Jimmy Kimmel: My Daughter Jane Adds ‘More Than a Little Bit’ of Joy to Each Day

10/16/2015 at 12:15 PM ET

When it came to having a baby with wife Molly McNearney last year, Jimmy Kimmel admits he had the jitters.

“I was nervous about it,” the Jimmy Kimmel Live host, 47, tells PEOPLE in this week’s issue.

But Kimmel, who’s also dad to older kids Kevin and Katie, from his previous marriage, soon found out there was nothing to worry about.

“It’s really great,” he says of parenting 15-month-old daughter Jane. “It does add a little bit of joy to each day. Maybe more than a little bit.”

Jimmy Kimmel daughter Jane
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While Kimmel keeps busy with work — Jimmy Kimmel Live is heading back to Brooklyn for a week of shows starting on Monday at 11:35 p.m. ET on ABC — his daughter Jane is keeping busy in other ways.

“She’s now wearing hats a lot,” says Kimmel. “It’s funny. She’ll put on a hat and just wear it for nine hours in a row. She’s accessorizing!”

For more with Jimmy Kimmel, pick up this week’s issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands now.

— Janine Rayford Rubenstein

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Joytotheworld on

She is adorable and looks so much like Daddy.

sally on

OMG too cute!!!!

Anonymous on

Cute! I don’t get why he was nervous about having a baby, though. I mean, he has two other kids, so he knew what he was getting into!

TLC on

This baby girl has the cutest head of curls!!! How adorable!!??

Terry on

Such a couple of cuties!

Mom of 4 on

I like the current trend of “old-fashioned” baby girl names. Jane, Evelyn, Pearl, Rose and others are such lovely names.

rory on

I love that he lost weight and kept it off; I love that he has that cool grey/black beard (hubba!) … he’s my go-to in late night. I wish Guillermo would lose weight too.

Mrs. B on

In that picture he looks like an average dad who drives a pickup. He looks nothing like the celebrity that he is. Their baby girl is adorable.

Chi on

He reminds me of Tom Hanks for some reason.

Becky on

Holy cow, that’s a cute baby!

Guest on

Pretty baby. Cute family

stacy on

beautiful baby

Manuka on

She is so breathtakingly beautiful!

Christy on

She’s adorable, and I love her name. It’s also my middle name, but I didn’t care for it when I was younger. As I’ve gotten older though, I’ve learned to appreciate the beauty and simplicity of the old names…like Jane. Sweet and beautiful.
Dad isn’t bad either!

Barb on

She is adorable!

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