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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l on

Funny…I needed a change after I dumped my boyfriend too…

matt on

jennifer love hewitt would look great with any hairstyle. what a class act!!!!!!!!!!!!! no scandals just a decent nice downhome woman, unusual by hollywood standards!!!!!!

masone126 on

That’s so funny, I recently divorced and my xwife who had long hair, just cut her hair so short that it seemed to me, it was a break up cut.
Wow how ironic, what does that mean.

duh on

A lot of men want their women to have long hair (or at least the women think they do) so when the guy is out of their lives the women do what they really want to…cut their hair short and easy so it looks great and takes no time to fix. Ironic since most men never comment on women’s long hair anyway…

evilvet on

this woman has more evil breakups than bill maher and tiger woods put together. but yet everybody stays quiet. forget her silly hairdo’s, hows about an article by all her exes on how she juggles and drops more guys than $50 worth of quarters.

annabelle on

An “I-need-a-change” (conveniently just after a breakup) haircut, translataion: a breakup haircut.

Belladonna on

Jennifer if you cut your hair right after a break up…its a break up haircut!! It looks great and somtimes we all need a little change to move on.

Elle on

This poor woman! Her last name is “Love,” yet she can’t manage to find any. She’s called fat in tabloids, then come the reports of being too thin. Now she cuts her hair shorter & gets flack for that too!?? Give her a break! She seems quite nice & down-to-earth to me. The tabloids should go after the fame & attention seekers in Hollywood, not JLH. Why do they always give her shade??

lisa on

I agree with Matt…It sure the heck is refreshing to see an actress that stays away from the pitfalls of fame and fortune.

pookiesmoma on

jennifer go on with your life. you will find what you need eventually. dont rush to settle with any guy just because people want to see you with anyone. take your time, choose carefully, and be happy. as for your haircut, i liked it better long but i understand the change.

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