Molly McNearney

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Screenwriter (1978)
Fri Jun 26 2020
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Molly McNearney is an American author and producer who is best known as the second wife of American television host, and comedian, Jimmy Kimmel. Today, she works as the co-head writer of the ABC late-night talk show, 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' alongside her husband, Jimmy. Her other credits are Dumplin' (2018) and Murder Mystery (2019).

Molly O'Brien McNearney on 13 March 1978 in St Louis, Missouri, the United States to the parents Michael and Michelle McNearney. Further, she has two siblings named Michael McNearney, Jr. (born 1976), and Kelly McNearney (born 1981). So far, she holds American citizenship whereas her ethnicity is white. 

When Molly and Jimmy Tied The Knot?

The long term couple, McNearney, 42, and Kimmel, 52, has been happily married for seven years. The two first met on the show of Jimmy when Molly started working as a writer's assistant. But it was not love at first sight exactly.

The Wedding Photo of Molly McNearney and Jimmy Kimmel
Caption: The Wedding Photo of Molly McNearney and Jimmy Kimmel
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At their first introduction, the TV host reportedly insulted her. But slowly, the co-workers started working together more regularly and suddenly fell in love. In October 2009, they started dating.

After nearly 3 years of love romance, the pair became engaged in August 2012. And following their 10-month-long engagement, they exchanged the wedding vows on July 13, 2013, at an Ojai Valley Inn. Since the day, they lead a happy marital life without any problems and signs of divorce.

From their marriage, McNearney and her husband Kimmel are blessed with two children. Their firstborn daughter Jane Kimmel was born on July 10, 2014. On April 21, 2017, they welcomed their son or youngest child, William John ''Billy'' Kimmel

Molly McNearney and Jimmy Kimmel Have Two Children, Jane and Willian Kimmel
Photo: The Family Picture of Kimmel
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But, the infant William was diagnosed with a genetic congenital heart defect, called Fallot tetralogy (TOF) since his birth. So, he underwent three open-heart operations at age 3.

Her husband, Jimmy's First Marriage

Before marrying Molly, the writer of Windy City Heat was in a marital relationship with Gina Kimmel, now 55 years. She works as a costume designer.

Jimmy Kimmel With His First Wife, Gina Kimmel
Image: Jimmy Kimmel With His First Wife, Gina Kimmel
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The exes spouses were married on June 25, 1988, at a private ceremony. Further, they share two children, a daughter, Katie Kimmel was born in 1991, and a son, Kevin Kimmel was born in 1993. 

But sadly after more than 13 years of union, the duo filed for divorce citing irreconcilable differences in Superior Court in the year 2003. After the division, the two still share joint custody of their two kids.

Sarah Silverman and Jimmy Kimmel Dated From 2002 to 2009
Photo: Sarah Silverman and Jimmy Kimmel
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Similarly, the late-night talk show host Jimmy also dated a Sarah Silverman who is a stand-up comedian. They were in a romantic relationship from 2001 until they split in March 2009.

What is Molly McNearney's Total Net Worth?

Working as a head writer on a show, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, McNearney earns a heavy amount of fortune. She has a net worth of $20 Million as of June 2020. She has accumulated that fortune throughout her career as a  writer, producer, and actress.

Meanwhile, her husband, Jimmy Kimmel is now considered the world's 17th richest television host. As of early 2020, he shares a net worth of $50 million throughout his hosting and comedian works. As for his salary, he makes around $15 million per year as the host of Jimmy Kimmel Live.

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Further then, in 2004, Molly and Jimmy got a property in Hermosa Beach, California for $2,175 million. In 2014 they also bought a second Hermosa mansion for $2.25 million. In 2018, Mr. and Mrs. Kimmel dropped $8.2 million estates in Hermosa.

Apart from Hermosa, the couple has a $7.1 million two-parcel property above the famous Chateau Marmont in the Hollywood Hills.

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