‘9-1-1’ Star Jennifer Love Hewitt Remembers Betty White

by Maggie Schneider

“9-1-1” actress Jennifer Love Hewitt made a heartfelt video paying tribute to her friend Betty White: “I miss you already.”

Jennifer Love Hewitt is mourning the loss of “Golden Girls” legend Betty White, who died on New Year’s Eve. In a video posted to Instagram, the “9-1-1” star pays a teary tribute to the actress, calling White one of her best friends.

“I’m sure you all know by now. If you don’t, Betty passed away this morning. She was going to be 100 years old in January,” Hewitt begins. “She was everything that you wanted her to be and more. So, please honour her by laughing – and drinking vodka, because she loved vodka. And playing Scrabble, because she loved to play Scrabble. And watching her on ‘Golden Girls’ and all the amazing things she was a part of. Hug your animals because she loved animals more than anything in the world.”

The “9-1-1” star even had a chance to work with the TV icon. They were co-stars in the 2011 Hallmark Original Movie “The Lost Valentine.” The pair became close friends, often grabbing pizza and drinks together.

“When I was a kid, I watched ‘Golden Girls’ with my grandmother and I fell in love with Betty White,” she says. “Then I got to work with her, and I fell in love with her for real. I had the greatest honor and pleasure of being really close with her and calling her a really really good friend – One of my best friends.”

Hewitt ends her video in tears. She gives White an emotional goodbye, calling her an “angel and I love you always.”

The ‘9-1-1’ Star’s Net Worth

Since joining the “9-1-1” cast, Jennifer Love Hewitt’s net worth has increased. The actress’ net worth is approximately $20 million. Being billed right under the Angela Bassett and Peter Krause gives us an idea of what the star makes per episode.

Actress and executive producer Angela Bassett makes over $450,000 an episode, according to Deadline. Actor Peter Krause plays Bobby Nash for approximately $300,000 per episode. With Jennifer Love Hewitt being billed right below Krause, we imagine that her rate is right below this range.

Showrunner Tim Minear talks about Hewitt joining the show. The actress replaced Connie Britton in Season 2. “You can’t replace Connie Britton. What you need is someone who is irreplaceable themselves. She’s sort of America’s TV sweetheart. Audiences love seeing her on their screens. They feel like she’s already part of their family.”

“9-1-1” fans have opened their hearts to Hewitt’s character, Maddie Buckley. Even through her relationship struggles with Chimney, fans continue to root for her character. We are looking forward to seeing what comes next.