Jennifer Love Hewitt: 'It's Not A Breakup Haircut!'

03/24/2010 at 03:00 PM ET

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Responding to the buzz that ensued when she stepped out in a noticeably shorter ‘do last week, the newly-single Jennifer Love Hewitt told PEOPLE, “I know everybody thinks it’s a breakup haircut—but it’s not.” Dressed in a sexy, sparkling dress by 3.1 Phillip Lim at last night’s grand opening of Esprit’s new Manhattan flagship, the actress showed off the cropped, curly hairstyle that made its debut on the heels of her split from former boyfriend and Ghost Whisperer co-star Jamie Kennedy. Love Hewitt acknowledged that the shearing took place directly after the breakup, “But it’s not about that,” she insisted, laughing. “It’s just a ‘I-need-a-change’ haircut!” But that’s not to say the actress wasn’t at least partly amused by the virtual peanut gallery: “My favorite headline so far was ‘She Cut That Man Right Out of Her Hair.’ But no–it was really just for me.”– reporting by Jeffrey Slonim

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DawnW323 on

“It’s just a ‘I-need-a-change’ haircut!”…I’m sorry, isn’t that what a breakup haircut is? Personally, I think she should have left it alone. She’s got way too tiny a frame and face for that big @$$ hairdo. Reminds me of the fly-eye sunglasses my mom used to be so fond of…sheesh!

Eve on

why does it matter the reasoning behind the cut? she just wanted a change. i change my hairstyle every so often. do i have to give people a reason on why i do it? noooo.

YMH on

Elle, her middle name is Love…Evil vet, her bf supposedly cheated on her, why would she keep him? JLH is fab, but I’m not digging the shorter hair…She was way prettier with it long…

mohamed on

Hairdo very beautiful I really really loved Jennifer

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jen on

why is she in the news so often? she’s not even that talented! go away jennifer love hewitt!

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