This bride-to-be, Julie Felton, is on a mission to find the perfect wedding shoes. As most brides go through the same issue with some too high, some too sparkly, some too pointy, and some too white, Julie has a different sort of problem. The 49-year-old woman from Ellesmere, Shrops, is struggling to find pretty much any wedding shoe that will fit her size 15, 12 inch-long feet.
Julie has searched everywhere with no luck and is taking to the internet in seek of help. She is even considering having shoes made for the occasion but is unable to afford the ridiculous £1,000 price tag.
The 6ft 5in bride-to-be said, “As far as I know I must have the biggest feet of any woman in the country. Someone, somewhere might have a bright idea of how I can get a beautiful pair of wedding shoes without paying a small fortune. Just like any other bride I want my outfit to be perfect, including my shoes.”
The pharmacy technician from the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital usually has to buy men’s shoes as she struggles to find women’s shoes to fit her large feet. This has been the same ever since she was a child, suffering from a growth disorder, she was always the larger one in the class. However, her disorder did not just affect her height but her feet too, which measure 12 inches (30.48cm).
This is not Julie’s first wedding as 24 years ago she had a pair of court shoes made especially for her. Yet, the divorcee, with great regret, dyed them black after her big day. Unfortunately, after looking around for months and days, Julie is still yet to find, and unable to purchase some for £1,000.
Julie is due to marry the man of her dreams, storeman Steve Evans, in April next year and hopes to find her dream shoes to fit for the big day. Her 6ft 3in husband-to-be, Steve, has spoken ahead of the day saying, “I can’t wait. I just hope we sort out the shoe situation.” Everyone get looking!
30 Most Extra Requests Hollywood Nannies Found in Their Contracts
Chris and Elsa Hemsworth’s Sleepy Spanish
One of Hollywood’s many Chrises, actor Chris Hemsworth has three children with his wife, Spanish actress and model Elsa Pataky. The family includes daughter India Rose, and twin boys Sasha and Tristan. Apparently, the celebrity pair read that children can absorb languages while they sleep.
As a result, Chris Hemsworth’s former nanny has revealed that she was told to speak Spanish to the Hemsworth babies for two hours before bed. Absurdly, she couldn’t even speak Spanish, while Elsa Hemsworth is Spanish.
Blue Ivy’s Dancing Nannies
Really, no one should be surprised that Queen Bey has some pretty extra demands for her babies. Apparently, at one stage, Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s eldest could only be calmed down by the “Single Ladies” dance. Do you see where this is going?
That’s right. Supposedly, Beyoncé asked her nannies to learn the “Single Ladies” choreography so they could make Blue feel better if necessary. To be honest, we love the idea of nannies sashaying and shimmying around Bey’s mansion.
Jessica Alba’s Mandated Meditation
While some Hollywood rely solely on nannies for childcare, others make use of their family members. Actress Jessica Alba is one of those celebs, and a fairly hands on mom herself. Also, compared to some extra demands on this list, Jessica Alba’s aren’t so bad.
Apparently, the all-natural and organic Alba asks her nannies to meditate with the kids. Presumably, the star wants to make sure that her kids get some peaceful downtime. Honestly, that sounds like a decent nannying job to us.
Mariah Carey’s Many Affirmations
Known for being a diva, Mariah Carey isn’t afraid to ask for what she wants. Apparently, the star needs to be surrounded by positive energy, and she requires that from her kids too. One of Carey’s nannies has revealed that twins Moroccan and Monroe are asked to call their mom beautiful and talented every single day.
Of course, as staff members, Mariah’s twins’ nannies also have to lavish praise upon the star. Amusingly, Mariah Carey has also been involved in a stolen nanny feud with Kourtney Kardashian.
Gwen Stefani’s Spandex Superheroes
Sadly, it’s pretty common in Hollywood for the husband to run off with the nanny. It’s a tabloid tale as old as time, and it’s left hundreds of spurned starlets in its wake. One of those cases was singer Gwen Stefani, whose husband Gavin Rossdale cheated on her with nanny Mindy Mann.
As a result, Gwen Stefani only hires male nannies. But, that’s not all! One former nanny revealed that he dressed up in spandex superhero costumes for the boys every night.
Jessica Simpson’s Appearance Criteria
Knowing about the dangers of Hollywood men and their children’s nannies, popstar Jessica Simpson has specific appearance criteria for her nannies. The star will only hire “homely” nannies, hoping to keep American footballer husband Eric Johnson away from temptation.
Honestly, it’s pretty sad that Jessica Simpson feels the need to hire her nannies based on their appearance. But hey, it’s Hollywood! Together with Johnson, the star has three kids in total — Birdie Mae, Ace Knute, and Maxwell Drew.
Charlize Theron’s Meticulous Records
Over the years, there have been various rumors that South African actress Charlize Theron is difficult to work with. Well, if her ex-nannies are to be believed, she’s also difficult to work for. Charlize Theron is mom to two adopted daughters, Jackson and August, who she raises herself.
One of the actress’s former nannies claims that she was asked not to look or talk to the star. Instead, the kids’ nanny had to write down any concerns, as well as everything going on in her kids’ lives.
Kate Middleton’s Norland Nanny
Among celebrities and members of royal families, it’s common to have a Norland nanny. These nannies are trained at the prestigious Norland College and wear a traditional (and hideous) brown uniform.
Kate Middleton’s nanny for Princes George and Louis, and Princess Charlotte, was Spanish nanny Ms. Borrallo. Interestingly, despite being an old institution, Norland College teaches progressive childcare. This means that the little royals are continually introduced to new foods, and encouraged to get their hands dirty by playing in mud.
Halle Berry’s Hold on Hugs
When it comes to news about celebrity nannies, it can be hard to separate fact from fiction. According to reports, actress Halle Berry asks her nannies not to hug or kiss her children. The reason for this is that the star doesn’t want Nahla or Maceo to get too attached to her caregivers.
This sounds a little extreme to us, especially because Nahla’s nanny is holding her in this picture. However, who knows what goes on behind Hollywood doors!
Madonna’s Macrobiotic Meal Plan
Again, we can’t say we’re surprised to learn that Madonna isn’t an easy employer. Come on — she’s the Queen of Pop. The celeb is mom to Lourdes, Rocco, David, Mercy, Estere, and Stelle, and she has pretty strict rules for her kids and nannies.
Madonna’s former nanny for David, Angela Jacobsen, posted about the job when she quit in 2009. She said that the star asked everyone to stick to a strict macrobiotic diet, and that she was expected to be “on-call 24 hours a day.”
Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop Approved Lifestyle
Along those lines, healthy living lover Gwyneth Paltrow also expects everyone in her household to stick to her preferred diet. The GOOP founder asks her nannies not to consume any caffeine, wheat, or dairy so that they set a good example for kids Moses and Apple.
Considering some of GOOP’s recipes — porridge made from West African grain fonio, or a miso chicken bowl with coconut aminos and Japanese seasoning furikake — it sounds like there’s no mac and cheese in the Paltrow household.
Suri Cruise’s Artistic Freedom
When Tom Cruise announced his love for Katie Holmes and they welcomed daughter Suri, the celebrity child was constantly followed by paparazzi. Growing up in the glare of the paparazzi, Cruise has been spotted with many nannies over the years.
According to one source, Katie Holmes once told Suri’s nanny that her daughter could paint a mural on her bedroom wall. Rather than create a colorful rainbow or a wall of butterflies, little Suri painted the entire wall black. Apparently, the nanny lost her job.
Victoria Beckham’s Strict Loyalty Policy
When you work as a nanny for someone, you usually become part of that person’s family. In some cases, you’re treated like a member of the family, and in others, you’re brought along for vacations to keep an eye on the kids. In the case of the Beckham family, it’s essential that nannies are loyal.
Victoria Beckham ended up firing her nanny, Abigail Gibson, when she found out that she was in touch with the star’s former stylist — with who she had a falling out. Drama!
Sarah Jessica Parker’s Eco-Friendly Refills
One of Hollywood’s more hands-on moms is actress Sarah Jessica Parker. The actress and husband Matthew Broderick don’t have a live-in nanny, but they do enlist babysitters for an extra set of hands.
According to a leak from a former nanny, SJP’s staff has to keep an eye on bottles of shampoo and face wash in her kids’ showers. When the bottles are running low, they have to be topped up rather than replaced altogether. We have no issue with this eco-friendly system!
Kourtney Kardashian’s Preferred Title
Between the Kardashian-Jenner siblings, Kourtney is known to be a pretty high-maintenance mom. While Kim is known to be more disciplined with her children, Kourtney seems to let hers do as they please. This includes one occasion in which daughter Penelope kicked and attacked a nanny, as discussed on KUWTK.
One of Kourt’s former nannies claims that the reality star asked to be referred to as “madam.” When the nanny slipped up, apparently Kourtney went wild.
Suri Cruise’s Lavish Lifestyle
It’s almost impossible to be a Hollywood celebrity and keep all of your secrets. Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes found this out when one of Suri’s ex-nannies spoke up about the celebrity child’s lavish lifestyle.
According to the former staff member, Suri was allowed anything she wanted. The child was taken to toy stores for shopping trips and allowed to eat whatever she wanted. As a homeschooled kid, Suri didn’t have many friends and instead hung out with her nannies.
Angelina Jolie’s Extra Assignment
As a working mom of six, actress Angelina Jolie has her hands full. And so does her staff. In fact, working as Angie’s nanny isn’t all bedtimes and packed lunches — it’s also submitting positive feedback for your A-list boss’s movie.
Apparently, when Angelina Jolie’s directorial debut By the Sea was released, she was annoyed by bar reviews. To improve the movie’s reputation, the star gave all of her employees a copy of the film and asked them to leave positive feedback.
Kim Kardashian’s Nanny Manual
Always organized and ahead of the game, reality star Kim Kardashian has a full-on nanny manual for the people that look after her kids. This makes sense, considering Kimye hires multiple nannies to care for North, Saint, Chicago, and Psalm.
Apparently, Kim Kardashian’s nanny manual includes details on how the little Wests should behave, eat, and dress. As well as nannies to take care of their every need, the Kardashian-West kids have tutors, a driver, and a chef.
Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s Bilingual Nannies
Lots of celebrity parents want their kids to be bilingual, and what better way than to hire a multilingual nanny? Bey and Jay want all three of their kids to speak multiple languages, but are particularly focused on French.
The Carters regularly jet off to France, so they want Blue, Rumi, and Sir to all be able to speak the language. Amusingly, when rapper Meek Mill heard Jay-Z and Blue speaking in Spanish, he immediately got a language tutor for his son.
Kylie Jenner’s Hygiene Rules
As we know, youngest Kar-Jenner sibling Kylie went into hiding when she was expecting daughter Stormi Webster. Trying to keep her newborn out of the spotlight, Kylie was very selective when it came to releasing information or pictures about her new family.
When Kylie and Travis did decide to let people around their baby, they asked that everyone wear surgical masks (before it was the norm). The germaphobe makeup mogul also requests constant hand washing from her nannies.
Khloe Kardashian’s Posing Rules
From one Kar-Jenner to another, next up is Khloé Kardashian. The star welcomed daughter True while dealing with a major cheating scandal, and has continued to face the same issues with basketballer Tristan Thompson. Apparently, Kardashian-Jenner media rules are that employees don’t stand in front of the stars at all. This means paparazzi can always get their shots!
Koko has faced accusations of relying on True’s nanny, but she responded saying, “I choose to treat everybody like family that is in my house.”
Nicole Richie’s No Sugar Rule
Fad diets are popular in Hollywood, with all sorts of celebs cutting out dairy, gluten, sugar, or wheat — depending on what’s trendy. Nicole Richie makes sure that her nannies give her kids no sugar or dairy whatsoever… and that includes birthday cake!
However, Nicole Richie’s husband Joel Madden is more than happy to give his kids pizza and treats. Nicole Richie is mom to two kids with the Good Charlotte lead singer, daughter Harlow and son Sparrow.
Brad Pitt’s Nanny Reports
It was shocking news when celebrity power couple Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt split in 2016. More shocking were allegations that Pitt had been abusive to one of his kids while on a private plane. While the actor was eventually cleared of child abuse, he couldn’t see his kids for a while.
During that time, Brad Pitt asked staff members for updates on the family. We certainly wouldn’t want to be the nanny giving secret details to Brad! In the end, the couple was granted joint custody.
North West’s Digitized Closet
Considering the fashion credentials of the Kardashian-Jenner family, it comes as no surprise to us that North West has a digitized closet. Fans of the family have long marveled at how the reality stars organize and catalogue their designer clothes. And why would they wait until they’re adults?
One of North West’s former nannies revealed that the celebrity child has a digitized closet and a digital wardrobe organizer. Kourtney Kardashian has previously revealed that her mom Kris hired “a hundred nannies.”
Blue Ivy’s Preferred Meals
Blue Ivy Carter’s parents both follow a plant-based diet, so you would assume they want their daughter to do the same. This means that nannies have to make sure that the Grammy award-winning child’s personal chef whips up her favorite foods. But, what do Hollywood kiddies eat?
Well, supposedly Blue Ivy likes ballerina-shaped whole wheat pasta with pureed asparagus. What else would a celebrity kid eat? However, Carter has also been spotted enjoying an ice cream, so she’s not totally vegan!
Julia Roberts’ Red Wigs
Next up is a weird one, and that’s saying something. Apparently, when actress Julia Roberts was working and unable to put her kids to bed, she would ask her nannies to wear red wigs. The actress hoped that her young kids would think that their mom was actually saying goodnight, rather than the hired help.
The nanny said, “It was a bit weird, but I get it.” Julia Roberts is married to cinematographer Daniel Moder, and together they have three kids — Hazel, Henry, and Phinnaeus.
Victoria Beckham’s Renaming Rule
If your kid is cared for by the same person each day, it stands to reason that they’d get a little attached. That was the case for little Harper Beckham and her nanny, Jo. So, when nanny Jo left, the Beckhams decided that all future nannies would be referred to as “Jo.”
Obviously, this makes absolutely no sense, unless little Harper is face blind. More recently, Posh Spice has gotten into a nanny-related feud with fellow fashion designer Stella McCartney.
Tom Cruise’s Broadway Nanny
This is one of our favorite celebrity nanny stories. According to pop culture legend, when Suri Cruise was small, she went to see the Broadway version of Mary Poppins three times. Naturally, the miniature Cruise requested her very own singing British nanny, and her movie star dad was happy to oblige.
Supposedly, Tom Cruise contacted a New York casting agency to find the perfect candidate. At the time, tabloids reported that Katie Holmes wasn’t thrilled with the idea.
Charlize Theron’s No-Look Policy
As we’ve heard already, actress Charlize Theron doesn’t have the best reputation when it comes to working with other people. Supposedly the actress doesn’t want any nannies to speak to her, and she also requests that no one looks at her. One of the star’s former nannies clarified, “I wasn’t allowed to speak or even look at her.”
This doesn’t seem like a great way to connect with the people who are helping you care for your kids, but hey! Theron also regularly enlists the help of her mom, Gerda.
Sarah Jessica Parker’s Specific Lullaby
When you work with kids, it’s normal that you get some peculiar requests. Let’s be honest — kids are pretty peculiar, so it’s no surprise that nannies are asked to do some strange things. Apparently, actress Sarah Jessica Parker discovered that her daughters fell asleep to “Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head.”
As a result, SJP’s nannies are asked to learn and sing the song repeatedly until the girls drift off. The star is mom to James, Marion, and Tabitha.
Gwyneth Paltrow’s Multi-Lingual Media
So far we’ve seen celebrities try various methods to help their kids learn languages. Some have nannies recite phrases while they sleep, while others only hire fully bilingual childcare. In the case of Gwyneth Paltrow, it’s all about the multi-lingual media.
Gwyneth Paltrow makes sure that her nannies know that Moses and Apple can’t watch TV in English. When they were younger, the star bought her kids cartoons while in France, and made sure that they only watched those versions.
Kate Gosselin’s 24 Hour Shifts
Reality star Kate Gosselin famously goes through a lot of nannies. The mom of eight made headlines with her large family, and eventually, viewers watched her marriage fall apart. According to nannies that have worked for the Gosselins, Kate isn’t an easy employer.
Former nanny Ariel Cantara said that Kate Gosselin was “controlling and a neat freak” and expected nannies to be available at all times. She continued, “There is no set schedule with days off. You work when Kate says she needs you to work.”
Angelina Jolie’s Late Night Chaos
Parents of all kinds have different methods when it comes to raising kids. Some are all about the discipline, while others want their kids to be independent. In the case of the Jolie-Pitts, chaos rules.
According to former nannies for the family, the Jolie-Pitt kids are allowed to run through the house, and stay up as late as they want. This means that the nannies have to stay up as long as the kids do, and can never just tell them to go to bed.
Madonna’s No Media Rule
As well as the strict macrobiotic diet Madonna requests of her kids and staff, the Queen of Pop has some TV rules too. Basically, Madonna’s six kids aren’t really allowed to watch TV, read magazines, or have smartphones. The star apparently encourages conversation rather than screen time, and is rather old-fashioned about media.
This means that nannies need to find creative ways to entertain Madge’s kids that don’t involve TikTok routines or Netflix series. However, the star does request that everyone dance after dinner.
Nicole Kidman’s Australian Greeting
Finally, we close our list of weird Hollywood nanny requests with actress Nicole Kidman. Born in Australia, Kidman wanted to make sure that her kids kept a bit of her native culture. As a result, the star asked her nannies to greet her kids with “G’Day Mate!” every single day.
One nanny that worked for the star commented, “I always thought it was a bit of a joke, but I was never quite sure, so I said it every day just in case.”