Grab the streamers and crank up the party music: Jennifer Love Hewitt is officially pregnant and expecting her first child with actor Brian Hallisay. The couple confirmed the news to Us Weekly, saying, "We're so thrilled and happy to start a family."
Not like Jen and I are besties or anything, but I'm happy for her. Back in March, a source close to the actress told Us that Jen was worried she'd end up single and was looking into freezing her eggs so she could still be a mom one day. Now, her dreams of having a little one of her own are coming true!
With that said, though, I can't help but wonder if she's antsy about having her first child with her boyfriend of about a year and a half. As in, someone she's dating and not married to.
I know, it's not like this is totally uncommon. The list of celebrities alone who had kiddos before marriage is lengthy, with Kim Kardashian, Holly Madison, Adele, and Uma Thurman for starters. In my mind, though, having a baby without a solid commitment makes me nervous. You just never know what's going to happen with the relationship. It's scary to me, the thought of raising a child on my own. If things go south, I'm sure every caring mother wants to know that her child is going to be provided for.
So do I think Jennifer and Brian should rush to say I do? Of course not. I'm sure that they have their reasons for holding off for now. It does sound like Jen has it all together, though. The actress just purchased a beautiful $3.25 million home in California. Hello, perfect place to set up shop and start a family. I wouldn't be surprised if soon we're hearing she and Hallisay are engaged. Ring watch alert!
Are you happy to hear Jennifer's news? What are your thoughts on having a baby before marriage?
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