10 Celebrity Moms Who Didn't Marry the Baby Daddy

Kourtney Kardashian is just one of a slew of celebrities who hasn't married the father of her (soon to be) two children.

Back when Marilyn Monroe, Grace Kelly and Ava Gardner ruled the silver screen it would’ve been virtually unheard of to get knocked up out of wedlock.

If it did happen you can bet your ass that the movie star in question would get hitched to the baby daddy faster than Louis B. Mayer could shout “You’re fired!” Not just for the sake of publicity either. Most women from that era had a different mentality. They were raised in a society where women were expected to fill certain roles to be accepted. Wife, mother, homemaker. Any woman who had a baby out of wedlock was considered immoral. If an unmarried celebrity got pregnant it would be a career ender. Except I’ll bet a ton of them did get pregnant, the media just didn’t report that kind of stuff back in the day.

Oh how times have changed. A new study says more children than ever are being born to unmarried parents. In 2002 12% of children were born to unmarried parents. That number jumped to 24% in 2010. And, not only are we obsessively speculating about the pregnancy status of single women like Jennifer Aniston, but nobody bats an eye when a celeb gets pregnant and chooses not to marry the baby daddy.

Below are ten celebrity women who, for whatever reasons, never married their baby’s daddy or haven’t tied the knot yet…

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  • Halle Berry 1 of 10
    Halle Berry
    The twice-married actress famously said she never wanted to get married again. She kept to her word, never marrying, Gabriel Aubry, her daughter's father but Berry recently announced her engagement to actor Olivier Martinez.
  • Kourtney Kardashian 2 of 10
    Kourtney Kardashian
    Unlike sisters Kim and Khloe, the reality TV star, who is expecting her second child with boyfriend, Scott Disick, has said she doesn't care about being married.
  • Michelle Williams 3 of 10
    Michelle Williams
    Williams broke up with Heath Ledger about five months before his death. But even before the break-up the couple never announced an engagement or plans to get married. Who knows what would've happened had Ledger lived...
  • Kristin Cavallari 4 of 10
    Kristin Cavallari
    Engaged, apart, pregnant and then engaged again. Will this on and off couple make it to the altar?
  • Bridget Moynahan 5 of 10
    Bridget Moynahan
    Patriot quarterback Tom Brady famously left Moynahan for supermodel Gisele Bundchen while Moynahan was pregnant with their son. To her credit Moynahan as never commented publicly about Brady and they reportedly have maintained a civil relationship so they can parent the little boy together.
  • Selma Blair 6 of 10
    Selma Blair
    Blair, who was once married to Ahmet Zappa, gave birth to her son, Arthur Saint last year. She and boyfriend, fashion designer Jason Bleick, have never announced plans to marry.
  • Jamie Pressley 7 of 10
    Jamie Pressley
    Pressley got pregnant and later became engaged to the father of her son, Desi, but the couple broke up before tying the knot
  • Liz Hurley 8 of 10
    Liz Hurley
    The father of Hurley's only child famously denied paternity until a DNA test proved Steven Bing to be the boy's biological dad. Hurley moved on to marry Indian textile heir Arun Nayar. The couple recently divorced.
  • Kate Hudson 9 of 10
    Kate Hudson
    Although rumors are rampant that Hudson has tied the knot with the father of her second son, Bing, the actress and Matt Bellamy have yet to confirm anything.
  • Jessica Simpson 10 of 10
    Jessica Simpson
    Simpson reportedly postponed a November wedding until after her daughter is born so, for now, the expectant mama remains unmarried.
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[Photos via Pacific Coast News.]

You can also find Monica Bielanko on her personal blog, The Girl Who.

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