Friendly exes! In a new interview, Jimmy Kimmel revealed he and his famous ex-girlfriend Sarah Silverman are completely cool with each other today even though it “took some time” for them to become friends after their 2009 breakup.
The Jimmy Kimmel Live host, 51, made an appearance on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen on Monday, January 21 and revealed how he’s managed to keep the School of Rock alum, 48, in his life after they previously split following seven years of dating. After a fan called into the show to ask about the ex-pair’s post-breakup friendship, Jimmy had this to say: “I would say that it took some time, definitely … It was never like where we didn’t like each other, hated each other or anything like that. But it definitely took some time to be comfortable enough to be friends again.”
And if you need recent proof that Jimmy and Sarah are still quite tight, just take a look at this photo that the Ralph Breaks the Internet actress recently shared on Instagram with the caption, “good times,” while at the 2019 Golden Globes on January 6.
In the snapshot, Sarah is wearing a blank stare on her face while her ex smiles with his wife, Molly McNearney — who he has been married to since 2013 — in the background. Jimmy and Molly, 40, have two children together, daughter Jane, 4, and son Billy, 1.
Shortly after baby Billy’s 2017 birth, the littlest Kimmel underwent surgery to repair a congenital heart defect. Late last month, Jimmy revealed how he’s going to explain his little boy’s chest scars to his son when he’s older. “We’re going to tell him he was attacked by a monster,” the comedian joked to Us Weekly at a gala benefiting the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles. To show his appreciation, the producer and writer ended up raising $5.5 million for the hospital where his son was treated.
“I looked around at this great hospital, Children’s Hospital, and I thought well I have a television show and a story to tell,” he said at the time. “So if I can do something to help them raise money and just raise people’s awareness of how important these doctors and nurses are, [I will].”