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Jennifer Love Hewitt an Brian Hallisay Have Been Together for More than a Decade & Share 3 Beautiful Kids

Bettina Dizon
Feb 21, 2022
10:51 A.M.
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Brian Hallisay and Jennifer Love Hewitt found success as both actors and parents. The couple shares three children, who have changed their lives in many ways. For Jennifer, it affected her acting career.

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Brian Hallisay and Jennifer Love Hewit have teamed up in onscreen productions several times, but none of their roles captured what went on in their lives. As partners, they are happy to have found each other. As parents, they remain grateful for the three beautiful kids they have.

Brian and Jennifer succeeded in building a Hollywood career, raising beautiful children, and balancing time between work and family. Here's a look at their family.

Jennifer Love Hewitt during the Paley Center For Media's 2019 PaleyFest LA - "9-1-1" at Dolby Theatre on March 17, 2019 in Hollywood, California. | Source: Getty Images

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BRIAN AND JENNIFER'S LOVE STORY

Had it not been for Brian's decision to switch careers, he would have never met the love of his life. Before pursuing onscreen roles, Brian, a graduate of Cornell University, worked as an investment banker in Wall Street.

He only rose to fame in the 2000s, starting with his breakout role as Paris Hilton's boyfriend in the 2006 film "Bottoms," In 2011, he starred in NBC's "Love Bites" and crossed paths with the woman he would later call his wife, Jennifer.

It wasn't until 2012, when they reunited on the set of "The Client List," that the pair began romantic feelings, and after eight months, they started dating. It didn't take long before those around them noticed the couple's genuine love and enviable bond.

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One friend close to the "Heartbreakers" star said, “She's in love! I wouldn't be surprised if they settled down soon." The insider added:

"They have a solid and healthy relationship, and Brian has been very supportive of Jennifer, especially as she mourned the death of her mother. They're good for each other."

In 2013, the couple announced their pregnancy, sharing that they were excited and overjoyed to start a family. The following day, Jennifer's rep confirmed their engagement, followed by an intimate private wedding a few days after. She was nine months pregnant at the time.

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WELCOMING AUTUMN JAMES

On November 26, 2013, only five days after tying the knot, Brian and Jennifer welcomed their first child, Autumn James Hallisay. The doting parents have since decided to keep their child away from the limelight, leaving no traces of Autumn on social media.

Nevertheless, Jennifer sometimes shares what goes on in their family, including Autumn's hobby of watching her mother at work. The actress said: "My daughter thinks that work is the coolest thing she's ever seen. She loves the craft service truck." In another interview in 2018, she shared:

"Somebody at my daughter's school said she watched 'Garfield’ and 'Garfield 2,' [My daughter] watched the whole movie, said nothing, and at the very end she was like, 'You were very good, Mommy!'”

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ATTICUS JAMES JOINS THE FAMILY

In June 2015, Hewitt welcomed their second child, son Atticus James Hallisay. Like his older sister, Atticus looks up to his mother's job. Speaking of how much he also likes the craft service truck, Jennifer said:

"My son got to run around the lot, like go into 'New York,' go up and down the stairs, and take a picture in front of the station, which he thought was super cool."

Although his face never made it to the actress' social media accounts, he and Autumn's hands were once seen placed over their moms. Jennifer shared that being with her children is pure bliss as watching them reminds her of the importance of quality time together.

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The brunette beauty once described her husband as a kind and dedicated partner, adding that it was important that fans know Brian is nothing like the role he plays on the show.

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AND THEN THERE WERE THREE

On September 9, 2021, the "Client List" star announced that she welcomed their third child, Aidan James. Posting the news on Instagram, she said that it was her "greatest honor" to have given birth to her son.

Jennifer shared a snap of the baby's back while in her arms the following month. All that was seen was his full head of brown hair, wearing a Halloween onesie in gray, white, and orange.

Jennifer undoubtedly takes pride in being a mother and claims that her kids have shaped her into a new person, mainly since motherhood affected her acting.

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BECOMING A MOTHER

In a previous interview, Jennifer revealed that before having kids, her perception of love was something shown in the movies or, at times, felt with her husband. But when little ones came, everything changed. She said:

"[...] The love that I feel for the person that allowed me to have that dream in having those children and the love that you have for your children, it opens you up in a way that makes you more vulnerable than you could ever possibly imagine."

When it comes to acting, she learned to open up and give herself to the audience, whereas she would only think of the idea before. "It's a much more accessible thing for me, not in a way that I didn't know was possible," she said.

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BALANCING HER CAREER AND FAMILY

While Jennifer is devoted to her craft, she finds great difficulty being separated from her children during taping. Although her daughter never complained, the "9-1-1" actress can't help but miss family.

Fortunately, parenthood isn't difficult for the actress, who credits Brian for being a tremendous father. After starting a family, Hallisay and Hewitt dedicated most of their time to raising their kids, but it was not long before fans got to see the couple back on screen together.

Once again, the actor and his wife worked as co-stars on the hit TV series "9-1-1," where they were cast as onscreen couple Doug and Maddie Kendall. On the show, Brian's character was an abusive and coercive husband—a contrast to the kind of partner he is to Hewitt in real life.

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The brunette beauty once described her husband as a kind and dedicated partner, adding that it was important to her that fans know Brian is nothing like the role he plays on the show.

Regardless of what character Brian plays, those who know their story can attest to the kind of husband and father he is – and Jennifer will always be there to back him up.

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