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Splitting Up While Knocked Up

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Many celebs have done it ... would you?

Tiki and Ginny Barber

When we heard that Tiki Barber was leaving his pregnant wife (who's expecting twins), we wondered which other stars had split up while knocked up ....

Here's what we found:

Kelly Rutherford -- The "Gossip Girl" star filed for divorce from millionaire Daniel Giersch in December 2008 when she was three months pregnant. Helena Grace was born in June 2009.

Mary-Louise Parker -- The actress was seven months pregnant with son William Atticus Parker when longtime boyfriend Billy Crudup dumped her for Claire Danes. William was born in January 2004.

Shar Jackson -- The TV actress was pregnant with son Kaleb when then-boyfriend (and father of her young daughter) Kevin Federline left her for Britney Spears in 2004.

Denise Richards -- The model/actress filed for divorce from Charlie Sheen in March 2005 while pregnant with the couple's second child, Lola Rose. Lola was born three months later (in June 2005).

Heidi Klum -- In the fall of 2003, Klum announced that she was pregnant with boyfriend Flavio Briatore's child. On the day she announced the pregnancy, Briatore was photographed kissing Fiona Swarovski, a jewelry heiress. Klum and Briatore split up shortly thereafter. Klum gave birth to Helene "Leni" Klum on May 4, 2004.

Bridget Moynahan -- The model/actress's three-year relationship with pro quarterback Tom Brady ended in late 2006, and Bridget announced that she was pregnant in February 2007 -- and that Brady was the father. By then, he had already hooked up with supermodel Gisele Bündchen. John Edward Thomas Moynahan was born on August 22, 2007.

Elizabeth Hurley -- In November 2001, Elizabeth split up with mogul Stephen Bing while she was four months pregnant. In April 2002, Hurley gave birth to a son, Damian Charles Hurley. Bing denied paternity by alleging that he and Hurley had had a brief, non-exclusive relationship in 2001. A DNA test, however, established Bing as the child's father.

Would you file for divorce or split up while you were pregnant?

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15 comments so far | Post a comment now
Pamala April 7, 2010, 12:57 PM

Actually we’ve put off our divorce and actually are working through our issues because I am knocked off. Our therapist says the worst time to make these types of decisions are in the midst of crisis or pregnancy.

Not to say that things will change because of a baby, but making rash decisions during high emotional charged situations may not always result in the outcome expected.

Pamala April 7, 2010, 12:58 PM

That’s “knocked up” not knocked off. LOL!

Name April 7, 2010, 1:30 PM

My boyfriend left me when I was nine months pregnant. Actually he didn’t leave me, he didn’t even tell me he was leaving until I get a call from another state asking how I was. Turned out he ran off to California. He hasn’t met his 4 year old son either by his own choice.

molly April 7, 2010, 2:00 PM

There is nothing worse then a women who is expecting and is then dumped cruelly by the father of the child, whether he was her husband or just a boyfriend or whatever - he has a duty to take care of and help support the woman during the pregnancy not just the child after its born. I dont know, however, how I feel about when the women dump the men during their pregnancy……I don’t think it’s right or wrong…how do you guys feel about when the woman dumps the man during pregnancy and not the man dumping the woman which everybody could agree is wrong.

Gail Cooke April 7, 2010, 2:35 PM

While emotionally it would be rough for these celebrity women, I’m not that concerned. They have enough cash to ensure that their children go hungry and enough resources to get therapy if needed. It still sucks, but I don’t worry about them. I worry for the average person who doesn’t necessarily have the resources a wealthy woman has.

Anonymous April 7, 2010, 2:41 PM

I have a friend who had a brain anueryism (sp?)when she was late in her pregnancy & was driving. She almost died, & the baby almost didn’t make it. The dad wouldn’t come to the hospital & broke it off w/her b/c he couldn’t deal with the drama of it all.

Milady April 7, 2010, 3:10 PM

Even worse-I got pregnant a year after the divorce was final. Months of fighting (we already had a 3-year-old)about everything, and I went into pre-term labor again (son born at 28 weeks), this time at 20 weeks, and our daughter didn’t make it. Split if you must whenever you must, but please make it peaceful. It’s not worth the life of an unborn child. Sure it’s a TERRIBLE time to make life-changing decisions, but is it worth living in a bad situation?

anon April 7, 2010, 6:03 PM

bridget moynahan went off the pill without telling tom, her pregnancy was NOT an accident. she admitted it to him during THE confrontation, acoording to peole close to family and the situation. and she went with him 2 years not 3!!!

mj April 7, 2010, 7:21 PM

anon- in reply to Bridget Moynahan-get over yourself!!!!. Maybe Tom should have worn a condom or better yet NOT sleep with her!!!

Anyway back to topic- It’s a hard situation to be in decisions should be made after the baby is born. Regardless whether it’s the woman/man doing the dumping. In cases of abuse, relationships should be severed.

shayla April 10, 2010, 6:12 PM

anon, i must have read the same blogs you did, moynahan got dumped before he knew, and she did got off the pill without tellling him, even though he told her he didn’t want to marry or have a family with her. she should have closed her legs, walked away, and found someone else. mj is still in denial!

Jay April 12, 2010, 6:52 PM

I think it’s hilarious that people think they know when Bridget Moynahan was on the pill because of something they read on some blogs. If it’s on the internet it must be true!

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