19 Couples Who Got Married After Having Kids, Because Traditions Are Made to Be Broken
The whole "first comes love, second comes marriage, then comes baby in a baby carriage" thing isn't right for everyone, including a handful of celebrity couples who, instead of waiting to have kids before they tied the knot, started their families before making things official. Some pairs, like Nicole Richie and Joel Madden and Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, even had their little ones involved in the wedding. Look through for 19 couples who took a different route when it came to their major milestones.
Nicole Richie and Joel Madden
Nicole and Joel became parents in 2008 when they welcomed their daughter, Harlow. Their son, Sparrow, was born in 2009, and both kids were a part of their lavish wedding ceremony the following year.
Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard
The couple married in a $142 courthouse ceremony in October 2013, nearly seven months after becoming parents to daughter Lincoln. They welcomed another baby girl, Delta, in late 2014.
Tobey Maguire and Jennifer Meyer
The couple tied the knot in September 2007, nearly a year after welcoming their daughter Ruby. They went on to have a son, Otis, in May 2009.
Sofia Coppola and Thomas Mars
The screenwriter and director married Thomas Mars, the lead singer of Phoenix, in 2011. They were already parents to two daughters, Romy and Cosima.
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt
The couple, who famously began dating in 2005 and share six children, made things official in a small ceremony in France in August 2014. All their kids took part in the wedding; eldest sons Maddox and Pax walked their mom down the aisle, while Zahara and Vivienne threw petals and Shiloh and Knox acted as ring bearers.
Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis
Mila and Ashton tied the knot in an intimate garden ceremony in July 2015, nine months after they became parents to daughter Wyatt. In December 2016, they welcomed their son, Dimitri.
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West
Kim and Kanye's daughter, North, was front and center at their lavish Italian wedding in May 2014. Their son, Saint, was born in December 2015.
Jessica Simpson and Eric Johnson
When they got married in July 2014, Jessica and Eric were already parents to daughter Maxwell and son Ace, who were born in 2012 and 2013, respectively.
Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka
Neil and David welcomed twins Harper and Gideon in 2010 and were engaged for nearly eight years before they got married in Italy in September 2014.
Mario Lopez and Courtney Mazza
The former Saved by the Bell star married dancer and actress Courtney in December 2012, two years after welcoming their daughter, Gia. Courtney gave birth to a son, Dominic, in 2013.
Ali Fedotowsky and Kevin Manno
Ali and Kevin got engaged in September 2015 and welcomed their first child in July 2016. When the former Bachelorette star married her radio host beau in March 2017, their 8-month-old daughter, Molly, served as a flower girl.
Amy Adams and Darren Le Gallo
Amy and Darren began dating in 2001 and welcomed their daughter, Aviana, in 2010. They were engaged for nearly seven years before tying the knot in May 2015.
Mark Wahlberg and Rhea Durham
Mark and his model wife, Rhea, already had three kids by the time they got married in August 2009 — their daughter Ella and sons Brendan and Michael were adorable parts of the Beverly Hills ceremony. In 2010, they welcomed their fourth child, daughter Grace.
Isla Fisher and Sacha Baron Cohen
The Aussie comedy couple were engaged for six years before finally tying the knot in a traditional Jewish ceremony in March 2010. They were already parents to their first daughter, Olive, and went on to welcome two more kids, daughter Elula and son Montgomery.
Amber Rose and Wiz Khalifa
The model and rapper became parents in February 2013 with the birth of their son, Sebastian, and the couple married in five months later.
Nicole Polizzi and Jionni LaValle
The former Jersey Shore star and her love were parents to son Lorenzo and daughter Giovanna before they tied the knot in November 2014. Both of their little ones were a part of their ceremony.
Audrina Patridge and Corey Bohan
The former The Hills star and her BMX rider beau had their 5-month-old daughter, Kirra, with them at the altar when they wed in Hawaii in November 2016.
Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise
Tom and Katie got engaged in June 2005, just seven weeks after meeting. They welcomed daughter Suri in April 2006 (the one-year anniversary of their first date) and were married in a Scientologist ceremony in Italy seven months later.