Jimmy Kimmel Is Gettin' Hitched Gets engaged to Molly McNearney in South Africa By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff Posted Aug 15, 2012 12:41 PM CDT 7 comments Comments In this March 7, 2010, file photo, Jimmy Kimmel arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar party in West Hollywood, Calif. (AP Photo/Peter Kramer, file) (Newser) – It may not be quite as exciting as certain other celebrity engagements, but Jimmy Kimmel has popped the question to girlfriend Molly McNearney. Kimmel, 44, proposed to McNearney, 34, while on vacation in South Africa's Kruger National Park, his rep confirms to People. McNearney is a co-head writer on Kimmel's show, and the two started dating in 2009 after Kimmel broke up with Sarah Silverman. Kimmel has been married before, but split with wife Gina in 2002 after 14 years of marriage and two kids, Us reports. Click to see a picture of the happy couple.