Kylie and Travis. Kim and Kanye. Bey and Jay. From the Biels to the Baltierras, it's hard to picture some celeb couples without their kids. For the most part, it's a faint memory. Kind of like a blurry Kim Kardashian (when Paris Hilton was the side-kick, not North West).
"Why do I gotta choose a baby or a career?" Cardi B recently said about having baby Kulture. "I choose both." Babies became the Hollywood #Accessory the minute this industry realized it was totally okay to have kids and a career. JLO did it with twins. So did Beyonce.
The list of celeb moms the world loves is endless. The list of moms expecting is all anyone can talk about. Snooki will welcome baby #3 in 2019. Carrie Underwood, Porsha Williams, and Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are all expecting. What the world forgets though, is that these couples were once a #SoloAct.
It's dating to diapers, right? Kylie and Travis may only have dated for three weeks before conceiving Stormi, but they had their #NoKidsYet moment. So did Chrissy Teigen and John Legend. Much like every family in the normie world, these parents were once just a couple enjoying life without kids.
Gearing up for the best #Throwback ever, it's time to go back to the old-school. Here are 20 throwback pics of celeb couples (before the kids came along).
20 WHEN KYLIE & TRAVIS HAD NO IDEA WHAT WAS COMING
When it comes to Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott, 2017 feels like a million years ago. These two were 2018's most talked-about couple, Stormi will celebrate her first birthday in February, and those Instagram videos keep getting cuter.
Kylie and Travis were #pregnant after just 3 weeks of dating– "We felt like, This is something special. And kids are something we kind of talked about."
Speaking to Rolling Stone in December 2018, Travis opened up about how quickly the relationship turned serious. The Daily Mail reports that Kylie was expecting Stormi before the first month of dating was through. Here they are before Stormi arrived.
19 WHEN KIM & KANYE WERE STILL GETTING ACQUAINTED
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are now expecting baby #4. That makes picturing them as a pre-baby couple even harder than with Travis and Kylie. "I think we met in 2002 or 2003," Kim told Ryan Seacrest. "Who is this Kim Kardajan? He didn't even know what my name was."
Kim and Kanye were both in committed relationships when they first met. By 2009, Kanye was including Kim in his lyrics and the romance was on. Unless People got the price tag wrong, a $2.8 million Italian wedding followed in 2012. Nearly seven years later, we've got North, Saint, Chicago, and the baby boy due in 2019.
18 SNOOKI & JIONNI: HOW TIMES HAVE CHANGED
Talk about unrecognizable. Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi once came as the orange-tanned, platform-wearing party girl that Jersey Shore turned into a household name. Now expecting her third baby with Jionni LaValle, Snooki is now more about running her own household.
Snooki and Jionni were dating back here. By 2010, Snooki was tweeting that she "will marry" Jionni one day, E! News reports. Turns out both of them were right. Snooki and Jionni spent 2012 flashing a $500,000 engagement ring, but these two are now way more famous for their kids than their relationship. The change? You only need to look at Snooki then vs. Snooki now.
17 BRANGELINA: NO IDEA WHAT THEY WERE IN FOR
"Brangelina" was probably the biggest celeb name of 2005 (yes, that long ago). Angelina Jolie kind of took over from Brad Pitt's #married to Jennifer Aniston status, and it seemed like it was #MeantToBe. E! News looked back on Brad's quotes:
"I get up some mornings and gasp," Brad said about Angie in 2008. 6 kids and 12 years later, it all fell apart.
2005 onwards saw Hollywood's newest golden couple throw us three beautiful biological babies, plus Ange's three adopted kids that Brad took on. They even got married. At 55, Brad is now single. Angelina is 43 (and the same).
16 KOURTNEY & SCOTT: THE GOOD OLD DAYS
It's throwback pics like these that remind us just how much we miss Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick. Sure, we get plenty of screen time with these two. They're still co-parenting three kids on Keeping Up With The Kardashians. It isn't the same, though.
Kourt and Scott come with a bigger #OnOff than Ross and Rachel in Friends. From meeting at a house party in 2006 to having Mason, Penelope, and Reign, this Kardashian couple has always kept us on our toes. Scott is now dating Sofia Richie. Kourtney is with Luka Sabbat. Here they are enjoying the good old #CouplesDays before Mason was born.
15 CHRIS PRATT & ANNA FARIS: WE MISS THESE TWO
Chris Pratt and Anna Faris were just one of those celeb couples we thought would last. This blondie fell for the Parks and Recreations star (alongside every other girl on the planet), although it wasn't until Guardians of the Galaxy that Chris whipped himself into #AvengerShape.
"I knew I wanted to marry her pretty soon after I met her," Chris told People. While that did happen in a 2009 Balinese ceremony, their 2012-born son, Jack is now being raised with a #CoParenting. Chris is now dating Katherine Schwarzenegger, while Anna reportedly has a new man. Still, we miss these two.
14 JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE & JESSICA BIEL: "I DO" CAME WITH A #PERFECT
Not many couples in Hollywood are the kinds of #Goals that Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel are. No, they aren't the new kids on the block. No, they don't post viral videos of themselves in Lamborghinis. What they do give us though, is some #Hope.
"In my 30 years, she is the most special person," Justin said. #FairytaleWedding and two kids followed. They're still going strong.
Justin and Jessica "went public" in 2007, This Is Insider reports. Justin proposed in 2011, and Jessica married him in a $100,000 gown. Their son, Silas Randall now comes with "I'm honored to be your daddy" captions from Justin. #AllKindsOfGoals
13 CAITLYNN LOWELL & TYLER BALTIERRA: DIDN'T HAVE TIME TO SAY "I DO"
Not all celeb couples get to enjoy the pre-kid #CoupleTime. When your baby bump is what got you famous on 16 and Pregnant, it's sterilizing bottles and buying strollers before you've got your GED. Caitlyn Lowell is the Teen Mom OG star who has come way further (and grown much stronger) than anyone could have imagined.
In 2018, Caitlyn and her husband, Tyler Baltierra announced feeling "blessed" with their third pregnancy. A little girl is due any day now. Caitlyn's third baby /will join/joins Carolyn and Novalee. Just how much time these two had before baby #1 was born? Well, this 2009 pic should show you.
12 BEYONCE & JAY-Z: MET IN 1999, LITERALLY "CRAZY IN LOVE"
Power couples on Beyonce and Jay-Z's level are few and far between. #QueenBey and her husband, Jay-Z have one of music's strongest marriages, plus three beautiful kids. Their 2017-born twins, Rumi and Sir join their daughter, Blue Ivy.
"We were on the phone for a year and a half," Beyonce told Oprah.
Beyonce was 19 when she started dating her beau. "That foundation is so important for a relationship," she added. This couple mostly keeps their kids out of the press, although Beyonce's Instagram does show us rare family snaps. Here are Bey and Jay, pre-kids.
11 KELLY RIPA & MARK CONSUELOS: MET IN 1995, #ALLMYCHILDREN CAME TRUE
Kelly Ripa seems to defy all odds. This power mom is up at the crack of dawn to host her show, the daily workouts are more than visible, and her marriage to Mark Consuelos has surpassed the 20-year mark. Kelly and Mark met on the set of All My Children back in 1995.
"I am serious. Let's go to Vegas tomorrow and get married," Kelly told Live! about the proposal. In May 1996, these two were married. Kelly gave birth in 1997 (which didn't give them much #CoupleTime), but there was enough to give us this #Throwback snap. Kelly and Mark have three kids.
10 CARDI B & OFFSET: SPLIT IN 2018, NOW "RECONCILING?"
Nobody is quite sure what's going on with Cardi B and Offset. Things were definitely clearer in 2018 when this husband and wife duo welcomed baby Kulture. In a somewhat sad way, we also got a super #Clear Instagram message from Cardi at the end of 2018– she was announcing her split from Offset.
Falling "out of love" was Cardi's explanation to her fans. The Daily Mail currently reports that the couple is attempting to "reconcile," although fans have noticed that the attempts mostly seem to come from Offset. Here they are (still married) shortly before Kulture Kiari arrived. We wish them all the best.
9 TOM CRUISE & KATIE HOLMES: THE RECONCILIATION DAYS ARE OVER
There's definitely a certain nostalgia when old pics of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes pop up. Easily one of the most high-profile marriages (and divorces) of the last ten years, this couple gave us one Mission Impossible superstar, one Dawson's Creek sweetheart, and the world's most famous baby. Suri Cruise is now being raised by parents who split in 2012.
"Cannot date publicly for five years [after Tom Cruise]" was The Daily Mail's report as rumors of a controlling marriage circulated. Katie seems to be dating Jamie Foxx (although it's sat at unconfirmed for five years). Here are TomKat before Suri's 2006 arrival.
8 KHLOE & TRISTAN: SOMETIMES, A FACE SAYS IT ALL
Not many couples made 2018 headlines quite like Khloe Kardashian and Tristan Thomspon. Khloe's pregnancy gave us beautiful baby True, but it was Tristan getting filmed with an unknown woman by The Daily Mail that got everyone talking. The Independent reports:
Khloe now "wants another baby with Tristan." This comes months after Khlo was said to be having trust issues with her baby daddy.
"Having True has changed Khloe's life. Khloe would love another baby and to give True a sibling," a source told the newspaper. Khloe was a few months along in this 2017 pic. Tristan's face? Well, it does kind of say "handful."
7 CHANNING TATUM & JENNA DEWAN: WE THOUGHT THEY HAD IT ALL
We're still getting over the fact that Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan are no more. When a couple has been married nine years in Hollyoowd, it's generally assumed that they'll make it. 2006 is the year that these two met. "He was like, I couldn't stop thinking about you. Let's do this. I just want to be with you," Jenna recalled in 2016 when speaking to Cosmo.
Channing and Jenna married in an outdoor, fairytale-themed Malibu wedding in 2009. Their daughter, Everly was born in 2013. #History now sums up this former couple, although we'll still have this pre-baby pic to hang onto.
6 MEGAN FOX & BRIAN AUSTIN GREEN: THE EARLY DAYS WERE HAPPY
With her Angelina Jolie-esque looks, Transformers roles, and super-polished face, it can be hard to remember that Megan Fox is a mother of three. In 2018, People published an article chronicling "the ups and downs" of Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green. This former couple now raises their three kids, Journey River, Bodhi Random, and Noah Shannon in the best co-parenting way they can.
"Marriage is hard," Brian was quoted as saying. 2006 is when these two got engaged. 2010 marked their wedding. Here are Megan and Brian enjoying a 2010 Pinkberry date (before the kids came along). Happy once, but it didn't last.
5 DAVID & VICTORIA BECKHAM: MARRIED 19 YEARS, FOUR KIDS, STILL #HAPPY
David and Victoria Beckham will celebrate 20 years of marriage this year. The British soccer player and his "WAG" wife have gone from 20-something lovebirds to flying the flag for one of Hollywood's longest marriages. Back in 1998, Victoria was a Spice Girl. She met David, and their first son, Brooklyn arrived one year later in 1999.
"Posh and Becks" might be in their 40s now, but the young love is still there. Here they are back in the late 90s before Brooklyn came along. David and his fashionista wife are also parents to Romeo, Cruz, and Harper Beckham. They're just too cute.
4 SARAH MICHELLE GELLAR & FREDDIE PRINZE JR: HE WAS TOTALLY HER GUY
You just can't get more 90s. Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr. take us back to the days of Buffy The Vampire Slayer and She's All That, but there's more to this couple than co-starring in throwback shows. SMG and Freddie Prinze Jr. have been together almost two decades.
"Take the 10 minutes– put the phone down. Have a cup of coffee. Walk the dog at the end of the night. Read a story with your kids," SMG told People about her marriage. Charlotte and Rocky are this couple's children. Here they are throwing us some #YoungLove before the kids came along.
3 CHRISSY TEIGEN & JOHN LEGEND: BASKETBALL TO BOTTLES
When an award-winning artist marries a cookery and style queen, you could say that he has it all. John Legend and Chrissy Teigen are the 2019-ready couple who go back quite some way (but still manage to stay super relevant). In 2018, their second child, Miles Theodore joined his older sister, Luna.
Now in their fifth year of marriage (but 12 years overall as a couple), Chrissy and John first met in 2006. "I walked into John's dressing room to meet him and he was ironing in his underwear," Chrissy told Cosmo. "You do your own ironing?" she asked. "He said, of course I do. I gave him a hug." Aww.
2 NICK & VANESSA LACHEY: ALL KINDS OF #GOALS
Talk about #WeddingGoals. This snap from Nick and Vanessa Lachey's wedding is probably being pinned by every bride-to-be as her "wishlist" pic, and with good reason. E! called them "as inevitable as PB & J." With three beautiful children and a love story that started on TRL, the 98 Degrees singer and style queen were made for each other.
Nick "got down on both knees" to propose. The couple married in 2011. Three babies followed.
1 BRITNEY SPEARS & KEVIN FEDERLINE: HE WASN'T HER GUY
Well, we did say "throwback" pics. Britney Spears now comes as a single, 37-year-old mother of two. Britney's grounded, stable parenting is now a million miles from her less-predictable 2000s years– this girl has come a long way. Britney's Instagram is full of pics of her two boys, Sean Preston and Jayden James.
K-Fed came after Britney's 55-hour marriage to Jason Alexander. Britney admitted marrying him "for the wrong reasons."
Britney and Kevin Federline continue to make headlines. This former couple is still working on custody issues, E! Online reports. Here they are (not long) before the birth of Britney's first child in 2004.