Every woman looks forward to becoming a mother someday. Despite how beautiful motherhood is, it is often frowned upon when a woman gets pregnant before marriage. This, irrespective of the woman’s status in society – whether she is a common person or celebrity. There are many social reasons why motherhood is given its due respect only when it is within the boundaries of marriage. However, we have also seen instances of women, including celebrities, getting pregnant before marriage. Some even taking their own time to marry, or not at all, after having their child out of wedlock. While we have seen an increasing number of actresses breaking this stereotype today, let us remind you that it is not a recent phenomenon. Bollywood actresses in the past too had got pregnant before marriage. Here’s a list of Bollywood celebrities who got pregnant before marriage:
Kalki is always known for her unconventional choices both personally as well as professionally. On one hand, she maintains a cordial relationship with her ex-husband, director Anurag Kashyap. While on the other hand, she surprised the world by announcing her pregnancy with her boyfriend, Guy Hershberg. Soon, she was flooded with congratulatory messages. But there were also those who left nasty comments simply because she was pregnant before marriage. However, Kalki remains unfazed. She is enjoying her pregnancy thoroughly and even regularly posts gorgeous pictures from photoshoots in her pregnant avatar. Way to go Kalki!
Amy Jackson got pregnant while still being engaged to George Panayiotou. Luckily for the British-born Bollywood actress, she did not have to face the kind of trolling that Kalki did. Amy set new benchmarks when it came to pregnancy style as she flaunted her baby bump in stylish gowns and dresses. She is now a proud mama to a son, Andreas.
When the whole of Bollywood was busy attending Sonam Kapoor’s wedding, it was Neha Dhupia who walked away with all the attention by announcing her sudden marriage to Angad Bedi two days later. Quite expectedly, the whole industry was shocked, though pleasantly. However, it was only after she announced her pregnancy within weeks of her marriage that everyone woke up to the fact that she might have already been pregnant. Thus explaining the hurried marriage. Later, Angad admitted on Neha’s podcast that she was indeed pregnant before they got married.
Before we could recover from Arjun Rampal and Mehr Jessia’s shock divorce, out of the blue came the news that Arjun was already seeing someone. We are talking about none other than supermodel Gabriella Demetriades. Later on, the couple gave another surprise when they announced Gabriella’s pregnancy. The light-eyed beauty from South Africa became pregnant without marrying Arjun. She is now a mother to a baby boy but the couple remains unmarried to date.
The talented Bollywood actress Neena Gupta looks rocking even in her 60s. But there was a time when she had to face a lot of hurdles. Reason – she was pregnant with her daughter who she conceived out of wedlock with cricketer Vivian Richards. The West Indies batsman and the actress had a live-in relationship before she got pregnant. Eventually, both moved their separate ways and Neena brought up her daughter Masaba as a single mother. Today, Masaba Gupta is a successful designer and both mother and daughter live together in a beautiful home.
Having a baby out of wedlock is still considered taboo in many cultures. Whether a woman chooses or ends up getting pregnant before marriage, it cannot be denied that she’s bound to face a lot of flak for it. However, some of these Bollywood celebrities have stepped up and faced these challenges bravely while remaining unfazed to all the criticism that came their way. In the end, it is their child’s happiness that matters to them.