During a Monday appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, actress Jennifer Love Hewitt opened up about her recent marriage to Brian Hallisay and their daughter Autumn, 10 months.
“I like to just do it all at once,” the Client List actress, 35, joked about getting married and having a baby within a matter of days. “Shake it up!”
Speaking of her baby girl, the proud mama gushed about her lil’ “overachiever.”
“She smiles. She’s walking. She’s waddling like a little penguin. It’s great,” the actress shared. “She’s an overachiever, which is awesome. Just like me!”
That said, the new mom admits it’s “terrifying” to see her daughter starting to walk.
“I’m just trying to move furniture and dodge things…There are gates everywhere, which I constantly trip over. I have bruises everywhere,” she said.
The Party of Five alum went on to say that people were rude during her first pregnancy.
“People are mean to you!” she said. “You’re like, ‘I’m a pregnant lady. You can’t be mean to me,’ and they’re like, ‘Well, then tell us what your baby is!’ and I’m like, ‘I don’t know.’ And then they guess, which is insulting for the woman because they’re like, ‘Oh, well, you’re really carrying in the backside.’ I’m like, ‘I have been carrying in the backside since I was 15. This is not pregnancy—it’s just who I am!’ Or they’re like, ‘It’s really in your boobs!’ And I’m like, ‘Yeah, it’s been there, too, since I was 15.’ They say the dumbest things…I just avoided people most of my pregnancy and after. And I was happy!”
She went on to gush about her supportive new husband.
“He should be a male doula, my husband,” the new mom shared. “He was a rock. He was awesome. He was really good at it. He was very solid, very concentrated. I was really worried that I was gonna get [worrisome reactions]…But he was just like, ‘Babe, this is great. I am so proud of you right now. This is awesome. You look beautiful.’ He said all of the right things. It was amazing. I was really proud of him.”
Kimmel then joked: “Do you think he was acting or he meant it? Because I know he’s an actor.”
“He’s that guy anyway, so he’s impressive in that way, but he was great,” she replied. “I packed snacks for him! This is the thing, too: If you are in labor, feed your husband, and they’re wonderful. They can’t be hungry! You need them. If he passed out or if something bad happened out of being ‘hangry,’ then I don’t get what I need, which is my rock. And so I had pudding for him and snack bars. It was great.”