15 Celebs Who Tied The Knot When They Were Pregnant
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
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?
Witherspoon was 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
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
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
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
6. Lily Allen
The singer was four months pregnant when she walked down the aisle at her June 2011 wedding to ex-husband, Sam Cooper. Cooper even announced the big news at their wedding, according to Cosmopolitan.
On Nov. 25, 2011, Allen gave birth to their first child together — a daughter named Ethel.
7. Alicia Keys
8. Ashlee Simpson
9. Jessica Alba
After confirming her pregnancy in December 2007, Jessica Alba and her husband, Cash Warren, quietly tied the knot in May 2008 at a courthouse in Beverly Hills. Alba was eight months pregnant at the time.
Just a few weeks later, she gave birth to their first child together — a daughter named Honor — on June 7, according to People.
10. Gwyneth Paltrow
11. Caitlin McHugh
12. Amanda Seyfried
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
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
15. Bethenny Frankel
The 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.