Stop us if you’ve heard this one: A late-night talk show host is dating one of the female members of his show’s staff.
Nope, it’s not David Letterman we’re talking about, and there’s no extortion plot involved. People reports that Jimmy Kimmel is involved with the co-head writer for “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” Molly McNearney.
Kimmel’s publicist confirmed the relationship between the host, 41, and the 31-year-old McNearney, who’s worked on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” for several years. A source close to the couple tells the magazine that after Kimmel split with comedian Sarah Silverman, he and McNearney “both found themselves single, and they clicked. They’re really happy together.”
A comparison to Letterman, who has admitted to having slept with female members of “The Late Show” staff in the past, is probably inevitable, but People’s source brushes that aside. “During work hours, they keep things professional,” the source says of Kimmel and McNearney.
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