Who is Jimmy Kimmel?
Jimmy Kimmel is an American television host, comedian, and producer. He is widely recognized as the host and executive producer of the American late-night talk show Jimmy Kimmel Live! He is also the recipient of multiple prestigious awards such as the Critic’s Choice Television Award and Writer’s Guild of America Award.
Jimmy Kimmel’s full name is James Christian Kimmel. He was born on November 13, 1967, in Brooklyn, New York, United States. He is 54 years old as of August 2022. Kimmel was raised by James John Kimmel (his father) and Joan Kimmel (mother) as the eldest of three children. His father worked in American Express and is a descendant from a family of German immigrants with Irish and Welsh blood ties, while his mother, Joan Kimmel (née Lacono) worked as a homemaker and is of Italian ancestry. Kimmel was raised as a catholic and spent most of his time around the church alongside his two siblings – Jonathan Kimmel and Jill Kimmel.
About Jimmy Kimmel’s siblings
American talk-show host Jimmy Kimmel has two younger siblings named Jonathan and Jill.
a. Jonathan Kimmel is the younger brother of Jimmy Kimmel. He is an American television director, writer, producer, actor, and composer. He was born on November 4, 1976, in Brooklyn, New York, United States. He is 45 years old as of August 2022. Jonathan Kimmel is currently married to American writer and lecturer Carly Hirsch and together they share two children.
b. Jill Kimmel is the younger sister of Jimmy Kimmel. She is an American actress, stand-up comedian, voiceover artist, and movie producer known for movies like “Sunday Night Mom”, “Hart of the City”, “Crank Yankers” and many others. She was born on November 14, 1970, in Brooklyn, New York, United States. Jill Kimmel has worked with many high-profile celebrities like Jimmy Fallon, Norm Macdonald, Jeffrey Ross, DL Hughley, and many others. She has also done many charity works and has appeared on Jimmy Kimmel’s Live and Laughs on Fox TV.
Jimmy Kimmel’s marriage and wedding
As of the time of publishing this article (August 2022), Jimmy Kimmel is married to his wife Molly McNearney. The couple got married in 2013 and together they share two children.
However, before his marriage to Molly, Jimmy Kimmel was previously married to his ex-wife Gina Maddy-Kimmel. The ex-couple got married in 1988 and got divorced in 2002. Kimmel’s first marriage to Gina produced two children.
Jimmy Kimmel was also previously in a relationship with American comedian Sarah Silverman but they never got married. The relationship lasted seven years and the reason for the split was cited as “irreconcilable differences”.
About Jimmy Kimmel’s marriage to ex-wife Gina Maddy-Kimmel
Gina Maddy-Kimmel is an American costume designer best known as the first wife of Jimmy Kimmel. Gina was born on December 13, 1964, in the United States. She is 57 years old as of August 2022.
Gina and Kimmel met at Arizona State University while they were both undergraduates. The pair built an instant connection and got married in 1988, the same year Kimmel was getting ready to embark on a career in radio presenting. According to reports, Gina supported Kimmel during his early years on the airwaves, including his co-hosting gigs on local radio stations in Seattle, Washington, Tampa, Florida, Tuscon, and Arizona. Luckily, Kimmel got a jib at KROQ-FM in Los Angeles where he spent five years as “Jimmy The Sports Guy” on the popular morning radio show “Kevin and Bean”.
In 1991, the pair welcomed their first child, Katie Kimmel together. Their second child, Kevin Kimmel was born in 1993. The marriage came to an end in 2003 amid subtle rumours of cheating. While no official statement was released concerning the cause of their split, there were speculations that the marriage ended as a result of Jimmy Kimmel’s relationship with Sarah Silverman. The affair was described as an “open secret in Hollywood” in some quarters. According to reports, Kimmel’s ex-wife, Gina found love again with Chris Jones and the pair have been together for 18 years.
About Jimmy Kimmel’s relationship with Sarah Silverman
Sarah Silverman is a popular American comedian, actress, and writer. She was born on December 1, 1970, in Bedford, New Hampshire, United States. She is 51 years old as of August 2022.
Sarah Silverman and Jimmy Kimmel first met in an aptly comic way at the N.Y. Friars Club Roast of Hugh Hefner in 2001. At that time, Kimmel was hosting the show and Sarah made a joke at his expense, describing Kimmel as fat and with no charisma. Their friendship blossomed almost immediately and Kimmel later hired Sarah Silverman for his prank call series “Crank Yankers”.
They both started hanging out and despite several obstacles, they settled in what appeared to be a sweet and loving relationship. There were rumours that Jimmy Kimmel had become romantically involved with Sarah Silverman while he was still married to his first wife, Gina Maddy-Kimmel.
In 2008, it was reported that Jimmy Kimmel and Silverman had broken up, but despite that, they remained good friends. In an interview, Kimmel described their relationship using the term “brothers”. He also revealed they both shared many things in common and she had been a big part of his life.
Sarah and I are like brothers. It doesn’t make sense to me that people would erase a big part of their lives. It’s not like we didn’t spend every day together for many years. We did, and we have a lot of things in common and are mutual friends.
About Jimmy Kimmel’s marriage to Molly McNearney
Molly McNearney is the current wife of Jimmy Kimmel. She is an American writer and actress known for movies like “Murder and Mystery”, “Dumplin” and many others. Molly McNearney was born on March 5, 1978, in Missouri, United States. She is 44 years old as of August 2022.
Kimmel and Molly McNearney met at work in 2009 while Molly was a writer’s assistant for Jimmy Kimmel’s Live. Molly once revealed that Kimmel had insulted her when they first met and they weren’t friends at first.
In late 2009, things changed and they developed a friendship which later blossomed into a romantic relationship. In 2012, the couple got engaged while on a trip to the Kruger National Park in South Africa. On July 13, 2013, they got married in a star-studded ceremony in Ojai, California, United States. The wedding had in attendance celebrities like Jennifer Garner, Jennifer Aniston, Justin Theroux, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Ellen DeGeneres, Emily Blunt, and many others. According to reports, Kimmel was scared he would tear up during the wedding and as a result of this, American actress Gabourey Sidibe provided comic relief by walking down the aisle during the ceremony in a full wedding gown.
After the wedding, Molly McNearney became a stepmother to Kimmel’s children from his previous marriage to Gina Maddy. In July 2014, Kimmel and Molly McNearney welcomed their first child, Jane Kimmel and on April 21, 2017, they welcomed their second child named Billy Kimmel. Billy was reportedly born with a congenital heart condition that required several surgeries when he was just a newborn.
Jimmy Kimmel’s children
As of August 2022, Jimmy Kimmel is the proud father of four children. His children include Katie Kimmel, Kevin Kimmel, Jane Kimmel, and Billy Kimmel. Two of his children are from his previous marriage to Gina Maddy-Kimmel while the other two are from his current marriage to Molly McNearney.
|Katie Kimmel||30 years old||Female||Gina Maddy-Kimmel|
|Kevin Kimmel||28 years old||Male||Gina Maddy-Kimmel|
|Jane Kimmel||8 years old||Female||Molly McNearney|
|Billy Kimmel||5 years old||Male||Molly McNearney|
About Jimmy Kimmel’s children
a. Katie Kimmel
Katie Kimmel is the first child of Jimmy Kimmel and his ex-wife Gina Maddy-Kimmel. She was born on August 28, 1991, in Arizona, United States. She is 30 years old as of August 2022. Katie is an artist working in The Mojave Desert, California. She runs her online store which features unique designs on various products including art, tech accessories, apparel, and many others. Katie Kimmel also received her BFA from The School of Art Institute of Chicago in 2015 where she studied Ceramics, Video, and Painting. According to information gathered by DNB Stories Africa, Katie Kimmel got married to her husband Will Logsdon in September 2021.
b. Kevin Kimmel
Kevin Kimmel is Jimmy Kimmel’s first son. He is the second child born to Jimmy Kimmel and his ex-wife Gina Maddy-Kimmel. He was born on September 19, 1993, in Arizona, United States. He is 28 years old as of August 2022. Kevin Kimmel is an American actor known for his appearance in TV shows like “The Man Show”. Besides acting, Kevin has been active in the movie industry in various departments. He has worked as a production assistant on the sets of “Tubbin with Tash” and “The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumali”. He has also worked in the sound department on the set of “Survivors”, “Last Comic Standing”, “Dance on Sunset” and many others.
c. Jane Kimmel
Jane Kimmel is the first child of Jimmy Kimmel and his current wife Molly McNearney. She was born on July 10, 2014, in Los Angeles, California, United States. She is 8 years old as of August 2022.
d. Billy Kimmel
Billy Kimmel is the second child of Jimmy Kimmel and his current wife Molly McNearney. He was born on April 21, 2017, in Los Angeles, California, United States. He is 5 years old as of August 2022. According to reports, Billy Kimmel was born with a rare congenital heart defect and he was later diagnosed with tetralogy of fallout with pulmonary atresia and underwent open-heart surgery when he was three days old. While celebrating his fifth birthday, Jimmy Kimmel thanked the nurses and doctors for saving his son’s life and for making him witness his fifth birthday.
Jimmy Kimmel and COVID-19
According to reports, Jimmy Kimmel has tested positive to COVID-19 at least twice since the disease emerged. On May 2, 2022, Kimmel announced he has tested positive for COVID-19 with American comedian Mike Birbiglia taking over as the guest host for that week. He returned to the show on May 9.