On what was a very somber weekend for news, there were also moments of hope and joy — none more so than the wedding of comedian Jimmy Kimmel and his longtime girlfriend Molly McNearney in Ojai, California on Saturday. Although Jimmy had previously stated the ceremony would be “mostly a family affair,” it appears as though those plans were thrown by the wayside as close to 300 friends and family were in attendance, including tons of A-list celebrities like Ben Affleck, Jennifer Garner, Ellen DeGeneres, Portia De Rossi, Howard Stern, Jennifer Aniston, Emily Blunt and John Krasinski.
Oh, and of course Matt Damon was there! (With his wife Luciana Barroso)
Jimmy Kimmel, 45, and Jimmy Kimmel Live co-head writer Molly McNearney, 35, began dating in 2009 and Jimmy proposed while the two were vacationing in South Africa’s Kruger National Forest in 2012.
This is Jimmy Kimmel’s second marriage after having been married to Gina Kimmel from 1988-2002. He and Gina share two children together, Katie (born 1991) and Kevin (born 1993). The marriage is the first for Molly McNearney.
Here’s an aerial photo of the actual ceremony:
* As would have been expected, infamous prankster Jimmy Kimmel appears to have been the victim of an elaborate prank on his special day as Precious actress Gabourey Sidibe was photographed arriving at the ceremony wearing an elaborate wedding dress! (Click the link to see the photos!)
Congrats to Jimmy and Molly — hopefully we will all get to see footage from the event (and Gabourey’s prank) on Jimmy Kimmel Live soon!