He’s known as one of the funniest guys in late night TV, but recently, Jimmy Fallon got serious when he opened up about the five year fertility struggle that he and his wife Nancy Fallon went through. Fallon talked to Savannah Guthrie of NBC’s Today Show, and really opened up in the interview, revealing that the road to becoming a father was paved with some “awful” stepping stones. “We’ve tried a bunch of things,” Fallon, 38, told Savannah Guthrie. “Anyone who’s tried will know, it’s just awful.” Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here
However, those awful moments paved the way for the best moment of Jimmy Fallon’s life. Jimmy and wife Nancy welcomed their daughter Winnie, who was born via surrogate, into the world on July 23. Jimmy revealed that he is, as expected, head over heels in love with his new little girl, and he urged any couples out there who are struggling with fertility issues to keep trying.
“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.”
As for the apple of Jimmy Fallon’s eye, where did the beautiful little miss Winnie get her adorable name? Was it from Winnie The Pooh? Or the Wonder Years? Fallon let everyone in on the secret!
“It’s not Winnie-the-Pooh at all . . . though I do love Winnie-the-Pooh,” he said. “My wife and I got engaged in New Hampshire at this lake house that her family’s had forever, and it’s on Lake Winnipesaukee. And so we went there every summer as we were dating. And yeah, Winnie from The Wonder Years is the coolest girl in any TV show ever,” he added of Danica McKellar’s unforgettable character. “And also, she’s a ‘win’ for us.”
Big congrats to both Jimmy and Nancy Fallon, and thanks to Jimmy for speaking out on a dad’s perspective of infertility. We don’t get to hear about that as much as we do about women’s struggles, so it’s nice to hear a guy’s point of view for a change. We know that Miss Winnie will be extremely spoiled by her mom and dad, and we are so glad that they finally get to experience the happiness that has alluded them for so long.