Jimmy Kimmel's Wife Molly McNearney Gives Birth to Baby Girl

Celebrity Moms Jul. 10, 2014 AT 1:50PM
Jimmy Kimmel and Molly McNearney at Howard Stern's birthday party Jimmy Kimmel's wife, Molly McNearney, gave birth to a baby girl on July 10 Credit: Rob Kim/Getty Images

It's a girl! Jimmy Kimmel's wife, Molly McNearney, gave birth to the couple's first child together, a daughter, on Thursday, July 10, he announced via Twitter. A rep for Kimmel also confirms the birth, and tells Us Weekly the baby's name is Jane, and mom is "doing great."

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"Congratulations to my beautiful and very tough wife @mollymcnearney on delivering our baby girl this morning," the late-night comedian tweeted at around 10:30 a.m. PT. In a second tweet a few minutes later, he added, "Thanks for all your kind baby wishes—turns out, not ALL tweets are mean!"

McNearney, for her part, wrote, "Kids, don't do drugs. Until you have a baby. Then do ALL OF THEM."

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This is Kimmel's first child with McNearney, and his third overall. He's also dad to son Kevin and daughter Katherine—both in their twenties—from his first marriage to Gina Maddy. 

The Jimmy Kimmel Live! host initially revealed McNearney's pregnancy during an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show back in February. "It's funny, because I was just with some friends who had a baby. I was like, 'Oh, yeah.' There's new ways to do things," he said at the time.

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Then, joking about his baby name picks, he quipped, "Karate or The Riddler are the names we're thinking of right now...And I would like the baby's middle name to be Effin. And not the curse version of it, like e-f-f-i-n. Like Ellen Effin DeGeneres. I mean, what a great name, right?"

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