Stars who date their staff
Why go looking for love when you can date somebody who works for you, like these celebs did?
But some stars look much closer to home for a partner... in fact, quite a few have dated the people who work for them. Some have even married their agents, managers and their kids' nannies!
Most celebs will only date another celeb - it's just easier to be with somebody like-minded who 'gets' what it's like to be in the industry.
She's having a good year, what with being a new judge on X Factor and all, and now it seems Kelly Rowland has got herself a secret boyfriend. The 30-year-old singer/TV star recently admitted that she had a "special friend" and, according to The Mirror, that "friend" is her manager Tim Weatherspoon.
But Kelly isn't the only celeb who's fallen for somebody who works for them...Britney was single for a while after the break-up of her marriage to Kevin Federline, who happened to be her backing dancer when they met (she's clearly a fan of being with people who work for her!). It took many years before she started a new relationship and that just happened to be with her agent, Jason Trawick. Well, it's not like Britney was allowed to go out and hit the town to meet men like the rest of us! And at least Jason has seen the star at her very worst.
These two are so determined to make things work that he's quit his role at Britney HQ to concentrate on the personal side of their relationship and they are rumoured to be trying for a baby!If it seems like a lifetime ago, that's because it was... Mariah was just 18 and a wannabe pop star when she gave her demo tape to Tommy Mottola, the boss of Sony Records, and fell under his spell, despite him being 21 years older than the young starlet. What followed was like a Cinderella story - he made Mariah one of the biggest stars in the world, they fell in love and got married - except it didn't have a happy ending and they split in 1997.
After two high-profile relationships with Ryan Phillippe and Jake Gyllenhaal, Reese Witherpoon went behind the scenes in 2010 and started dating top Hollywood agent Jim Toth.
Jim is a big cheese at CAA, which looks after the careers of George Clooney and Sandra Bullock among others, so at least Reese knew he wasn't with her for her money or her fame. In fact, when they got married last March, many of the A-listers invited to the ceremony, including Matthew McConaughey and Scarlett Johansson, were there as friends of Jim's, not Reese's.Celine Dion's husband Rene Angelil has devoted his life to her career since discovering her talent when she was just 12... and he was 38. The music manager was sent Celine's demo tape by her mother and promptly mortgaged his house to pay for her first track, a French-language recording that made her a star in her native Canada.
They started dated when his protégé turned 19 and have rarely spent a day apart since as Rene has built Celine into one of the most successful solo artists in the world.Cris Judd was a backing dancer for Michael Jackson and N'Sync before he was hired by Jennifer Lopez to feature in her video for Love Don't Cost A Thing in 2001. She liked what she saw and they started dating and in typical J-Lo fashion, she sprinted up the aisle less than a year after they'd first met. They divorced nine months later.
Ethan Hawke married Uma Thurman in 1998 after they met and fell in love on the set of Gattaca. They had two children but split up after five years amid rumours that Ethan had reportedly been unfaithful with their nanny, a college student. He went on to marry the nanny and they've had two more children.
Hilary Swank was married to actor Chad Lowe, Rob Lowe's little brother, for nine years but as her movie stardom grew, with two Oscar wins for Boys Don't Cry and Million Dollar Baby, his failed to take off. That pressure is said to have led to their split in 2006 and less than a year later she began dating her agent John Campisi, who had helped mould her career. They started out as just friends, she invited him as her date to the Academy Awards, but they were soon mixing business with pleasure.
OK, so we're not sure we could classify what went on here as dating - it was more like a drunken fumble - but Jude Law did romance his children's nanny while she was in his employment. Daisy Wright had been hired by Jude and his ex-wife Sadie Frost to watch over their two youngest children, but Jude got romantically involved with her while they were staying at his Primrose Hill house. He happened to be dating Sienna Miller at the time and the whole thing came to light when he publicly apologised for his indiscretion.
Actor Robin Williams married his eldest son's nanny Marsha Garces back in 1989, and they had two children together. However they separated in 2008 after almost two decades of marriage.