Madonna’s nanny quits

THE NANNY IN sole charge of Madonna’s adopted son David Banda has left suddenly — despite plans for the star to adopt another baby from Malawi.

By (Daily Mail)

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Published: Tue 24 Mar 2009, 9:33 PM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 11:43 PM

It was revealed that the nanny, an Australian called Angela, had handed in her notice, only to be told by the 50-year-old singer to leave before the notice period was complete.

A source said: “Angela is distraught. Madonna told her the news two hours before she was due to go on her annual month-long leave.

“Angela was incredibly upset and very surprised because she had been told that Madonna is due to adopt a second baby from Malawi very soon.”

It is understood that Angela, who was working for Madonna in New York, handed in her notice earlier this month.

“The rumour is that Madonna was furious that Angela was leaving and dismissed her before she had the chance to complete her full notice,” a source who works closely with the singer said last night.

“All Madonna’s employees work incredibly long hours, so it’s no surprise that Angela had had enough. If you work for Madonna you are on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week. There’s no such thing as a weekend.”

The timing could not be more inconvenient for Madonna, who confirmed last week that she is planning to return to Malawi in the next couple of months to adopt another child.

Sources say that because of the star’s punishing work schedule she is hugely dependent on a team of carers who look after her three children — Lourdes, Rocco and David, whom she adopted in Malawi two years ago.

According to her aides, a personal assistant will be sent there next month to select a baby and ensure the official documentation is in place.

When Madonna and her former husband Guy Ritchie adopted David, the move was mired in controversy. Malawian officials initially refused to allow the then 13-month-old boy to leave because the official paperwork was not in place. Civil rights activists also opposed the adoption, accusing the singer of using her status to flout Malawi’s laws that say prospective parents have to live there for 18 months.

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