Sad News: Jennifer Love Hewitt’s Mom Lost Her Battle With Cancer
Our condolences to Jennifer Love Hewitt and her family as they mourn the loss of her mother, Patricia.
Sad news today, Bettys: Jennifer Lover Hewitt’s mother, Patricia, passed away on Tuesday after a battle with cancer. She was 67 years old.
According to People, Jennifer’s rep released a statement confirming Patricia’s passing. “Her family mourns her loss,” the rep said. “She was an angel to all who knew her and they are grateful she is now in a better place. They ask for privacy at this difficult time. No further details are being provided.” Our condolences to Jennifer and her family.
I’ll admit that I’m not the biggest Jennifer Love Hewitt fan in the world. I appreciate her healthy attitude towards body image, but I’m by no means an avid follower of her work. But I still find this sad, mostly because Jennifer and her mom seemed really close—a goodness knows having strong family relationships when you’re in such a tough business as show business is important.
For instance, Jennifer commented two years ago that when she was first cast as a prostitute in The Client List, her mom thought it was “hilarious.” Said Jennifer, “She was like, ‘So let’s review… For 15 years people have been talking about your boobs. Earlier this year, you wrote about your hoo haw in a book. Now you’re playing a crack ho on TV.’ She was like, ‘Do you think maybe you could do an animated movie next?’” That sense of humor has undoubtedly been one of the things that has helped Jennifer stay grounded throughout her tumultuous career. Losing that sort of emotional rock is never easy, and I’m sure Jennifer will miss her greatly.
Once again, our condolences to Jennifer and her family. Be well, Bettys.
Lucia Peters is BettyConfidential’s associate editor.