Who better to feature on Valentine’s Day than Jennifer Love Hewitt? The actress/love fanatic appears on the March 2013 cover of Shape magazine, looking… well, lovely.
It hasn’t been an easy year Hewitt. She lost the person closest to her, her mother. The actress spoke about that devastating loss. “She was my manager, best friend, and partner in crime. She always advised me to ‘love like your heart’s never been broken, work like you don’t need the money, and dance like nobody’s watching.’ It’s such a lovely outlook on life. But after she died, all I really wanted to do was put on a pair of sweats and sit in a hole for a year.”
She continued, “And I would have done that had it not been for a few great people who said to me, ‘That’s not how you’re going to handle this situation,’” she adds. “I even tried boxing, and I can’t tell you how much it helped me. When life hits you so hard — whether someone you care for dies or your lover leaves you — working out can save your life. It certainly saved mine.”
Read more in the latest issue of Shape, available now.