“First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes the baby in the baby carriage.” Popular as the children’s song may be, the sequence of these events are becoming a little more interchangeable these days. For many Hollywood stars, getting pregnant before marriage is no longer something to be ashamed of and while we doubt there were any gun-toting fathers at these celebrity nuptials, there was definitely a baby bump when the bride walked down the aisle!
Ginnifer Goodwin and Josh Dallas
Once Upon A Time co-stars Ginnifer Goodwin and Josh Dallas struck up an off-screen romance in 2011 and became engaged in October 2013 after two years of dating. The actress said “I do” to her Prince Charming when she was 8 months pregnant with the couple’s first son. A self-described Southern gal, Ginnifer jokes that she was literally “barefoot and pregnant” at her wedding. Best of all, they’re still going strong which proves fairy tales do come true!
Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz
Despite her world-renowned fame, Alicia Keys was successful at keeping her relationship with Swizz Beatz (Kasseem Dean) out of the spotlight for quite some time! The pair became engaged in May 2010 and married only a few months later in July before welcoming their son Egypt in October of that year. The couple welcomed their second son Genesis in 2014 and to date, they remain happily in love!
Jessica Alba and Cash Warren
After dating for three years from 2004 to 2007, Jessica Alba briefly ended her relationship with film producer Cash Warren. Then, in November 2007—only a few months after they got back together—her rep confirmed that the actress was pregnant. The couple were engaged in December and shocked everyone with a quiet courthouse wedding in May 2008 when Alba was eight months pregnant with their daughter Honor Marie. The happy couple have since welcomed another daughter and a son into their growing family!
Matt Damon and Luciana Barroso
After dating Luciana Barroso for two years, Matt Damon popped the question in September 2005. The everyone’s surprise, the couple were married only a few months later in a small private ceremony at New York City Hall. As it turned out, the reason for the rush was because Luciana was already pregnant with the couple’s first daughter, Isabella. The two lovebirds have since enjoyed nearly 13 years of marriage and are now also parents to daughters Stella and Gia.
Kelly Clarkson And Brandon Blackstock
Kelly Clarkson began dating Brandon Blackstock in 2012 and by the end of the year, the two were already announced their engagement! Despite planning a lavish fall wedding, the couple ultimately decided to elope in a small, private ceremony on a farm in Tennessee. Eight months later they welcomed a daughter into their new family. It doesn’t take a mathematician to realize that baby River Rose was probably the reason for the elopement! Fortunately, they’re still going strong and have even welcomed a son, Remington, born in April 2016.