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Jacob Shelton
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On every newsstand there’s at least one story about celebrity couples having children out of wedlock. Either it’s a long-term couple who doesn’t want to get married, or the baby is a surprise to everyone involved. Celebs with kids have been around since the golden age of Hollywood, but it wasn’t until the '80s that celebrities started having kids before they got married, or without getting married at all. On this list we’re not just going to look at celebrities who are engaged with kids, but also celebrities who have kids but don’t seem to want to get married. These are the celebrity couples who started a family before putting a ring on it.

There are even more celebrities with kids who aren’t married running around than you think. And there are a lot of engaged celebrities with kids. Some of them just haven’t found time to get married yet, while others seem to be endlessly postponing their nuptials. Whatever the reason, those unmarred celebrities with kids are all over this list. To find out more about the parents and their relationships, keep reading this list about unmarried celebrity breeders. 
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Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves

Matthew McConaughey and Camila... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Celeb Couples Who Had Kids Together Before Getting Married
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Even though they've been married since 2012, McConaughey and Alves have been building a family since 2008, when they had their first child, Levi. They've since added two children and a cat to their brood
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Scarlett Johansson and Romain Dauriac

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One month before their wedding in October 2014, Scarlett gave birth to a daughter named Rose Dorothy. There's no word on whether the one-month-old girl held the ring at the couple's wedding. 
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Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber

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After meeting on the set of The Painted Veil, the two actors got hot and heavy and produced a couple of baby boys, but even after being together for 11 years, they've admitted that they don't really care about getting married
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Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard

Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Celeb Couples Who Had Kids Together Before Getting Married
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These two sweet little babies have been together since 2007 (they got engaged in 2010), but they didn't get married until the Defense of Marriage Act passed in 2013. In the three years between their engagement announcement and their marriage, they had a daughter named Lincoln Bell Shepard.