In November 2009, the actor decided to dabble in the world of comic books. She teamed up with writer Scott Lobdell, who has worked on various well-known comic book series such as “X-Men” and “Generation X,” to create a five-issue anthology titled “Jennifer Love Hewitt’s Music Box.”
The series, published by IDW Publishing, featured stories based on Hewitt’s own ideas and concepts. The anthology explored themes such as love, heartbreak, and the power of music to heal and connect people. With Lobdell’s expert storytelling skills and Hewitt’s creative input, the series proved to be a hit with comic book fans.
They Call Off the Engagement
Hewitt may have been thrilled about their relationship, but sadly, the couple's romance came to an end before they could take the next step. According to sources, they parted ways during the holidays that year and called off their engagement. Both stars seemingly had a rough time dealing with the split, and even their friends were caught off guard because they appeared so content together.
Their loved ones were ultimately supportive of the decision and focused on what was best for the former couple. Although it was undoubtedly a difficult time for the two, they found solace in knowing that their friends and family supported their decision.
"Delgo" — A Spectacular Box Office Failure
In 2008, Hewitt lent her voice to the animated film “Delgo,” reuniting with former co-star Freddie Prinze Jr. However, the movie was a commercial disaster, earning a mere $694,782 in North America and becoming one of the biggest box office bombs in history. The film was widely criticized for its unoriginal plot, bland animation, and poor character development.
The box office failure was so staggering that it became a cautionary tale in the film industry for how not to make an animated feature. The production company, Fathom Studios, filed for bankruptcy shortly after the film's release. Fans still maintain that Hollywood began systematically shunning Hewitt after the disaster that was “Delgo.”
A Successful Foray Into Comics
"Jennifer Love Hewitt's Music Box" was well-received by both critics and readers. Due to the success of the individual issues, the series was later compiled into a trade paperback, making it even more accessible to readers who wanted to enjoy the entire anthology in one convenient volume.
"Jennifer Love Hewitt's Music Box" became a stellar example of how talented collaboration across genres can lead to unique and compelling storytelling, even in a medium as diverse as comics. For Hewitt, it was a huge leap and a testament to her versatility. If she could successfully navigate the world of comics, there was nothing the star couldn’t do!
She Begins Dating Jamie Kennedy
In 2009, Hewitt surprised everyone when she began dating her friend and co-star from "Ghost Whisperer," Jamie Kennedy, shortly after ending her relationship with Ross McCall. Despite being friends with Kennedy during her engagement to McCall, Hewitt claims that there was no overlap between the two relationships and that her friendship with Kennedy had been a long-standing one.
During an appearance on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Hewitt explained that she and Kennedy had been close for a long time. Their romantic relationship was a new experience for her, but she said she was loving it. After a year of dating, the two decided to go their separate ways.