Jimmy Fallon is an American comedian, actor, and talk show host. Fallon’s career on television started after he moved to LA to become a standup comedian. He fulfilled a life-long dream of working on Saturday Night Live after he was commissioned as a member of the cast in 1998.
Fallon left SNL after six years to focus on an acting career. Jimmy appeared in Taxi and Fever Pitch before returning to NBC as host of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Jimmy Fallon became the sixth permanent host of The Tonight Show in 2014.
Jimmy Fallon is a huge success and he is also quite the family man. Fallon raises his two daughters alongside his lovely wife, Nancy Juvonen. Unlike Jimmy, Nancy prefers to live her life away from the cameras. This piece will focus on Nancy’s relationship with Fallon, the details about her kids, and her family.
She got married to Jimmy after dating for seven months
Nancy and Jimmy Fallon met on the set of Fever Pitch as she worked as one of the producers of the show. The romance between Jimmy and Nancy started after Jimmy attended Nancy’s birthday party in May 2007. Nancy’s long-time friend Drew Barrymore, organized the occasion and invited Fallon to the party.
Nancy and Fallon dated for 3 months before Jimmy proposed. Jimmy had planned to propose earlier, but Nancy wrecked his plan by surprising him with a dinner at restaurant Per Se. Fallon told The Daily Mail;
“I didn’t want to propose in Per Se because what if one year it moves location. And years later I’m going to have kids and go, ‘Your mom and I got [engaged here]. I know it’s a laser tag place but at one point it was a very fancy restaurant.”
According to People the proposal took place at Nancy’s family home in Wolfeboro on Lake Winnipesaukee. Fallon proposed using a unique ring designed by Neil Lane.
Jimmy talked to People about wedding plans and described Nancy as the ‘coolest girl’ in the world. He said;
“I’m just really excited right now and just happy. I’m the luckiest guy on earth. She’s the coolest girl in the world. It was serious. I did the whole one knee thing. I tried not to cry before she did. I was breaking down a little bit. I don’t even remember what I said.”
Jimmy and Nancy got married in December 2007 in an intimate ceremony that involved close friends and family.
Nancy’s two daughters were born via gestational surrogacy
Nancy and Fallon welcomed their first child, Winnie Rose Fallon, on July 23rd 2013. The news came as a surprise to many as there were no photos of Nancy rocking a baby bump. Fallon revealed a couple of weeks after Winnie’s birth that she was born via surrogacy.
He revealed that the couple had tried unsuccessfully to have a child, and they were surprised when surrogacy worked. Jimmy told Savannah Guthrie on an episode of Today;
“We had a surrogate. My wife and I had been trying for a while for a baby and so we’ve tried a bunch of things.”
Fallon explained that the couple got the name Winnie from the location of their engagement, Lake Winnipesaukee. Winnie’s sister, Frances Cole, was born on December 3rd 2014. A couple’s representative told People;
“Their new addition joins big sister, Winnie Rose, 1. The couple opted to keep their baby joy to themselves until their new daughter, Frances Cole, made her official debut. Both Fallon babies were born via surrogate.”
Fallon awarded Nancy’s dad with a Martin-Baker watch on an episode of The Tonight Show
Nancy was born on 18th May 1967 in Marin County, California. Nancy’s father, William H. Juvonen, is a former Marine Aviator.
In September 1961, William’s VMF 334 malfunctioned while flying a mission as a new aviator undergoing pilot training. William had to eject from his aircraft after the malfunction. The seat he used to eject was manufactured by Martin-Baker.
On 31st March 2015, Fallon presented his father-in-law with a Martin-Baker watch in commemoration of that event.