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'Criminal Minds' and '9-1-1' Star Jennifer Love Hewitt Expecting 3rd Child with Brian Hallisay

Jené Liebenberg
May 19, 2021
09:20 A.M.

Jennifer Love Hewitt and her husband Brian Hallisay are expanding their family for the third time! The actress shared her elation over the pregnancy on social media.


Jennifer Love Hewitt took to Instagram to share the exciting news that she is expecting her third baby. The mom-to-be posted a selfie showing her surprised expression and a positive pregnancy test.

The "Criminal Minds" star shared that she is overjoyed to welcome another baby into the family with her husband, Brian Hallisay. Her third child will join siblings Atticus James, 5½, and daughter Autumn James, 7.

Jennifer Love Hewitt. | Getty Images

Jennifer Love Hewitt. | Getty Images


While the actress had a surprised reaction in her selfie, the caption reassured followers that Hewitt was excited to be a new mom for the third time. Hewitt wrote the following:

"Oh baby! We have another one on the way. So excited to finally share this news with all of you."


Hewitt also incorporated a sponsorship with Clear Blue into her pregnancy announcement and used the post to share about the It Starts With Mom campaign, which aids mothers in the process of entering parenthood.



Hewitt wasn't expecting a positive pregnancy test when she took it. The "9-1-1" actress took the test to humor her son, who had suggested that she take a test when he saw a Clear Blue advertisement on the television.

Autumn and Atticus had been asking their parents for another sibling to join them, and lo and behold, their request has been granted. Hewitt shared that this pregnancy was not expected but remained a pleasant surprise. She said:

"We had always been open to a third, but definitely didn't think in the crazy year that the entire world was having that it would necessarily be this moment."



Raising children in the spotlight is no easy feat, but Hewitt never let her career stand in her way of being the best mother to her children. The actress revealed that having kids opened her up to a different love she can channel into her work.

Hewitt shared that being a mother allowed her to be emotionally vulnerable in front of the camera on levels that she didn't was possible. Hence motherhood has enriched her acting career.



Despite their best efforts to keep the romance out of the spotlight, Hewitt and Hallisay's relationship is known as both stable and long-lasting. The two crossed paths on the set of "Love Bites," and although the show never aired, their relationship did.

The acting couple dated for more than a year before announcing that they were making the trip down the aisle in 2013. Hewitt and Hallisay welcomed their firstborn days after tying the knot.


Hewitt and Hallisay now also have the privilege of working together on set again. The couple has become colleagues on "9-1-1," where Hewitt plays Maddie Buckley, and Hallisay takes on the role of her abusive husband.

Hewitt and Hallisay aren't the only two Hollywood stars who found their love instantaneously. Marron 5's Adam Levine and his wife Behati Prinsloo and Idris Elba, and Sabrina Dhowre are also amongst the stars who found love at first sight.

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