There was a time when walking down the aisle with a baby blossoming within one's womb was considered awkward if not a scandal. After all, everyone was bound to figure it out mathematically when the kid came along a few months later. But not anymore!
Times have changed now. And there are many couples who choose to have kids before they get hitched. So walking down the aisle with a visible bump under the wedding dress is no longer a disaster waiting to happen. Rather, it's just a novelty for the excited grandparents to gossip about. And if either half of the couple in question is a celeb, it's a juicy story for the paparazzi to hound!
But really, when a celeb is carrying a child while planning a wedding, the paparazzi is clearly at the bottom of their list of concerns. There are more urgent problems to deal with, like multiple fittings to accommodate the bump, dealing with the urgent need to pee during the ceremony, and getting through the ceremony with swollen feet and a sore lower back!
So here are 15 celebs who walked their bump down the aisle, and 5 who gave birth before their big day.
20 Gwyneth Paltrow's Super Low Key Wedding Had A Guest
Actress Gwyneth Paltrow did not have an elaborate wedding with thousands of guests in attendance. Instead, she and her fiancé, musician Chris Martin, decided to tie the knot at a local courthouse in Santa Barbara, California.
It was because Paltrow was already pregnant with their first child, Apple Blythe Alison, and so wanted to keep the ceremony peaceful and stress-free.
Plus, the two always preferred keeping their relationship out of the public eye. Maybe that's why, during their 10 years together as a married couple (which eventually ended in divorce), they were never photographed together on the red carpet.
19 Reese Witherspoon And Her Second-Trimester Bump Walked Down The Aisle Together
Reese Witherspoon met Ryan Phillippe at her 21st birthday party where, while in a state of inebriation, she asked him if he was her birthday present. The two started dating soon after that and got engaged the next year.
But before they could tie the knot, it was revealed that Witherspoon was pregnant with their first child. And so when they finally got married in a romantic ceremony in Charleston, South Carolina, she had the cutest baby bump as she walked down the aisle.
The two eventually divorced but said it was because they got married when they were too young and inexperienced.
18 Jennifer Garner And Ben Affleck's Perfect Holiday Gift
Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck met each other on the sets of Pearl Harbor and must have hit it off really well because they started dating in 2004 a few months after Daredevil, their second movie, was released.
The couple married in June of the same year at a private ceremony with just two guests because Jen was already carrying their first child.
She was in her first trimester and later announced her pregnancy after the wedding. The timing couldn't have been more perfect. Because they welcomed baby Violet that very year in December. Right in time for the holidays!
17 Mila Kunis And Ashton Kutcher Had An Extremely Small But Well-Behaved Guest At Their Wedding
When Mila Kunis met Ashton Kutcher for the first time, she felt like she was in a rom-com of her own with violins playing in the air and a dashing gent in front of her. But the two kept things casual for years–until they couldn't anymore.
Well, like the perfect movie twist, the couple had their first child and then had a super hushed wedding eight months later that the paparazzi did not find out about until much, much later!
According to reports, their little bundle of joy was extremely well-behaved at their wedding and was charming everybody present.
16 Alicia Keys And Her Little White Wedding Bump
Grammy Award-winning singer Alicia Keys was open about her pre-wedding bump right from the start when she announced she was engaged to music producer Swizz Beatz.
The two even got a pre-wedding photo shoot done that proudly showed off Keys' baby bump.
Clearly, the artistic couple didn't worry about sharing the details of their lives with the media. They married later that year at a private home by the Mediterranean Sea that was attended by only their closest friends and family. And then welcomed their first child, Egypt Daud Dean, in October of the same year.
15 Miranda Kerr's First Trimester Wedding
When Victoria's Secret model Miranda Kerr and actor Orlando Bloom announced that they were going to get married just a month after they got engaged, people were quite surprised. It felt like a rushed wedding and many speculated on whether she was already pregnant.
Turns out, yes, she was! Maybe that's why she canceled all her appearances last minute to get the wedding over with. But that apparently turned out to be a bad decision because the couple eventually divorced after three years of marriage in October 2013. Of course, it probably has nothing to do with their kiddo, but it's an unfortunate turn of events regardless.
14 Jessica Alba And Cash Warren Had An Invisible Wedding Guest!
If you are a Jessica Alba fan, you know she likes to keep things simple and honest. Maybe that's why when she tied the knot with business mogul Cash Warren in 2008, they did so in a courthouse in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, where the only guest was the little one she carried in her belly.
After all, why would anyone in their right mind stress themselves out over an elaborate ceremony when they know it might adversely affect the pregnancy?
The two later celebrated the wedding with their close friends and family after their daughter Honor Marie was born.
13 North Attended The Kimye Wedding
Who can forget the Kimye wedding? It was a fairytale and then some! But then again, we wouldn't have expected anything less from Kanye after he pulled off that elaborate jumbotron-and-orchestra proposal on Kim's 33rd birthday.
And guess what? North was one of the guests!
The kid was born four months before Kanye popped the question and was just shy of a year old when her parents finally had their extravagant wedding in Florence, Italy. And although the event was lavish, we're glad it took place when North was a tiny tot: now, she's old enough to steal the stage from her fashionable mom!
12 Heidi Klum And Her Special Empire Waist Wedding Dress
Supermodel Heidi Klum got married to Seal in Costa Careyes, Mexico in 2005 while wearing a special empire-waist Vera Wang wedding gown. It was to accommodate her growing baby bump as she walked down the aisle.
The couple welcomed their first child four months after the wedding.
The two promised to renew their vows every year on their anniversary before friends and family and continued the tradition until Klum filed for divorce in 2012. The split was because of Seal's "volcanic temper," Heidi noted, which she felt was becoming an issue for their children. Fortunately, the pair has continued to co-parent.
11 Lily Allen Was Just Too Obvious
Singer and actress Lily Allen's wedding was quite eventful. First, she lost her ₤200,000 Chanel wedding dress and had to wear a different one for the ceremony. Then she miraculously found it just in time and changed into the real wedding dress. And finally, she and her husband, Sam Cooper, announced to the guests that she was expecting a child soon.
Not that people didn't know about it already. After all, a bump is pretty obvious! The two divorced after seven years together but continue to share joint custody of their two daughters.
10 Ashlee Simpson's Big Day Had A Surprise
When singer and actress Ashlee Simpson tied the knot with musician Pete Wentz in 2008 at her parents' home in LA, it was a big day for her.
Her father was officiating their wedding. The wedding theme was Alice in Wonderland, which had always been a big dream for her.
And she was carrying her first child when she walked down the aisle in a beautiful ivory lace gown.
And guess what? Out of all three, the last news was the one that sent the paparazzi into a tizzy. After all, they had been speculating it since the engagement was announced.
9 Suri Cruise "Cooed" During Her Parents' Wedding
Who can forget the way Tom Cruise jumped up and down on the sofa and slapped the floor on The Oprah Winfrey Show while declaring his love for actress Katie Holmes? Theirs was a real whirlwind romance!
But they waited to get married after they had their only child, a daughter named Suri. And what a wedding it was! A complete fairytale tying of knot right inside a castle in Italy. Guests reported that little Suri was adorable and "cooed" when her parents got married. After all, the tot was still in diapers when the milestone event occurred.
8 Drew Barrymore Was An Unconventional Bride When She Married Will Kopelman
When Drew Barrymore tied the knot with art consultant Will Kopelman in a private ceremony held at her ranch in Montecito, California, she was already an unconventional bride. Why?
Because at that time she was already six months pregnant with the couple's first child, Olive.
The wedding was later featured on the cover of People magazine where fans could see Barrymore dressed in a beautiful organza and muslin empire-waist Chanel gown that showed off her cute bump. The couple went on to have another daughter after more four years of marriage. But in the end, they called it quits by August 2016.
7 Teresa Palmer's Wedding For Three
When actor and director Mark Webber checked his Twitter account on October 7th, 2012 and read the following tweet from Australian actress Teresa Palmer –"So I just happened to stumble upon @likemark film trailer for @endoflovemovie I was so moved! This will be a must see- check it out guys!"–he had no idea they would end up writing emails to each and falling in love.
The couple had a whirlwind romance that led to a wedding in Mexico in December of 2013. The wedding occurred while she was pregnant with their first child, Bodhi Rain, who she gave birth to just two months later.
6 Riddle: Camila Alves Three Children Attended Her Wedding But One Was Never Photographed
Not much of a riddle when you know the title of this list, though! But not many spectators knew Camila was carrying her third kid when she tied the knot with her long-time actor boyfriend Matthew McConaughey. After all, first trimester bumps are teeny.
The wedding took place over three days at the couple's home in Texas and had 120 guests, including their two older kids Levi and Vida.
And they welcomed their third child, Livingston, soon after that. What a memory to make, especially since the pair remains married today and can tell their kids all about their attendance at mom and dad's wedding!
5 Kristen Bell And Dax Shepard Waited To Get Married After They Had A Kid
Actress Kristen Bell and actor Dax Shepard were together for a long time before they got hitched. Not because they didn't want to. But because they had vowed not to get married until it was legal for everybody to do so.
That's why they already had a child by the time DOMA was overturned. Instead of planning their lives around marriage, they went ahead and started their family, and then tied the knot seven months later. Talk about being faithful to their vows! The couple is still happily married and now have two kids together.
4 Bethenny Frankel Had The Perfect Twist For Her Reality TV Wedding
When reality TV star, Bethenny Frankel of the Real Housewives of New York fame tied the knot with her pharmaceutical sales rep boyfriend Jason Hoppy in 2010, she was already heavily pregnant with their daughter, Bryn. Maybe that's why the producers of her show decided to give her her own spin-off Bethenny's Getting Married.
Can you imagine the drama a pregnant bride-to-be guarantees? Of course, you can!
Unfortunately, their marriage was an unhappy one that ended with a four-year-long custody battle for their daughter and their shared marital home, which is a loft in Tribeca.
3 Kendra Wilkinson Had To Prep For Both A Wedding And A Baby Shower
Television personality and former Playboy model Kendra Wilkinson married Philadelphia Eagle's wide receiver Hank Baskett in June 2009 when she was already pregnant with their first child. In fact, they had announced the happy news just two weeks before the wedding.
The couple tied the knot surrounded by family and friends, where Wilkinson walked down the aisle in a duchess-silk gown she had co-designed with fashion designer Armine Ohanessian. Their married life was later televised in a spinoff reality show Kendra on Top, which ran for six seasons until August 2017.
2 Julianna Margulies Had A Quiet Ceremony And A Special Wedding Gown
Good Wife star, Julianna Margulies married attorney Keith Lieberthal in a quiet ceremony in Lenox, Massachusetts surrounded by close family and friends. But the reason behind her happiness was not just because she was getting married to the love of her life while dressed in a beautiful Narciso Rodriguez gown with sheer cap sleeves and over-the-elbow gloves.
She was a glowing bride because she was also carrying the couple's first child as she walked down the aisle, who she gave birth to three months later.
Maybe that's why the pair decided to skip the honeymoon. Plus, she was also filming a new TV series, Canterbury's Law, at that time.
1 Madonna, The Queen Of Pop, Popped Four Months Before Her Big Day
Madonna and Guy Ritchie were both at the top of their games in their respective fields when they met in 1999. Perhaps that was the spark that intertwined their paths and led them to have their first child Rocco in August 2000.
The pair had a beautiful castle wedding just four months after that in the Scottish highlands, where Ritchie wore a traditional Hunting Mackintosh tartan while Madonna donned a sleek Versace gown.
The couple eventually split after seven and a half years because of the clash of domestic responsibilities and Madonna's superstar schedule.