Late night talk show host Jimmy Fallon and wife Nancy Juvonen recently welcomed their first child.
But Jimmy revealed they faced five years of fertility struggles before deciding to use a surrogate.
Fallon said he and his wife went through difficult fertility treatments before deciding on surrogacy.
The 38-year-old comedian revealed, “We’ve tried a bunch of things. Anyone who’s tried will know, it’s just awful.”
The “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon” host said he and his wife Nancy, 46, kept the pregnancy news a secret from most of their friends and family.
He admits, “We tried before, we told people and then it didn’t happen. And it’s just really depressing. It’s really hard on everybody.”
But the couple finally had great news when their first child, Winnie Rose, was born early July 23.
Jimmy Fallon also explained how why they chose their daughter’s name.
Fallon said, “It’s not Winnie-the-Pooh at all…though I do love Winnie-the-Pooh. 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. And also, she’s a “win” for us.”
Jimmy and Nancy hope their story can inspire others also in the same boat, having problems having a child.
He said, “I know people have tried much longer (than we have), but if there’s anyone out there who is trying and they’re just losing hope…just hang in there. 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.”
Being a father certainly seems to agree with Jimmy, he gushed, “I’m just so happy right now, I’m freaking out.”
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