Sorry ladies, Jimmy Kimmel is off the market. The Jimmy Kimmel Live! host proposed to his girlfriend, Live! staff writer Molly McNearney, 34, while the couple vacationed in South Africa, his rep confirmed to People.
"Thanks for your kind congratulations, my nuptials are impending as we speak," he tweeted Wednesday afternoon. "Say a prayer for @mollymcnearney — she has a rough road ahead."
Kimmel, 44, and McNearney started dating in 2009 after his long-term relationship with comedian Sarah Silverman ended.
"After Jimmy and Sarah broke up, Molly and Jimmy both found themselves single, and they clicked," a source said after the couple started dating. "They're really happy together."
A workplace relationship can make things quite hairy, but a source said the pair keeps things "light" during work hours. However, another source said McNearney gets special treatment on the late night talk show set.
"People on the staff think she has become nasty lately," an insider told RadarOnline in 2009. "Molly McNearney definitely has been using her relationship with Jimmy to move up in the show, and he definitely played favorites with her over other more qualified staffers."
Another source said the pretty brunette was "promoted all the way (with one stop in between) from assistant to head writer for Jimmy Kimmel Live!"
Regardless, it sounds like Kimmel and his lady love are happy — and the work problems must have solved themselves, because we haven't heard negative rumblings since.
She'll also be on his arm when he hosts the 2012 Primetime Emmys in September.
"I want it to be jazzy from beginning to end," he joked in July of how he'll approach the show. "I don't have a ton of control over how things go, but what I do know is I'd like to be part of the show throughout."
"Hopefully I'll be able to insert myself in the entirety of the broadcast," he joked.
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