Jennifer Love Hewitt Hopes to Be Engaged “This Time Next Year”

Jennifer Love Hewitt — who split from fiance Ross McCall late last year — says she wants to be engaged again by this time next year. Or else.

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On Monday, the actress and her boyfriend, Ghost Whisperer costar Jamie Kennedy, popped by 104.7 FM's Johnjay and Rich Show in Arizona to deny engagement rumors. "A rumor has come out that Jamie and I supposedly got engaged," she said after the two were spotted at a Las Vegas jewelry shop buying a small ring. When her boyfriend heard the engagement reports, "the poor guy was on fire," she went on. "He was like, 'No, no, no. That's not true!'" Added the actress, "I was like, 'God, would that be the worst thing in the world?! Excuse me, but just for a second, there's a line of people who would probably be OK with that [rumor].'"

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Kennedy said he didn't mean to upset his girlfriend. "The thing is, people asked me, 'Are you engaged?' And I just said, 'No, not that the moment, I'd be a very lucky man,'" he said. "And she got mad at me!"

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Kennedy then asked Hewitt for a proposal timeline.

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Replied Hewitt, "A timeline? By this time next year, if we're not planning something, then there's a situation."

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