Jennifer Love Hewitt Shares What It Was Like Working With Her Husband on '9-1-1'

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When Jennifer Love Hewitt isn't starring as Maddie Buckley on Fox's 9-1-1, she's enjoying family time with her husband, actor Brian Hallisay, and their two children, Autumn and Atticus.

Though Jennifer and Brian stay out of the spotlight for the most part, we do know some key facts about the pair's relationship. Per Hello!, the two reportedly first crossed paths while both appearing in the short-lived NBC series Love Bites. That said, sparks didn't really start flying until 2012, when the two reconnected on the set of the Lifetime show The Client List.

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Soon after, they fell in love. In June of 2013, their lives changed in two major ways — the happy pair confirmed Jennifer was pregnant and they were engaged. Just days after getting married in a private ceremony in November, they became parents to their first child, Autumn. Less than two years later, the happy couple welcomed their second child, Atticus.

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For Jennifer, having children with Brian is an absolute dream come true. Back in 2010, before even meeting her husband, the Party of Five star gushed to Us Weekly that she'd "love to have babies" one day. Now, with two children of her own, Jennifer appreciates every second with her little ones and misses them dearly when she's busy filming 9-1-1.

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"My daughter thinks that work is the coolest thing she's ever seen. She loves the craft service truck. My son got to run around the lot, like, go into 'New York,' go up and down the stairs and take a picture in front of the police station, which he thought was super cool," she told Us Weekly. "It's just me who's a sap in my trailer, like, 'Why can't I see my babies?'"

While time with her kids on set may be limited, she was able to spend a lot of time in front of the 9-1-1 cameras with her husband, who played Doug Kendall on the show between 2018 and 2019.

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"It was just lovely to go to work together," she told Entertainment Tonight Canada in 2019. She later continued, "We both had never been able to play characters like this in our careers, these characters with dark, twisted things to them. And, so, that’s been really fun for us."

Looking back on her marriage and life with kids, Jennifer revealed to the outlet in a later interview that she's become a better actress because of her husband and kids.

“I think before becoming a parent, love was something that sounded beautiful and was out there and portrayed in movies and felt at certain times when I met my husband," Jennifer said. "Then we very quickly started having kids, and the love that I feel for the person that allowed me to have that dream in having those children and the love that you have for your children, it opens you up in a way that makes you more vulnerable than you could ever possibly imagine.”

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