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Read the Juicy (and Horrible) Reason Why Eva Amurri Martino Allegedly Had to Fire Her Nanny

posted: 03/02/16
by: Mara Betsch
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Finding the right child care is hard, and though you may get irritated with your babysitter or nanny for feeding your child chicken nuggets for dinner, actress and blogger Eva Amurri Martino, Susan Sarandon's daughter, has one nightmare of a story.

Recently, the actress took to her blog, Happily Eva After, to tell the jaw-dropping story why she had to fire her nanny of a few weeks. The actress is open about her horrific experience, but seems to have a sense of humor about it (after the fact, of course). Here's the juicy story (you can read the full text on her blog):

As if that weren't enough: Amurri Martino had just last month written about how she had to fire her nanny of one and a half years and then had to deal with the "traumatic and bizarre experience" that comes with ending that sort of relationship. So she and her husband Kyle hired a new nanny soon after that. What comes next is truly shocking: when Amurri Martino was away on business, her husband allegedly received a racy text from the nanny that said:

"OMG. Girl, did I mention to you how hot and sex my Boss is. I would love to f*$% his brains out ha haah. Too bad he seems not to like thick Latin women with lots to hold on to LOL."

Uh, what?!? According to the blog, Amurri Martino's husband Kyle was in a state of disbelief -- he was embarrassed for her and also felt awkward about the whole thing, since he had barely spent any time with her. Expecting a follow up text to come, apologizing for the mishap, he never received another text. He took his daughter Marlowe to breakfast, and when he returned, he saw the nanny -- in the couple's bedroom! He quickly realized the text wasn't a mistake.

He had an important 9:30 a.m. meeting, but he felt so strange about the whole situation that he left the meeting and came back early. Realizing how delicate the situation was, he recorded his conversation with the nanny, and it allegedly went something like this:

Nanny: I didn't know you were going to be home now (this is said in a low and sultry voice)

Kyle: Yeah, I came home early....I actually wanted to ask you about something.

Nanny: Yeah...

Kyle: When I came home earlier, why were you in our bedroom?

Nanny: I was looking for you.

Kyle: What?

Nanny: I was looking for you, I didn't know if you were home (By the way, if you have ever been to our home, there is ZERO reason for anyone except us to be going to our bedroom for any reason. Especially her. Probable Truth: she was in there smelling his underwear. Or something even more crazy that I can't even think of)

Kyle: (exasperated) Um. Ok. Listen, this morning I got a really inappropriate text from you...

(pause)

Nanny: Oh yeah...Sorry

Kyle: Yeah. Ok. Well... needless to say, it's not the type of environment I want in the house with you taking care of our daughter. So I'm going to have to ask you to go. I can pay you for today and then why don't you go.

Nanny: Ok.

Kyle writes her a check while Marlowe asks for crackers

Kyle: Ok here you go. Thanks.

Nanny: I'm sorry I was just messing around with a friend I didn't mean any harm.

Kyle: No need to apologize. Thanks, Bye.

Insane, right? With all the rumors about nannies and a celeb dads (ahem, Gavin Rossdale), we're sure Amurri Martino felt sick when she talked to her husband. But after she heard the entire story, she, like any woman in that situation, felt a range of emotions. "I felt anger, I felt pride in my husband for being so loyal (and smart) and handling it well, and I felt a huge betrayal also. How dare this person, who we were paying very generously to care for our young daughter- how dare she use her time with my child, in my HOME, to plot out a way to screw my husband an screw up my family!"

That about sums it up, right? As working moms, we have to put a lot of trust in our child care, not only that they'll be great stand-ins for us while we work, but also that they act as an extension of our families, not home wreckers. We feel for Amurri Martino in this situation, and wish that something like this doesn't happen to anyone else.

Without child care, and with her husband scheduled to go to New York for business, she and their daughter decided to join him, doing business from the east coast and relying on friends and family nearby to help watch Marlowe. "Strangely, this bizarre Nanny experience brought us even closer (emotionally and geographically) than we would have been otherwise," she writes on her blog. So at least this crazy story has a silver lining.