Her curves and stunning physique help build Jennifer Love Hewitt‘s career, but four months after giving birth to her first child — daughter Autumn — the Client List star, 35, isn’t focused on losing her pregnancy weight.
“I really thought I was going to be super consumed with trying to get my body back to the way it was before, and now that I’m a mom, I’m like I don’t want to be that girl again because that girl didn’t have a baby and didn’t have a great husband and didn’t have this blissful existence that I’m having now,” Hewitt gushed to Us Weekly at the Pea in the Pod event in Beverly Hills on April 1.
Though she’s not focused on shedding the pounds, Hewitt is trying to be healthy for her baby girl and get back into shape at the same time.
“I’ve been doing Zumba, and I’ve worked it out so the baby’s been doing Zumba with me,” she revealed. “We dance together, and I carry her as a weight so we’ve been having fun that way. The body takes about six months to fully come back so I haven’t wanted to injure myself so I’ve been swimming because it’s low impact on my system.”
The happy new mom and her husband Brian Hallisay “want to have another [baby] for sure,” but are enjoying time with their infant daughter, who has had several big milestones lately.
“She just turned four months, and on her four-month birthday, she laughed, like belly laughed for the first time which was amazing,” Hewitt revealed. “She can put her pacifier in her mouth and take it out by herself and she’s starting to rub my arm, it’s really sweet. She’s becoming a person, it’s crazy.”
Every step of the way, Hewitt’s adoring husband, 35, has been supportive.
“He’s such a great dad,” she said of actor Hallisay. “She is just the light of his life, it’s really fun to see. And he just takes great care of us both, it’s really nice. He’s really good about letting me sneak out and get my nails done. He’s great about giving me neck massages where I’ve thrown out my neck from carrying her. We have family snuggle time which is really nice, with his two girls. He was the most amazing man during labor ever! Just solid as a rock, never wavered, never flinched, was like ‘we’re a team, let’s do this.’ He was absolutely amazing so I told him, ‘If you don’t want to be an actor one day you should be a doula!'”
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