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Third Child on the Way for Jimmy Kimmel

02/24/2014 at 07:30 PM ET

Jimmy Kimmel Molly McNearney Pregnant Expecting Baby Larry Busacca/Wireimage

First came love, then came marriage, now it’s time for Jimmy Kimmel to go out and buy a carriage!

The talk show host, 46, is expecting a baby with wife Molly McNearney, 35, a co-head writer on Jimmy Kimmel Live, he announced in an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show airing Wednesday.

It’s the first child together for the couple, who started dating in 2009, got engaged while on safari in Africa in 2012, and married last July.

Kimmel has two children – son Kevin, 20, and daughter Katie, 22 – from his previous marriage.

“I’ve really forgotten everything. It’s funny because I was with [friends and neighbors John Krasinski and Emily Blunt], who just had a baby and I was like, ‘Oh yeah.’ And there’s new ways to do things,” he jokes to Ellen DeGeneres.

“I told my daughter, ‘Listen, there’s only so much love I have to give — you’re gonna have to split it up with the new kid. There’s a finite amount of love and that’s that.’ So they’re dealing with it, but it is very weird at my age. I’m going to be one of those old dads.”

As for the sex of the baby, Kimmel and McNearney are undecided about finding out.

“I would like it to be a surprise and my wife was happy with that idea until about a week ago,” he explains. “She started saying, ‘We really need to find out.’ But I don’t think it matters. You [don't] need to make the baby’s room blue or pink — it’s inherently ridiculous. I don’t think they can even see colors.”

– K.C. Blumm

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klutzy_girl on

Aw, congratulations to them! And it’s nice Hazel will have a playmate so close in age.

And I love Jimmy’s thoughts on the color of the nursery, tbh.

Sarah S. on

Congrats and best wishes to Jimmy and Molly. The baby will be grow up hearing witty and funny stories! :)

Catherine on

Wow, he had his other kids young! Congrats to him and his wife. They’ll be fun parents.

Susan Bennett on

Pretty tacky to tell his children from his first marriage that they’ll be less love to go around. A guess being a jerk is in his comfort zone but that doesn’t make it right.

Carolyn on

Who is Hazel? His children are 20 and 22, sort of past the playmate stage.

klutzy_girl on

Susan – That was clearly a joke.

Carolyn – Hazel is John Krasinski and Emily Blunt’s newborn daughter. Jimmy and Molly and John and Emily are close friends and neighbors. They’re together a lot.

coryn on

Good Grief Susan, he was JOKING!

Jenna on

He was joking, I’m sure his adult children are aware of his sense of humor and know its just fun. Calm Down.

AJ on

Susan Bennett, you’re aware that he’s joking, no? I’d guess his daughter, being 22 and all, is old enough to know that he’s joking (and there’s probably a good chance that she has the same sense of humour).

I had no idea he had kids already, so that was a surprise. Congratulations to him and Molly!

Isabel on

Susan, he was joking. Sounds like you’re projecting.

Anonymous on

I was really hoping he wouldn’t do that. Such a shame.

and “Kevin Kimmel”? “Katie IKimmel” KKKkkkkkkkkkkkkkk….might as well be KKKKKKKardash…..K K K k….

I think most of us knew he had two kids, he has talked about them, and so did Sarah Silverman.

J on

Wow he doesn’t look like he’s old enough to have older kids, I thought they were young. Congrats to them!

maryhelenc on

Congrats to them!

MissTrees on

His show is so vanilla and he is much less funny than his old buddy Adam Carolla. He needs to fire his band which is the worst in Late Night and hire some good writers.

Caitlin Murtha on

Should the headline be first child?????

Julia Griggs on

Don’t hate on Jimmy. I wish the couple the best.

Anonymous on

Catlin Murtha- He has two adult children from a previous marriage (as it says at the end of the article), so no. That being said, I was a bit confused at the headline at first, too, as I’d had no idea Jimmy had children already!

klutzy_girl- I like his thoughts on the nursery, too (and he’s actually somewhat correct about babies not being able to see colors. They are in fact completely colorblind for the couple months!).

There are plenty of nice gender neutral colors (yellow, peach, various shades of green, white, and light brown to name just a few). Given that fact (not to mention that going gender neutral means you don’t have to worry about re-painting/re-wallpapering if the ultrasound turns out to be wrong!), I don’t understand why so many people seem to be against gender neutral nurseries! But to each their own! :)

Anyway, congrats to Jimmy and Molly!

Kahlilia on

That’s good news. Congratulations!

SteepleCreep on

Will SOMEBODY PLEASE ask Kimmel how come his “live” show is a repeat every Friday? Does health insurance come with that part time gig Jim?

Dee on

How old is Kimmel? I had no idea he had kids that old….wow.

Congrats on the new baby :)

sandy on

Every baby is a blessing. But- I never get these men starting over with younger women. If I had two kids already in their 20′s- and was finally feeling a sense of freedom- no way would I want to go thru all the MANY things you deal with while raising a child- especially the school years! He could of just waited and enjoyed his grandchildren :)

Mel on

Babies are not colorblind anonymous. They don’t have perfect vision,that comes as their brains develop, but they aren’t colorblind. Certain colors do attract them more than others (bright colors, especially red).

susan mendoza on

His wife looks just like Heather Graham!

traycee on

Why the hell do these people have kids so old? I am sure he is doing this again for his wife.

MissTrees on

Hey SteepleCreep Jimmy’s show is a rerun every Friday and NONE of his shows are anymore “live” than anyone else’s! This has bothered me for some time how he gets big bucks for 4 nights a week and the name of the show suggests it is LIVE.

skate on

Susan, he is clearly joking, that is what Jimmy does. Chill out! :-) He will be a wonderful daddy to this lucky baby! Congrats to him and Molly!!

bubba on

He seems like a nice guy, his wife is hot and he’s got an interesting style of interviewing. If only he was funny. Joke after joke fall flat or induce groaning, it must have been torture for him when he was with Silverman.

Anonymous on

Sandy- You can’t help who you fall in love with. :)

Mel- You’re right. I discovered that last night while reading about how infants’ sight develops…AFTER I had made my post. D’oh!

Tg on

It’s good idea they find out the baby’s sex early, this way they can prepare in advance for the clothing, nursery room.

Angie on

So happy for Jimmy. Love his late night show!!

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