Were you one of those lucky ones to be growing up with a babysitter? If yes, probably you would agree that there were some advantages and few disadvantages growing up next to a stranger. Maybe you don’t even remember who they were or where they are now and what they do for a living.
However, you must have fond memories of those times spent together playing or watching movies for instance. Now, imagine this – the person that used to look out for you when your parents were out, turns out to be a future super famous celebrity. Cool right? You could tell everybody that you have been such a lucky kid. There is a great mixture of celebrities like actors, actresses, musicians, and journalists who babysat other celebrities.
The following list, courtesy of Ranker, presents some now-famous people who used to be babysitters.
Be prepared to be surprised who needed money and who was being kind.
1. Zac Posen and Lena Dunham
The star of HBO series Girls was lucky enough to have to have Zac Posen taking care of her during her younger years. The designer and the actress both grew up in Soho, NYC. You probably guessed that he has designed something for her. Of course, yes. The 37-year-old designer made her high school graduation dress in the 2000s.
2. Kiefer Sutherland and Gwyneth Paltrow
The shining star of the 24 series Kiefer met Gwen’s mom while working at a local theater in Massachusetts. The fifty- year-old actor was happy to babysit her daughter, who woud soon become a famous actress too.
3. Michael Bolton and Paula Abdul
The famous American singer Michael Bolton babysat singer and dancer, Paula Abdul, when she was seven years old. After becoming friends with Paula’s sister, Bolton was asked to look after her.
Source: ABC News
4. William H. Macy and Joan Cusack
The Shameless actress, Joan Cusack was babysat by no one less than the famous William H.Macy. He became friends with her parents who at some point, asked him if he could look after their daughter. The actor really needed the money at the time so he gladly agreed.
5.William H. Macy and Jeremy Piven
The golden globe awarded actor, Jeremy Piven was also babysat by Macy. His dad, Byrne Piven was William’s friend. He asked the Shameless actor to do odd jobs including looking after Jeremy.
Source: Yahoo Entertainment
6. Laura Dern and Angelina Jolie
The fathers of these two super popular actresses were very close friends. Whenever Jon Voight (Angelina’s dad) was busy working and filming movies, The Big Little Lies actress, Laura Dern would watch Angelina Jolie. Even though she was eight and Tomb Raider star only two at the time.
Source: Yahoo Entertainment
7. Bethenny Frankel and Paris Hilton
The 47-year-old reality star Bethenny Frankel was friends with Kyle, Hilton’s aunt. She ended up working for the Hilton family. Beside the other responsibilities, she would sometimes babysit the famous model Paris and her sister Nicky.
8. Chloe Sevigny and Topher Grace
These celebs grew up in the same part of Connecticut. The 70s Show actor Topher Grace admits that he had a crush on Chloe at the time she used to look after him.
Source: Yahoo Lifestyle
9. Wayne Gretzky and Robin Thicke
The ice hockey player, Wayne Gretzky babysat the Blurred line singer, Robin when he has eleven years old, while his father, Alan Thicke was filming the sitcom Growing Pains.
Source: Yahoo Sports
10. Liza Minnelli and Ron Howard
The famous actress and singer, Liza Minnelli, babysat the filmmaker, Ron Howard. She even said that she would look after his children or grandchildren.
Source: Hamptons Magazine
Photo: Fame Flynet/Getty
11. Alice Cooper and Keanu Reeves
The Poison singer Alice Cooper was looking after young Keanu Reeves while his mother had to go to work.
Source: OMG Facts
Photo: Getty/Fame Flynet
12. Christopher Hitchens and Olivia Wilde
The gorgeous actress Olivia Wilde was babysat by the famous UK journalist, Christopher Hitchens. The author who died in December 2011, used to live with her family, so he often looked after her. He said that he believed that she would end up on TV.
Source: Huffington Post
Photo: Vanity Fair/Getty
13. Cher and Anthony Kiedis
The goddess of pop, Cher babysat Anthony Kiedis, who lived with her in order to go to the same school as his friend, Flea.
14. Andy Warhol and Jade Jagger
The famous and eccentric producer took care of the British jewelry designer, Jade Jagger, who was seven at the time. That usually happened in his famous loft in NYC called The Factory.
Source: Daily Mail
15. Tia and Tamera Mowry and Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen
The actresses and models Tia and Tamera Mowry babysat the famous Olsen twins. Because of this, they would also get a guest role on the Tv show Full House.
Source: US Weekly
16. Billie Holiday and Billy Crystal
The famous jazz musician, Eleanora Fagan (known as Billie Holiday) looked after the actor Billy on occasion. In 1953 she took the actor to see a movie for the first time.
Source: NY Times
17. Michele Bachman and Gretchen Carlson
Michele Bachman used to babysit the host of Fox and Friends, Gretchen Carlson. She revealed that the thing she loved the most about was her long hair.