In 2012, Jennifer Love Hewitt continued to build on her acting resume with two significant roles. In the independent comedy “Jewtopia,” she played the love interest of a non-Jewish man posing as Jewish. Hewitt starred alongside Ivan Sergei and Joel David Moore, and her performance was well-received by audiences and critics alike.
Hewitt also portrayed an alluring masseuse in the television series “The Client List,” which was based on a 2010 TV movie of the same name. The show ran for two seasons and saw Hewitt taking on a new character in a slightly different storyline than the one in the film.
A Messy Breakup
News reports began spilling the tea on the breakup, and it became increasingly shady. Einsohn's breakup with Hewitt was reportedly less than ideal, with him ending things via text message! The situation then escalated when sources close to Einsohn spoke out to the media, dishing out some juicy details about Hewitt.
One insider claimed that she couldn’t keep a boyfriend due to her overbearing nature and tendency to become a diva if things don't go her way. Despite these claims, Hewitt has remained silent on the matter, indicating that she prefers not to engage in this kind of media drama.
Hewitt Divided Critics in "The Lost Valentine"
In the Hallmark Hall of Fame film, “The Lost Valentine” (2011), Hewitt played alongside Betty White. The film follows a journalist named Susan (Hewitt) who is assigned to interview Caroline (White), a woman who lost her husband in World War II and has been sending him a Valentine's Day letter every year since.
“The Lost Valentine” managed to draw in an impressive 14.53 million viewers, making it the most-watched Hallmark movie in four years and winning its time slot. While critics unanimously praised White’s performance, they didn’t feel the same way about Hewitt. Reviewers thought her performance was average and noted her lack of depth and range.
Hewitt in “The Client List” and a Rumored Romance
The television series "The Client List" marked Hewitt's return to the spotlight after a few years away from the screen. The show premiered in 2012, and almost immediately, rumors began to circulate about a possible romance between Hewitt and her co-star, Colin Egglesfield.
According to an anonymous source, the two were very close at an event, with Egglesfield even wrapping his arm around Hewitt's waist and getting cozy. However, it's unclear whether this display of affection was anything more than just playful and affectionate behavior. Fans may sadly never know since neither actor has confirmed or denied any romantic involvement.
The Press's Theory About Hewitt and Egglesfield
Things allegedly turned sour for the rumored couple while filming when Hewitt started getting close to her other co-star, Brian Hallisay. In 2013, reports about tensions between the two actors made the rounds.
Some alleged that Hewitt requested replacing Egglesfield with Hallisay as the male lead on the show. Interestingly, Hewitt and Hallisay met in 2011 on the set of an unaired TV show called "Love Bites," and something about that meeting must have stuck. Their initial attraction reportedly grew into something more on the sets of "The Client List." The two eventually fell in love and became a couple.