Jennifer Love Hewitt is pregnant with baby number two. The actress confirmed the news, while confirming that it is with her husband Brian Hallisay. Her first child is just 13 months old. Her rep released a statement to say that the Criminal Minds star is expecting her second baby later this year.
In 2014, the actress admitted that she had put off weight loss to spend time with her daughter Autumn James. Something that she initially worried about was that she would become obsessed with getting back down to her previously slim figure. However, she found that as soon as her daughter was in her arms, she just wanted to spend time as a mom. It was something she really enjoyed, until landing the role of Kate Callaghan on Criminal Minds. She struggled with her weight gain on the show.
It will be interesting to see how the show handles the actress’ pregnancy. There are times that shows will write pregnancies into the show, while others will hide them. Joss Whedon opted to write in a pregnancy for Charisma Carpenter when she was on Angel, which Brad Kern did for Holly Marie Combs in Charmed. However, How I Met Your Mother concealed two real-life pregnancies during one season when both Cobie Smulders and Alyson Hannigan were pregnant at the same time. It will depend on the direction of the character, and whether the show will get another season.
The 35-year-old and her husband met on the set of The Client List, and married in secret in November 2013. Hewitt will likely want Hallisay in the delivery room with her again for baby number two that she is pregnant with now, after a very good experience with their daughter. She said that he should have been a male doula.
During the birth, Hewitt had worried that her husband would pull faces and panic. Instead, he was soothing and calming. He told her how beautiful she was, and the I Know What You Did Last Summer actress could not help but be proud.
During her appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Hewitt spoke about her daughter, who is now almost 14 months old. Autumn is now walking around, although the 35-year-old actress says that she is “waddling like a penguin.” She is reportedly taking after her mother by being an overachiever, and like any first-time mom, Hewitt finds it nerve-wracking.
Nobody has confirmed how far along she is with her pregnancy yet. Most assume that she is around three months pregnant, which would put her due date during the summer. There is also no news as to whether it is a boy or girl. During her first pregnancy, she decided not to find out the gender, saying that it was one of life’s great surprises. It is possible that she is going to do the same again.
Pregnancy was very good for the actress the first time. While it was easy, it also helped her get over her control freak tendencies. It will be interesting to see how Hewitt’s pregnancy with baby number two is.
Opinion by Alexandria Ingham
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