Nancy Juvonen Fallon looks great for just having a baby, and television show host Jimmy Fallon revealed Friday that there’s a good reason — his wife didn’t actually carry their newborn.
Jimmy announced on the Today show that he and his wife ended up choosing surrogacy after having difficulty trying to conceive. The 38-year-old Fallon and 46-year-old Juvonen kept quiet about it, however, and when daughter Winnie Rose was born the couple was careful in how they announced her arrival.
A rep for the couple said in July that the first-time parents are “overjoyed about the arrival of their beautiful daughter,” not actually noting that Nancy Juvonen Fallon didn’t carry Winnie.
Jimmy and Nancy decided that keeping the baby a secret could be part of the fun, and it was a shock to Hollywood when Jimmy announced on July 23 that he was a dad.
“We said, ‘We’re not going to tell anybody,’ ” Fallon said. “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.”
Though she plays a more behind-the-scenes role than her comedian and future Tonight Show host husband, Nancy Juvonen Fallon is a pretty big deal in Hollywood herself. After meeting Drew Barrymore through her brother, a writer/producer working on the 1995 movie Mad Love, Nancy moved into the movie world.
Juvonen now runs Flower Films with Barrymore, and has worked on a number of projects with the actress. Nancy was an executive producer on the 1999 television Christmas movie Olive The Other Reindeer and the Charlie’s Angels movies. In 2005 she was a producer on the movie Fever Pitch, in which Jimmy Fallon co-starred with Drew Barrymore.
Nancy Juvonen Fallon married Jimmy in 2007.