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Celeb Couples Who Had Kids Together Before Getting Married

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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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    Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber

    Video: YouTube
    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
    Agree or disagree?
  • 2

    Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell

    Photo: Disney | ABC Television Group / flickr / CC-BY-ND 2.0
    These two silver screen legends have been happily coupled for over 30 years, but have yet to marry despite having a son together, Wyatt. From the looks of it, the couple have zero plans for getting married. 
    Agree or disagree?
  • 3

    Gene Simmons and Shannon Tweed

    Video: YouTube
    Can you believe it took almost 30 years for these two crazy kids to get together? In the interim between their meeting and marriage, they had two kids and a reality show together. 
    Agree or disagree?
  • 4

    Sam Shepard and Jessica Lange

    Photo: RV1864 / flickr / CC-BY-NC-ND 2.0
    Between 1982 and 2009, these two iconic film stars parented two children, Hannah and Samuel, without ever getting married. Although they eventually separated, we'd say that's a pretty good run. 
    Agree or disagree?