Jimmy Kimmel to wed top writer on his show

NEW YORK (AP) - August 15, 2012

The ABC funnyman is newly engaged to girlfriend Molly McNearney. His spokesman, Lewis Kay, said Wednesday that Kimmel popped the question during a recent vacation in South Africa's Kruger National Park.

McNearney is the co-head writer for the network's "Jimmy Kimmel Live." They started dating in 2009, after Kimmel's breakup with comic Sarah Silverman.

Kimmel is 44 - 10 years older than his fiancée. The engagement was first reported by People magazine.

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