Jimmy Kimmel is engaged
August 16th, 2012
03:03 PM ET

Jimmy Kimmel is engaged

Congratulations to Jimmy Kimmel and Molly McNearney.

The “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” host reportedly popped the question to his bride-to-be during their recent trip to South Africa, according to People.

“Thanks for your kind congratulations, my nuptials are impending as we speak. say a prayer for @mollymcnearney – she has a rough road ahead,” Kimmel tweeted on Wednesday.

McNearney, who describes herself on Twitter as a “co-head writer for jimmy kimmel live and lover of fat babies,” didn’t make mention of her engagement on the social networking site, but she did share this: “How much better would ‘Shark Week’ be if the sharks were in the pool at ‘Bachelor Pad?’ ” (Well said, Molly.)

Kimmel has two children with his ex-wife Gina, and he dated Sarah Silverman on and off before splitting for good in 2009. He and McNearney reportedly got together later that year.

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  1. PJ

    She doesn't know, does she?

    September 3, 2012 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Meh

    My foot hurts...

    August 20, 2012 at 11:19 am | Report abuse |
  3. Ava

    got bored, moved on.

    August 20, 2012 at 6:04 am | Report abuse |
  4. Patrice.

    it may have started out as just sx at first and then became a relationship.
    they probably kept it quiet. i'm not in a position to judge.

    August 20, 2012 at 5:11 am | Report abuse |
  5. Jack

    He got tired of urinating on Sarah Silverman?

    August 19, 2012 at 11:10 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Shyla

    he wanted her - that's the way it goes.

    August 19, 2012 at 9:12 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Dor

    it happens.

    August 19, 2012 at 9:10 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Slurry

    You know what's great about this? This girl was one of the staff writers for the show and dating a fellow writer. Jimmy started screwing her on the side and she left her boyfriend for him and Jimmy immediately fired the dude.

    Ain't love grand?

    August 19, 2012 at 8:39 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Slurry

    You know what's great about this? This girl was one of the staff writers for the show and dating a fellow writer. Jimmy started screwing her on the side and she left for boyfriend for him and Jimmy fired the dude.

    Ain't love grand?

    August 19, 2012 at 8:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • McFlurry

      Sure – we believe you. First of all – things like that happen every day. And secondly, I'm SURE you're plugged in and know EXACTLY what is happening in the lives of famous people. No, seriously. I'm SURE you have dinner with Brad and Angelina every other Thursday...

      August 22, 2012 at 9:27 am | Report abuse |
  10. Ava

    i love kimmel's show all the best to the relationship!

    August 19, 2012 at 6:26 pm | Report abuse |
  11. house

    yea and you sound like you would know..

    August 19, 2012 at 5:10 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Fubar

    KImmel hows that money can compensate for lack of looks, talent and low BMI.

    August 19, 2012 at 4:43 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Fans

    Fans are weird ... they get involved with these stars as if they hang out together..its very funny

    August 19, 2012 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Deeper

    a guy could stick his toong down somebodys throat in front of me and i know they are alive or a flat tire.

    August 19, 2012 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Small Experience

    you can make out in front of me with someone and i can tell if they are dead to each other or not
    ....its called a little experience

    August 19, 2012 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
  16. I can also tell..(corrected)

    when a couple touches each other in public and are totally disconnected...

    August 19, 2012 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse |
  17. i can also tell

    touch each other in public and are totally disconnected...

    August 19, 2012 at 12:41 pm | Report abuse |
  18. I can tell

    just by the connection. they are not air.

    August 19, 2012 at 12:39 pm | Report abuse |
  19. wow.

    Jim's a great guy and better off with this current woman in the picture.

    August 19, 2012 at 12:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • John W.

      "... he's better off with this woman in the picture." You don't even know who she is, much less know her at all, so how would you know who he's better off with? Fans are the weirdest kind of people.

      August 19, 2012 at 12:38 pm | Report abuse |
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    August 19, 2012 at 11:42 am | Report abuse |
  21. Prime.

    i agree, same goes for her...she meets trophy guys all the time, in the end she decided she was more comfortable with Prime Rib.

    August 19, 2012 at 10:52 am | Report abuse |
  22. Buddhahead

    You've got to hand it to the guy: he likes smart, funny women. Better than an empty trophy wife.

    August 19, 2012 at 10:45 am | Report abuse |
  23. Kristine

    needs to meet the with builder because the development needs to get into phase 1

    August 19, 2012 at 10:26 am | Report abuse |
  24. Development

    depends what they are sucking exactly

    August 19, 2012 at 10:03 am | Report abuse |
  25. Ralph Heller

    The best builder ever in Phila. Pa. was Steven Bloom of Bloom Orginization.

    Building developments to suck out fees is unprofessional.

    August 19, 2012 at 9:44 am | Report abuse |
  26. Donald Porterfield

    Jimmy Carter is anti-Israel to revive his pathetic career, get rid of this Fossil.

    OBAMA is a horrible Presient.

    August 19, 2012 at 9:42 am | Report abuse |
  27. Leon Peris

    Apples and Juice can cure cancer.

    August 19, 2012 at 9:40 am | Report abuse |
  28. Jimmy!

    this couple is great..they seem so in love and that's the way it should be..only between them!

    August 19, 2012 at 5:33 am | Report abuse |
  29. Morning Joe

    he would never go behind her back..it just didn't work out.

    August 19, 2012 at 5:31 am | Report abuse |
  30. Raindance

    Congrats to the happy couple!! At least Jimmy was smart enough NOT to become engaged to Kim Kardashian....

    August 18, 2012 at 9:30 pm | Report abuse |
  31. Katja

    Jimmy is not a great looking guy in the first place, but that photo makes him look even worse. Look at his eyebrows! they are died and so chiseled lol. So is his hair. I was a fan of his show and his type of humour the first year or two that he was on tv, but i find he grows stale quickly. Can't stand him now. I wonder if the reason he split with Sarah Silverman was this woman, maybe this was going on behind Sarah's back.. Anyway good call for Sarah dumping him.

    August 18, 2012 at 9:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • FozzyTheBare

      Wow, what a completely worthless comment.

      August 19, 2012 at 3:15 am | Report abuse |
    • Janet

      You can't stand him now, huh? Yet you're here ranting on and on about him and... his eyebrows? I'd say you're totally fixated in a very scary way. Get help.

      August 19, 2012 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse |
  32. Mall run

    I like jimmy kimmel–

    August 18, 2012 at 8:30 pm | Report abuse |
  33. bored already

    Who the hell is Jimmy Kimmel?

    August 18, 2012 at 5:00 pm | Report abuse |
  34. Marco

    I had to Post this on my Twitter page @HowardSternBest its great news!!

    August 18, 2012 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse |
  35. stephen douglas

    I thought he and Guillermo had something going on...

    August 18, 2012 at 10:43 am | Report abuse |
  36. pjm

    NOT JEWISH They are BOTH Catholic.


    August 18, 2012 at 12:41 am | Report abuse |
  37. Geoff

    This means Jimmy Kimmel will be able to check a lady's oil level with his dipstick and not be sinning.

    August 18, 2012 at 12:37 am | Report abuse |
  38. peros

    they will make it they are not a mess like we are.

    August 17, 2012 at 10:00 pm | Report abuse |
  39. denhunter

    Dumb move...getting his cookies where he gets his paycheck...nothing good ever happens when you marry and work together...but, hey, it's Hollywood...1 year tops...

    August 17, 2012 at 9:13 pm | Report abuse |
  40. AceRyder

    I thought the whole point of getting rich and famous was to marry HOT women?

    August 17, 2012 at 6:42 pm | Report abuse |
  41. Jason K

    South Africa eh? Maybe Kimmel was playing with his gun at the wrong time?

    August 17, 2012 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
  42. JT

    I thought he was dating Ben Affleck.

    August 17, 2012 at 2:56 pm | Report abuse |
  43. Gabriel Berk Esquire

    he should get a pre-nauptial agreement.

    August 17, 2012 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse |
  44. palintwit

    He could've married Bristol Palin and been stepfather to her black babies.

    August 17, 2012 at 1:42 pm | Report abuse |
  45. Socrates

    I thought Kimmel was the Mexican's boy friend.

    August 17, 2012 at 12:59 pm | Report abuse |
  46. Marilyn

    Of course he married a MC something or other.....can't handle his own MOT....they are too smart for the little Schmeggie...........

    August 17, 2012 at 10:43 am | Report abuse |
  47. So what

    as long as it works out–thats their choice.

    August 17, 2012 at 10:34 am | Report abuse |
  48. Akine

    Wish them d very best! Life is cool when you have the right partner...and worth living...stay bless and glue

    August 17, 2012 at 10:26 am | Report abuse |
  49. Kebin T. Baldwin

    This is not a good career advancement move for her (more like career retreat) but at least her bedroom jokes at Jimmy's expense should be great 😉

    August 17, 2012 at 8:36 am | Report abuse |
  50. BenWhoFlak

    I'm sure it will work – right up until she F%&ks Matt Damon!

    August 17, 2012 at 7:43 am | Report abuse |
  51. myob


    A jumper cable walks into a bar.

    The bartender says "I'll serve you a drink, but don't start anything."

    Hee hee. 🙂

    August 17, 2012 at 7:34 am | Report abuse |
  52. Jimmy!

    – they were interviewed recently.. they look happy and hope it works out.

    August 17, 2012 at 5:54 am | Report abuse |
  53. Duct1

    one morning she told me i looked too sloppy..when am i ever sloppy! i said ladyasia...its 700am on a sat morning–don't bother me.

    August 17, 2012 at 5:50 am | Report abuse |
  54. fur555im666

    friend called me - i went there in person... i told her to sh-t up...i asked her why she would do that–you don't know him she said i only kidding!, i only kidding!. i said not funny..she said ok! ok! lol

    August 17, 2012 at 5:43 am | Report abuse |
  55. cheryl pyper

    He got engaged in Kenya, not South Africa

    August 17, 2012 at 4:13 am | Report abuse |
  56. Adolf

    Just what we need. Another jew intending to make more jews. sheesh.

    August 17, 2012 at 2:21 am | Report abuse |
    • deereed

      So that makes you Hitler...stop being so mean...

      August 17, 2012 at 6:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • Pjm,

      Molly is Irish Catholic and is my bosses daughter and Kimmel is half Italian. Good nice girl

      August 18, 2012 at 12:29 am | Report abuse |
    • Pjm,

      Molly is Irish Catholic and is my bosses daughter and Kimmel is half Italian. Good nice girl from a upper middle class suburbs of STL and they have worked hard for everything they have ever gotten in life.

      August 18, 2012 at 12:31 am | Report abuse |
  57. pierce

    Vey, OK silverson vas vild but at least she was family. Not like Appalachia family but like Lonk Island in the Summer season.
    But enjoy.

    August 17, 2012 at 1:04 am | Report abuse |
  58. pierce

    Such a nice Jewish boy. I was hoping Mr. Big Shot Tv host would marry a Sarah, If you know what I mean. Not a shiksa. JIMMY be conservative you will thank me.

    August 17, 2012 at 1:00 am | Report abuse |
  59. ifur555im666

    Duct is gonna fix the world

    August 17, 2012 at 12:45 am | Report abuse |
  60. ifur555im666

    Herro im yerro just rike homer simpson

    August 17, 2012 at 12:43 am | Report abuse |
  61. Jack

    Hello folks. Everyone is cordially invited to visit... thestarofkaduri.com

    August 16, 2012 at 9:47 pm | Report abuse |
  62. Ruth A Mayer-Farella

    Congratulations to both of you ! Good Luck in the Future !

    August 16, 2012 at 9:19 pm | Report abuse |
  63. jeremybaby

    its just blogging you don't have to write well in blogging. have you read some of these blogs? worry about using your writing capabilities in more serious matters. lol

    August 16, 2012 at 8:47 pm | Report abuse |
  64. jeremy

    Illiterate is what i meant, so please excuese my typo.

    August 16, 2012 at 8:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • ironman666

      it just gose to show you what real moron and losser you are i bet you live ny

      August 17, 2012 at 7:43 pm | Report abuse |
  65. jeremy

    To ironman666: Buy a dictionary and an English textbook before putting down anyone more sucessful than you and it will help to hide the fact you are an illiteate moron.

    August 16, 2012 at 8:35 pm | Report abuse |
  66. 666


    August 16, 2012 at 8:09 pm | Report abuse |
  67. hackie kitty

    i love this couple..they look great and not disfunctional.

    August 16, 2012 at 8:09 pm | Report abuse |
  68. Trezenia

    Cong!ratulations Jimmy & Molly, hope U will B very happy

    August 16, 2012 at 7:56 pm | Report abuse |
  69. Dino

    Congrats jimmy

    August 16, 2012 at 7:35 pm | Report abuse |
  70. ironman666

    who cares he is just a bigger looser than daved lettterman and conhead just give him a crying towel he's all was crying about someone who dose better than him how can they keep putting bums like him on tv

    August 16, 2012 at 6:42 pm | Report abuse |
  71. COMPUTER-----

    August 16, 2012 at 3:36 pm | Report abuse |
  72. who cares.....

    what either one looks like as long they are attracted to each other and happy. jerk.

    August 16, 2012 at 3:27 pm | Report abuse |
  73. minnie

    I thought he was oh neva mind congradulations.

    August 16, 2012 at 3:22 pm | Report abuse |

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