Six years ago, Jennifer Love Hewitt probably wouldn't have been in a two-piece on the cover of Shape magazine, but now, at the age of 33, she's totally killing it!

The "Client List" star puts her famous cleavage (which she named "Thelma & Louise" back in the day) and beach body on display in the March issue of the mag ... looking amazing in two different bikinis and revealing her fitness secrets.

When unflattering photos of her at the beach were posted online in late 2007, Hewitt kicked her butt into gear ... and back into shape.

"I wasn’t going to the gym or eating right when that unfortunate photo was taken," she says. “It was time to start working out and watching my diet more closely."

These days, Hewitt says she owes her body to a yoga/dance combination called Buti, wearing ankle weights on set and keeping to a strict diet.


It's been a tough battle, one that was made more difficult by her mother Patricia's death in 2012.

"She was my manager, best friend, and partner in crime," Jennifer says. "She always advised me to ‘love like your heart’s never been broken, work like you don’t need the money, and dance like nobody’s watching.’ It’s such a lovely outlook on life. But after she died, all I really wanted to do was put on a pair of sweats and sit in a hole for a year."

"And I would have done that had it not been for a few great people who said to me, ‘That’s not how you’re going to handle this situation,'" she adds. "I even tried boxing, and I can’t tell you how much it helped me. When life hits you so hard -- whether someone you care for dies or your lover leaves you -- working out can save your life. It certainly saved mine.”

 See more from Jennifer Love Hewitt when the March issue of Shape hits newsstands February 25.

UPDATE: And while some of you are screaming "Photoshop," check out some video from the shoot below. If anything there were some minor touchups, but her body is still very impressive.

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