First comes love then comes baby? Engaged and pregnant celebrities are re-defining tradition and taking a less conventional road to marriage.
Celebrities rarely follow tradition. The latest trend among Hollywood A-listers? Announcing a pregnancy right after an engagement. Our favorite red carpet regulars are not only brides-to-be but moms-to-be as well, adding an extra bundle of joy to the excitement of the journey towards the altar.
Most recently, a source revealed that Hayden Panettiere (our April/May cover girl!) and her fiancé, Wladimir Klitschko, are expecting their first child. And not long ago, Mila Kunis announced there's a bun in her oven just mere weeks after revealing she is engaged to Ashton Kutcher. Other expecting-and-engaged stars include Scarlett Johansson, Ginnifer Goodwin, Ciara, and of course, Olivia Wilde, whose best 2014 Oscar red carpet accessory (besides fiancé Jason Sudeikis!) was her growing baby bump. These stunning ladies prove "first comes love then comes marriage" may no longer ring true in Tinseltown.
Famous faces foregoing standard wedding conventions is nothing new: Jennifer Garner was actually four months pregnant with baby Violet when she and Ben Affleck tied the knot all the way back in 2005.
Aside from expectant brides like Drew Barrymore and Savannah Guthrie, celebrities are also announcing family additions post-nuptials. Stacy Keibler just revealed the news that she has a little surprise coming this summer, as did Kelly Clarkson swiftly following her Nashville wedding to Brandon Blackstock. Both ladies alluded to having kids in the media prior to tying the knot, so we can only imagine how thrilled they must be.
Here, a master list of blushing celebrity brides-and-mommies-to-be. Although starting a family is no doubt a very personal choice, we must admit these famous and expectant brides have an added glow. (Hellooo, did you see how gorgeous Ciara looked at her baby shower?!) And if you choose to make like Jessica Simpson and postpone the wedding until after the baby is born, that makes for an even more special family-filled ceremony.
Scroll through to see all of the expecting-and-engaged celebrities.Photo: Getty Images