Yesterday, many of you were shocked at news that Eva Marcille and Kevin McCall are expecting their first child together — before becoming husband and wife. But the truth is, in Hollywood, having babies before marrying has become the norm (and not just for black women). Think we’re exaggerating? Check out these 15 celebs who put the carriage before the marriage.
Salma Hayek took her time becoming a mother and took an even longer time becoming a wife. In 2007, the Frieda star announced she was engaged to billionaire fiancé François Henri Pinault and pregnant with their first child together. At 40 years old, Salma and her boyfriend welcomed Valentina Paloma Pinault into the world but shortly afterward the couple announced their split. Patching things up and ready to give it a go one more time, Hayek and Pinault announced plans to wed again and tied the knot two years later.