James Thomas Fallon, better known under his stage name Jimmy Fallon, is one of the most successful American comedians. He is also active as a television presenter, singer, actor, and producer. Since his debut in the entertainment industry via the SNL, Fallon’s popularity and success have been on the rise. But while many people know a lot about his professional life, the same cannot be said about his private life. In this article, you can learn more about Jimmy Fallon’s wife and children.
Who is Jimmy Fallon’s Wife?
After six years with the SNL, Jimmy decided to pursue an acting career in 2004, but unfortunately, his first two films, Taxi (2004) and Fever Pitch (2005) received little critical acclaim and also flopped at the box office. However, Jimmy did not walk away from a total loser, he won with one thing or literally one person. On the set of Fever Pitch Jimmy met Nancy Juvonen.
The duo began their collaboration in May 2007 after Drew Barrymore invited him to a birthday party she threw for Nancy. Three months later, in August 2007, at sunset on the dock with an engagement ring designed by Neil Lane, Jimmy threw the big question to Nancy. The location was Nancy’s family home in Wolfeboro on Lake Winnipesaukee, New Hampshire. They were officially married three months after the proposal on December 22, 2007.
Jimmy’s wife, Nancy Juvonen, is a film producer and owns Flower Films, a production company with Drew Barrymore. Born on May 18, 1967 (48 years old), the producer is about seven years older than her husband. She has a degree in sociology and corporate education from the University of California. Before entering the film industry, Nancy worked as a private flight attendant and for an artist trying to eradicate homelessness. She is the daughter of an executive in the aviation industry.
Jimmy Fallon’s Kids
Jimmy and Nancy have two daughters: Winnie, born in July 2013, and Frances, born in December 2014, and both Jimmy’s children were born under surrogacy, i.e. when a third party has to carry the child for the intended parents.
Jimmy’s children came five years after he married Nancy, while fans speculated that they were not only ready for children or did not want to have children. When Jimmy welcomed their first daughter, he revealed that during this time he and Nancy had struggled with fertility problems and tried many things before settling for surrogacy. After the first surrogacy attempt was successful, Jimmy gave advice to couples struggling with infertility in an interview on the TODAY Show and expressed his joy at becoming a father.
“We tried for a long time, for five years. I know people have been trying for a lot longer, but if there’s someone who’s trying and losing hope … then hang in there,” he said. “Try all the possibilities; try everything you can do, because you will succeed. You’re going to end up with a family, and it’s so worth it. That’s the best it’s worth. I’m just so happy right now. I’m freaking out,” Jimmy said.
Despite the pressures, responsibilities, and bottlenecks that professional entertainers face, the comedian has managed to develop his personal life as well. Staying married for 16 years and counting in the middle of fertility problems is not easy to achieve in Hollywood.