Jennifer Love Hewitt

The exclusive cover story of the new issue of Us Weekly features the happy news that Jennifer Love Hewitt is engaged and expecting her first child with actor Brian Hallisay. The actors, who previously appeared together on NBC's short-lived series Love Bites, started dating 15 months ago after reconnecting on the set of their hit Lifetime show The Client List. Hallisay proposed in late May, while the two were vacationing in Europe.

"We're so thrilled and happy to start a family," the costars tell Us in a statement. A source says Hewitt is about three months along. Hewitt was previously engaged to Scottish actor Ross McCall, whom she began dating in 2005. They called it quits in late 2008 and Hewitt went on to date her Ghost Whisperer costar Jamie Kennedy from 2009 to 2010. The 34-year-old actress has long been vocal about her desire to get married and start a family. "I would love to to have babies. . . one day," Hewitt told Us in 2010. "I'm obsessed with babies!"

Also in the new issue of Us is an exclusive interview with Real Housewife Brandi Glanville where she discusses dating and her battles with ex Eddie Cibrian and his ladylove LeAnn Rimes. Early next year the reality star will release a follow-up dating tome to her bestselling book Drinking & Tweeting: and Other Brandi Blunders. When it comes to dating, Glanville doesn’t claim to be an expert. She just learns from her mistakes. What advice does she dispense to the women on other Real Housewives casts? “I think Kenya [Moore] from Atlanta reeks of desperation. She is a pretty and intelligent woman. But the whole “I want to get married! I want to get married!” thing is not hot for anyone to say.” You and your readers can read the full interview in the new issue, out nationally on Friday.