First Comes Baby: Jessica Simpson And Other Celebs Who Got Pregnant Before Getting Married
First comes baby, then comes marriage, for many--including these celebs! Check out the famous moms and dads who bought baby booties before engagement rings
By AMY HATCH
Celeb: Jessica Simpson
Partner: Former NFL player Eric Johnson
The Baby: The songstress and her baby daddy have two children: Ace, 1, and Maxwell, 2.
How They Let the World Know: Simpson dropped the first baby bomb on Twitter, when she shared a photograph of herself dressed as a mummy for Halloween: “It's true -- I'm going to be a mummy!"
Did They Ever Get Married? Yes! The power couple tied the knot on July 5 and told People that it was "the happiest moment of (their) lives." Simpson wore a Carolina Herrera gown, her son Ace was the ring bearer and daughter Maxwell the flower girl. Simpson and Johnson got engaged in 2010. See an official image of Jessica Simpson's wedding gown here.INFPHOTO.COM
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Celeb: Halle Berry
Partner: Fiance Olivier Martinez
The Baby: Due fall 2013. Berry also has a daughter, Nahla Ariela Aubrey, with model Gabriel Aubry.
How They Let the World Know: A rep confirmed the baby news to People. Another source added that she is "feeling great" and that everyone is "very happy."
Did They Ever Get Married? Berry and Martinez got engaged back in Janurary 2012. However, no word of an upcoming wedding.
Celeb: Kim KardashianPartner: Kayne WestThe Baby: Due Summer 2013How They Let the World Know: While onstage at a concert in Revel Resort's Ovation Hall in Atlantic City on December 29, Kayne dropped the baby bombshell. He then sang "Now You Having My Baby" and asked attendees to congratulate his "baby mom" and called the pregnancy the "most amazing thing."Did They Ever Get Married? Not yet! Though West hasn't popped the question, the couple's been going strong since April of 2012 -- just shortly after Kim's infamous 72-day marriage to basketball star Kris Humphries.
ShakiraCeleb: ShakiraPartner: Soccer star Gerard PiquéThe Baby: Due Spring 2013How They Let the World Know: Shakira announced her happy news in English and Spanish on her personal website September 19, 2012: "As some of you may know, Gerard and I are very happy awaiting the arrival of our first baby!" She also noted that both Piqué and herself would stop all promotions to focus on the special pre-baby time.Did They Ever Get Married? Not yet! Though Piqué hasn't popped the question, the couple's been going strong since Spring 2011.
Partner: Simon Konecki
The Baby: Winter 2012
How She Let the World Know: Just prior to the start of the long weekend, Adele quietly posted an announcement on her website:
"Im delighted to announce that Simon and I are expecting our first child together," she wrote. "I wanted you to hear the news direct from me, obviously we’re over the moon and very excited but please respect our privacy at this precious time. Yours always, Adele xx."
We couldn't be happier for her!
Celeb: Drew Barrymore
Partner: Will Kopelman
The Baby: Due in 2012
How They Let the World Know: After marrying in June 2012, the couple confirmed Barrymore’s pregnancy to People magazine. (Although the rest of the world was already on bump watch after Drew was pictured carrying her ultrasound and her baby bump started to really show!) Did They Ever Get Married? After becoming engaged over the holiday season last year the actress and and her art director boyfriend married in early June at Barrymore’s estate in Montecito, California surrounded by friends, including maid of honor Cameron Diaz.
Celeb: Uma Thurman
Partner: Financier Arpad Busson
The Baby: Is expected to arrive summer 2012
How They Let the World Know: Thurman broke the big news to People.com on February 27, 2012
Did They Ever Get Married? They haven't yet. Though they've been dating since 2007 (minus a short breakup in 2009), they haven't made plans to make anything official. Thurman also has two children, Maya and Levon with ex-husband Ethan Hawke.TAYLOR HILL/CONTRIBUTOR/GETTY IMAGES
Celeb: Kourtney Kardashian
Partner: Scott Disick
The Baby: Mason Dash Disick was born on Dec. 14, 2009.
How They Let the World Know: Kardashian realized her nausea was more than a bout of the flu during an episode of her reality show, Kourtney & Khloé Take Miami. Sister Khloé actually broke the news to mom Kris Jenner because Kourtney couldn’t bring herself to do it. She also famously agonized on-air whether or to terminate the pregnancy.
Did They Ever Get Married? They haven't yet, although Kardashian and Disick are longtime loves: they’ve been together for four years. The pair announced in November 2011 that they're expecting a second child.WI/KO/WIREIMAGE/GETTY IMAGES
Celeb: Kate Hudson
Partner: The Muse frontman Matthew Bellamy
The Baby: Hudson gave birth to son Bingham on July 9, 2011. Hudson, who did not want to know the sex of her baby before the birth, had predicted she would have a girl.
How They Let the World Know: People.com reported Hudson was pregnant in January 2011, about nine months after the pair started dating.
Did They Ever Get Married? They haven't yet, but they're planning on tying the knot. After Matt Lauer noticed some bling on Hudson’s left hand during an April 2011 interview on the Today show, she confirmed their engagement. The actress said, "It just happened a week ago. I'm so glad you noticed. I haven't really announced it. … I was waiting for someone to notice."J. UFBERG/WIREIMAGE/GETTY IMAGES
Celeb: Natalie Portman
Partner: Choreographer Benjamin Millepied
The Baby: The couple welcomed their son, Aleph, on June 14, 2011.
How They Let the World Know: People.com broke the news of Portman’s pregnancy in December 2010.
Did They Ever Get Married? In December 2010, Portman and Millepied did announce their intention to wed, and in Spring 2012 they were spotted with wedding rings!G. BUOYS/AFP/GETTY IMAGES
Celeb: Jessica Alba
Partner: Movie producer Cash Warren.
The Baby: Honor Marie Warren was born on June 7, 2008.
How They Let the World Know: In December 2007, reps for the actress confirmed to People.com that she and Warren were expecting. In 2011, the couple tweeted the announcement of their second girl.
Did They Ever Get Married? Yes! On May 19, 2008, the pair tied-the-knot at the Beverly Hills courthouse. The pair didn’t even don dapper duds -- Alba reportedly wore a long, blue dress and tied her hair back in a ponytail. Their second daughter, Haven Garner Warren, was born on August 13, 2011.INFPHOTO.COM
Celeb: Jane Krakowski
Partner: Clothing designer Robert Godley
The Baby: Bennett Robert Godley was born on April 13, 2011.
How They Let the World Know: Reps for the “30 Rock” star announced Krakowski’s pregnancy in January 2011, almost a year to the day after she and Godley got engaged.
Did They Ever Get Married? They haven't yet. Although in January 2010 Krakowski and Godley announced they do plan to get married, the two have yet to set a date.S. GRANTIZ/WIREIMAGE/GETTY IMAGES
Celeb: Christina Applegate
Partner: Dutch musician Martyn LeNoble
The Baby: Sadie Grace LeNoble was born on Jan. 27, 2011.
How They Let the World Know: A rep for the actress told People.com in July 2010 that Applegate would soon be having a baby.
Did They Ever Get Married? They haven't yet, although Applegate and LeNoble announced their engagement in April 2010, according to People.com.J. MERRITT/GETTY IMAGES ENTERTAINMENT
Celeb: Heidi Klum
Partner: Singer and musician Seal Samuel
The Baby: Henry Günther Ademola Dashtu Samuel was born Sept. 12, 2005.
How They Let the World Know: Reps for the couple told People.com in March 2005 that Klum was in the family way. Klum’s first daughter, Leni, whose dad is Italian businessman Flavio Briatore, was just 10 months old when Klum announced her pregnancy with Seal.
Did They Ever Get Married? Yes! The singer and the supermodel said their vows On May 10, 2005. A few years after, Lou Sulola Samuel joined other siblings Johan, Henry, and Leni. But on Jan. 22, 2012 the pair announced to People.com that they were separating and divorce papers were filed in April 2012.R. BECK/AFP/GETTY IMAGES
Celeb: Jennifer Garner
Partner: Actor and director Ben Affleck
The Baby: Violet Anne Affleck made her entrance into the world on December 1, 2005.
How They Let the World Know: After months of speculation, reps for the couple confirmed that the pair would be getting a very special delivery.
Did They Ever Get Married? Yes! On June 29, 2005, Ben and Jen skipped town for Parrot Cay on Turks and Caiscos Island, where they said their vows in a ceremony so secret even their own parents didn’t attend. Their second girl, Seraphina was born on January 6, 2009, and baby number three recently came on the scene: a boy, Samuel!INFPHOTO.COM
Celeb: Padma Lakshmi
Partner: Venture capitalist Adam Dell
The Baby: Krishna Thea was born on Feb. 20, 2010.
How They Let the World Know: A rep for the Top Chef host confirmed on Oct. 1, 2009 to USmagazine that the model-author-TV star was carrying her first child after years of struggle. At the time, she declined to reveal the identity of the baby’s father.
Did They Ever Get Married: No -- not only did Dell and Lakshmi not wed, sources close to Lakshmi told people.com in 2010 that, “her relationship with Dell was nothing more than an on-again, off-again fling. She moved on months ago.” The source added that Dell’s only role in the baby’s life would be Krishna’s bio dad. Dell does spend time with his daughter, but not enough: In 2011 he asked the courts to amend the custody agreement so he could spend more time with his baby girl.K. MAZUR/WIREIMAGE/GETTY IMAGES
Celeb: Naomi Watts
Partner: Liev Schreiber
The Baby: Alexander Pete Schreiber was born July 26, 2007
How They Let the World Know: Schreiber announced the big baby news on the Conan O’Brien Show.
Did They Ever Get Married? No. The couple still hasn’t said their official vows, despite a 2007 rumor sparked by Schreiber himself when he joked to Entertainment Tonight that he and Watts were, indeed, married. (They’re not!) Little brother Samuel Kai, was born on Dec. 13, 2008.M. LOCCISANO/FILMMAGIC/GETTY IMAGES
Celeb: Ashlee Simpson
Partner: Peter Wentz
The Baby: Bronx Mowgli Wentz was born on Nov. 20, 2008.
How They Let the World Know: After months of rumors, including a flat-out question from straight shooter and talk-show host Ellen DeGeneres, Simpson and Wentz announced their bundle of joy’s impending arrival on their blog.
Did They Ever Get Married? Yes. Simpson and Wentz tied the knot on May 17, 2008 at the bride's home. However, in February 2011, they split up and entered a custody battle over then-two-year-old Bronx.INFPHOTO.COM
Celeb: Alessandra Ambrosio
Partner: Jamie Mazur, American entrepreneur
The Baby: The Victoria’s Secret model gave birth to her daughter, Anja Louise, on Aug. 24, 2008
How They Let the World Know: Ambrosio confirmed her pregnancy on her website on March 7, 2008 saying: “I would like to announce some really great news! My boyfriend Jamie and I were surprised at the beginning of the year with some delightful news that we are now expecting our first child together!”
Did They Ever Get Married? No. Although Ambrosio and Mazur have been dating since 2005 and got engaged before their daughter was born, they haven't yet said their vows. In December 2011, the couple announced that they're expecting a second child, according to people.com.M. MEZJIAN/WIREIMAGE/GETTY IMAGES
Celeb: Halle Berry
Partner: Model Gabriel Aubry
The Baby: Berry gave birth to Nahla Ariela Aubry on March 16, 2008.
How They Let the World Know: Berry dropped the news of her mama-to-be status during an interview with Access Hollywood in September 2007: “Gabriel and I are beyond excited and I've waited a long time for this moment in my life."
Did They Ever Get Married? No. Aubry and Berry split up in April of 2004, after a four-year romance.INFPHOTO.COM
Celeb: Nicole Richie
Partner: Rocker Joel Madden
The Baby: Harlow Winter Kate Madden made her debut on Jan. 11, 2008.
How They Let the World Know: Richie fessed up about her pregnancy to Diane Sawyer during an interview that aired on Good Morning America on August 2, 2007.
Are They Married Now? Yes! Richie and her longtime sweetheart were married in front of 130 friends and family members on Dec. 10, 2010.M. SULLIVAN/WIREIMAGE/GETTY IMAGES
Celeb: Angelina Jolie
Partner: Brad Pitt
The Baby: Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt was born on May 27, 2006.
How They Let the World Know: Jolie revealed her big news to a charity aid worker during a January 2006 visit to Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
Did They Ever Get Married? No -- Pitt and Jolie have yet to say their vows, declaring that they wouldn’t get tie the knot until gay marriage was legalized nationwide. She gave birth to twins Knox Léon and Vivienne Marcheline, on July 12, 2008. The A-list pair also have three adopted children, Zahara Marley, Pax Thien and Maddox Chivan. Recently, Pitt admitted that he’d really “like to” make it official, and that having married parents seems to mean a lot to the couple’s six kids.D. CHARRIAU/WIREIMAGE/GETTY IMAGES
Celeb: Gwyneth Paltrow
Partner: Lead singer of Coldplay, Chris Martin
The Baby: Baby girl Apple Blythe Alison Martin was born on May 14, 2004.
How They Let the World Know: A publicist for the hipster pair announced to the Associated Press on Dec. 3, 2003 that they were expecting their first child.
Did They Ever Get Married? Yes! A whirlwind wedding took place on Dec. 5, 2003, and the nuptials were such a surprise that not even Paltrow’s famous mom, Blythe Danner, was present.J. KRAVITZ/FILMMAGIC/GETTY IMAGES
Celeb: Salma Hayek
Partner: French billionaire Francois-Henri Pinault
The Baby: Hayek gave birth to baby girl Valentina Paloma on Sept. 20, 2007.
How They Let the World Know? A rep for the couple told the New York Daily News that the stork would soon pay Hayek and Pinaul a visit after photographs of a pregnant Salma surfaced online.
Did They Ever Get Married? Yes! Hayek and Pinaul announced their engagement a few months before Valentina was born, but called the whole thing off again in July 2008. They rekindled the flame and finally wed at city hall of the Sixth Arrondissement in Paris, France on -- how apropos -- Valentine’s Day, 2009.D. KAMBOURIS/WIREIMAGE/GETTY IMAGES
Celeb: Michelle Williams
Partner: Heath Ledger
The Baby: Matlida Rose was born on Oct. 28, 2005.
How They Let the World Know: A source “close to the couple” spilled the baby beans to People.com after Williams was spotted attending prenatal yoga classes in Ledger’s home country of Australia.
Did They Ever Get Married? No -- Ledger and Williams split in 2007, and tragically, Ledger was found dead in his New York City home in January 2008.
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Celeb: Alicia Keys
The Partner: Swizz Beatz
The Baby: Egypt Daoud Ibarr Dean, born on October 10, 2010 (that's 10/10/10!)
How They Let the World Know: After a night spent at a charity gala in London in late May 2010, many people complimented the singer on how “glowing” she looked -- and they weren’t wrong. The very next day the couple not only announced that they were expecting their first child, they also took the press by storm in announcing their engagement. Talk about a double whammy!
Did They Ever Get Married? You bet -- and in style. The couple was married on the French island of Corsica in late July 2010, just a few months before their baby boy arrived.B. ACH/INFEVENTS.COM
Celeb: Bethenny Frankel
The Partner: Jason Hoppy
The Baby: Bryn Casey Hoppy, born May 8, 2010
How They Let the World Know: People magazine was the first to announce Bethenny's pregnancy news exclusively, but PerezHilton.com was the first to start the buzz -- much to Frankel’s dismay. "It's premature to be telling people this," the two-months-pregnant reality TV star told People. It didn’t stop her from joking about how the pregnancy came about: "Because of my age, sometimes we weren't totally careful…[but] I got to be honest, we are both feeling kind of proud of ourselves. We are both 38 and we were like, 'Listen, your fish can swim and I am fertile.' So that's exciting."
Did They Ever Get Married? Yes! The couple made it official just a mere month and a half before Bryn arrived on the scene; they were married in New York at the Four Seasons Hotel.ROGER WONG/INFEVENTS.COM
Celeb: Catherine Zeta-Jones
The Partner: actor Michael Douglas
The Baby: Dylan Michael Douglas born August 8, 2000
How They Let the World Know: The couple issued a press release detailing their excitings news. Apparently, the cheesy line Douglas used to pick up Catherine Zeta Jones was not a joke, telling the starlet, "I want to father your children."
Did They Ever Get Married? They sure did! After proposing on New Year's Eve 1999, they were married in New York's Plaza Hotel in November 2000. The couple welcomed daughter Carys Zeta Douglas in April 2003.JOE LLANO/WIREIMAGE
Celeb: Isla Fisher
The Partner: actor Sacha Baron Cohen
The Baby: Olive, born October 17, 2007
How They Let the World Know: Actually, a friend did it for them! Backstage at the 2007 MTV Movie Awards, the couple was greeted by a friend who loudly exclaimed, “Congratulations on the baby!” Once Cohen answered with an excited, "Thank you" the news was out.
Did They Ever Get Married? Yes! After being engaged for six years (wow!) they tied the knot in a small ceremony on March 15, 2010. Their second daughter, Elula Lottie Miriam, was born later that year in August.INFPHOTO.COM
Celeb: Kendra Wilkinson
The Partner: Hank Baskett III
The Baby: Hank Randall IV, born December 11, 2009
How They Let the World Know: E! broke the news in early June 2009, and the world got to follow the drama post-announcement on the star's reality TV show, Kendra, as Wilkinson dealt with telling her mother, fitting her growing belly into her wedding dress and finally giving birth to Hank IV.
Did They Ever Get Married? Oh, yes -- and the whole world got to watch! The couple was married on June 27, 2009 and the episode detailing the magical day was aired a couple months later in early August.SCOTT KIRKLAND/INFEVENTS.COM
Celeb: Patricia Arquette
The Partner: Thomas Jane
The Baby: Harlow Olivia Calliope Jane, born February 20, 2003
How They Let the World Know: Again, a friend did the deed. A source told the New York Daily News that Arquette’s pregnancy rumors were "definitely true. She's showing." Drama surrounded the pregnancy as Arquette had just divorced ex-husband Nicholas Cage scarcely a year earlier.
Did They Ever Get Married? Yes! Three years after Olivia was born, Arquette walked down the aisle on June 25, 2006 in Venice, Italy at the Palazzo Contarini. Sadly, love has not prevailed for this couple; Arquette initially filed for divorce in January 2009 and it was finalized on July 1, 2011.JEAN-PAUL ASSENARD/WIREIMAGE
Celeb: Sienna Miller
Partner: actor Tom Sturridge
The Baby: is expected to arrive this fall
How They Let the World Know: Sienna confirmed her pregnancy (after doing her best to conceal her bump for months!) in the March issue of Vogue UK.
Did They Ever Get Married? Not yet; although they've been dating for a year, they haven't revealed any plans to marry.BEN HIDER/CONTRIBUTOR/WIREIMAGE/GETTY
Amy AdamsCeleb: Amy AdamsPartner: Daren Le GalloThe Baby: Aviana Olea Le GalloHow They Let the World Know: Le Gallo and Adams were together six years before becoming engaged in April 2008. The couple’s representative announced the pregnancy news to People Magazine in 2008. Two years after the couple’s engagement they welcomed daughter Aviana in May 2010.Did They Ever Get Married? No wedding bells for the couple yet, but they're still going strong!B. ACH/INFPHOTO.COM
Kate WinsletCeleb: Kate WinsletPartner: Sam MendesHow They Let the World Know: The couple left the big reveal to their trusted PR team in July of 2003.Did They Ever Get Married? Winslet and Mendes married shortly after the announcement of their pregnancy. Baby Joe joined sister Mia Honey Threapleton, Winslet's daughter from her first marriage. In Match 2010 Mendes and Winslet divorced stating their decision as amicable.CHRIS POLK/CONTRIBUTOR/FILMMAGIC/GETTY
Kristin CavallariCeleb: Kristin CavallariPartner: Jay CutlerThe Baby: Due summer 2012How They Let the World Know: The reality star and her Chicago Bears quarterback beau announced on People.com they were expecting their first child together.Did They Ever Get Married? Not yet -- the couple got engaged in April 2010 but have no immediate plans to marry. Cavallari has spoken publically about having more children before she and Cutler tie the knot.INFPHOTO.COM
Partner: Jionni LaValle
The Baby: is expected to arrive this fall
How They Let the World Know: After weeks of speculation, the couple recently confirmed to Us Weekly that they're engaged -- and expecting their first child.
Did They Ever Get Married? Not yet, but Snooki's sporting a shiny diamond ring. In January of 2012, Snooki told People she knew Jionni was the one and that the ring was "gonna come soon." The couple has yet to set a wedding date.CRAIG BARRETT/STRINGER/GETTY IMAGES ENTERTAINMENT
Kim ZolciakCeleb: Kim ZolciakPartner: Kory BiermannThe Baby: Kory Jagger Jr. Born on May 31, 2011How They Let the World Know: Zolciak announced the news to People magazine in her second trimester.Did They Ever Get Married? Kim and her Atlanta Falcons hubby tied the knot in a million-dollar ceremony. Baby Kory Jr. joined Zolciak’s two daughter Brielle, 15, and Ariana, 9, from a previous relationship.ROGER WONG/INFPHOTO.COM
Miranda KerrCeleb: Miranda KerrPartner: Orlando BloomHow They Let the World Know: In an interview with Spanish Vogue in September 2010, Kerr announced she was already four months pregnant.Did They Ever Get Married? One month after their engagement and before the birth of their son, the couple married in a secret ceremony.VENTURELLI/CONTRIBUTOR/WIREIMAGE/GETTY
Keri RussellCeleb: Keri RussellPartner: Shane DearyHow They Let the World Know: The couple was engaged for a year before Russell's representative announced their big news in early 2007.Did They Ever Get Married? Yep, and have since expanded their brood to included daughter Willa Lou Deary, born in December 2011. The couple is happily settled in Brooklyn, NY.G. GERSHOFF/STAFF/WIREIMAGE/GETTY
Maggie GyllenhaalCeleb: Maggie GyllenhaalPartner: Peter SarsgaardThe Baby: Ramona Sarsgaard, born October 3, 2006How They Let the World Know: Gyllenhaal and Sarsgaard dated for four years before announcing the impending arrival of their first child - along with the news of their engagement - to People magazine.Did They Ever Get Married? Yes, the couple married in 2009, four years after little Ramona's birth. In April 2012, they welcomed a second daughter, Gloria Ray.THEO WARGER/STAFF/WIREIMAGE/GETTY
Victoria BeckhamCeleb: Victoria BeckhamPartner: David BeckhamHow They Let the World Know: Beckham announced her engagement as well as her pregnancy in 1998 while on tour with the Spice Girls, admitting to fans that the pregnancy was indeed unplanned.Did They Ever Get Married? Yes! Four months following the birth of their first child, the couple married (with Brooklyn serving as a ring bearer) in Ireland in July 1999. Posh and Becks have since expanded their brood to include Romeo, Cruz, and Harper.WPA POOL/POOL/GETTY IMAGES ENTERTAINMENT/GETTY