[Jennifer Love Hewitt’s] mom Patricia, 67, lost her battle with cancer on Tuesday, Hewitt’s rep announced in a statement.
“Her family mourns her loss,” the rep says. “She was an angel to all who knew her and they are grateful she is now in a better place. They ask for privacy at this difficult time. No further details are being provided.”
Hewitt, 33, who kept her mom’s illness private, appreciated her acceptance of the career decisions she made. For example, the actress’s mother was able to find her role as a prostitute on The Client List “hilarious,” Hewitt joked two years ago. “She was like, ‘So let’s review … For 15 years people have been talking about your boobs. Earlier this year, you wrote about your hoo haw in a book. Now you’re playing a crack ho on TV.’ She was like, ‘Do you think maybe you could do an animated movie next?’ “
Man. Poor Jennifer. All of this recent success, only to have something truly sad happen now. J’s mom was always cracking jokes at her daughter’s expense, all of them having to do with JLH’s sexy self. About her role as a prostitute, Jennifer says:
“My mom’s like, ‘I’m so proud. You’re pole dancing and you’re going to play a prostitute. Awesome!’ It’s like, ‘Yeah, what you always dreamed about, mama!’ But you know, it’s a great part.”
RIP, Ms. Hewitt. Hope you can keep on being proud of your daughter wherever you are.