8 Celebrity Shotgun Marriages That Actually Lasted
Years ago, a shotgun marriage was defined as a couple who became pregnant unexpectedly and married to please their parents before the baby was born. Now that definition has changed greatly and many people, including celebrities, just want to make their marriage official before welcoming their first child. As any couple will tell you, marrying for that reason or staying together for the kids is often not a good idea and, while many celebrities who wed while pregnant are no longer together, others have made it work. Here are 8 celebrity shotgun marriages that have lasted:
8. Chad Michael Murray and Sarah Roemer
Actor Chad Michael Murray was beginning to be known as a co-star romancer so no one was too surprised when he was linked to his Chosen co-star Sarah Roemer in late 2014. It was surprising, however, when it was revealed in January 2015 that not only had the pair married but they were also expecting their first child together. The pair welcomed their first child, a son, a few months later in late May and many were skeptical of how things were going to last because of Murray’s womanizing reputation. The couple have never seemed happier, however, and in November 2016 they announced they were expecting their second child and in March 2017 welcomed their daughter.
7. Ginnifer Goodwin and Josh Dallas
Once Upon a Time costars Ginnifer Goodwin and Josh Dallas struck up an off-screen romance in 2011 only a few months after Goodwin ended her engagement to Joey Kern. At first the pair took things slow and became engaged in October 2013 after two years of dating, but their relationship progressed much more quickly after that when Goodwin became pregnant with their first son. The two had a short engagement and were married in April 2014 when Goodwin was eight months pregnant. “We’re both Southern so I was literally barefoot and pregnant at our wedding. I was afraid I’d fall over,” Goodwin joked about their wedding day. One month after their wedding the couple welcomed their first son Oliver and after two years of marriage the pair welcomed their second son Hugo in June 2016.