August 10, 2013 06:29:36 GMT
The TV host/comedian and his wife tried to have a baby through a surrogate after facing fertility issues.
Two weeks after welcoming his and wife Nancy's baby daughter Winnie Rose, late-night talk show host Jimmy Fallon opened up about having their new child born via a surrogate after struggling with fertility problems. The big reveal was made by the 38-year-old comedian during an interview on "Today".
"It wasn't really a secret, but my wife and I had been trying for awhile to have a baby. We've tried a bunch of different things, so we had a surrogate," Fallon said. The couple had apparently decided to keep the pregnancy news to themselves for awhile until they were officially first-time parents before they shared it with family and friends.
"This time we just said we're not going to tell anybody, it'd be just more fun if it's just private between me and my wife and then we get to introduce her to everybody," said the TV host. But their plans to keep it private were to be foiled as they were all too excited with the coming of their child.
"When it happened we were in shock. We're like, 'Alright, who do we tell? Who's going to be mad at us if this gets out?' We had to call everybody and it's so emotional when you call everybody," Fallon recounted. Fallon and wife Nancy join the growing number of couples, both celebrity and non-celebrity, who are turning to surrogacy to build their families, including Elton John & David Furnish and Giuliana Rancic & husband Bill Rancic.