Is Jimmy Fallon Gay?

Jimmy Fallon has long entertained our screens as a comedy show host. Born in Brooklyn, New York, Jimmy dropped out of college at 21 to pursue a career in comedy. He was just one semester away from earning a degree in communications. Still, he decided to move to Los Angeles instead.

His lifelong dream was to star in Saturday Night Live as a cohost. This dream did not come into being overnight. Jimmy had been obsessed with Saturday Night Live as a teenager. He would often reenact sketches from the show for his parents and friends. He was particularly good at impersonating the actor James Cagney and comedian Dana Carvey.

Early Life

Jimmy was always a talented individual and artistically inclined. He learned to play the guitar at just 13 years old. In Highschool, he would participate in stage productions and was nominated twice as the class social director. Jimmy also won a young comedians’ contest by impersonating Pee-Wee Herman. Throughout his college years, he would travel to Times Square to perform at the Caroline Comedy Club.

In 1995, he decided to pursue comedy as a full-time career after dropping out of college. Soon after, he got a manager and started making the bare minimum from standup comedy to support himself. He got some minor background roles in television and film, but it was not until 1998 that he got his big break. From 1998 onwards, Jimmy became a regular on Saturday Night Live. The head writer, Tina Fey, commended him on his superb performance and stated that no one has ever been so ready to come on stage than Jimmy. He gained success overnight. By the fourth episode, the public loved him.


In 2004 Jimmy left Saturday Night Live, as his contract concluded, and went to pursue acting. His films, however, did not perform well on the box office. In 2007 returned to television, and in 2009 he secured his late-night television show. The show was well-received by the public, and today Jimmy comes on stage five nights a week. But how did the rumor of is Jimmy Fallon gay start?

Jimmy has been married to his wife since 2007 and has had two children since then. So it does not make sense that this rumor questioning his sexuality started. The truth is that Jimmy is not gay, but a certain actress did think so back in the day. When Jimmy called the Hollywood superstar Nicole Kidman to his show, she revealed a mind-blowing detail from their past. Jimmy and Nicole both met each other in the early days of their careers. Nicole was starring in the movie “Bewitched,” and Jimmy was at SNL at the time.

A mutual friend of theirs mentioned to Nicole that Jimmy wanted to meet her. Nicole, at the time, was single and was interested in meeting Jimmy. She went over to his apartment to discuss her upcoming movie, but to her surprise, Jimmy was not interested in talking to her at all. Jimmy acted aloof and was busy playing video games instead. Nicole realized that Jimmy was not interested in dating her, and she thought he might even be gay, as he showed zero interest.

So to answer the question of whether Jimmy Fallon is gay or not, he is not. It was a slight misunderstanding on Nicole Kidman’s part. Even Jimmy was surprised to hear this as he realized he managed to miss out on a major opportunity in dating the Oscar-winning actress. Jimmy and Nicole are both happily married to each other’s respective partners, so if you really look at it, they did not miss out on anything.

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