Beautiful nannies get a bad rap.
They are feared and labelled. Their physical attributes far outweighing any talent they might have as actually child carers.
A roll call of Hollywood names can attest to that.
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner's marriage allegedly broke down after his affair with their nanny. Via Getty.
Many high profile Hollywood stars' relationships have fallen apart after alleged affairs with nannies.
It's prompted a group cry from women around the world with many swearing they would never hire a “hot nanny” because it was way too tempting for the helpless male in the household.
The general consensus in mothers’ groups, online forums and with women in general was that hiring a “hot nanny” was just like playing with fire.
Would you hire a "hot nanny?"
Chrissy Teigen summed it up in a quote she later claimed she said in jest, but many wondered if it had an element of truth to it.
“No hot nannies, drivers, or maids. I trust John but you never know with these men,” she told a reporter after the Ben Affleck scandal erupted.
With the majority of wives and partners across the world united in the theory that temptation was better far far away from sitting amongst the dirty dishes in the Lego-strewn kitchen, any nanny unfortunate enough to be genetically blessed was forced to downplay her desirable qualities or risk entering the unemployment queue.
Who'd be silly enough to hire a gorgeous nanny for their home?
Gavin Rosedale famously cheated on Gwen Stafani. Via Twitter.
Well, lots of families is the answer. It turns out that in fact there is a job market for the beautiful nannies and a flourishing one at that.
Tattler Magazine reports that many women actively seek out “hot nannies” for their children for a variety of reasons the average mum probably hasn’t thought about.
While most of us hiring a nanny look for qualifications and someone who actually likes our kids, for other mothers a “smoking bod and glowing skin” is right at the top of their list in qualifications, right up with “must have own licence”.
Tattler writes that an A-list “unnamed” (due to privacy reasons, of course) Hollywood family require their nannies to be star-like in their looks so that the paparazzi can’t distinguish between the staff and the family through their long lenses when the family holiday together on the beach.
Another mother said that having a gorgeous nanny was a source of inspiration. Via iStock.
Prominent British nanny agency, Kensington Nannies, told the magazine that it isn’t unusual to get the brief that the nanny must be gorgeous.