Earlier this year, there were rumors that Rossdale’s affair with the family’s nanny, Mindy Mann, led to the downfall of his marriage; and now a source has revealed details to Us Weekly about exactly what went down.
Everything came to a head when one of Stefani’s other nannies reportedly found steamy exchanges between Rossdale and Mann on the family’s iPad — and that’s how Stefani learned of her husband’s infidelity.
“The iPad was linked to Gavin’s phone,” a family source told the mag. “One of the other nannies discovered the exchange and told Gwen.”
Stefani reportedly discovered explicit texts, as well as nude photos of Mann, and arrangements for her and Rossdale to meet up for sex. While Mann was quickly fired, Rossdale reportedly tried to explain the exchange as mere “flirtation.” It was only months later that he finally confessed to his indiscretions and Stefani decided to end their marriage.
Her husband’s confession “completely devastated her,” the source revealed. “She was mortified, livid, and embarrassed.”
The publication goes on to reveal that the sexual relationship between Mann and Rossdale allegedly lasted for more than three years, including the time when Stefani was pregnant with the couple’s third son, Apollo (now 20 months).
“This was done right under Gwen’s nose,” a source told the publication.
The details are shocking, and if the report is true, you really feel for Stefani — but you also can’t help but be inspired by how she has picked up the pieces and bravely continued with her life.