Jennifer Love Hewitt is pregnant with baby number three! Hewitt, who currently plays Maddie Kendall on Fox’s 9-1-1, revealed the big news this week on Instagram. She and her husband, Brian Halliday, are giving their other children, Atticus James, 5 ½, and Autumn James, 7, a new sibling.
The family was surprised by the news but quickly grew excited, with Jennifer Love Hewitt telling People Magazine:
“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… 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 children are very ready for another sibling, Atticus even going so far as to suggest that his mother take the pregnancy test! In that same interview Hewitt explains:
“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,’ … 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.”
With Clearblue being as pivotal to her pregnancy story as it is, it’s clear why Hewitt partnered up with Clearblue and March of Dimes to raise awareness for their #ItStartsWithMom campaign, writing on her Instagram:
“As part of this exciting moment, I want to help raise awareness for Clearblue partner @marchofdimes and their #ItStartsWithMom campaign – which helps provide moms and soon-to-be moms with resources and information on all topics ranging from getting ready to be a mom to maternal mental health and wellness. I encourage you to check out their website and Instagram to see how you can help support women to feel better prepared for pregnancy and what’s to come.”
We here at Mamas Uncut wish Hewitt and her growing family all the best as they continue on their journey, and eagerly await more news on baby number three!
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