Patientce Foster started out as Cardi B’s close friend and publicist in 2017 and then added the title of “personal assistant” to her business card. Foster worked like crazy during the music star’s early career days, helping her achieve and handle the international fame she enjoys today. But after four years of non-stop work, Foster decided to call it quits in 2021.
As she explained in a magazine interview, “It became increasingly overwhelming and more difficult to accept that all of my invested time and energy, personal and professional sacrifices, resulted in no real equity or ownership.” That sounds fair.
Victoria Villarroel – Kylie Jenner
Victoria Villarroel is a model and social media influencer from Venezuela, and also Kylie Jenner’s best friend. But once upon a time, she worked as Jenner’s personal assistant – a job that lasted five years.
Even though Victoria quit in 2020 to pursue her own career, she and Kylie remain close friends. It must be quite a transition to go from being someone's personal assistant to having to employ one of your own. Good on you, Victoria! Of course, we imagine that the number of celebrity contacts that Kylie has hooked her up with must be coming in handy now.
Angel – George Clooney
Some high-profile celebrities have a constantly rotating staff, but George Clooney isn’t one of them. The acclaimed Hollywood actor has had the same personal assistant, Angel, for over three decades. Angel started working for the “Ocean’s Eleven” star in the 1990s after they met on the set of the popular TV show “E.R.”
As it turns out, Angel was working for Noah Wyle, Clooney’s co-star on the show, but it didn’t take long for the charming Clooney to win her over. We wonder if George ever refers to her as his guardian angel or if he's more original than that.
Irving Milgrom – Hugh Jackman
Ever since his epic role as the Wolverine in the “X-Men” film series, Hugh Jackman has been landing big blockbuster roles. His assistant of the better part of two decades, Irving Milgrom, has made sure he keeps to his schedule and does his day-to-day errands.
Milgrom has been Jackman’s right-hand man on every movie set since 2009, and the two have naturally become close friends. It was bound to happen after so many years of working so closely with each other. In fact, Hugh affectionately calls him “Irv,” which we personally find quite endearing. We always love a good bromance.
Melinda Relyea – Sarah Jessica Parker
Melinda Relyea started working for “Sex and the City” star Sarah Jessica Parker in 1998, when the show was being filmed. On top of being her P.A. for several years, Melinda and Sarah became very close friends, with Sarah even being the bridesmaid for Melinda’s wedding. How sweet!
After her years as an assistant, Melinda moved on to production, becoming the producer for the two “Sex and the City” films that were made after the show’s finale. As if that was not enough to keep her busy, Melinda is also the VP of Sarah Jessica Parker’s production company, Pretty Matches.