Jimmy Kimmel’s Wife: Everything You Need to Know About Molly McNearny

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  • Jimmy Kimmel has been the host of late night talk show ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ since 2003
  • He hosted the Oscars three times
  • The comedian has been married twice and has four children

jimmy kimmel knock out the park once more as host of the Oscars. The late-night talk show host took over as emcee of the annual Oscars show for the third time and delighted audiences with his charming humor and sweet skewer of Hollywood audiences. Of course, he was aided by his amazing writing team, which includes his wife, Molly McNearny.

Jimmy Kimmel and Molly McNearney have been married since 2013. (Anthony Harvey/Shutterstock)

A few days before the Oscars, Jimmy paid tribute to Molly on her birthday by sharing a hilarious Instagram photo of her holding a cup of water with four pairs of glasses hanging from the collar of her shirt. “On this anniversary, raise a lot of glasses to a woman enduring the unimaginable, married to me @MMcNearney,” Jimmy wrote lovingly. Keep reading for more from Molly, below.

Molly is a big boss on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’

Jimmy and Molly have a unique relationship where they can work together professionally and still be married! And the couple obviously take the same carpool to work, because Molly is the co-writer and executive producer of Jimmy Kimmel Live! As mentioned, Molly was also part of the Oscar team behind Jimmy’s hilarious monologue as the show’s executive producer. She also worked on the Emmy awards show.

Their cute encounter wasn’t so cute

Jimmy Kimmel and his wife Molly McNearney work together on “Jimmy Kimmel Live”. (Alex Berliner/Invision/AP/Shutterstock)

“When I first met him, he insulted me,” Molly recalled of her first encounter with Jimmy on her show during an interview with Charm. “The executive producer brought me into his office and said, ‘This is Molly; she’s my new assistant. Jimmy barely looked up from his desk until my EP said, “She competes in triathlons,” and then Jimmy looked at me and said, “That’s really stupid!” What a waste of time.'”

Even after This introduction, Molly was with the company for six years before the couple even went on a date!

It was Jimmy’s skill in the kitchen that won Molly over

Although Jimmy and Molly were both dating other people when they first met, they eventually spent quite a bit of time together as co-workers. It wasn’t until they got back together after a long day of filming and Jimmy cooked her a meal when Cupid struck. “All the writers were socializing after the show, and we were hanging out more and more. We really liked each other as friends, and then it kind of morphed. He cooked for me, and that was it. That sealed the deal,” Molly said. Charm.

Of course, a work romance comes with some obstacles. “I was very, very nervous because I love our writers so much, and we work so closely together and I was also the only female writer in the room at the time, and I didn’t want to change the dynamic,” she said. the exit. When you have camaraderie with your co-workers, one of the parts of that is making fun of the boss a little bit, and now thinking, that’s the guy I’m dating, I didn’t want it to end .

A starry wedding

Jimmy and Molly share two children: their daughter Jane and their son William “Billy” John. (NINA PROMMER/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock)

The couple got engaged while on safari in South Africa and decided to remarry in the United States on July 13, 2013 in Ojai, California. The guest list was a who’s who of Hollywood, since Jimmy essentially interviews celebrities for a living! Jennifer Aniston, Ben Affleck, Matt Damon And Emily Blunt were just some of the A-listers cheering on the new couple, who would be honeymooning in Portofino, Italy.

Molly and Jimmy share 2 children

The pretty couple welcomed two children into their nest: their daughter Joan and son bowl. Jane arrived in July 2014 and Billy was welcomed in April 2017. Jimmy has been very open about Billy’s heartbreaking health issues as he was born with a congenital heart condition and had to undergo three heart surgeries after birth.

The comedian also has two children from his first marriage to Gina Madywho he was married to from 1988 to 2002. the former couple had a daughter Katie in 1991 and son Kevin two years later.

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