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Nothing says you're officially a Hollywood couple like walking a red carpet together.
"I was excited to be her plus-one," Kennedy told me backstage. "I am Jennifer Love Hewitt's plus-one."
Kennedy also thanked his real-life leading lady for helping him get through his recent hospital stay for kidney stones. "I'm feeling very good," he said. "She nursed me back to health."
Hewitt added, "He's a tough cookie."
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