Mindy Mann is reportedly in hiding after being accused of having an affair with the now-ex-husband of Gwen Stefani, Gavin Rossdale.
For the last several days, Mindy Mann, the former nanny of the couple’s three children, has been hounded by photographers outside of her Toluca Lake, California home, and accused of being a copycat of her former boss. As the Daily Mail pointed out, Mindy Mann’s social media pages were reportedly filled with Stefani-like photos, including a picture of Mindy Mann in a bandana, much like one Stefani had wore to an awards show years ago. Mindy Mann was also seen with pink hair, which Stefani infamously rocked years ago.
“The last few weeks have been extremely difficult for [Mindy Mann],” a source revealed to E! News on November 19.
Last week, Us Weekly broke news of Mindy Mann’s alleged affair with Rossdale, claiming her boss discovered news of their rumored three-year relationship on the family’s iPad. According to a source, messages on the device included plans to meet up for sex, and while Rossdale initially denied the affair, Mindy Mann was fired, and months later, he came clean.
Now, as rumors regarding the alleged relationship continue to swirl, Mindy Mann is reportedly doing her best to steer clear of photographers.
“[Mindy Mann] has been bombarded with media trying to get her to talk about Gavin and the kids and she isn’t wanting to talk. [Mindy Mann] cares about those kids so much and out of respect for the family wants to keep quiet.”
“[Mindy Mann] is still currently in LA but keeping a low profile and has shut her phone off,” the source added.
Also wanting to avoid the media circus surrounding Mindy Mann’s reported relationship with Rossdale is his wife, the new girlfriend of Blake Shelton. A second source revealed the following information regarding Stefani.
“The media craze just annoys her because of the way it can affect kids in situations like this, but she has been giving them unconditional love and talking to them.”
During their 13-year relationship, Stefani and Rossdale welcomed three children, Kingston, 9, Zuma, 7, and Apollo, 20 months.
“Gwen didn’t want the news about [Mindy Mann] to get out for the sake of her kids,” another source told E! News. “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 addition, The Voice star is reportedly hoping her new romance with Shelton will make her ex jealous, and pay him back for his alleged betrayal with Mindy Mann. A source told Us Weekly that Stefani was hoping to show him what he’s missing with her new relationship, and let him know she’s officially moved on to someone much better suited for her.
In other Mindy Mann news, a recent Radar Online report claimed her former boss loaned her $50,000 in 2012 to help her start a new company for children. The company, Pint Size Kids, was an indoor playground, which Mindy Mann has since reportedly launched.
In the report, it was revealed Rossdale often brought his children to the playground, and when he did, his alleged affair with Mindy Mann began. Although their relationship was believed to have been professional up until that point, the Radar Online source claimed it quickly took a turn in a different direction once Mindy Mann began running her own business.
“Things got very intense with Gavin and [Mindy Mann] very quickly,” the source explained.
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