Jimmy Kimmel Welcomes Daughter Jane

07/10/2014 at 02:00 PM ET

Jimmy Kimmel Molly McNearney Welcome Daughter Jane Rob Kim/Getty

It’s a girl!

Jimmy Kimmel and Molly McNearney welcomed their first child together, daughter Jane, on Thursday, July 10, in California, their rep confirms to PEOPLE.

“Congratulations to my beautiful and very tough wife Molly on delivering our baby girl this morning,” the Jimmy Kimmel Live! host, 46, announced via Twitter. “Thanks for all your kind baby wishes — turns out, not ALL tweets are mean!”

Added the new mom, 36, jokingly: “Kids, don’t do drugs. Until you have a baby. Then do ALL OF THEM.”

The couple, who chose not to find out the sex of the baby prior to delivery, announced the pregnancy in February.

“Molly is doing great!” their rep tells PEOPLE.

Kimmel and Live! head writer McNearney started dating in 2009, got engaged while on safari in Africa in 2012, and married last July.

The talk-show host has two children — son Kevin, 20, and daughter Katie, 22 — from his previous marriage.

— Sarah Michaud with reporting by Elizabeth Leonard

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disneymommy75 on

Congrats. Sweet name. I predict someone will make a comment about Molly’s drug tweet.

Guest on

I think there will be some people who will be upset with what Molly said. Especially those who advocate natural childbirth because they don’t want the baby being affected by the drugs that would be in their system.

cyn on

Congrats..thank goodness it’s a normal name…

Katie on

Which was meant to be funny (and something millions of women will agree about). I agree Disneymommy

claire on

“Kids, don’t do drugs. Until you have a baby. Then do ALL OF THEM.”


claire on

women YES Katie, kids NO

RVN on

Molly’s comment was hilarious! Amen to that!!!

jones on

Congrats to them! They seem like a well-matched couple and I think her comment is funny.

disneymommy75 on

@ Katie: Didn’t I say they’d try to pick apart that comment? Well, Claire is just the first. People can NEVER just be happy and wish congrats. They need to overanalyze and criticize.

dancer92136 on

I bet she is adorable…congratulations.

janie on

Congrats on your new baby girl!

erica2 on

Claire please go smoke a fat laced joint and StFu! Maybe getting high will help you understand a joke and recognize sarcasm. Molly is in NO way encouraging kids to do drugs. UGH!

guest on

I like her comment, very funny. Having a baby is hard, and raising them is even harder!

really on

First …..congrats to Jimmy and Molly

Secondly…erica2 you need to lighten up, no need for your sarcasm not necessary to put down people like that. Maybe you have ought to look in the mirror.

Right On! on

She is so right, you do need drugs after having children. Some of us never did, until the little darlings arrived.

eve on

Aww….congrats!!! It’s should help him to grow up and think twice about what he considers humorous.

jones on

Congratulations, they seem like a well-matched couple. I think her comment is hilarious. Some people have no ability to tell when people are joking.

really on

Congrats to Jimmy and Molly

Shame on all of you who have the need to be sarcastic to each other. If you have nothing nice to say , please just leave.

Guest on

Wonderful news! Congratulations to all!!

Nancy on

Congratulations, but please come back soon. I don’t mean to be selfish but I hate when your show is on re-runs. I wish you and Molly lots of happiness with your new bundle of joy.

Stacey McRae on

Come on – she meant use drugs to ease the pain of childbirth. What is the iq of the people who read these articles, single digits?

modelsupplies on

Who could criticize a woman for tweeting a joke right after giving birth? Retweeted. Love the linkback to #JanesAddiction- whether she meant it or not =) Whatever JaneSays ❤

guest on


lucie47 on

Her comment about “drugs” was a JOKE … lighten up. Besides, I don’t understand why it’s assumed that women need to be martyrs during childbirth. You aren’t going to win any “Get Into Heaven” points for going through Hell during labor and delivery. If you are able to go through natural childbirth, kudos. For me, I couldn’t have an epidural because of a spine condition and a C-section wasn’t ordered by the doctor ( although it should have been. ) I did have “drugs” during labor and delivery and thank God. My son? Oh yeah, he was so “damaged” by it all that he became a member of MENSA at age 14 and played baseball all through high school and college.

BTW: Love the name. So much nicer than these celebs that choose dumb, made-up pretentious names.

guest on

When my doctor asked me what sort of anesthesia I wanted, I told him to knock me out at 7 months and wake me when it’s over.

Jane on

LOVE the name! Welcome, little Jane!!

Amelie on

Molly is as funny as Jimmy! Congrats…girls are the best 🙂

Anonymous on

Congrats to Jimmy and Molly, love the name!

lexi bulldog on

The name is so old fashioned! I don’t particularly care for the comment made by the wife

Anonymous on

Love Jimmy, funny guy, happy for him!

Carol on

Seriously – Jane…..? The name equivalent of a dirt sandwich.

Angie on

Jane is a great name, It’s a normal name in Hollywood standard.