Actress Jennifer Love Hewitt is expecting her first child! The Client List star announced the news in a statement on Tuesday, saying that she and boyfriend Brian Hallisay, who plays her husband on the show, are excited about the news.

"We're so thrilled and happy to start a family," she said.

"This is a wonderful time and we are looking forward to starting our family together," her publicist told the AP.

The 34-year-old actress began dating Hallisay in early 2012, according to E! Online. The couple met during a guest spot on the short-lived NBC series Love Bites in 2011.

J-Love was previously engaged to Scottish actor Ross McCall, who she dated from 2005-08.

The actress told Us Weekly in 2010 that she was definitely ready for kids.

"I would love to to have babies. . . one day," she said. "I'm obsessed with babies!"