Madonna is furious that her former nanny has written — and sold for a fortune — a tell-all book about the private life of the superstar singer.
Melissa Dumas’ upcoming book, “Live To Tell: My Life as Madonna’s Nanny,” will reveal details behind Madonna’s fiery marriage to director Guy Ritchie, the controversial adoption of her Malawi-born son David, her family’s devout following of the teachings of Kabbalah, and overly strict rules over her household.
Dumas is receiving a staggering $5 million for the worldwide book rights from Crown Publishing Group, according to several reports.
“Madonna is livid — there’s no word strong enough to describe how angry she is,” a source close to the 48-year-old pop star told The ENQUIRER.
“She values her privacy above all else — and to have her personal life publicly examined and revealed is her worst nightmare come true.”
Madonna is also kicking herself for not having Melissa sign a confidentiality agreement — something she does with all her employees.
Said the source: “She’s such a perfectionist when it comes to details — but with everything going on in her life, she completely forgot.
“Madonna feels she’s worked hard for her money, so for her to see Melissa profit just by having worked for her — and having the nerve to write about her — absolutely infuriates her.” Madonna’s rep refused to comment on the situation.
By ROBIN MIZRAHI