She may already be the star of popular The Client List, but Jennifer Love Hewitt will soon have to face her most demanding client of all: a newborn. Sources report that the actress/singer, 34, is expecting. The proud father-to-be is Brian Hallisay, her co-star on the hit Lifetime Network show. (The star-crossed couple had acted on a show together once before, the flop Love Bites on NBC. Hewitt was also previously engaged to Scottish actor Ross McCall, and was linked to actor Jamie Kennedy, who starred with her on Ghost Whisperer between 2009 and 2010.)
The child will be a first for both JLove and Hallisay, 34—and they're both incredibly excited about it. “This is a wonderful time and we are looking forward to starting our family together,” the couple told People magazine through a rep. For the actress, whose pregnancy is already said to be three months along, it's the fulfillment of a longtime dream: "I'd love to have babies one day. I'm obsessed with babies!", she'd told Us magazine three years ago.
It's never easy for an actress to endure body changes in the harsh scrutiny of the spotlight, but JLove's already used to it: When unflattering swimsuit pics of her got splashed across the tabs in 2007 and she was widely ridiculed for it, she spoke out in support of curvy girls everywhere. And even though she's famously slimmed down since then, she's still more of a sweatpants than skinny jeans girl: She's reportedly tired of slinky outfits, since she wears so many on her show.