Jennifer Love Hewitt Shows Growing Baby Bump, Talks About Her Love Of Cocoa Butter

Jennifer Love Hewitt is embracing her baby bump.

The very pregnant actress showed off her growing figure this week in an ad for Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula. Wearing a crop top and low skirt, Jennifer let her very round (and apparently stretch mark free) belly show.

Jennifer Love Hewitt explained that baring her baby bump was in part a show of thanks to the cocoa butter company, which she credits with keeping her free of stretch marks through her first pregnancy.

“After the success I had using Palmer’s through my first pregnancy, I knew I wanted to support the brand by baring my pregnant belly to celebrate the beauty of expectant mothers,” she said.

Hewitt added that she fully stands behind the product.

“These are products that I believe in and actually use. They help moms to embrace the natural glow of pregnancy and I find it so empowering to be able to show my pregnancy off in this way.”

Jennifer Love Hewitt’s baby bump actually just led to a big change in her professional life. The actress left the show Criminal Minds after the recently concluded season, saying she wanted to step away from her responsibilities so she could focus on caring for the baby.

Her character, agent Kate Callahan, ended up leaving for the same reason. In the season finale she submitted her resignation saying she was pregnant and wanting to spend more time with her family.

But she may not be gone forever. The show’s producer, producer Erica Messer, confirmed that they left her character’s departure as open-ended in case Jennifer were to ever return at a later point.

Jennifer and her husband announced the pregnancy back in January. They already have a daughter, Autumn James, who was born in 2013.

As Jennifer told Ellen DeGeneres, she and Brian also got married around the same time that their first child was born.

“It was just the two of us and then we went to Bed, Bath and Beyond because that’s what married people do. It was really sweet and he’s an awesome, incredible father and a great husband and I just feel really lucky. Yeah, it’s awesome,” Hewitt told Ellen DeGeneres about their wedding. “I was already pregnant and I couldn’t tell anybody.”

Those who want to see the baby inside Jennifer Love Hewitt’s baby bump won’t have too much longer. The actress is due in July.

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