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  1. Jennifer Love Hewitt's Pregnancy Announcement
  2. Jennifer Love Hewitt's Real And Reel Lives Intertwined

Fact Check: Is Jennifer Love Hewitt Pregnant While Playing Maddie In 9-1-1?

Fans of the popular TV series 9-1-1 might have noticed an interesting overlap between actress Jennifer Love Hewitt's real-life pregnancy and her character Maddie Buckley's storyline. Let's delve into the details to answer the question: Was Jennifer Love Hewitt pregnant while playing Maddie in 9-1-1?

Jennifer Love Hewitt's Pregnancy Announcement

In May 2021, Jennifer Love Hewitt, who plays Maddie in 9-1-1, announced her pregnancy with her third child, a son named Aidan. The timing was intriguingly synchronous with the unfolding plotline of Maddie's pregnancy in the show. The character Maddie gave birth to a daughter named Jee-Yun in Season 4, Episode 9, titled "Blindsided." The storyline then explored Maddie's struggles with postpartum depression and postpartum thyroiditis.

Jennifer Love Hewitt's Real And Reel Lives Intertwined

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In an interview with TV Line, Jennifer Love Hewitt revealed that the coincidence of her and Maddie being pregnant at the same time was not planned. Initially not pregnant when the pregnancy storyline commenced, Hewitt found out about her real-life pregnancy soon after. She shared:

“When we started doing Maddie’s pregnancy storyline, I was not pregnant, but very quickly into that storyline, I found out that I was. So I was pregnant while she was pregnant. And with the timing of everything, I also ended up sort of being on my own postpartum journey as I was filming her postpartum episodes. It was very interesting timing throughout the whole thing for her and I. It was actually very helpful. My postpartum was sort of rushed through because I had to give it all to Maddie. [Playing that character] gave me a place to put all the emotions. So it helped me, in real life, push through it probably a lot faster than I would have. I was very grateful for that.”

This led to a unique experience where she was navigating her own postpartum journey while portraying Maddie's challenges on screen.

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