The Word: Jimmy Fallon used a surrogate

Jay Leno and Jimmy Fallon
Taking over the ‘Tonight Show” from Jay Leno, left, isn’t the only big job Jimmy Fallon’s looking forward to. He recently became a father via surrogate. Credit: Getty

Continuing the trend of celebrities using surrogates to birth their spawn, funnyman Jimmy Fallon told Savannah Guthrie in a “Today” interview that he and wife Nancy Juvonen used a surrogate for their daughter, Winnie Rose, who was born last month.

In the interview, set to air next week, the new father said, “It wasn’t really a secret, but my wife and I have been trying for a while to have a baby. And so we’ve tried a bunch of things. And so we had a surrogate.”

The couple kept the surrogacy news secret from just about everyone. “It’d just be more fun if it was just private between me and my wife, and we get to introduce her to everybody. When it happened, we were shocked!”

If they were shocked, imagine how the surrogate must feel.


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