After surprising fans with the announcement that he welcomed his first child, daughter Winnie, with wife Nancy Juvonen, 46, last month, Jimmy Fallon is opening up about his daughter’s birth.
“My wife and I had been trying a while to have a baby,” the new dad, 38, told TODAY, in a pre-taped interview airing next week. “We tried a bunch of things — so we had a surrogate.”
He added: “We said, ‘We’re not going to tell anybody.’ It’d be just more fun if it’s just private between me and my wife. And then we get to introduce her to everybody.”
The first-time parents welcomed Winnie Rose on July 23. “When it happened we were in shock. We were like, ‘Alright, who do we tell? Who’s going to be mad at us if this gets out,'” he shared. “We had to call everybody and it’s so emotional!”
One day after his daughter’s birth, the proud papa shared the happy news during his opening monologue on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. “It’s been a crazy couple days, well actually, just one day . . . It’s very taxing on the fathers. I don’t know how it is for the mothers, but very taxing,” he joked. “I’m emotionally drained. I’m a father of a beautiful baby girl. She’s so cute.”