There's no such thing as a perfect timeline when it comes to getting married and having kids. Although old tropes may state marriage comes before
the "baby carriage," many celebrities and non-famous folks alike have chosen to do things their own way. In fact, these 15 celebrities tied the knot when they were pregnant, proving families start in all sorts of wonderful and unique ways.
Although some may think there are a few
disadvantages to being pregnant on their wedding day, I'd have to disagree. Your wedding day is supposed to be a day of celebration with the people you love, not just a night to party with friends and family. Rather, it should be a night to celebrate the existence of love, and some people choose to include their child in on the fun — even if they were still a bun in the oven.
And these celebrities chose to do just that — celebrate two big milestones in the same year, within months of each other. Although that might seem a little
stressful to some, it probably makes it easier to remember your wedding anniversary, right?
The following celebrities made getting married and having a child within the same year look like a
breeze. 1 Reese Witherspoon Evan Agostini/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images
Reese Witherspoon and her ex-husband Ryan Phillippe
met in 1997 at her 21st birthday party, according to InStyle. And two years later, in 1999, they were co-starring in a film together, getting married, and welcoming their first child. All in a day's work, right?
around six months pregnant when she and Phillippe said "I do" in South Carolina on June 5, 1999, according to PopSugar. They welcomed their first child together, a daughter named Ava Philippe, three months later on Sept. 9, 1999, according to E! News. 2 Jennifer Garner Jason Merritt/TERM/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images
Jennifer Garner and ex-husband Ben Affleck
eloped to Turks and Caicos in June 2005, according to Vanity Fair, when she was around three months pregnant. The couple was only engaged for two months when they surprised their fans with this exciting news.
"They're married and they're expecting their first child," the couple's representatives told
People at the time. The couple welcomed their first child — a daughter named Violet Anne Affleck — into the world on Dec. 1, 2005, according to People. 3 Camila Alves Christopher Polk/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images
Matthew McConaughey and his longtime girlfriend, Camila Alves,
tied the knot in June 2012 during a three-day ceremony at their home in Austin, Texas, according to People. Their 4-year-old son and 2-year-old daughter (at the time) were in attendance. "Somehow they both seem to understand what we are doing on a spiritual level," Alves told People in 2012.
And six months after saying "I do,"
Alves gave birth to their third child, a son named Livingston, on Dec. 28, according to Us Weekly. 4 Drew Barrymore David Livingston/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images
After Drew Barrymore and ex-husband, art consultant Will Kopelman, got married on June 2, 2012, they posed on the cover of
People in their wedding attire with his hand on her bump. However, the couple didn't confirm or deny that they were expecting their first child together.
Instead, they waited until after
Barrymore had given birth to a daughter named Olive on Sept. 26, 2012, to make the big announcement. 5 Miranda Kerr Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images 6 Lily Allen Dave J Hogan/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images 7 Alicia Keys Michael Kovac/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images 8 Ashlee Simpson Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images
Ashlee Simpson and ex-husband, Fall Out Boy guitarist Pete Wentz, got married in a "
goth themed wedding" in May 2008, according to PopCrush. Simpson gave birth to their son, Bronx Mowgli Wentz, six months later on Nov. 20, 2008. 9 Jessica Alba Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images 10 Gwyneth Paltrow Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images 11 Caitlin McHugh Frazer Harrison/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images
Actor John Stamos and his wife, Caitlin McHugh
got married in a private ceremony on Feb. 3, 2018 while she was pregnant, according to People. Two months later, she gave birth to their first child — a son named Billy — on April 15, according to E! News. 12 Amanda Seyfried Randy Shropshire/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images
Actress Amanda Seyfried and her husband, actor Thomas Sadoski had a
very big month in March 2017. The couple eloped in a secret ceremony earlier in the month, according to People.
"It was beautiful," Sadoski said during an interview on
The Late Late Show with James Corden. "It was everything it should be. It was just the two of us talking to each other."
Just days later,
she gave birth to a daughter, according to E! News. 13 Zooey Deschanel Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images New Girl star Zooey Deschanel had a big announcement to make in August 2015. The actress and her husband, producer, Jacob Pechenik, confirmed (through their representative) that they not only welcomed their first child together, but also secretly got married two months prior, according to Us Weekly.
"I am thrilled to confirm that Zooey Deschanel and her husband, Jacob Pechenik, are new parents to a beautiful healthy baby girl," her representative told
Us Weekly at the time. 14 Heidi Klum John Shearer/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images 15 Bethenny Frankel Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images
Real Housewives of New York star got her own Bravo spin off series to document her very busy year in 2010. Fans got to watch Frankel marry ex-husband, Jason Hoppy, and give birth on her TV show, Bethenny Getting Married.
To put this timeline into perspective, Frankel said "I do" on March 28, 2010, officially making her a "real housewife." Two months later, Frankel
gave birth to their daughter, Bryn Hoppy, on May 8, according to People.
See? Every family, celebs included, starts in their own beautiful way.
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