Mindy Mann, Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale’s former nanny, is at the center of controversy after allegations surfaced indicating that Rossdale may have cheated on Stefani with Mann — for more than three years!
As a result of the media whirlwind that came with the rumors, Mindy Mann has decided to go into hiding. At least, that’s what E! News is reporting. A source told E! News that Mindy “isn’t wanting to talk.”
“The last few weeks have been extremely difficult for Mindy. She has been bombarded with media trying to get her to talk about Gavin and the kids and she isn’t wanting to talk.… She is still currently in LA but keeping a low profile and has shut her phone off.”
After the E! News story was published, a report from Hollywood Life questioned why Mindy Mann would want to go into hiding amid the media firestorm. According to Hollywood Life, Mann should either “clear her name,” if the rumors are false, or admit to the rumors, since Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale have already split.
But for Mann, the choices might not be that simple. According to the E! News source, Mann is choosing to stay out of the spotlight for a simple reason: She truly cares about Gwen and Gavin’s three children.
“She cares about those kids so much and out of respect for the family wants to keep quiet.”
Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale split in August after 13 years of marriage, citing “irreconcilable differences.” It was just this month that news of Gavin’s alleged affair with Mann became public.
According to a report from Us Weekly, the Voice judge discovered her former husband’s alleged affair after Stefani was alerted to explicit text and photos between Mann and Rossdale on the family’s iPad. Find out more about how Gwen learned about the alleged affair in the video below. (Article continues below the video.)
Reports indicate that the alleged affair was ongoing for more than three years — during the time that the No Doubt singer was pregnant with the couple’s third child, Apollo.
A source told E! News that Gwen wanted to keep the alleged affair out of the media because, like Mindy Mann, Gwen Stefani wanted to protect her children. Together, Stefani and the Bush rocker have three children: Kingston, 9, Zuma, 7, and the aforementioned Apollo, 20 months.
“Gwen didn’t want the news about the nanny to get out for the sake of her kids. She really wanted to protect them and not have them go through knowing this went on with their father and someone that she trusted. Over the last few weeks, she had begun telling more of her friends what had happened. [But] she is ready to move on and start the next chapter of her life.”
In order to move on, Stefani has cut all ties with the Australian nanny, though reports indicate that Gavin is still checking in on Mann to make sure she’s OK.
Stefani has moved on in another way, as well. The 46-year-old musician has started a new relationship with her Voice co-judge, Blake Shelton. According to Gwen’s friends, the singer appears to be happier now than she’s been in a long time.
“Many of Gwen’s friends love how happy she has been over these past few months, and they believe she found love again.”
Since Gwen and Blake went public with their relationship, the two have been seen out and about in Nashville holding hands and engaging in plenty of PDA.
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