Employees Hate This Hollywood Mom

jennifer garner kids 1SOLVED!

[Lainey Gossip] No one wants to work with Hollywood’s most difficult mother. She now has a reputation among child care agencies for being the most unpopular celebrity nanny employer and many now only send to her the nannies on their staff who specialise in dealing with mega-bitch moms.

She is surprisingly less organised than you would think, often requesting services with no lead time and expecting to be offered priority treatment. When the nanny arrives, she often won’t speak to the person directly, communicating via her assistant, and often implying that the person isn’t attractive enough, and because of this, may or may not sell her out. Because only ugly people compromise confidentiality, I guess?

She confiscates cell phones. She also demands to go through the nanny’s private messages. After a dinner party once, when she and her friends were particularly mouthy, backstabbing several prominent actors and actresses, she demanded to search the nanny who had stayed late — without prior notice — so as to make sure she wasn’t bugged and threatened legal action for no reason.

Speaking of working hours, she has been known to require extra time but isn’t willing to pay for it, rationalising her request by blaming the person for an imaginary offensive — like missing diapers or a bent branch/stem in the garden. i.e. “I notice that the whatever bush over there looks a little trampled. You weren’t careful enough. You are staying an extra two hours.”

She is known to be verbally abusive and impatient. She once watched a nanny pick up spilled baby food all over the floor while tapping her hand on the counter and criticising the person’s physique and intellect as the reason for why it was taking so long. Many nannies in LA, hearing horror stories from their peers, have turned [away] potential work placements with her because they don’t want to bother with the drama.

Not Jennifer Garner.


reese witherspoon 5SOLVED!

It’s Reese Witherspoon!

But she seems so nice on the outside! They always are, Dear. They always are.

Lainey never actually solves her blind items, but she may have dropped a tiny little hint about this one at her recent fabulous Smut Soirees. She hummed “Sweet Home Alabama” when someone asked her for a hint about which Hollywood Mom this blind was about.

While she may be a bad employer, Reese is actually a very good mom. She spends lots of time with her kids in “normal” activities, and her children are known as being bright, happy, and well-behaved.

So… don’t work for her… but do try to get her to adopt you!

Congratulations to everyone who got this one right! Raselbol was first!

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139 comments to Employees Hate This Hollywood Mom

  • haley1020

    Heidi Klum?

  • tracking

    Sounds like JLo (Garner hint)

    • rosiedoes

      Was going to say exactly this, for exactly that reason.

      Also, I seem to recall her being wildly demanding when doing a charity event some years ago, even though she was only due to be onsite for a few hours. Sounds like the same sort of person, to me.

    • annasophie

      i would agree, but doesn’t she mainly reside in florida? jlo is intensely disliked by many, many people though.

      and klum in new york? i can’t see reese witherspoon flipping out over a nanny, two of her three kids are older aren’t they?

  • raslebol

    reese witherspoon because Lainey always says she’s * (i don’t know if Witherspoon is a bad boss because it seems her nanny is again the same blonde woman)

  • buttersmom

    Katherine Heigl

  • KarmeliteKameleon

    Sharon Stone FTW

    • puffybudders

      I second this. She seems to have no redeeming qualities. She even lied about being a member of Menza.

  • zeep

    Goop, please

    • NeedNoStinkinBadges

      Definitely not. Lainey loves GOOP and would doubtfully publish a blind about her. This person she clearly does not like.

    • annasophie

      GOOP is too busy policing her kids’ food. only criticism she would level at a nanny is about her poor eating choices and a need to cleanse.

  • Dave

    I’ll go with America’s not-so-sweet-heart Reese Witherspoon.

  • I Am PunkA

    Reese Witherspoon

    Her latest troubles seem to have given people ammo to punk her with.

  • Up the Coast

    It could be Angelina, but she doesn’t have any friends, and she sure doesn’t do dinner parties….so I’ll say Sharon Stone.

  • sunstamp

    Jennifer Lopez? Maybe Garner is a clue cause JLO used to date her husband.

  • jennlynn

    My guess is Kamora

  • elliedee

    Reese Witherspoon

  • colby2283

    I will say Angeline Jolie, because she is the only person I can think of who is a major bitch.

  • askies

    Reese Witherspoon.

  • yinyang

    Ms Jessica Alba

  • ILoveLucy

    Ok, having read this, I would think i was Annie Lebowitz, the photographer, if it was NYC. My BFF who nannied in the NYC area for 15 years was begged by Annies ppl to come work for her back in 2009. She thought about it, as her present job was ending. Did her research and turned her down cold. Annie Pays $500+ per day. But you are not allowed a private life, only her and hr kids lives, you are on 24-7 call and her family comes 1st above all other matters, nothing else matters. My friend sold everything she owned, moved to Alaska and couldn’t be happier. I’m going to guess J-Lo here.

    • Syd Wishes

      Sadly, I believe that is the arrangement among nearly all nannies and their ovum-progenitor-and-possible-blastocyst-carrier employers in NYC.

  • ILoveLucy

    OR OR…Halle Barry!!!! YESS!

  • huhwhoami


  • KatarinaJ

    Is this another Heidi Klum blind….? But her last one as a nanny confiscating cell phones was already revealed.
    Although backstabbing other ACTRESSES spells actress.

    A NOT Jennifer Garner could be a YES Jennifer Lopez or Gwyneth Paltrow etc because of the Ben Affleck reference. I don’t think JLo would be referred to as just an actress though and Gwyneth is SO hated…. why not guess her?
    So.. PALTROW!

    • ethel skinner

      But it doesn’t say ‘other’ actresses, it says “backstabbing several prominent actors and actresses” – so it doesn’t necessarily mean the subject is an actress.

      My guess is also J-Lo

  • ccincanada

    the other jennifer? j-lo?

  • Glitter

    Hasn’t Heidi Klum been outed as a horrible mother?

  • KatarinaJ

    PS. And doesn’t someone who is afraid of being sold out realize that being a horrible bitch and not paying overtime just ASKS for a sell out? I know I’d be HELLA good to help if I were a celebrity. People who are crappy to people who take care of their kids FLOOR me. I am extra kind to sitters/teachers because I entrust them with my most precious possession… MY KID!

    Is the diaper or garden reference a hint? Gwyneth probably has some high fallutin British garden and throws gossipy dinner parties… but are her kids still in diapers?

  • Herkeda

    Reese Witherspoon? Jennifer Lopez?

  • katt388

    I hate to say this but the picture looks like Jennifer Garner and one of her daughters.

  • joannc

    Miriah Carey

  • kitteekat

    I’ve totally heard this story before but can’t think of who it is!

  • iluvegossip

    Is it January Jones?

  • sexxyliquorice

    Katie Holmes?

    • annasophie

      does she have any friends anymore? no, seriously, does she? can’t see it being her. she’s way too hands on and plain jane these days.

  • pnwpersonkim

    Organized was mispelled and jlo was in tjat crapawful movie the wedding planner and played some sort of odd needy chick.

    • Bromance1979

      Organised is the correct British spelling of “organized”. Elaine Lui (“Lainey”) is Canadian and I believe Canadians tend to use British over American spelling.

      I do think J-Lo is a possibility, though. “Not Jen Garner” would imply it’s someone Ben was previously with, so J-Lo or Goop would work. Goop is primarily London-based, though, I believe, and J-Lo is notoriously difficult.

  • Marykay

    Mariah Carey?

  • HollySleuth

    Part of me thinks Reese, like all the ghosts are going to start coming out of her squeaky clean image … but the spelling of “rationalising” seems like it may be a subtle clue that it’s a Brit living in L.A. (?)

  • HollySleuth

    *squeaky clean closet …

  • Birthdaygirl

    Angelina Jolie

  • iocaine

    I’ll guess J. Lo. She already has a reputation for being a hag, as well as only talking to commoners via her assistant.

  • jerzeygirl

    Reese W has been on a roll lately. Could it be her?

  • Cindy Louhoo

    Halle Berry? Sharon Stone?

  • jules524

    courtney cox?

  • HotTea

    Reese “Do you know my name?” Witherspoon

  • Virginia

    Halle Berry

  • kittyconfidential

    I’ve heard rumours about Heidi Klum confiscating cell phones and being very rude to employees. And the “less organized than you would think” fits with her being German (sterotypically very organized).

    • VodkaSoaked

      Of course you have. And it’s from our illustrious Ace who is always first with the BlindGossip.

  • auntiekeke

    Reese. Ever since her arrest, Lainey has been very vocal that she is not at all like her public persona and that the truth will start to emerge about what a not nice person she is. The timing of the blind fits.

  • ldylkngb

    Heidi Klum

  • suemccroy

    Mariah Carey

  • KyrasMaMa

    I could see this being Jennifer Lopez. She never has her kids around and she just seems to have mega-bitch written all over her.

  • gigipeach

    jessica alba?

    only because she seems as hands on as Jennifer Garner…

    or maybe Goopy? cause she dated ben affleck as well? though she is past diaper stages…

  • gogoadore

    Denise Richards

  • snuffykb

    Mother: Heidi Klum

  • brittratt

    Julia Roberts.

    Rumor has it she flips out at people she thinks are speeding by her home.

  • CanaryCry


  • homemade13

    Heidi Klum. I remember reading somewhere that she confiscates the nanny’s cell phones.

  • patticakes

    Sharon Stone

  • DivaKarma

    Sharon Stone

  • Poppy

    Reese Witherspoon

  • daisy12

    Let’s pile it on: Reese Witherspoon! She’s outed herself as entitled and less than charming. I also think the “she is surprisingly less organised than you would think” points to her, because she has a reputation as super-organized– her production company is named Type A Productions.

  • Jane_Doe

    Reese Witherspoon

    Hi Ace! It’s my first time commenting. I love your site.

  • malkatz

    There was a solved blind that was almost verbatim from this, with less detail, and the mom was Heidi Klum. Therefore, Heidi Klum.

  • JeanRalphio


  • wholuvzya

    J Lo?

  • packerpoke

    Reese wetherspoon

  • hollywoodvoyuer

    whomever it is sounds like a real *!

  • Elisa

    Sharon Stone?

  • twilighttulips82

    Halle Berry, Victoria Beckham, Angelina Jolie?

  • parry

    I’m guessing Julia Roberts -read of her past rudeness to employees before, as well as Dannie’s ex. The less organized than you’d think made me think Jada Smith she always seems so controlled but pic looks like Julia. Plus, it’s been a long time since babyhood and diapers for Jada!

  • rudy

    I’m going with Heidi Klum. i hear she is not such a great mom and only someone who is self-centered and mean could act this way toward a nanny. Certainly not a mom who is nurturing to her kids. It would be hard to totally switch that off with the help.

    And she sure has alot of kids so is definitely under stress.

  • susiebelle

    Victoria Beckham – it doesn’t say she is an actress. Also, the spelling of organised and rationalised indicates English. Also, “like missing diapers or a bent branch/stem” – Bend It Like Beckham.

  • April123

    now that reeseWhithering act – showed her true self when husband was caught in a DUI (on video).

    • April123

      btw.. I think it was Lainey who said Ben Affleck is a client of reese’s husband. Hence Jen Gardner is the ‘decoy’ for this blind.

  • michelex23

    The “less organized than you think” has to be a clue. I can’t see this being J. Lo. I’m gonna guess G. Pal.

  • notyourway

    Sandra Bullock

  • sparkle.burnout

    Victoria “Posh” Beckham? She’s a brit living in LA. Not an actress though. Halle Berry would be my second guess.

  • nolabelle

    I agree the clues lean more to the former German model and now “celebrity” Heidi Klum.

  • VodkaSoaked

    I’ll say Julia Roberts.

    She is known to be a *, the “ugly” and “not attractive enough” could refer to her Pretty Woman role, the “legal action” could refer to her Erin Brokovitch role, and IMO, “mouthy” could refer to her HUGE mouth.

  • devoncarruthers

    Definitely Reese Witherspoon.

    In Lainey’s blinds, the person is always talked about in the same day. This was posted on Friday and she had at least 1 article about Reese being nasty.

    Also, Lainey loves GP and MC too much to put this nasty of a blind out there. When it’s about someone she likes, like the Jon Hamm blind, there is always a tone of sadness. There is straight up snark here.

  • Sensibleguess

    I am going to go with Gwyneth Paltrow, as she seems to want to give off the vibe that she is organized, in control, and has everything figured out when it comes to lifestyle and “balance”, health and perfection. It strikes me that she would be critical of someone’s looks and intellect. (?)

    • Sensibleguess

      Plus, she dated Ben Affleck. Maybe showing that it is “not Jen Garner”, is a big clue. 😉

      • I Am PunkA

        Except that Gwinny is not a Hollywood mom. They live in London.

      • Sensibleguess

        For those of you saying Gwyneth isn’t a Hollywood mom, a quick search shows that she purchased the “Windsor Smith House” in Brentwood in July 2012. I am sure they live in several different homes and at several different properties they have purchased? So I would consider her a Hollywood mom.

  • MrsBreeder

    I think the Jen Garner clue is with the # of kids. She has three, including a baby. Reese has 3, including a baby. I definitely think it is an actress, who lives in California, who has a baby.

    Garden clue could reference “Just Like Heaven,” where Reese’s character’s roof was turned into a rooftop garden. Let’s not forget all Reese’s “friends” such as Chelsea Handler…they seem pretty catty to me.

  • sportygirl8994

    I’m going to say something different. How about Sarah Jessica Parker. I have seen in an interview where an actor that has worked with her say that she is known for using assistants or a third party to to just let him know to not use his tongue during the kissing scenes. haha

  • goldie1987

    I’m going to go with Reese Witherspoon – for all of the reasons posted above (Lainey’s discussion about the truth coming out re: her horrible behaviour & treatment of others, the clue about # of kids, her friends, etc…) – but especially because of this line:
    “She is known to be verbally abusive and impatient.”

    reminiscent of her recent arrest, for sure!

  • Alison

    Sharon Stone

  • javelina

    My guess is Jessica Alba.

    She hawks diapers online and just authored a book on how to live organically. She is trying to recreate herself into a lifestyle guru, and even talked about how much more relatable she is than Goopy because she didn’t grow up with money. She also appeared in commercials for the Windows phone where she talks about how it helps her stay organized with her busy family and work.

    Also, her breakout role was in Dark Angel. Garner’s breakout role was Alias.

  • slantrhyme

    Jessica Alba

  • GayleStorm

    Unfortunately, I’m betting there is no shortage of this type in H-wood.

    I think Heidi Klum, Sharon Stone, and Reese Witherspoon are all good guesses….they all strike me as being mega-*s. Jessica Alba and J-Lo, as well.

    I’m going with Heidi Klum.

  • Arsinoe

    FTW – This smacks of Victoria Beckham and the actor/actress bashing she did was of Tom Cruise and Katie Homes.

  • sherlock

    There’s no way i’d work for a spoilt * like that,she deserves to be brought down a peg or two.I’d go out of my way to plant a bug and expose her.

  • LaursAngel

    This points to Gwyneth- especially the NOT Jen Garner clue, since Ben was engaged to her. She’s also hated, and very difficult, and lives a very “organic, healthy, GOOP” lifestyle. She’s also friends with Chelsea and Cameron who are VERY mouthy- so I can see them all sitting around a table bashing A-listers.

  • FairyMay9

    Jessica alba is a really compelling guess for me for all the reasons stated above, but … Ithink ‘organised’ is a purposeful spelling as a clue. I’m going w/gwynneth paltrow.

  • FiyahHotFlashy

    JLo or Reese…cosigning with most of the class

  • buckyboyd

    Isn’t that Jennifer Garner and her daughter Seraphina in the picture?!? I know it says the blind isn’t her but i’m almost positive that it’s them in the photo.

    • FairyMay9

      Of course, it is. That’s why Ace clarified that the blind is not her. The graphic is often a clue, and so he wanted to make sure we knew it wasn’t the subject of the graphic he used.

  • bellerose

    It’s Reese Witherspoon. Lainey actually solved the blind a day or so before she posted it. She made a comment about how happy Garner would be about Reese’s demise. Lainey’s blinds are usually fairly easy, she gives lots of hints in her articles.

  • Andreinac13

    J-Lo. I read the blind and thought of her.

  • kermit1969

    Kate Winslet

  • singtress

    Rachel Zoe is who I totally see.

  • catsanddogs

    Tori Beckham… Right?? Posh!

  • reen57

    I go with Reese. She does OCD characters really well. She’s a Scorpio as I recall and when they get their nasty on you gotta watch out. Pity she’s so insecure.

  • comments

    Kim Porter.

  • Ireadtoomuch

    I work in the childcare business. You all have to realize that we are locked up tight with NDA’s and it is not worth it to say anything. But ooooo…the stories we would all like to tell……

  • lipspuckerup

    Kim Porter. Crazy broad…