many of his followers took it out on his wife, Hilaria Baldwin.
Media outlets also picked up the story and ran with the headline that the Baldwins have five nannies.
And so the 31-year-old mum replied in an honest and self protecting manner.
She posted three consecutive posts to Instagram explaining her situation. Reminding everyone - again - that it's not nice to parent-shame people. How other people raise their kids is no one else's business but their own. Open your ears parent-shamers.
Here was her response:
To be fair the celebrity parents have had an overwhelming influx of support too. Especially since Hilaria posted her response. But the sad reality is that she had to defend herself.
See how doting the parents are (Post continues after the gallery)...
A mum had to defend her family and their choices after her husband posted a thank you to some of the women in his life. In his children's life.
Aren't we tired of this, of the outrage?
What have you been parent-shamed for?