Jimmy Kimmel marries Molly McNearney in star-studded Ojai wedding

Jimmy Kimmel has a new Mrs.! The late night talk-show is officially married.

Kimmel, 45, who hosts ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” tied the knot with longtime girlfriend and show co-head writer, Molly McNearney, Us Weekly reports and People confirms.

The couple wed on Saturday in Ojai in a lavish country ceremony that hosted 300 attendees, including frenemy Matt Damon and his wife, Lucia; Ben Affleck and his wife, Jennifer Garner; Emily Blunt and her husband, John Krasinski; Jennifer Aniston and fiance Justin Theroux; new parents Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell; Ellen DeGeneres and wife Portia DeRossi; Kelly Ripa and husband Mark Consuelos; Howard Stern; Andy Richter; Don Cheadle; and Johnny Knoxville, according to Us Weekly.


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McNearney, 35, wore a strapless trumpet-cut gown adorned with an embellished belt. Kimmel was dapper in a tux and large bow tie. The new Mr. and Mrs. shared a first dance to Ray LaMontagne’s “Let It Be Me” and partied on to jazz selections from a live band and “I Gotta Feeling” by the Black Eyed Peas.

The dinner was catered by Animal, a Los Angeles restaurant, and guests enjoyed late-night snacks, including mini sliders and other treats from a line of food trucks, a source told the mag.
Kimmel’s brother and McNearney’s sister gave speeches at the reception, and invitees were asked to make charitable donations in lieu of wedding gifts.

“They are a really great couple,” a source told Us. “Everyone is very happy for them.

But the comedian and avid prankster had the joke turned on him at the ceremony. On probably one of the most emotional days of his life, his blushing bride was initially replaced by Oscar-nominated “Precious” star Gabourey Sidibe, who walked down the aisle in a flowing white dress and veil to meet the groom, according to the Daily Mail.

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The host is said to have appreciated the stunt, the site reports, by greeting Sidibe, who changed into a red dress, later at the reception with a laugh. It should be noted that Sidibe most recently made an appearance in one of Kimmel’s many star-studded viral videos, "(I Wanna) Channing All Over Your Tatum,” last month.

Kimmel and McNearney have been dating since 2009. Kimmel proposed in August of 2012 while they were vacationing at Kruger National Park in South Africa.

This is Kimmel’s second marriage. He was married to first wife Gina for 14 years. They had two children before divorcing in 2002. Kimmel was later linked to comedian Sarah Silverman. During their relationship, the pair produced the viral video “I’m ... Matt Damon” and many of its offshoots. The parody videos with the A-list actor fueled an ongoing feud between Damon and Kimmel and resulted in the Oscar winner’s takeover of Kimmel’s late-night show last January, soon after ABC moved the talk show to an earlier time slot.

Kimmel also officiated at Damon and his wife’s vow renewals on St. Lucia island in the Caribbean last April.

Here’s to seeing the outcome of these shenanigans in tidbits on “Jimmy Kimmel Live.”


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