Celeb nanny spills on the Clooneys and Timberlakes
This clever governess gives Supernanny a run for her money
They still haven’t been officially introduced to the world, but thanks to Connie Simpson, we have an inside glimpse at what life is like for 10-month-old twins Ella and Alexander Clooney.
Nanny Connie came out of retirement last June to look after George and Amal’s twins – and she counts Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake, Emily Blunt and John Krasinski, and Matt Damon and Luciana Barroso among her former clients.
Connie says the Clooneys’ little girl and boy are mini-mes of their famous parents.
“Ella has a daintiness and a beautiful glow, like Amal,” she reveals. “And the look George has in his movies, his son shows, too – it’s the cutest thing!
“It’s funny to see the kids take on their parents’ personalities. They’re all so cute together.”
Proud mum Amal recently opened up about her twins’ milestones, sharing, “W “We’ve ’ had some Mamas and Dadas. George was very careful to ensure Mama was first!”
Nanny Connie has just released a book about her time in the nanny world, dishing all the inside info on what it’s like to help celebrity couples navigate parenthood.
She reveals Jessica wanted everything to be perfect for little Silas to come into the world in 2015, and planned to have an unmedicated childbirth – but ended up having an emergency caesarean instead.
Connie says she helped the actress relax her expectations about motherhood, and cooked comfort food for her, adding, “The diet was out the window!”
When Connie came to help Matt and Luciana with their second daughter Gia in 2008, they were amazed she was able to help her get into a solid sleep routine where they had failed.
“They’d have the room pitch black and play a song over and over again,” Connie says.
She changed the routine to a simple warm bath, soft music, a quick massage and a bottle of milk.
“I placed Gia into her bassinet and just like that, she was off having a party with the sandman,” she says. “Matt and Lucy looked at me like I was Houdini!”
Emily and John, too, are forever grateful, saying, “You changed our lives!”
‘It’s funny to see the kids take on their parents’ personalities’