For years now, royals have been marrying commoners and it has actually become a relatively common practice. Here are five people who found their way into the lives of famous monarchs.
1. Grace Kelly
A renowned Hollywood actress, Kelly was born in Pennsylvania and moved in her twenties to L.A to pursue an acting career. She found stardom after appearing in movie classics such as High Noon, Rear Window, To Catch a Leaf, and more. This was before she married her future husband, Prince Rainer of Monaco. After dating for a year, in 1955, they hosted an extravagant and televised wedding.
2. Lisa Halaby
Born in Washington, D.C., Queen Noor was once known as Lisa Halaby. She married King Hussein of Jordan in 1978 after meeting a year before. The Princeton graduate worked in the airline industry and met the king at the Queen Alia International Airport, which was named after his previous wife, who died in a helicopter crash. The two stuck by one another’s side until King Hussein died in 1999.
3. Rania Al-Yassin
In 1993, Rania Al Yassin married then-prince Abdullah of Jordan. The couple became king and queen in 1999. before they met, Rania earned a business degree and later worked at Citibank and Apple in Amman, Jordan. There, she met Prince Abdullah at a dinner party and the rest is history.
4. Mary Donaldson
Crowned Princess of Denmark, an Australian native, originally met her husband, Prince Frederik, at a bar in Sydney, Australia. At the time, Mary was working in public relations and was a project consultant. The prince introduced himself simply as Fred. The couple dated for four years before they tied the knot in Copenhagen.
5. Jetsun Pema
At the ripe age of 21, Jetsun became queen after marrying the King of Bhutan in 2011. Before she met the nicknamed, “Dragon King,” the future queen attended a college in London and studied international relations, art history, and psychology.
Celebrities Who Found Out They Were Expecting After Breaking Up With Their Partners
Tom Brady and Bridget Moynahan
Tom Brady’s football career started to take off in 2000 when he proved he is a talented football player. Not long after his graduation, he was drafted in the NFL. He was New England’s Patriots’ biggest star for a few years at the time, and that was the time when he started dating Bridget Moynahan. Bridget was a successful actress appearing in movies like I, Robot and Coyote Ugly. Nonetheless, Tom Brady left Bridget with a parting gift.
Moving On Quickly
Only after a couple of months, Bridget Moynahan learned that she was carrying Tom Brady’s child. Although she was overjoyed at being pregnant, she wasn’t so happy as she had to open wounds from the past again by contacting Tom Brady. After she got in touch with Brady, she found out that he already found love with another woman and soon will be a father. She passed over the drama and helped Brady to raise the child in co-parenting.
Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick
The Kardashian family is very popular because they’ve made their reputation based on their TV drama show. Although the family is numerous in the present, not all of them were born in the best circumstances. Kourtney Kardashian found out that she was pregnant before she ended her relationship with Scott Disick. Nonetheless, Disick was no longer present in Kourtney’s life when she had the baby. However, currently, Scott Disick is present in his child’s life.
Giving It Another Chance?
Although their relationship didn’t last very long, Kourtney Kardashian was shocked when she found out she was pregnant with Scott Disick’s baby. After a while, they both learned how to be a parent; they’d reconcile and make things go again. However, until 2014, they welcomed two more babies into the world. In 2015, they called it quits because there was no return in their relationship. Currently, they share custody for all three children, and they are enjoying their kids like any other parents.
Elizabeth Hurley and Steve Bing
Businesswoman and actress Elizabeth Hurley and the millionaire Steve Bing dated for more than a year before she found out that she was pregnant. Steve Bing split up with Elizabeth Hurley, and he didn’t want to recognize the child as the child wasn’t his. According to Bing, he never intended to have a child, and Hurley tricked him into this. Elizabeth Hurley was furious, and she decided to raise the child on her own, with no help from Steve Bing, of course.
DNA Test Required
After Steve Bing stated that the child isn’t his, eventually, he turned around, and he said that if the kid is his, he would provide for child support after a DNA test. After the boy was born, he indeed revealed to be Bing’s child, and he offered a nice amount of money, but Hurley refused to take the money. The money is still there if Elizabeth Hurley wants to take it, but who knows when she’ll be over his hurtful accusations?
Hugh Grant, Tinglan Hong, and Anna Eberstein
Hugh Grant made his career being a romantic guy in romcoms, and we can say that he has something special with the ladies. However, as a Hollywood actor, we can also say that he has a complicated love life. In 2011, Hugh Grant fathered Tabitha, and her mother was Tinglan Hong; they were together for a brief period. Even though they don’t form an official couple, they had a second baby in the following year.
From One Woman to Another
Hugh Grant attracts the women in his life like a magnet. This being said, he added Anna Eberstein to the equation, whom he married in 2018. Even though Grant loved Eberstein, he got reunited with Hong after he was in a relationship with Anna. After five children, Hugh Grant is taking things slowly, and he settled with Anna Eberstein. It is hard to keep track of Hugh Grant’s life, but who knows what he will do later on.
Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green
Megan Fox has been considered one of the most beautiful women in the world for a long time now. Despite this fact, she wasn’t interested in men, and she doesn’t trust them. After all, she has been intimate with only two men in her life, and one of them was her husband, Brian Austin Green. The two started dating in 2004 and tied the knot in 2010. Later in 2015, they announced the separation, but Green got Megan pregnant shortly after they split up.
Sticking Things Out
When they decided to divorce, they already had two kids, and having a third kid in their life made them re-evaluate their decision. They didn’t want their kids to grow up with divorced parents, and they made things work again. It’s been four years since then, and they’ve made things go pretty well for them. We are sure that everything between them now is sorted out and they have a happy marriage. We wish them all the best!
Heidi Klum and Flavio Briatore
Heidi Klum was a supermodel in the 2000s, and her face was all around the world. With an impressive career in modeling, Heidi Klum draws a lot of attention from a lot of men all around the world. Flavio Briatore, the Italian mogul, said he is very lucky to have Heidi in his arms, even though their relationship didn’t last too long. Within a year after they got together, they managed to split up, but she wasn’t entirely alone after that.
Another Man For Her Daughter
Flavio Briatore had gotten Klum pregnant, but he wasn’t very interested in being the father of the child. Being a single parent is hard, even for a supermodel like Heidi Klum. After that, she found Seal, who helped her raise her daughter, and did a great job too. In 2009, he proved himself to be a worthy father, and he adopted her daughter with Flavio Briatore’s consent. The girl was happy having both her parents with her.
Mel B and Eddie Murphy
This relationship involved two celebrities, Eddie Murphy, who is a comedy actor known for Saturday Night Live and the Beverly Hills Cops movies, and Mel B, a pop star from the Spice Girls. Nonetheless, it is presumed that their relationship lasted less than a year or shorter, but it got Mel B pregnant. The passion fizzled out for these two, but love had a gift for them to keep them close. Love has some interesting ways, right?
Denying The Child
Mel B has served as a judge in several reality TV shows. Unfortunately, she suffered quite a punch from Eddie Murphy in that he didn’t want to recognize the child as his own after he broke up with her. After the girl was born, a paternity test was performed and indeed resulted that Eddie Murphy is her father. He agreed to pay $7 million for the child, but he refused to take part in the child’s life until she was three years old.
Benicio del Toro and Kimberly Stewart
Actors Benicio del Toro and Kimberly Stewart make one of the most unexpected appearances on the list. After the two enjoyed a fling, their actions consolidated their relationship and united them. After they found out that Kim was pregnant, both of them had to rethink their actions and focus on what they should do from then on. As they were separated, neither of them wanted to reunite, but they did it for the sake of the unborn child.
Offering His Full Support
For two people who only had a fling, their relationship was stronger than ever. They created a bond between them during the years since they knew each other. Benicio was committed to his kid from day one because he was there in the delivery room. His daughter, Delilah, was born in 2011, and since then, he offered full support in raising his kid. Kimberley Stewart is a lucky woman who had all the support of her child’s father in raising her daughter.
Kevin Federline and Shar Jackson
When you hear Kevin’s Federline name, you might go straight to Britney Spears. That’s right, folks, he was the husband of Britney in the early 2000s. He was engaged to Shar Jackson at the time, but he left her to be with Britney. His relationship with Britney was very noisy and controversial, a love that people will not forget easily. Nonetheless, Federline left Shar a gift to be remembered by. Britney Spears split up with Kevin Federline in 2007.
Kevin Federline broke Shar Jackson’s heart when he decided to jump in a relationship with Britney Spears. Shar was pregnant with his second child when Kevin bailed out on her, and she decided to raise her child as a single parent, as she was left with no choice. The press turned against him for abandoning Jackson, and his relationship with Britney only lasted two years. Kevin and Britney have two kids together. What goes around comes around eventually, right?
Denise Richards and Charlie Sheen
Denise Richards was very in love with Charlie Sheen after she first saw him. The two love birds met when they filmed together with the film The Good Advice back in 2000. They only started dating the following year when she had a guest spot in Spin City. They had their first date in Sheen’s condo watching the World Series, and the love was in the air. The pair married in 2002 and have a daughter named Sam. However, things started to fall apart with the second pregnancy.
In 2005, Denise Richards was pregnant with her daughter, Lola, and that was the time when she filed for divorce. They even had therapy for their marriage, but it had almost no effect, and they decided to divorce in 2006. The court documents revealed that Sheen was trying to convince Richards to have an abortion with the first child; potentially violent and emotional abuse also came to light. However, the two reconciled, and she even invited him to her second wedding.
Mary-Louise Parker and Billy Crudup
Although they were never married, they have been together since 1996. In 2003, actress and writer Mary-Louise Parker was pregnant with her son, William. Billy Crudup, Watchmen star, wanted to end his relationship with Parker while she was pregnant. The reason was very scandalous because he had been cheating on Parker with Homeland star, Claire Danes, who was 24 at the time. Our Watchmen star was not so faithful like the people used to think, but who are we to judge?
It Hurts Even To Breathe
While she didn’t say anything about the break-up, it is needless to say that she didn’t take it well. She even wrote in her autobiography that she was alone and pregnant, and she stated that “it hurts even to breathe”. As we don’t know what Billy Crudup has to say in his defense, Mary-Louise Parker was unapologetic, and she said: “I was in love with him”. Mary-Louise Parker was 24 at the time and very much in love.
Kelly Rutherford and Daniel Giersch
These two actors are known for playing in the drama series Gossip Girl. Kelly Rutherford already had one child with her husband when she found out that she was expecting another one in 2008. Then things fell apart, and the couple didn’t do great, so she filed for divorce. A month later, she found out she was pregnant. Expecting a kid didn’t work out for these two, as it failed to keep them together. She ended their marriage in 2008.
Nonetheless, after the divorce ended, they have been involved in custody battles for more than a decade now because Daniel Giersch is a German businessman who took the kids to Monaco. The custody battle became international as she wanted to take her kids back to the United States of America, while Daniel Giersch doesn’t have a US visa. However, the custody process was a very messy one who took more than ten years, negatively impacting Kelly Rutherford.
Kelis and Nas
The relationship between the rapper Nas and Kelis was pretty much over in 2010, but before that, they found out that Kelis was expecting their second child. After they found out that she was pregnant, they decided to give another chance to the relationship and make it work for the sake of the child, according to him. However, the custody process was a very messy one who took more than ten years, negatively impacting Kelly Rutherford.
What Really Happened?
According to Kelis, she doesn’t approve this version of his, and she didn’t want him back because he cheated. She even put that on Instagram and stated: “I don’t want him back at all.” Kelis opened up later about her relationship and claimed she was mistreated with mental and physical abuse by Nas. That was the main reason for filing for divorce: the bad environment. Well, she knows what is best for her, and we support her!
Ginny Cha and Tiki Barber
Tiki Barber is a former NFL player who has been together with his wife Ginny Cha for 11 years at the time. He cheated on her while she was pregnant in the eighth month at the time. Barber had a relationship with a much younger woman, and Ginny filed for divorce at the same time. It turned out that Barber’s infidelity was just an affair and very shocking for Ginny. Later on, Barber proposed to his younger mistress.
Tiki Barber’s new wedding with Tracy Linn Johnson had to be put on hold because of the divorce proceedings. Ginny Cha was asking a huge sum of money for alimony to raise all the four kids that she had with Barber, but the football player said that he couldn’t pay that amount of money. Eventually, they sorted out all the problems, and he and Tracy tied the knot in the city hall and were happily married.
Minnie Driver and Timothy J. Lea
Actress Minnie Driver and producer Timothy J. Lea managed to keep their relationship secret until 2008 when she found out she was pregnant. Nobody knew the father until she announced that Lea is the father of her child. She is raising her son, Henry, on her own because they split up by the time the baby was born. The actress was very secretive about the name of the father, and she only revealed the name of the father four years later.
Keeping It Quiet
After four years, Minnie Driver decided to go public and say that Timothy J. Lea is the father of her child. She was so secretive about the father’s name because she said that they have a complicated and private relationship. Minnie Driver admits that Lea wasn’t so present in his kid’s life, and that was his choice.
Nick Young and Keonna Green
It hasn’t only been Katy Perry in the middle of a surprise pregnancy when things got a little bit out of hand. This happened when Iggy Azalea was engaged to her other half, Nick Young, when he found out that his ex, Keonna Green was pregnant. Nick had another kid with her, and he decided one was not enough. He went back to Keonna behind Iggy’s back, a fact that had disastrous consequences.
Make Things Work
Of course, Iggy Azalea disappeared after she learned what he was doing behind her back. They are glad that they got rid of each other, so the feeling was mutual. At the 2018 NBA Awards, Nick Young was photographed with Keonna Green, who looked pleased to be with Young. The display suggested that they were back together, probably for their children, and making things go to work again.
Bristol Palin and Dakota Meyer
Bristol Palin, daughter of Sarah Palin, and Dakota Meyer, United States Marine, had a love life like a rollercoaster: with a lot of ups and downs. In 2015, they prepared their wedding, and with just a few days before the wedding, they decided to split and call off the wedding. As the two separated and intended not to see each other again, Palin discovered that she was pregnant one month after their break-up.
After Palin gave birth to her daughter, the battle for custody began. As they were battling for custody, the love flame reignited between them, and they were willing to give things a go again. They managed to get a second go to their relationship, but in 2018 they grew apart once again, and this time for good. Maybe the love flame will reignite for them for a third time, who knows, right? Best of luck!
Mackenzie Douthit McKee and Josh McKee
Mackenzie Douthit McKee, who became famous after being cast in the reality television series 16 and Pregnant, went through a similar thing as Bristol Palin with her partner. She found out she was pregnant after she split with her ex. The situation is different from Palin’s because she had a couple of kids with her partner at the time. They’ve encountered some rough times during their time together, but Joshua walked out on Mackenzie. They’ve been together for a few years and raise their children together when they hit hard times.
Better Off Without
They didn’t know that Mackenzie was pregnant when they decided to split. The news of having another baby didn’t change things much between them, unfortunately, or fix their relationship. After all, the couple ended up faking their love and affection in the third season of the reality show because the passion was gone. Last but not least, things have gotten better between them, and it took them a lot of time to reach this stage. Maybe the future holds something for them.
Kristin Cavallari and Jay Cutler
The relationship between television personality Kristin Cavallari and former Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler is very hard to keep track of because a lot of events happened between them. It seems like they are the perfect couple when they are together, but there are serious accusations as to why they’ve split up. The drama appeared after the stories with “who did the dumping” in 2011. But that doesn’t matter because they got back together after a couple of months. In 2014, they celebrated their first anniversary.
They welcomed their first baby to this world, Camden Jack, after a couple of months after they reconciled. It was hard to tell if the spark was still there, or they just wanted to make things work for their child. The drama appeared after the stories with “who did the dumping” in 2011. But that doesn’t matter because they got back together after a couple of months. In 2014, they celebrated their first anniversary.
Diplo and Kathryn Lockhart
Katy Perry is one of the most famous pop singers in the world, and her last two albums sold more than 10 million copies worldwide, being number one on Billboard 200. Katy Perry is a beautiful woman, and a lot of men wanted to be by her side. Her producer, Diplo, was living the dream alongside Katy, and they’ve enjoyed their relationship for a couple of months. They were together until Kathryn Lockhart gave birth to his son.
Diplo is not very good when it comes to timing from what we can see, as his first child with Lockhart came soon after they started to see each other again. Although the couple decided to break up for good, he got his partner pregnant for a second time. Kathryn Lockhart still has contact with him for the sake of her children. We can say it was terrible timing for Diplo, but who knows?