Gina Kimmel is best known as the former wife of one of America’s most successful talk show hosts, Jimmy Kimmel, the executive producer and host of ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! But not everyone knows that she is more than just a prominent wife who is very successful in her own right as a fashion designer with a few television projects.
Who is Gina Kimmel?
Born December 13, 1964, in Hoffman Estates, USA, there is little or no information available about her parents, early life and background. She attended Northern Illinois University and Arizona State University. While studying in Arizona, she met her ex-husband Jimmy Kimmel.
Gina Kimmel’s Marriage, ex-Husband, Divorce
Gina and Jimmy were college lovers and later married on June 25, 1988. The young couple’s union produced two children – a girl, Katherine Kimmel born in 1991, and a son, Kevin Kimmel born in 1993. Unfortunately, Gina and Jimmy’s marriage did not flourish as much as her career. After about 14 years of marriage, the couple separated in 2002, but officially ended the divorce on June 16, 2003. While the reason for their divorce remains unknown, the ex-favorites shared custody of their children and seem to have had a warm relationship for the sake of their children.
Her children, who are now young adults, are also very active in the entertainment industry. While her daughter Katie is a talented artist with a sense of humor, just like her father, Kevin is an actor and filmmaker who has appeared on television alongside his father in The Man Show and also in Crank Yankers. Kevin was also seen at several events with his father on the red carpet. Sometime in 2017, Jimmy Kimmel became involved in a controversy after accusing a fashion brand of stealing design ideas from his young artist daughter. However, the accused brand rejected his allegations on the grounds that it deeply respects artistic integrity and would never reproduce or appropriate an artist’s work without permission.
Since 2003, her ex-husband Kimmel, the famous American comedian and talk show host, has dominated television with his late-night talk show and, as one of the kings of late-night, has successfully built up a huge fan base. It was the same year that Jimmy Kimmel Live! made his debut after Jimmy was selected over several host options to fill the ABC television show. For his love life after the divorce, Jimmy Kimmel soon moved on and met with comedian friend Sarah Silverman. The duo never made it to the altar, however, but had a long-term relationship for nearly seven years before disbanding in March 2009. Jimmy Kimmel is now married to his second wife, Molly McNearney, the co-head writer on his famous longtime talk show Jimmy Kimmel Live! The couple has two children together, a daughter, Jane and a son, Billy.
On the other hand, Gina has led a rather private life and avoids the limelight as not much is known about her personal affairs after her divorce from Kimmel. While Gina may still be single at the moment, she seems to be in a new relationship as sources show that she is dating a man named Chris Jones whose Instagram name is “Crazy Chicago Catman”. Gina has an active social media life and often shares pictures of herself and Chris with each other. However, this does not confirm that they are actually an object and their current relationship status remains a mystery.
Career – What is She Up To Now?
Gina started her career in the film industry and worked as a fashion designer in various television projects. Her first work in the industry was on The Man Show in 1999. After her marriage ended, Gina returned to Chicago and seems to focus more on her work. She has worked as a costume designer and participated in projects such as the 2012 films Party Like the Rich and Famous and Party Like the Queen of France.
In 2014, Gina Kimmel, who continued to work as a freelance designer, founded her own company, a vintage-inspired loungewear line, Maddy James Inc. The merchandise, which redesigned classic Hollywood lingerie, is doing quite well as an online store. Gina’s current net worth is secret, but she seems to live a good life and hopes to achieve further success in the future.