Jennifer Love Hewitt has baby girl, secretly marries Brian Hallisay
Jennifer Love Hewitt is a mom -- and a wife! How’s that for professional discretion?
“The Client List” star and her costar-beau Brian Hallisay welcomed their baby girl on Tuesday and also confirmed that they had tied the knot, her rep told Us Weekly.
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“Jennifer Love Hewitt and her husband Brian Hallisay are thrilled to announce the birth of their daughter,” the rep said.
Her “husband.” See what they did there? Nothing quite rolls off the tongue like “Jennifer Love Hewitt-Hallisay.”
The rep added that “Autumn James Hallisay was born on November 26.”
No word yet on the moniker’s inspiration or additional birth details.
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Another source told the mag that Hewitt, 34, and Hallisay, 35, “got married recently in private.”
That contradicts what the well-endowed “Party of Five” alum said at a Pampers event last August.
“I’m not putting that on myself also! We’re going to wait,” she said of getting married. “I’m going to get down and be cute again and then we’ll be ready to go.”
Hewitt announced her pregnancy and subsequent engagement to Hallisay in June after the couple had been dating since 2012. Hallisay reportedly popped the question in May while they were vacationing in Europe.
Being pregnant “is an awesome thing,” Hewitt told People. “It definitely has its moments where you’re like, ‘Oh my gosh this is crazy,’ but it’s been beautiful.”
The newlyweds initially met on the set of the short-lived NBC comedy “Love Bites.” They later reconnected on Lifetime’s “The Client List,” in which Hallisay plays on-screen husband to Hewitt’s double-life-leading call girl.
Lifetime canceled the show earlier this month after its two-season run because Hewitt’s pregnancy reportedly contributed to a delay in third-season decision-making, Show Tracker reported. Show runners are said to have faced creative conflicts about the pregnancy’s on-screen manifestation and who would father Hewitt’s character’s child in the series.
But Hewitt said she was excited about the “blessing” her first child would bring following her mother’s death last year after a battle with cancer.
“I really feel like, while [her death has] been the most devastating blow to my heart and my spirit, something about this baby has been a gift from her,” Hewitt recently told E! News.
“It has somehow been able to replace incredible grief with incredible joy. I’m very, very, very grateful for that. As every day approaches, I ask myself a lot why is she not here for this? Am I going to get through it without her? But I know she’s out there and she’s watching me and helping me and I’m going to be the best mother possible in her honor.”
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