Jimmy Kimmel Engaged to His Late Night Talk Show Writer Molly McNearney

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The talk show host popped the question to longtime love Molly McNearney during a recent getaway to South Africa’s Kruger National Forest, his spokesman Lewis Kay confirmed to Bang Showbiz.

The couple’s engagement comes after a nearly three-year relationship.

Kimmel, 44, and McNearney, 34 — who is a co-head writer on the funnyman’s late-night talker, Jimmy Kimmel Live — began dating in October 2009, a few months after he split from fellow comedian Sarah Silverman after a five-year romance.

Kimmel has children Katie, 21, and Kevin, 19, with first wife Gina, whom he wed in June 1988 and split from 14 years later. The marriage will be McNearney’s first.

It seems Kimmel’s personal life is thriving just as much as his career. The TV star is set to host the Primetime Emmy Awards for the first time; it will take place at Los Angeles’ Nokia Theatre on Sept. 23.


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