When I was in high school, there were a few girls — no older than 16 or 17 — who were pregnant. The thought of having an unplanned baby scared me half to death. Little did I know, there were celebrities going through the same thing right along my classmates. As naive as it sounds, I always assumed famous people planned everything out. But there are plenty of celebrities who have had unplanned pregnancies, too.
I don't know if it was because I thought that the rich and famous didn't have real issues that "regular" people face. I assumed their biggest issues was deciding where to drop hundreds of dollars on dinner. But hearing famous women open up about how their pregnancies weren't planned was a little bit of surprise to me. At the same time, however, it was refreshing to know that celebrities are just like us. Life throws them curveballs too, and they find a way to adapt and make the best out of an unexpected situation. They also face the same criticisms and cruel comments, and find a way to overcome.
So if you find yourself staring at a positive pregnancy test and wondering "what the eff?", take comfort in knowing that you're not alone in the shock and awe. These 15 celebrities also faced unplanned pregnancies and came out on top. And you will too.
1Jamie Lynn Spears
According to E! Online, a then-16year-old Jamie Lynn Spears found out she was expecting her daughter Maddie when she took a pregnancy test at a gas station.
People noted that when Kourtney Kardashian found out she was unexpectadly pregnant with her son Mason, she considered both adoption and pregnancy termination.
During her July 2016 cover story with InStyle, Jessica Alba admitted that her first pregnancy was not planned, but that she "always wanted to be a mom." Talk about a true blessing.
According to Babble, Nicole Riche "let love plan her pregnancies" with husband Joel Madden.
In a 2009 interview with ESPN, WNBA player Candace Parker said she was surprised of her pregnancy, but followed up with saying that "everything happens for a reason."
Though Kristin Cavallari told Glamoholic that she wasn't trying to have a child when she became pregnant with her first, she said that her and Jay Cutler weren't taking any preventative steps either.
According to Harper's Bazaar, Solange Knowles became pregnant at 17 with her now 11-year-old son Daniel Juelz Smith Jr., and married his father, Daniel Smith, shortly after. Though the two divorced two short years later, they've been able to healthily co-parent.
In an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles star Megan Fox said all of her pregnancies have been surprises.
In 2012, Actress Tori Spelling told Us Weekly that her fourth pregnancy, which came only a few months after welcoming her daughter Hattie, was definitely unplanned.
E! Online wrote that after suffering from a miscarriage to an unexpected pregnancy, Amber Rose and then husband, Wiz Khalifa, became pregnant with their son Sebastian.
In an interview with People, American Idol winner Fantasia Barrino said she dropped out of school and had a child at a young age, and that if she could have waited to have a child, she would have.
Actress Halle Berry revealed on The Ellen DeGeneres Show that she thought she was just "premenopausal" when she found out she was pregnant with her second child.
In a 2012 interview with ELLE, Jessica Simpson said her body subconsciously told her she was pregnant because she felt guilty about going to have cocktails with friends.
Even though she was ready to start a family, Christina Applegate was very surprised when they found out she was expecting their daughter Sadie Grace according to People.
Babble wrote that television personality Melissa Rycroft and husband Tye Strickland were surprised when they found out they were expecting because they weren't even trying.