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Jennifer Love Hewitt shares very rare post about daughter

The 9-1-1 star is pregnant with her third child

Hannah Hargrave

Jennifer Love Hewitt likes to keep her family life out of the spotlight so when she gave fans a sneak peek inside her motherhood journey they loved it. 

The pregnant star, 42 - who shares Autumn, seven, and Atticus, six, with her actor husband, Brian Hallisay - took to her Instagram stories with a sweet photo. 

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The image was a close up of her hand with a gold, rainbow ring on her finger.

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She explained the reason for the photo in the caption when she wrote: "The most beautiful gift from the most beautiful human. My daughter and I have a rainbow connection because the moment she was born I saw a rainbow outside the window. Thank you @thetiabeestokes and @madebymary."

Jennifer is expecting her third child after making the announcement in May. She revealed to People magazine that the pregnancy was a welcomed surprise.

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"We had always been open to a third, but definitely didn't think in the crazy year that the entire world was having that it would necessarily be this moment," she said.

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Jennifer and her daughter have a bond over a rainbow 

"I feel like we've been able to so far raise two really special kids who will be great role models. This has been such a pleasant, beautiful, surprising gift in this time to be able to get to do all that again with another little human."

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Her children are thrilled with the news too and Jennifer confessed that her son knew before she did!

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Jennifer shares her two children with husband Brian Hallisay 

"One night, my kids and I were laying in bed watching TV and a Clearblue commercial came on television. My son out of nowhere was like, 'Hey Mommy, you should order one of those in case there's a baby in your belly,' " she recalled.

"I was like, 'How rude! I just ate a big dinner. What is he talking about?' It stuck with me, and they've been asking off and on for a year or so for a sibling. We weren't closed off to the idea, it just wasn't something that we were actively thinking about."

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