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It’s a party of three for Jennifer Love Hewitt!
The actress and her husband (yes, they secretly wed!), actor Brian Hallisay “are thrilled to announce the birth of their daughter Autumn James Hallisay,” her rep tells PEOPLE.
Baby girl was born on Tuesday, Nov. 26.
The couple, who met on the Lifetime show The Client List, decided to keep the sex a surprise, celebrating with a gender-neutral baby shower in October.
One thing that wasn’t a surprise for the former Party of Five star was the realization that being a parent would be one of her greatest roles in life.
“I lost my mom a little less than a year and a half ago to cancer. Obviously, I got very lucky that even though I lost my mother, I lost her later in life, but it’s still had a profound effect on me,” Hewitt told PEOPLE in September.
“I’ve always wanted to be a mom,” she said. “I had a great relationship with mine. I’m ready to pass on to my child all the great love that my mom had for me.”
Jennifer Love Hewitt may be expecting her first child in December, but that doesn’t mean she’s been taking it easy. In fact, she picked up an extra project — designing a capsule collection for A Pea in the Pod maternity wear.
“Being pregnant for the first-time, I wasn’t sure exactly what pieces I was going to need at different stages. When I went to A Pea in the Pod, I gravitated toward the pieces I could wear early on in my pregnancy and that would also grow with me as my body kept changing. I no longer felt overwhelmed.” Hewitt tells PEOPLE about why she decided to team up with the line. “So with my collection, I wanted to design pieces that other moms-to-be could easily wear from the first trimester, throughout their pregnancy and even after their baby is born. It’s one less thing you have to think about or stress over while you’re preparing for or spending time with your new baby!”
So with that in mind, Hewitt created 15 pieces for her “L by Jennifer Love Hewitt” collection that are pretty classic and flexible — basic tees, printed maxis, cowlneck tops and comfy leggings. And she’s not just posing in the clothes for glam modeling shots; she’s already worn the leggings out and about.
“The leggings that have zippers on the side are my go-to piece in this collection. These are the perfect maternity item — they stretch and move with you and have that added embellishment makes you feel instantly chic,” she shares. “You can dress them up or down and feel great wearing them. I like to pair them with a tee or tunic for during the day and then I can throw on a leather jacket and booties for the night time.” (Though with just a few weeks left to go before her pregnancy, she says the maxi dresses are her go-tos — “They make me feel feminine and they are so comfortable!”)
Hewitt herself is no slouch in the maternity style department, though she admits to getting a little inspiration from Halle Berry. “She always looks chic and pulled together,” the designer says, “which proves that your pregnancy doesn’t have to compromise your personal style.”
So what’s her takeaway from her dual roles as mom-to-be and maternity designer? “Find the pieces that make you feel like you and the best and most confident version of you!” she advises. “If you invest in pieces like a maxi dress, side-ruched tees, a pair of leggings and a versatile blazer or jacket, you can mix and match all of them throughout your pregnancy.”
And, she hopes, in the months afterwards; it’s only a matter of time before we see her model them in the months after baby arrives. But you’ll have to wait until March to get your hands on the collection yourself in Pea in the Pod and select Destination Maternity stores.
Lifetime has just crossed off The Client List.
The cable network is axing Jennifer Love Hewitt’s latest TV series after two seasons.
In addition to modest ratings, EW confirmed the network and the show’s studio Sony Pictures Television conflicted with Hewitt about a possible third season storyline. Hewitt wanted her real-life fiance Brian Hallisay to play the father of her character’s child on the show.
Between the second season concluding with a mere 2.1 million viewers, and Lifetime planning to bring back dramas Devious Maids, The Witches Of East End, as well as developing other shows, the network let The Client List‘s third season pickup option lapse.
“Hot in Cleveland” has begun production today on its fifth season, which will premiere in spring 2014, it was announced by Larry W. Jones, President, TV Land. With amazing guest stars including Emmy(R)-nominated Max Greenfield, “The Office’s” Angela Kinsey, Kirstie Alley from TV Land’s new original sitcom “Kirstie,” and returning guest stars Jennifer Love Hewitt, Craig Ferguson and more, “Hot in Cleveland” is getting even hotter as it nears 100 episodes.
“100 episodes is a huge accomplishment for any TV show,” said Jones. “We’re so proud of the cast and crew, and we’re looking forward to another fantastic season with new twists and turns in every episode.”
Guest star Max Greenfield, well-known as the hilariously obnoxious Schmidt on “New Girl,” will play a charming con man who poses as a pet adoption consultant, while Angela Kinsey will portray an Admissions Counselor for a pre-school that Joy (Jane Leeves) wants her grandson Wilbur to attend. “Hot in Cleveland” is also welcoming back some favorites from past seasons, including Jennifer Love Hewitt (“The Client List”); Craig Ferguson (“The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson”); John Mahoney (“Frasier”); Michael McMillian (“True Blood”); Jay Harrington (“Better Off Ted”); Dave Foley (“The Kids in the Hall”); and Georgia Engel (“The Mary Tyler Moore Show”) as Elka’s (Betty White) BFF, Mamie Sue.
When the fifth season begins, Melanie (Valerie Bertinelli) will deal with the aftermath of the shocking news she received in the season four finale: she’s pregnant. The season will have some more surprises in store for Melanie as she starts to date one of her favorite singers. However, when the relationship goes south and he catches her in a lie, she gets “Taylor Swift-ed” and becomes the target of his latest hit song. This season will also include a crossover between “Hot in Cleveland” and “Kirstie,” TV Land’s newest original sitcom! The ladies travel to New York City, and in order to improve her “Oscar karma,” Victoria (Wendie Malick) confesses an old betrayal to her ex-roommate, Broadway star Maddie Banks (Kirstie Alley).
Jennifer Love Hewitt quit Twitter on Wednesday, citing “negativity” and “threats” on the popular social media platform.
The actress had last tweeted on Monday, and it’s not clear what specific messages led to her decision.
“Unfortunately with all the negativity people choose to send on twitter as well as threats to there (sic) own well being. I’m sad to say twitter is no longer for me,” she wrote on Wednesday.
“The Client List” star added, “I have enjoyed all the kindness and love that came my way, as well as support. But this break is needed.”
“Life should be filled with positivity and holding each other up, not making threats and sending bad vibes. To those of you who made it a joy… thank you from the bottom of my heart,” concluded Hewitt.
And like that, she was gone.
Last night marked the second-season finale of Lifetime‘s drama series The Client List. Last year, the network renewed the show a month into its freshman run, upping the order from 10 to 15 for Season 2. This time around, the show had a quieter run despite the recent flurry of publicity surrounding star Jennifer Love Hewitt‘s pregnancy announcement. Last night’s finale pulled 2 million viewers, down from the 2.7 million who watched the Season 1 closer.
Still, I hear the ratings dropoff is not the reason for the holdup and the main issue factoring in Lifetime’s decision whether to order a third season. The network and the series producers are figuring out how to deal with Hewitt’s pregnancy creatively and logistically. (Hewitt announced two weeks ago that she was three months along.) I hear a major sticking point has been demands from Hewitt, who serves as an executive producer on the series, about the storyline for Season 3. I hear Hewitt has asked that Brian Hallisay, her real-life fiance and father of her baby, also play her character Riley’s baby daddy on the show in a major story arc next season. I hear that is at odds with the ideas from the Client List showrunner, who I hear pitched the series’ male lead Colin Egglesfield, and the network brass, who I hear have not settled on a character as they are looking to keep their options open but are not willing to go with Hallisay, who I hear doesn’t have wide support there. Hallisay started on the show as a recurring and subsequently was promoted to a regular with Hewitt’s backing.I hear the two sides are currently at an impasse, leading to the delay in the Season 3 decision. I also hear both sides appear willing to walk away, though sources stress a compromise is reachable. “There are many story lines we are exploring,” a rep for Hewitt said. “So any suggestion that we are not doing our best to develop a great season is simply not accurate.”
A day after announcing that she is pregnant with her first child, Jennifer Love Hewitt continues her happiness streak with the news that there’s even more love in her life.
Hewitt and the father of her child-to-be, Brian Hallisay, both 34, are engaged to marry, PEOPLE has confirmed.
“Yes,” said her rep, “they are engaged.”
The couple were costars on the NBC series Love Bites and later reconnected while working together again on their Lifetime show, The Client List. They have been together for about 15 months.