The Doctors: Nannies Ruining Marriages
It’s hard to imagine hiring someone to come into your home to take care of your children, only to have them plan to purposefully screw up your marriage. Recently, it seems like stories of bad nannies are taking over headlines every other week, particularly those affecting Hollywood’s finest. Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale, Sienna Miller and Jude Law, Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck, and Uma Thurman and Ethan Hawke all separated after alleged affairs with their nannies.
Most recently, Susan Sarandon‘s daughter, Eva Amurro Martino, blogged about her husband firing their nanny after she tried to begin an affair. Eva wrote that the nanny had only been working for them for a couple of weeks, when the nanny sent a text to Eva’s husband that read “OMG. Girl did I mention to you how hot and sexy my boss is. I would to [expletive] his brains out. ha haah. Too bad he seems not to like thick Latin women with lots to hold on to LOL.”
The incident reportedly brought the family together, but for many other families, the nannies are what tore them apart. The Doctors applauded the true, good nannies out there, pointing out how much trust goes into the job.
The Doctors: Protect Your Family From A Bad Nanny
Dr Jorge Rodriguez, who joined the show to aid in the discussion, argued that the home has to already be a little “wrecked” before someone can come in and “wreck it.” The Doctors then turned to “the Nanny Doctor” Lindsay Heller. Lindsay explained that most nannies don’t set out to tear families apart, and those so-called “hot nannies” are giving nannies as a whole a bad name. Lindsay explained that a lot of celebrities end up with nannies who sort-of convince themselves that their fantasies are a reality.
To protect your family, while interviewing people, look for someone who wants to be a caregiver long-term. Notice whether they have pride and respect in what they do. References are also incredibly important, as is education. It’s also important to check the strength of your own relationship and marriage. Boundaries should be set, and intimate relationships with the nanny should be avoided. Even friendly conversations can be taken the wrong way.
The Doctors: Mom Bullied For Exercising At Child’s Game
The Doctors then moved on to share news of a mom who was bullied for trying to squeeze in a workout while at her child’s soccer game. That woman happens to be Carrie Underwood‘s personal trainer, and it didn’t take long for Carrie to repost the bully’s photo, writing “this guy felt the need to post this pic of my friend and trainer, Erin Oprea, along with some really insecure and mean comments. He was shaming her for getting in some exercise during her son’s soccer game. Not cool.”
Erin joined the show via Skype and explained that she jump ropes at every soccer game because it keeps her focused and prevents her from yelling at her kids while they’re playing. She was in the parking lot, not even near the field, trying to “kill two birds with one stone.”
What upset Erin the most was that it’s actions like that, that discourage other women from working out. She’s hoping her experience can help other women realize that it doesn’t matter what other people think, and you should do whatever you want, regardless of how other people feel about it. Erin then suggested everyone try to squeeze in a workout whenever possible, even if it’s during one of their kids’ games.
The Doctors: Man Contracted HIV While Using PrEP
Moving on, The Doctors shared news that a medication that is supposed to protect against HIV infection, apparently failed. Reportedly, a Canadian gay man took PrEP for two years but still contracted a rare drug-resistant strain of HIV. A lot of people take PrEP, and Dr Rodriguez explained that PrEP is actually a technique, not a pill. It stands for pre-exposure prophylaxis, which means taking something before you’re exposed to it. People who are at a higher risk of contracting HIV, take one pill a day, making them 97% less likely to catch HIV while engaging in unsafe sexual activities.
PrEP has decreased the number of new infections dramatically, but it’s not 100% effective. The man caught a strain of HIV that was already resistant to that medication. Safe practices are still highly recommended, especially for protection against STD’s.