Gallery Of Pics: Baby … Engagement … Marriage

Does Order Matter?

This morning we got the news about Kristin Cavallari‘s pregnancy with Jay Cutler‘s baby months after they got (re)engaged in November. Pregnancies and bump watching is one of my all time favorite topics to write about and follow, and the news this morning got me thinking about the (somewhat controversial?) topic of pregnancy before marriage. We have seen lots of celebs over the past few years get engaged, have a baby, then get hitched. We’ve also seen baby, then engagement, and of course we have seen baby and no wedding at all. My personal opinion is in makes 100% no difference, but I thought there might be some interesting opinions out there. Check out the great pics of some of my fave baby before wedding couples…

Kate Hudson and rocker Matthew Bellamy were expecting their baby before any engagement came alone. Last year she announced the pregnancy at the Grammy’s, he proposed in April and the lovely Kate gave birth to their son, Bingham, in July.

 
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  1. Dana

    To Jay:18 Years.She got one of Yo’Kids,Got You for 18 Years.

  2. cmc

    BOO for Alicia Keys and Swizz Beats. He cheated on his wife with her, then abandoned her and went off to impregnate Alicia K. He’s also reportedly screwing around on her too (once a cheater always a cheater!) Yuck. Poor little Egypt.

    Also, I totally forgot about Tom/Katie/Suri being in that order. That was a really weird year or two (when they first got together, had Suri, hid her, showed her off, got married…) Wow, almost want to go back and revisit the fun.

  3. cmc

    Also, you forgot my favorite babies-first family! Nicole Richie and Joel Madden, and their beautiful little kids. Very cute family.

  4. Katie

    Kourtney Kardashian & Scott Disick, Salma Hayek & Francois-Henri Pinault, Toby Maguire & Jennifer Meyer. I like this topic Melissa….These couples all seem to be making it work as well. Nothing like a little hollywood trend.

  5. Ava

    Please stop saying bub.

  6. Karen

    Just wanted to say that we Australians dont have a baby, we have a bub… or a bubs… or a bubby… or a bubba…

    I think bub is used because a baby can say “bub, bub bub” at around 7 or 8 months of age, whereas they usually cant say their own name until they are 18 months or older… gives them an early sense of self identity. I still call my 22 month old “bubba” as a very affectionate nick name… (fyi – its not pronounced like in Forrest Gump btw!). I am wondering if those that dont like the term dont have kids?

    I am going to put it out there that the rest of the world has to live with SO MANY Americanisms in our every day life because we get so much American TV, its about time Americans had to put up with an Australianism or two! hehe.

    GO Melissa!

    ps – for what it’s worth, my husband and I were a planned pregnancy-engagement-baby-married couple. We seem to be in good company!

    • Ava

      You are correct, I don’t have kids, but I don’t think that’s why it sounds funny to me….. I think it just sounds funny since I’ve never seen it in print. I like your “putting it out there” – I’ve been lawyered! (How I Met Your Mother reference, if you’re a fan)

    • Karen

      hehe. Trent, you need a like button! I was just trying to say it in a way that wouldnt cause offense!

    • S

      Uh, yes we do still call our babies a baby in Australia.

  7. I’m also an Aussie and pregnant with my first – even the doctors, nurses and midwives refer to it as ‘bub’ or ‘bubby’!

  8. thanks for the support of Australianisms…. I’ve got a whole lot more where that came from :)

  9. Sabrina

    I have been with my significant other, baby daddy, life partner, husband or whatever titles you would like to include for 6 years. We have a 2 year old daughter with no immediate plans to get married. I hate when people ask or tell me “Why aren’t you married?” Who says I have to get married? I know where his heart his and where mine is. I don’t need piece of paper to say what we already know and feel.

  10. It’s sad to think that the decision to have a baby before marriage is still unacceptable to certain others. It really doesn’t seem to make a difference if the relationship is lasting or not, in many cases it’s the children that keep the bond in the relationship strong. I totally support women who decide to have children with or without a stable spouse. Things like “Teen Mom” on the other hand is a bit overboard In the U.S. there is so much sex education and resources for woman and girls in regards to birth control, pretty much anyone can get it, so it is honestly boggling how many unplanned pregnancies there still are. I’ve been with husband for over a decade, and we have no problem patiently waiting for the right time. I don’t care who, what, or how someone decides to be parent as long as they try to make the best effort to plan the pregnancy and love the child unconditionally. I understand surprises happen, but bring a child into a loving atmosphere.

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