Jennifer Love Hewitt welcomed her first child with Brian Hallisay on Tuesday, Nov. 26, her rep confirms exclusively to reporters, adding that the actress and the father of her child married in a secret ceremony.
“Jennifer Love Hewitt and her husband Brian Hallisay are thrilled to announce the birth of their daughter,” a rep for Hewitt told Us Weekly, revealing that the little girl is named Autumn James Hallisay. No further details were said of the couple’s clandestine nuptials.
Back in June Love Hewitt made headlines after some reports emerged claiming that the star was pregnant and got engaged with her boyfriend.
The couple, who costarred in NBC’s short-lived series Love Bites, began dating after reconnecting on the set of their hit Lifetime show. Hallisay proposed in late May, while the two were vacationing in Europe.
In July, Hewitt told the media that she and Hallisay were deciding to keep the gender of their first child a surprise. “You sort of have these pictures in your mind of what [the baby’s going to look like],” she said. “I’m really excited to see what he or she is going to look like!”
The actress was trying to remain stress-free throughout her pregnancy.
“I think most people, when they’re getting ready to be a mom, they go, ‘Oh my gosh, I have to have all of the answers right now,’ but every kid is different, every parent is different and every child and parent relationship is different, so you just sort of have to wait until you’re in it and do the best that you can to try to be Zen in the middle of it all,” she explained.