Jimmy and his wife, Nancy, recently welcomed a baby into the world via surrogate. Little Winnie was a surprise to everyone, since they decided to keep her imminent arrival a secret because of their many years of fertility problems.
“We’ve tried a bunch of things,” Fallon, 38, told Savannah Guthrie. “Anyone who’s tried will know, it’s just awful.”
The comedian and his wife, who wed in 2007, decided to keep their most recent attempt at getting pregnant a secret from their family and friends. “We tried before, we told people and then it didn’t happen,” Fallon explained. “And it’s just really depressing. It’s really hard on everybody.”
“We said, ‘We’re not going to tell anybody,'” he recalled. “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.”
When their daughter, Winnie Rose, arrived on July 23, Fallon said their struggle was more than worth it.
“We tried for a long time, for five years. I know people have tried much longer, but if there’s anyone out there who is trying and they’re just losing hope . . . just hang in there,” he said. “Try every avenue; try anything you can do, ’cause you’ll get there. You’ll end up with a family, and it’s so worth it. It is the most ‘worth it’ thing. I’m just so happy right now. I’m freaking out.”
Congrats to the happy little family. Beautiful little baby!