Jimmy Kimmel has already mastered Twitter—if you don’t already follow him, you should start, because he’s hilarious. But now he’s trying his hand another social media monster: Facebook.
The late night host has officially signed up for his own personal Facebook page. Although his late-night show, Jimmy Kimmel Live, has a page, the host has never started one of his own. Kimmel unveiled the news on Twitter, writing, “I just got on @Facebook. Three years after your Mom,” along with a link to his new Facebook account.
Surprisingly, his first ever Facebook post had nothing to do with his show—instead, he posted an adorable photo of his one-year-old daughter, Jane, propped up on his shoulders at a pumpkin patch. Other than the photo, there’s not much else to his page, although he did add his signature touch of humor by describing himself as a “Dancer.”
Kimmel’s Facebook page has already been liked by over 40,000 people and it’s barely been up for a few hours. From the looks of it, it won’t take long for it to catch up to his 5.97 million Twitter followers.
Kimmel, who became a dad for the third time at 46, recently admitted that although he was nervous about having another kid, Jane has made his life that much better. “It’s really great,” said Kimmel. “It does add a little bit of joy to each day. Maybe more than a little bit.”
His two older kids came from his first marriage to Gina Maddy, which ended in 2002. After a failed seven-year relationship with actress/comedian Sarah Silverman, Kimmel married his second wife, Molly McNeary, in 2013—they started dating after McNeary worked as a writer on Kimmel’s show. Their daughter was born a year later.
Jimmy Kimmel, Twitter post, October 16, 2015, 8:04 a.m.
Jimmy Kimmel’s Facebook page, accessed October 16, 2015.
Rubenstein, J.R., “Jimmy Kimmel: My Daughter Jane Adds ‘More Than a Little Bit’ of Joy to Each Day,’” People web site, October 16, 2015.