There’s an old nursery rhyme that goes, “First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes baby in a baby carriage.” However, times seem to have changed since that was written. The trend now in both the real world and in Hollywood is for a couple to meet, fall in love, have a kid (or six) and then tie the knot–if they get married at all! The 10 famous couples on our list and their premarital progeny prove that times have changed and that’s a-okay!
Kanye West may have proposed to Kim Kardashian on her most recent birthday, but their daughter North was born earlier this summer. Rumor has it that Kanye wanted to marry Kim before North was born, but was barred due to complications in her divorce from Kris Humphries.
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are another couple who are engaged with children, but not yet married. In fact, Pitt has been noted as saying that the reason he finally proposed to Jolie was because his kids were badgering him to make her an honest woman already.
Of course, there are also couples like Scott Disick and Kourtney Kardashian or Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber who seem blissfully unmarried with children with no plans to put a ring on it.
The meaning of family is changing and if the celebrity couples on our list are to be believed, it might take a village to raise a child, but it doesn’t take a formal or legal marriage. It just takes love.
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