If there’s one thing you should never do, is have a falling out with your assistant. This is exactly what Angelina Jolie learned in 2008. The gorgeous “Tomb Raider” star hired Ana Charlotiaux to help her and Brad Pitt when they were living in their famous Chateau Miraval in France.
After two years of working for Jolie, Charlotiaux, whose job was little more than answering phone calls and emails, got fired by her boss for taking too many sick days. Charlotiaux sued Jolie for ‘wrongful dismissal’ for the amount of $67,000 and gave every major publication detailed accounts of her time working for Jolie and Pitt.
Kim Kardashian – Serena Williams
Before she became one of the world’s most famous socialites and celebrities, Kim Kardashian was a personal assistant. Yes, you read that right – Kim was a P.A. for none other than tennis legend Serena Williams. Apparently, this is how their close friendship relationship started in the first place.
Kim was hired by Serena to organize her closet, which reportedly is one of Kim’s most amazing skills. In fact, in the mid-2000s, Kim was known as the “Queen of the Closet Scene” and worked for several celebrities. Nowadays, she probably has three assistants of her own to arrange her closet.
Stephen Eads – Bruce Willis
Now, this is a relationship for the ages – Bruce Willis and his assistant Stephen Eads have been together for over 30 years. Though he has three siblings of his own, it seems that Willis and his assistant are like brothers. The “Die Hard” star has had Eads by his side since the early 90s, seeing him through some of the biggest moments of his career.
More than a personal assistant, Eads has even produced some of Willis’s films. Apart from a stellar career, Eads earned a lifelong friend. And an impressive salary of half a million dollars, of course.
Tony Dennis – Ozzy Osbourne
Ozzy Osbourne started his incredible career in the 1970s, first as the lead singer of Black Sabbath, and then as a solo artist. But even the “Prince of Darkness” needs an assistant, and for Ozzy, that’s been Tony Dennis, who’s been his right hand for over three decades of shows, tours, bat heads, and general Ozzy shenanigans that most of us can only dream about.
Dennis started working for Ozzy in 1983 and was basically portrayed as a family member in the 2002 reality TV show “The Osbournes.” Even though their working relationship ended in 2014, they remained very close.
Janey Bergam – Keanu Reeves
Keanu Reeves has always been one of those celebrities that likes to keep out of the spotlight. And his career speaks for itself, considering he’s starred in some of the biggest blockbusters in the last decades, including “Speed,” “Matrix,” the “John Wick” film series, and dozens of others. But this handsome leading man also needs help to keep up with his busy schedule.
Back in 2008, when he was shooting the sci-fi film “The Day the Earth Stood Still,” his personal assistant, Janey Bergam, was right by his side. Bergam and Keanu had a great working relationship for many years, even remaining close friends after she left.