You've definitely seen her somewhere before because Jennifer Love Hewitt has been acting for decades. After her breakout role in the family drama Party of Five, she became a staple on the screen in the '90s and early '00s.
Over the years, she starred in some well-loved films, like I Know What You Did Last Summer, I Still Know What You Did Last Summer, and Can't Hardly Wait.
In recent years, Jennifer has done steady small-screen work. She's now playing Maddie Buckley on the Fox drama 9-1-1. Her character is the older sister of Evan Buckley (Oliver Stark), and she's the primary love interest of Howie "Chimney" Han (Kenneth Choi). In the first half of Season 4, Maddie and Chimney prepared to become parents, and they welcomed a daughter named Jee-Yun on the April 19 episode.
Though her on-screen persona just became a mom for the first time on 9-1-1, Jennifer has been a parent in real life for quite a while. The actress gave birth to her third child with her husband of nearly eight years, Brian Hallisay, in Sept. 2021.
Jennifer Love Hewitt met her husband, Brian Hallisay, on 'The Client List.'
In the '90s and the early aughts, Jennifer's love life dominated the headlines because of her high-profile relationships with stars like John Mayer, Patrick Wilson, Joey Lawrence, and Ross McCall.
She got engaged to Ross in late 2007, but the two called it quits about a year later.
While playing Riley Parks on the Lifetime series, The Client List, Jennifer met fellow actor Brian Hallisay. The Cornell University alum played Riley's ex-husband, Kyle Parks.
Though their characters were estranged, Jennifer and Brian struck up a romance in 2012. The couple wed in November 2013, shortly before Jennifer gave birth to their first child together.
Brian was Jennifer's co-star again when he had a recurring role in Season 2 of 9-1-1.
Brian Hallisay and Jennifer Love Hewitt now have three kids together.
In the early years of Jennifer's career, people followed her every move. Since then, she's become private about her family life. She welcomed her first child with Brian on November 26, 2013, less than a week after the pair married. They named their daughter Autumn James Hallisay, a nod to Jennifer's "favorite season."
Less than two years later, in June 2015, Brian and Jennifer became parents again when son Atticus James Hallisay arrived.
In May 2021, Jennifer revealed she was pregnant with her third child.
"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," she told People. "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."
The third-time mom-to-be also shared the exciting news with her Instagram followers through a post that doubled as an ad for Clearblue pregnancy tests.
On Sept. 9, 2021, Jenn posted a black and white shot of her belly to her Instagram. In the caption, she says she has a boy named Aidan James and says it was her "greatest honor to go and collect you."
The Client List stars decided to give their children the same middle name. "We both thought Atticus was a strong name," Jennifer told People in 2015 after her son's arrival. "Autumn and Atticus both have the middle name James, after Brian’s grandfather. We thought it would be cute for them to share the same initials and middle name."
Though Jennifer often talks about her kids and her journey to motherhood on Instagram, she keeps them away from the public eye. She only occasionally shares content featuring her husband.
Season 5 of 9-1-1 premieres on Sept. 20 at 8 p.m. EST on Fox.