Pop superstar Ariana Grande hired Doug Middlebrook as a personal assistant many years ago, and the two have grown to become very close friends. This often happens when you trust your personal arrangements in the hands of someone other than yourself.
Doug was Grande’s date for the 2020 Grammy Awards, and he is also the voice you hear at the start of Grande’s hit song, “In My Head.” Apart from being her P.A., Doug is also a production and tour manager, meaning he’s the one who always makes sure Grande shows up for her events and keeps to her schedule.
Judy Ogle – Dolly Parton
‘Queen of Country’ Dolly Parton is more than a celebrity, she’s an American icon. This blonde sweetheart has been around since the late 50s, and she’s still being talked about. Right around the time her career blew up was also when she hired Judy Ogle, a friend she had known since childhood.
Ogle has been Parton’s personal assistant and friend since the 1960s, and amazingly, they are still working together! The two do everything together – events, meetings, family trips, you name it. Ogle is always by Dolly’s side and it seems like the two are as close as family.
Sona Movsesian – Conan O’Brien
If you’re a fan of talk show host and comedian extraordinaire Conan O’Brien, then you definitely know who his quirky assistant is. Sona Movsesian has been Conan’s P.A. for over 13 years, and the two have even worked together on several projects. Ironically, a good portion of her public image is her not wanting to do any work.
Apart from assistant, Sona is also a writer, and she published a novel with a foreword from Conan himself (which is meant to be hilarious). With a salary of over $100,000 and a podcast with Conan, Sona has definitely done well for herself professionally.
Nichole Pellant – Jillian Michaels
American personal trainer Jillian Michaels has become quite the celebrity in the last few years. So logically, she needs a hand to keep things running (excuse the fitness pun, we couldn't help ourselves). Michaels hired personal assistant Nichole Pellant more than eight years ago, and the two are still working great together.
For someone like Jillian, that has a reputation for being harsh, Pellant is the perfect match. It seems she takes everything quite lightly, not paying too much attention to the fitness queen’s intense rants. We wonder if you have to be able to match Michaels to work for her.
Alexa Okyle – Khloe Kardashian
Anyone who works for the Kardashians can definitely function under pressure, and handle a million things at once. These girls are some of the busiest bees in the entertainment industry. One of the superhumans who can handle them is Alexa Okyle, Khloe Kardashian’s personal assistant, who’s been with her for quite some time.
Not only has Okyle become one of Khloe’s closest friends, but she was also the first to know when the reality star got pregnant with True Thompson. Okyle has also worked for other Kardashian sisters and is currently the Director of Operations of Kardashian Jenner Communications. Well done!