Over the years boys and girls have been told to grow up dreaming of marrying their high school sweetheart and having lots of children. From as soon as we are born we are told that we are supposed to get married before having kids and that tradition is what we aspire to be. Women are told to wear a white dress and the bride and groom are supposed to remain faithful. We are supposed to build a home together and fill it with children and grandchildren. And we are supposed to spend the rest of eternity with our chosen partner and pass peacefully in the comfort of our family. However, this usually only happens in the movies. It is becoming much more common these days to see couples, or even singles, choosing to have children before getting married. And guess what? That's fine!
At the end of the day there is no one way to live the perfect life, no matter what people try to tell you and celebrities are no different either. Just think about it. With the constant media invasion, press attention and pressure of the paparazzi, it is no surprise to see celebrities living their lives that little bit differently. So, to celebrate all things that are non traditional, here are 18 celebrity kids that were clearly not planned.
18 Egypt Daoud Dean
Alicia Keys is one of the most famous women in music as well as one of the most successful. Still going strong after first debuting her album in 2001, Keys also has somewhat of an active social life. In 2008 Keys began dating rapper Swizz Beatz, who was still in the process of divorcing his then wife, singer Mashonda Tifrere. Beatz already had two children from two different women as well as a daughter in London who he had no idea existed at the time.
Two years later Keys was also pregnant so the pair swiftly announced their engagement and eventual marriage. Shot gun wedding anyone? Now happily married the pair have another son, Genesis Ali Dean who was most likely planned. You know what they say, it's a surprise not a mistake.
17 Stormi Webster
Kris Jenner's second favourite child, Kylie Jenner is also one of the richest of the Kardashian-Jenner brood. Born in 1997, Kylie is also the youngest and mostly known for getting her lips filled on a daily basis. A keen business woman, Kylie has a whole host of shady business deals and lucrative expenditures. In fact, in 2015 Kylie launched her own cosmetics line called Kylie cosmetics which has gone on to become extremely successful.
Then in late 2017, to the surprise of the whole world, it was reported that Kylie was expecting her first child with boyfriend of ten minutes rapper Travis Scott. Kylie refused to comment on the pregnancy until after she gave birth in early 2018, announcing the spectacle via Instagram of course. I mean where else?!
16 Amada Lee Gosling
Ryan Gosling first began dating Eva Mendes in 2011 while filming The Place Beyond the Pines. Three years later Mendes gave birth to their first daughter, Esmeralda Amada Gosling. The love birds have a habit of keeping their relationship extremely private, even refusing to attend movie premiers with one another. Then just 18 months later Mendes gave birth to second daughter, Amada Lee Gosling. The couple never released a statement adding to rumours that the youngster was unplanned.
One source later claimed that Eva "just hasn't ever wanted anyone beyond her close friends and family knowing more than they had to. And Ryan is certainly private and always has been." The two have also yet to marry, refusing to conform to traditional and standardised norms. Couple goals!
15 Brooklyn Beckham
In 1997, English soccer legend David Beckham started dating Spice Girl Victoria Adams after she attended a Manchester United soccer match. At the time Victoria was extremely famous and was known round the world as, "Posh Spice". The pair were quickly dubbed "Posh and Becks" and attracted lots of attention across the globe. Just one year later Beckham proposed, mostly due to the fact that Victoria was pregnant with their first son.
Brooklyn Beckham was born a few months later and was able to attend his parents wedding. Posh and Becks went on to have three more children, Romeo, Cruz and Harper Seven, and are the epitome of a happy family. Brooklyn, now an adult, is almost as famous as his parents and is currently dating Hollywood superstar, Chloë Grace Moretz.
14 Eissa Al Mana
Janet Jackson has been at the centre of American culture for a number of years. The youngest of the Jackson family, Janet is mostly known for her innovative and saucy provocative records as well as that incident with Justin Timberlake at the Super Bowl. A solo artist in her own right, Janet has worked hard to step away from the humongous spotlight of her brother, Michael Jackson.
Extremely successful in her career, Janet's romantic life has not been as triumphant. Twice divorced, Janet went on to marry third husband business man Wissam Al Mana in 2013. Then just three years later Janet announced that she was pregnant at 50 years old. Since welcoming their little boy, Janet and Wissam sadly decided to split with Janet now raising her son as a single parent.
13 Ace Knute Johnson
In 2010 after her public separation from boy band member Nick Lachey, Jessica Simpson began dating retired NFL player Eric Johnson. Just two years later Simpson gave birth to their first daughter, Maxwell Drew Johnson, with the couple insisting that she was planned. Then that same year, no less than a few months after the birth of Maxwell, Simpson announced that she was pregnant again. The following year she gave birth to son Ace Knute Johnson, with the children just one year apart.
In 2014, Simpson and Johnson married with Simpson later joking that they had kept trying to set dates but that "he keeps knocking me up!" Admitting that the pair had not planned for baby number two Simpson confessed, "apparently it was a part of God's plan for my life, I was extremely shocked...because I was going through a lot of hormonal changes, trying to get back to the old, vibrant Jessica. You know, it was kind of like a one-night stand. And it happened, all over again!"
12 Journey River Green
Superstar actress Megan Fox began dating actor Brian Austin Green in 2004 after meeting on the set of a TV show that they were both involved in. At the time Fox was just 18 years old with Austin Green, 30. Two years later the pair were engaged later marrying in 2010. After they married Fox became pregnant and gave birth to son, Noah Shannon Green in 2012 and Bodhi Ransom Green in 2014.
Shockingly the pair announced their separation just months later and filed for divorce in 2015. However, after they had separated the pair were obviously still going back for more when it was reported that Fox was pregnant again. Journey River Green arrived a few months later with Fox and Austin Green reportedly back together again.
11 Luna Thurman-Busson
Uma Thurman has been a familiar face in Hollywood for years and has had a number of high profile relationships and marriages. In 1990, Thurman married English actor Gary Oldman but they divorced just two years later. Then in 1998 Thurman married actor Ethan Hawke after meeting on the set of movie, Gattaca. The pair went on to have two children, a daughter in 1998 and a son in 2002. Sadly things didn't work out and the couple divorced in 2005.
Two years later Thurman began dating financier Arpad Busson and they were engaged just one year after meeting. On and off for a number of years the pair finally called it quits in 2012, however not long after it was revealed that Thurman was unexpectedly pregnant with her third child. That same year Thurman gave birth to a baby girl and received primary custody.
10 Xander Dane Jones
January Jones has always flown under the radar despite having some well known partners in her time. She was in a relationship with Ashton Kutcher from 1998 to 2001, and was also involved with American singer and actor Josh Groban in 2006.
Then in 2011 Jones surprisingly gave birth to son, Xander Dane Jones. The pregnancy was kept secret, with the identity of the father also unknown. Later commenting on the pregnancy Jones stated, "I knew I would be raising my son alone. It was something I went in to knowingly, I was prepared mentally - and I was excited about it." To this day the identity of Xander's father remains a mystery with Jones admitting, "when my son asks those questions, I want him to [hear it from me]. I don't want him to be able to Google it."
9 Sailor Grace Meyer
Bristol Palin is the eldest daughter of American politician Sarah Palin. In 2008, John McCain chose Sarah Palin to be his vice presidential running mate, however his advisers were concerned with the fact that 18 year old Bristol was pregnant and unmarried. The pair were coerced into a shotgun wedding but it never happened and they ended their engagement not long after.
In 2015, Bristol announced that she had become engaged to former Marine Dakota Meyer but yet again the wedding was called off a few months later. Then, Bristol revealed that she was pregnant and that the pregnancy was not the "ideal situation". Sailor Grace Palin was born later that year with the pair eventually marrying the following year. Bristol and Dakota then went on to have another daughter only to then file for divorce in 2018.
8 Reign Aston Disick
The eldest of the Kardashian klan, Kourtney Kardashian was also the first to have children. In 2006 she began dating New Yorker Scott Disick after meeting him at a party in Mexico. The couple had a turbulent relationship and were often on and off again for a number of years. In 2009, Kourtney gave birth to first son, Mason and then went on to have daughter Penelope three years later.
The pair never planned on marriage with Kourtney stating, "if things are so good now... why would we want to change that?" In 2014, Kourtney revealed that she was pregnant much to Scott's dismay. In fact, Scott took the news so badly that on one episode of Keeping up with the Kardashians he appeared annoyed at the news. Baby Reign was born nine months later with Scott and Kourtney eventually breaking up just six months after he was born.
7 Jayden James Federline
In 2004, Britney Spears became engaged to American dancer Kevin Federline. The pair originally met just three months before while Britney was touring. The romance hit the headlines worldwide especially since Federline had recently broken up with actress Shar Jackson who was also carrying his second child.
Spears and Federline eventually married and went on to have baby boy Sean (right) in 2005. However, just one year later Spears gave birth to her second child, another son, Jayden (left). The baby was not planned and Federline and Spears filed for divorce just months later. After the divorce was finalized the couple reached a global settlement that awarded both Spears and Federline joint custody of their children.
6 Maceo Robert Martinez
In November 2005, Halle Berry met Gabriel Aubry while starring in a Versace photo shoot. Berry had already been married twice and wasn't looking for anything serious. Three years later Berry gave birth to their daughter, however the couple later separated in 2010. Soon after, Berry began dating French actor Olivier Martinez and the couple married in 2015.
Not long after they had married Berry gave birth to their son, resulting in the media calling the marriage a shotgun wedding. Sadly, two years later the couple divorced with Berry and Martinez choosing to remain private with regards to their son. In fact, Berry was recently accused of being ashamed of her children for not showing their faces on Instagram, to which Berry responded, "when they grow and they're of age and they want [to] share their images on the Internet, that will be for them to decide, not me. Feel me?" she wrote, concluding a long reply. "Have a beautiful day."
5 Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt
Actress Angelina Jolie married actor Billy Bob Thornton in 2002 just two months after they first met. After their marriage, Jolie and Thornton announced the adoption of a young boy from Cambodia, however they then separated just three months later.
In 2005, Jolie met Brad Pitt while working on the movie, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, but dismissed allegations of a relationship as Pitt was still married to Jennifer Aniston. The pair eventually got together and were the subject of intense media coverage throughout the world. Pitt took on Jolie's son and adopted him as his own, they then went on to adopt two more before falling pregnant by surprise with Shiloh. The couple then went on to naturally conceive twins resulting in six children in just a few years. In 2016 the couple announced they were separating much to the surprise of Hollywood.
4 Sophia Law And Ada Law
Actor Jude Law met actress Sadie Frost while working on the movie Shopping in 1994. The couple later married in 1997 and went on to have three children. The couple divorced in 2003 with Law going on to date actress Sienna Miller. However, in 2005 Law was discovered being unfaithful with the nanny resulting in him issuing Miller a public apology.
A few years later it was revealed that Law would become a father for the fourth time, following a brief relationship with model Samantha Burke. The pregnancy was unplanned with Burke, since he claimed that he had nothing to do with her. Then in 2014, it was announced that Law had gotten another woman pregnant, with daughter Ada born in 2015. Keep it in your pants!
3 North West
In 2012, Kim Kardashian began dating world famous rapper and longtime buddy Kanye West. Just one year later Kim gave birth to the couple's first child, North, with Kim claiming the pregnancy was planned. However, at the time Kim was still married to basketball player Kris Humphries who had accused Kim of lying in order to speed up their divorce settlement.
Humphries lawyers claimed, "what is really going on here is that an 'urgency' in the form of an apparently unplanned pregnancy*, something [Humphries] had nothing to do with, is perceived by [Kim] as an opportunity to gain a litigation advantage by trying to force this court to prematurely set this matter for trial." Scandalous! The divorce was eventually finalized with Kim and Kanye marrying in 2014.
2 Daniel Julez Smith, Jr
In 2004, Solange Knowles married Daniel Smith when she was just 17 years old and he just 19. A few months later Knowles gave birth to their son, Daniel Julez J. Smith, Jr who Knowles refers to as "the greatest unplanned blessing". Knowles has often expressed her regret at having a child when she herself was so young but credits her son with completing her life.
In fact, Solange even dedicated a song to him, named "6 O'Clock Bluse". However, in 2007, Knowles announced that she and her husband had divorced with Knowles going on to marry music video director Alan Ferguson. Daniel is also extremely close with his Aunt, Beyonce, and uncle Jay Z, as well as cousins Blue Ivy and twins Rumi and Sir Carter. What a family!
1 John Edward Thomas Moynahan
American football player Tom Brady dated actress Bridget Moynahan from 2004 to 2006. Shortly after their split Moynahan confirmed that she was more than three months pregnant with Brady's child with Brady ending the relationship soon after he had found out. Moynahan gave birth to John Edward Thomas in 2007 however Brady had already moved on with supermodel Gisele Bündchen.
Brady and Bündchen married in February 2009 and now have two children together. Things became heated when Bündchen made comments about Moynahan's son admitting, "it’s not like because somebody else delivered him, that’s not my child, I love him the same way as if he were mine. I already feel like he’s my son, from the first day." Moynahan was unimpressed and later insinuated the supermodel was using her son in order to gain publicity.