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Jimmy Kimmel Popped the Question to Writer Girlfriend

August 15, 2012 (6:25 pm) GMT
The 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' host is engaged to be married to a co-head writer of his show, Molly McNearney.
Jimmy Kimmel

is set to wed girlfriend Molly McNearney, a top writer on his late night talk show "". Kimmel's spokesman, Lewis Kay, has confirmed that the couple is engaged after he popped the question during a recent vacation in South Africa's Kruger National Park.

Kimmel has been dating McNearney since 2009 following his break-up from comedienne . "After Jimmy and Sarah [Silverman] broke up, Molly and Jimmy both found themselves single, and they clicked," a source told People at the time. "They're really happy together."

This would be the second wedding for Kimmel who married Gina Maddy in 1988, had two children with her and divorced in 2002. This would be the first for McNearney, who is 10 years younger than Kimmel.

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