A real-life party of five! Jennifer Love Hewitt is having her third child with her husband Brian Hallisay, making for a full family of five!
The 9-1-1 actress, who is also mom to son Atticus James, 5½, and daughter Autumn James, 7, says the news comes as a welcome surprise.
“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,” says Hewitt, 42, adding, “I feel like we’ve been able to so far raise two really special kids who will be great role models. This has been such a pleasant, beautiful, surprising gift in this time to be able to get to do all that again with another little human.”
Hewitt’s two kids may be more excited than her about welcoming a new member to the family — so much so that Atticus even guessed that Mom was pregnant before she even knew.
“One night, my kids and I were laying in bed watching TV and a Clearblue commercial came on television. My son out of nowhere was like, ‘Hey Mommy, you should order one of those in case there’s a baby in your belly,’ ” she recalls. “I was like, ‘How rude! I just ate a big dinner. What is he talking about?’ It stuck with me, and they’ve been asking off and on for a year or so for a sibling. We weren’t closed off to the idea, it just wasn’t something that we were actively thinking about.”
What? That is cray! Jennifer says she was as surprised as I am. “I was like, ‘Wow, this is really interesting that he put it out there in the universe and there it was.”