Congratulations are in order for Jimmy Kimmel and Molly McNearney.
The talk show host, 46, and his wife, 35, a co-head writer on Jimmy Kimmel Live, are expecting a baby together, he announced on The Ellen DeGeneres Show airing Wednesday.
This will be the first child for the couple, who started dating in 2009, got engaged while on safari in Africa in 2012, and were wed last July.
Kimmel is already dad to two children – son Kevin, 20, and daughter Katie, 22 – from his previous marriage.
“I’ve really forgotten everything. It’s funny because I was with [friends and neighbors John Krasinski and Emily Blunt], who just had a baby and I was like, ‘Oh yeah.’ And there’s new ways to do things,” he joked to Ellen.
He added: “I told my daughter, ‘Listen, there’s only so much love I have to give — you’re gonna have to split it up with the new kid. There’s a finite amount of love and that’s that.’ So they’re dealing with it, but it is very weird at my age. I’m going to be one of those old dads.”
As for the baby’s gender, the expectant parents are undecided about finding out.
“I would like it to be a surprise and my wife was happy with that idea until about a week ago,” he said. “She started saying, ‘We really need to find out.’ But I don’t think it matters. You [don’t] need to make the baby’s room blue or pink — it’s inherently ridiculous. I don’t think they can even see colors.”