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Kourtney Kardashian Is Pregnant! 2009-08-12 16:10:00

Is Having a Baby Out of Wedlock the New Cool Thing?

Kourtney Kardashian is pregnant!

Before there was Ashlee Simpson, there were Halle Berry, Angelina Jolie, and Nicole Richie. Now it seems to be the "in" thing to get pregnant before marriage and, in some cases, leave the paternity in question. While Tinseltown's leading ladies are making bumpy headlines, some real-life stories are mimicking those that have played out on Jerry Springer's and Ricki Lake's sets.

Kourtney Kardashian may not be a silver-screen blockbuster, but the 30-year-old reality star is sure to pique interest as her belly begins to grow — especially given that the father is unknown. It is a tad suspect that the news broke just four days before the airing of her new show, Kourtney and Khloé Take Miami. Baby news has done wonders for blond bombshell Kendra Wilkinson. One thing's for sure, it will get viewers to tune into the girls' new gig as there will surely be plenty of inquiring minds.

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BurnBabyBurn BurnBabyBurn 7 years
Why does it matter if the person's married or not when they have a kid? I mean, sure. Some religions require it... if you're devout. But, in my opinion, if you're able to take care of children and have the funds to support the kid(s!), then it's cool. Unless it's rape... because rape IS NOT COOL. Technically I'm having kids out of wedlock. Ha. Sam and I have it in aaaaaall the wrong order.
kurniakasih kurniakasih 7 years
Good luck to her and her upcoming family. I'd not assume that she doesn't know who the daddy is, etc LOL, that sounds like a Maury show. I don't know much about this celeb although I've seen her on Chelsea Handler's show a couple of times and she sure looked pregnant the last time I watched her on there. I will say that it's a personal decision (not a trend) to get pregnant before marriage, or sometimes it can also be a 'forced' decision (like ljawgirl, if the bf/gf doesn't want to get married, you can't make either one get married just because they're having a child together).
gidigirl gidigirl 7 years
If you do get pregnant and the boyfriend doesnt want to get married what do you propose? Hold a gun to his head so that you dont have a child out of "wedlock"... Or an abortion? Life doesnt always adhere to a formula..
shannonkay shannonkay 7 years
I think that there's just a baby boom right now in general, and that's probably a big contributing factor. And why are people complaining about the term "wedlock", what else would you call it?
ladydanaj ladydanaj 7 years
It is a trend and disturbing. Babies shouldn't be born out of wedlock-how hard is it to wait until marriage?
Ericka Ericka 7 years
Sadly I think some young celebrities are getting pregnant to boost their careers. Similar to them setting up "dates" with other stars to drum up publicity, or how the current prostitots like Hugens and Cyrus, are having sexy/nude photos "leaked".
Advah Advah 7 years
Also, my sister was born "out of wedlock" 35 years ago - you can say my parents were already cool at the time. :P
Advah Advah 7 years
Wow, Jaan. I'm not religious and have a non-traditional view of mariage so I respect your opinion, but having a child without being married isn't necessarily an accident. Couples split up whether they are married or not, or can get married for the wrong reasons. I know people who got married because of an unplanned pregnancy, and they divorced a year later because they were both miserable; one of my best friends' parents still aren't married, and they're a very happy couple. You can decide not to get married to your boyfriend for various reasons and still raise your child as part of a loving and committed relationship, and single mothers can make the choice of having a child without getting married. None of them deserve to have their child called a "bastard" by some people who decided to make different choices for personal reasons.
PinkNC PinkNC 7 years
What a sad situation for that unborn child to be placed in. She probably doesn't even know who the father is, and that would not be surprising to me being how much all of them talk, look, and act like whores. Why congratulate someone like her.
gigly_grl gigly_grl 7 years
"wedlock" seriously? Did we travel back to the 1800's???
FrankiLee FrankiLee 7 years
But...on a side note....Kourtney Kardashian seems like she is going to try and "pimp" her child out a la Jon & Kate Plus 8, which I think is awful.
FrankiLee FrankiLee 7 years
I find the title of this article a little bit demeaning. While I think marriage is important, I do not think people need to be married in order to raise a happy, healthy child. My boyfriend and I unexpectedly got pregnant with our daughter. We had a strong relationship beforehand, and our daughter means everything to us. If the child is well taken care of and loved, what is the difference between wed and unwed? It doesn't make any sense. So many people get married because they are expecting or have just had a child, and I don't think that's the right reason. Marriages are more likely to fall apart if that's the only reason you are going to get married. I could not disagree with you more, jaan_black. Unwed parents are not "wimps." Many people go through a divorce when their relationship (I'm not sure why you put relationship in quotations) goes sour, and that can be a bigger mess to deal with than breaking up. If the relationship is strong, married or not, it will thrive. If the relationship is weak, and the those involved aren't putting in effort to salvage it, it will dissolve, married or not. I found your comment to be offensive.
jaan_black jaan_black 7 years
um, I'm old school...while I know "oopsies" happen, I'd have more respect for people not glamorizing bastard kids...harsh, I know but that's the technical term and I'm sick of seeing all these unwed makes it soo easy to abandon the "relationship" when things get's a cop out for wimps
Sarana Sarana 7 years
People are just realizing that a piece of paper is not what holds people together. Commitment is something you both have to want, making it "legal" will not make the commitment better. Having a child together is the biggest commitment you can make. I think it should be a well thought decision, I am not worried about the "out of wedlock" part just about the people sleeping around without protection!
bigestivediscuit bigestivediscuit 7 years
Agree with Michelann above. Friends of mine who have been together for 7 years now and are not married have just had a baby. I'm not judging them for not being married and having a "child out of wedlock" (hate that phrase btw, it's so antiquated - don't care if it's an accurante description, etc. etc.). I also don't think this is a "trend" it's called someone's PERSONAL DECISION.
Michelann Michelann 7 years
I don't think everybody who publicly announces important events in their private life (marriage, death, or the birth of a child) is inviting the entire world to speculate about whether their choices are acceptable or even what the circumstances are surrounding the event.
lickety-split lickety-split 7 years
she lives her life on reality shows, that makes her private life everyones business.
gidigirl gidigirl 7 years
We have no idea who the father is or the nature of their relationship... THIS IS REALLY NOBODIES BUSINESS! This is a private affair. Kourtney is a 30yr old adult woman, who is more than able to provide for the child .. so i dont see what the issue is.. The question "Is this the new cool thing?" is sort of ridiculous... I dont think she/anyone is advocating ditching marriage or raising children alone... There are consequences/ risks to having sex outside of a loving relationship.. So if sexually active adult woman finds herself in this situation she has 3 options.. Have an abortion, put the child up for adoption or raise the child on her own, with all the love, support and resources that she has at her disposal.. #11.."How the hell, would you know anything about her many 1 night stands??" If she did not want the child she would simply have an abortion..You sound like a 12 yr old. Grow up!
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