Tale highlights McNearney said she cried viewing Kimmel’s monologue
She looks forward to having the ability to tell their son in what his father did
(CNN) As a article writer and producer on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” as well as Kimmel’s wife, Molly McNearney should have been the first ever to know about his shifting monologue about their son’s health issues.
McNearney told the Hollywood Reporter that even while she was first on maternity leave with their newborn son William (whom they phone Billy), she was still receiving work email in May when she noticed she hadn’t received one about that night’s monologue.
Instead her husband informed her “I simply want you to watch.”
“So, there I am, in my living room breastfeeding Billy with my mom beside me, and we’re viewing,” she explained. “I sobbed through the whole thing. I couldn’t believe the strength that it required to tell that account a week after it happened.”
Kimmel had tearfully talked of Billy’s birth on April 21 with a serious heart concern and used it as a plea to ensure that healthcare found in this country was first affordable for everyone.