Planning for the big day is still in the early stages, but the funnyman is already sure of one thing: the nuptials won’t be star-studded.
“No, no, no,” Kimmel said when Celebuzz asked if a famous face would unite him and his fiancé in holy matrimony. “It will be mostly a family affair and there will be a Catholic priest officiating. A non-celebrity priest.”
But Kimmel is by no means knees-deep in “I do” details. “I am not that involved in the wedding planning,” the Jimmy Kimmel Live! host admitted.
“But I will be there.” That doesn’t mean all the decisions will be in the hands of the bride, though. “I’ll have some jobs,” Kimmel added, “but [it’s] still a long way off.”
While the marriage will be the first for McNearney — who is a co-head writer on the funnyman’s late-night talker — Kimmel was wed for 14 years to ex-wife Gina, with whom he has daughter Katie, 21, and son Kevin, 19.
The talk show host proposed to his McNearny — who he began dating in October 2009, a few months after he split from fellow comedian Sarah Silverman — during a late summer getaway to South Africa’s Kruger National Forest.
With the wedding on the back burner, Kimmel is concentrating on his nightly hosting gig.
Jimmy Kimmel Live! recently got bumped up to 11:35 PM, beginning as of Jan. 8. The new time slot will see the show go head-to-head with The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and Late Show with David Letterman.
But the move won’t change Kimmel stance on Matt Damon, with whom he has had a long-running faux feud.
The bad blood dates back to the the third season of Kimmel’s ABC show, when he made a tradition of saying, “Apologies to Matt Damong, but we ran out of time,” at the end of each episode, despite the actor never been booked to appear.
Then when Damon finally sat down on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, he cursed out the host before storming off stage. And in 2008, Damon teamed up with Kimmel’s then-girlfriend Sarah Silverman in a YouTube clip, in which she revealed to Kimmel: “I’m f***ing Matt Damon.” Now it seems Kimmel has no plans of ditching his fan-duping dispute with the A-list actor anytime soon.
“Matt Damon is unwelcome on my show,” Kimmel said. “We have standards and he does not meet them.”