Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have confirmed that they are expecting a child together. The only “problem” is that they are not married. Although such a revelation would have been a blemish on their reputation just a decade or two ago, such out of wedlock childbirth is becoming commonplace. The list of celebrity couples who have had children before tying the knot is long and never ending. But here are a few of the more unusual examples.
Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick
It runs in the family! They already have two children together, with no signs of ever getting married. It may never happen, but hopefully the couple will at least stay together for their children. According to Life & Style Weekly, it is Kourtney’s choice. A source told the magazine that “She said, ‘No.’ She does not want to be engaged.”
Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell
Hawn and Russell are probably the most famous example of an unmarried couple having a child. They have been together for almost 30 years! Perhaps not getting married is what has kept them together for so long. After all, Hawn was married twice before she began seeing Russell in 1983. At least if they ever did decide to split, it would not be very traumatic for their son, Wyatt, who is now 26 years old.
Kate Hudson took after her mother, also having a son before marriage. She doesn’t plan to keep it that way for the next 30 years, however. She is engaged to marry her beau, Matt Bellamy.
Snooki and Jionni LaValle
The unusual thing about Snooki’s pregnancy is that she announced it the same time she announced her engagement. Rather than get married before the child’s birth, they are still planning the nuptials, months after the birth. Unfortunately, they have also had to deal with nasty rumors about being together just to cash in on the upcoming wedding through reality TV. Even if they are not entirely happy, one would hope they are staying together more for the child than for money.
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie
Pitt and Jolie have been together for seven years, and only got engaged in April 2012. They have six children together! It’s amazing they ever had time to get engaged at all with so many children running around, along with busy schedules for both parents.
Linda Evangelista and Francois Henri-Pinault
The situation between this non-couple is the clearest example of what not to do during a pregnancy. First, Francois Henri-Pinault and Linda Evangelista conceived their child while he was “on a break” from his relationship with his now-wife, Salma Hayek. Then the two decided to fight a messy court battle over child support. Sheesh! We just hope their young son, Augustin James, can get over the confusion and have a happy childhood.