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Jimmy Fallon on Having Kids After Infertility | Video

Jimmy Fallon and His Wife Open Up About 5 Years of Infertility: "Gosh, That Was Just Crazy"

After an adorable introduction for the April 28 at-home edition of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, which featured the host's two daughters, Winnie and Franny, Jimmy and his wife, Nancy Juvonen, got candid about having those two very cute kids together. In the "Ask the Fallons" segment of the show (starting around 9:20 in the video above!), the couple were asked, "How did you know you were ready to have kids?"

"We were ready when we got married. . . . And you love kids and I love kids," Nancy said. "That was just the plan, it wasn't even [an], 'Are you ready?' It was just, 'Now how are we going to do this?'"

The couple have been open about their journey to parenthood, noting that they tried hard to start a family for about five years before turning to surrogacy to have both of their girls. "That was an interesting time," Jimmy said of the years they were trying to conceive. Nancy added: "So that was five years of really, really, really, really, really deciding not to give up, and at a certain point it just had to become almost like a job. Because it's way too emotional to live emotionally through that. So you just keep going and going and going and if you really want something you just make it happen. . . . I think if anyone's out there having the dream [to have kids], do not give up."

The couple also touched on the many times they received bad news throughout their journey. Nancy shared that when they got bad news they'd often go away for a weekend to regroup and be together. "We went away a lot," Jimmy said with a laugh. Nancy added, "Some times were easier than others. But then we'd just get right back up."

The couple went on to joke a bit about the hoops they had to jump through while trying to conceive. "I had magnets in my underwear," Jimmy said before noting that inevitably having kids through surrogacy is "the best move we ever made" and that they're "so lucky" to have their two beautiful girls who are "the best things ever." Our hearts!

Watch the entire video above, especially if you want to hear what they have to say about taking parenting advice!


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