Jennifer Love Hewitt is expecting her second child!
The “9-1-1” and former “Party of Five” actress revealed on Instagram and in an interview with People magazine that she and her husband, Brian Hallisay, are expecting their third child, which came as a shock to both of them.
Autumn, 7, and Atticus, 5, were watching TV one night when a commercial for a pregnancy test came on, and “out of nowhere,” her son suggested she take the test “in case there’s a baby in your belly,” she told People.
“I was like, ‘How rude! I just ate a big dinner. What is he talking about?'” Hewitt said. But she got a test and … got a surprise!
She shared a photo of herself with the test on Instagram, wide-eyed and with long lashes, with the caption, “Oh, my girl! We’re expecting another one. I’m overjoyed to finally be able to share this news with you all.”
Beverley Mitchell, an actress, retorted, “Omg!! Congratulations!!!!! that’s so exciting!!!! ” “Congratulations Mama!!” wrote Jenna Fischer of “Office.”
“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,” Hewitt, 42, 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.”
Apparently her children had been “asking off and on for a year or so for a sibling,” she said. “We weren’t closed off to the idea, it just wasn’t something that we were actively thinking about.”
Naturally, the kids were “so excited.”
That said, she figures baby No. 3 will probably wrap things up for her in regards to expanding her family. “I’m pretty sure,” she said. “I don’t think I could do another one. I think five is a great number.”
And she would know!