When it comes to being a maid, there are advantages and disadvantages that come with that line of work. When you’re a maid of somebody rich and famous? It may require a whole new set of skills (and patience!). While for some people, this may seem like a dream job, others may have to weigh the pros and cons. But one thing is for sure, even if your favorite celebrity puts on a good public image, that may not translate to their home life!
If you thought that you knew what the life and work of a maid entailed, then just read a bit about these celebrities and their housekeepers. From stupid household rules to tasks that are so mundane and superfluous, these 20 crazy facts will make your jaw drop. And these are celeb clients that we have come to know and love (at least some of them are!)
From Lady Gaga and Beyoncé’s super-rigorous tasks, to Martha Stewart and Kate Gosselin’s dumb demands, you will be astonished that these maids stick with the job. We would definitely pack up and leave. So, what is it that keeps these maids working? Perhaps it is the paycheck, the inside scoop on the lifestyles of the rich and famous, or the connections to stardom. At least Cindy Crawford is someone that you want to work for! (read and find out why!). Here is our list of 20 Incredible Facts You Didn’t Know About Celebrity Maids.
20. They Get Impersonated
Christina Aguilera loves to run around in sexy costumes, such as a French maid or a naughty nurse. Yet she does it while the maids are around, wouldn’t that be awkward if it’s the same outfit? Not to mention, guess who ends up cleaning up the clothes strewn all over the floor? Yup, you guessed it, the less famous maid. While Christina hasn’t exactly broadcast her sexual roleplaying kinks, it doesn’t come as much of a surprise. Especially when you consider that she has been a sex symbol for years. Regardless of when you thought she may have looked her best, there is no doubting the appeal of Aguilera (personally? I think she looked the sexiest during “Genie In A Bottle”, but that still doesn’t mean I agree with her behavior!)
19. They Witness Strange Self-Care
Yes, celebrities are cray-cray and who better to witness it then the maids. For example, Ryan Gosling pees sitting down and sleeps with his head and feet on the reversed ends of the bed. Certain celebs also have some downright weird habits, be it in the bedroom, at the dinner table and others that come out through everyday life. And the lucky people who get to deal with it are the maids. Sure, self-care is important, but are housekeepers really responsible for ensuring that the rich and famous take care of themselves? We thought that the job description only pertained to the house. Oh well. Maybe they get paid extra for it. Better believe the celebrities can afford to!
18. They Take Care of Slobs
Take Jessica Simpson, for instance. Her maids often have to scurry around, picking up hair pieces, false eyelashes, and more. We don’t know about you, but stray wigs lying all around the place just sounds nasty to us. Another sloppy celeb is Britney Spears. Her maids have found all sorts of stuff, from half-eaten food to dirty clothes strewn all over the place. We know that Brit has to care for her brood of kids, but come on. Be responsible and pick up for yourself! Like Jessica, Britney is one celebrity who definitely takes advantage of her hardworking home helpers.
17. They’re Sometimes Treated as Slaves
If we thought that Jessica Simpson and Britney Spears were bad, then we just found a new level in demanding. Just ask “the help” of Beyoncé and Lady Gaga. Their maids claim that Queen B and Gaga never lift a finger and need to be waited on hand and foot. Look, we have mad respect for Bey, but just because we call her “Queen B” does not mean that she is a literal queen. So drop the royalty act and do some things for yourself! As for Lady Gaga, we can only imagine what sorts of weird things she puts her maids through.
16. They Aren’t Trusted
Well, at least not all of them. For instance, George Clooney actually marks his liquor bottles to make sure the maids don’t drink any of it. Come on Clooney, you are making bank. We are pretty sure that you can afford to spare some alcohol. But alas, he is tight-fisted when it comes to his possessions. To a certain extent, we can understand where the actor is coming from. When you are so rich and famous, it can be difficult to know who your friends are and who you can trust. It looks like he is just covering his bases!
15. They Find Inappropriate “Toys”
As in, toys for the bedroom. Why would you have those lying around? And how awkward would it be to just be going about your business, cleaning your client’s home, when all of a sudden you find some kind of adult … “accessory?” Man, we can’t even imagine that. But we guess it is better for the maids to find the toys then for say, the parents or the kids. Maids definitely get bonus points for putting up with this mess. Along with the panties, undergarments, and naughty dress-up clothes, this takes the cake! Question is: do they clean the toys or just put them back?
14. They Need to Follow Weird Rules
Such as Sandra Bullock’s no-opening-the-curtains policy. Depressing! Is Bullock a shut-in? Other weird rules involve, you guessed it, Lady Gaga. She has her assistants sleep with her in hotel rooms in order to ensure there are not any evil spirits or ghosts who will haunt her while she sleeps. Needless to say, she is one superstitious super-star. We are pretty sure that maids have seen it all when it comes to crazy clients. We guess as long as they stick to the rules, they’ll be okay. No word yet on what the punishments are for maids who don’t adhere to strict guidelines, but we would actually rather not know!
13. They Have to Babysit, Too
For the celebs themselves! Take Mariah Carey’s maids; they have found her knocked out from too many drinks on several occasions. Whoa, take it easy, Mariah. After all, she has twins to care for! Other celebs who require “babysitters-slash-maids” include Lindsay Lohan. No surprise, considering her life has been a mess for the past five years or so. It turns out that being a maid is only part of the job for many celebrity assistants. But watching out for your client while they’re drinking has got to be one of the worst tasks. Hm, maybe Mariah should take a cue from George Clooney and really savor her drinks slowly.
12. They Probably Suffer from Second-Hand Smoke
At least if they are maids working for Kristen Stewart. That girl smokes like no other, and leaves the burning butts all over the place. Gross! We have seen Kristen in loads of paparazzi photographs with her beloved cigs. Still, we can’t even imagine how her clothes or her house smells. Some celebs even have crystal ashtrays, which the maids need to clean out all too often. Something tells us that Tiffany glass and cigarette ashes just do not mix. Still, it’s better to at least have ashtrays than to have the cigarette butts all over the floor (as in Kristen’s case.)
11. They Get Harassed
Bruce Springsteen in particular is known for hitting on his maids. Kind of gross, considering he is such a has-been. Now don’t get us wrong, Bruce is always going to be a legendary artist. But still, he does not have to be a dirty old man and hit on his staff! That’s disgusting! Yet he must pay pretty well if his maids continue to work for him. Perhaps the harassment is a small price to pay for making bank as a housekeeper for Springsteen. Another celeb who is a bit of an instigator is Jim Carrey who can be a maid’s best friend or a complete menace.
10. They Work for People and Pets
Just take cat lady, Taylor Swift, for example. Her maids are strictly ordered to leave food and water outside the house so that all the stray kitties can come to Tay Tay’s house and get some nourishment. In the past, T-Swift has also asked her fans to help her out by cat-sitting for her two kitties. And Miley Cyrus’ dogs have been known to poop and pee in the house, so her maids have to always be on the lookout for stray doggie poo. Yuck! So take your pick: cats or dogs? We really are not sure which is worse.
9. They Live Unpredictable Lives
Some maids work for celebs who are known to be a bit…up and down. Jim Carrey, for instance, is a gentle teddy bear one minute and a screaming banshee the next! We have heard that he has ADHD, but this is unacceptable behavior and you really feel for his housekeepers. These are your housekeepers, they help you out on a regular basis, and you are just going to snap at them over nothing? Get a grip, Jim Carrey! This is almost as bad as Mariah Carey’s drunken stupor. Cut these maids some slack! Plus, how do you even know if he’s mad or if he’s just acting?!
8. They’ve Seen It All
Some celebs are totally unfazed by having their maids see them in the buff. Just like Jennifer Aniston. Sure, the actress has a decent body and we often see it on display at the beach, but at least she is not naked! It looks like she prefers to be wild and free, and that special bottled water she drinks must really be making her feel great. Because her maids are not fazed by her liberation from clothes. Kind of interesting, considering someone like Jennifer Aniston probably has so many clothes it is utterly ridiculous. Oh, irony is great, isn’t it?
7. They’re Like Spies
It’s true! Some maids are entrusted to keep things in total secrecy, even from their clients’ friends and family. That’s a lot of pressure! Take for instance, Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes. Sure, they are not together anymore, but these two have always been really secretive. Even when they were living in the same house, certain things were totally off-limits. For instance, Katie was not to be seen in Tom’s gym. The maids even had to scrub the surfaces of his equipment diligently. Call us crazy, but is that not a big OCD? And unhealthy for a marriage? That explains the divorce.
6. They Get (and Hear) Too Much Information
As in dirty talk and celeb clients getting busy between the sheets, it’s the maids who may be the ones near by to hear it all go down! Come on guys, have some class! It is bad enough that the housekeepers need to sift through sex toys, dirty laundry, and risqué costumes. They ought to draw the line at action going on while they are cleaning and slaving away! Now we are not saying that celebrities can’t enjoy their romantic partners, but who even wants to get busy while others are in the house? Wouldn’t it be awkward if they walked in on the act?! This is a hundred times worse than seeing your client naked. Do you hear that, Jennifer Aniston?
5. They Have to Play Mommy
Lindsay Lohan’s maids often have to get the actress up and at ‘em, since LiLo will not get out of bed until the afternoon. We know that Lohan’s career and personal life have been on a backslide for years now, but it does not even look as though she is doing anything to improve herself! Man, we would hate to have to wake her up every morning (or rather, afternoon,) get her ready for the day, and then clean up after her messes on a daily basis. Yuck. LiLo better be paying top-dollar to her house maids, or we really do not know why they stay.
4. They Get Maid Perks
At least, they do if they work for Cindy Crawford. The model once gave one of her assistants a new Cadillac after shooting a commercial for the car brand. Now this is what we’re talking about! Awesome perks for doing an awesome job. It is so refreshing to finally hear about celebrity maids who actually get a good deal out of the bargain. Cleaning houses is hard work, so to be presented with a car is a huge benefit! If only all famous clients could be like Cindy Crawford. Maybe if her maids talk her up, other celebs will get the hint and start treating their maids well.
3. They Get Ripped Off, Too
Unfortunately, not all celebrity maids are so lucky. In fact, some of them are bitter towards their clients. So much so that Jennifer Lopez is called “Pay-Low” by her maids! It turns out that the booty-licious singer-actress is a total cheapskate! That is despicable, considering that she is making so much money year after year. At the rate her career is going, she will not be feeling the pressure to save money any time soon. So why is she holding back from her maids’ paychecks? Totally not cute, especially considering this is “Jenny from the block!” She was supposed to be like the girl-next-door, not the rich snobby girl from the city!
2. They Do The Most Trivial Things
We can see Martha Stewart’s life being a little boring. Yet her maids are always booked up with things to do. One of the most ridiculous tasks her maids have to do is color in the soles of her Christian Louboutin shoes black. They have to use a black Sharpie to do it! Are you serious? First of all, that is just cruel. Secondly, Martha Stewart is supposed to be the queen of domesticity. We would think that she has some tricks up her sleeve to make that sole-coloring task easier. Or here’s a novel idea: don’t wear Louboutins if you don’t already like them!
1. They Get the Crappiest Clients
Like Kate Gosselin. Enough said. No, really. Kate looks like an absolute terror on the silver screen and in magazines. Well, it is not just gossip; she is super demanding, bossy, and superficial. Ever since she got her “mommy makeover,” she has been uber-obsessed about her looks. She will ever give her maids sass and screaming if she runs out of one of her beloved cosmetics products. Dang; we thought that having 8 kids would make her a pro at keeping her cool. Nope! If we were her maids, we would quit immediately. Or scrub the toilet with her toothbrush.