Jennifer Love Hewitt had two reasons to celebrate on Tuesday (November 26) when the actress and singer not only gave birth to her first child, but also announced that she secretly tied the knot.
“Jennifer Love Hewitt and her husband Brian Hallisay are thrilled to announce the birth of their daughter. Autumn James Hallisay was born on November 26,” the actress’ reps confirmed to MTV News. A source told Us that the couple “got married recently in private.”
Previously, Hewitt has said that she was determined to keep the gender of her a child a surprise secret until birth.
The seeds of the 34-year-old actress’ relationship with Brian Hallisay began when they crossed paths on the set of the NBC’s short-lived relationship show “Short Lived.” From that, the tryst between the two bloomed when they reacquainted themselves while filming 2012′s drama series “The Client List,” which itself was a spin-off from a straight-to-TV movie of the same name. The spark on set then blossomed into a full-on relationship.
This isn’t the first time she’s surprised the world with relationship news: Hewitt’s onscreen romance with Joe Jonas on “Hot In Cleveland” was also a surprise, and one Jonas talked to MTV News about just last year.
“Being back on the show, [my character Will is] engaged, and I have to be engaged to Jennifer Love Hewitt, which is really nice,” he said. “We’re both sons and daughters of characters on the show, and we show up and surprise everybody. They don’t expect us to be engaged.”
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