8 Celebrity Shotgun Marriages That Actually Lasted
6. Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz
Although Alicia Keys is one of the biggest names in the music industry, she was successful at keeping her relationship with Swizz Beatz (Kasseem Dean) out of the spotlight for quite some time. For awhile it seemed as if the couple were in no rush to the altar when they began dating in 2008, but things changed when Keys became pregnant with their first child. The pair became engaged in May 2010 and married only a few months later in July before welcoming their son Egypt in October of that year. The two still remain one of Hollywood’s most affectionate couples and in 2014 welcomed their second son Genesis.
5. James Van Der Beek and Kimberly Brook
James Van Der Beek and business consultant Kimberly Brook had a whirlwind romance that resulted in a shotgun wedding. The Dawson’s Creek actor married Brook on August 1, 2010 only two months after his divorce from Heather McComb was finalized. Just over a month after the wedding, Van Der Beek and Brook welcomed their first daughter Olivia. Seven years later the two are still happily married and the parents to three more children, Joshua, Emilia and Annabel.