Jimmy Kimmel and wife Molly McNearney are expecting their first child, the late-night host revealed to Ellen DeGeneres.
“I’m having a baby … wait, I want to finish … with Ellen,” Kimmel joked, before clarifying that his collaboration is actually with Molly, his wife of seven months, who is a co-writer on his show.
“No, I decided to have the first one with my wife. We got married in July, and you know. it’s interesting. It’s disgusting the way babies are made,” he said in an interview with the Oscars host that will air on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Wednesday.
Due to his lighthearted demeanor, DeGeneres made the Jimmy Kimmel Live! host confirm that he wasn’t kidding around, saying: “Well, first of all, let’s take that in because they don’t know if you’re serious or not. You and Molly are having a baby and that’s very exciting.”
“Unless she’s kidding, yeah. Thank you,” he said.
Kimmel, 46, married his first wife, Gina, in 1988 and the couple had two children, but they separated in 2002.
“I have a 20-year-old son and a 22-year-old-daughter and I’ve really forgotten everything,” revealed Kimmel.
“It’s funny because I was just with some friends who just had a baby. I was like, ‘Oh yeah.’ And there’s new ways to do things. You hold them by the front of the neck now, it seems.”
When it comes to naming the new baby, the comedian made some off-the-wall suggestions: “Depending upon the sex of the baby, Karate or The Riddler are the names we’re thinking of right now,” he told DeGeneres, adding that they don’t know the sex yet, but McNearney is getting keen to find out.
Watch the full interview below: