Gina Maddy was born on 13 December 1964, in the Hoffman Estates, Illinois USA, and is an actress as well as a fashion designer, but possibly best known for being the ex-wife of comedian Jimmy Kimmel, who became famous thanks to his late-night talk show “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”
The Net Worth of Gina Kimmel
How rich is Gina Kimmel? As of late-2018, sources estimate a net worth that is over $500,000, earned through success in her various endeavors, also significantly increased during her time with and divorce from her ex-husband, who has a net worth estimated at $35 million. As she continues her career, it is expected that her wealth will also continue to increase.
Early Life, Education, and Career
Very little information is available about Gina’s childhood, but it is known that after matriculating from high school, she enrolled into Arizona State University, and it was during this time that she met and started a relationship with Jimmy Kimmel, who was also a student of the university. After graduating, she tried her hand at a career in acting, appearing in the 1999 television series “The Man Show”. It was the time when Jimmy was also one of the stars of the program, and it was actually created by him alongside Adam Carolla, consisting of sketch comedy performances as well as live in-studio events that required audience participation.
Her next notable project would be the television movie “Party Like the Rich and Famous”, which starred Stephanie McNamara and William Thomas Jones, and was directed and written by Philip Day. Over the course of her career, she also forayed into other projects, but discovered her knack for fashion design too, and began designing costumes, so becoming a well-known freelance designer in the film industry. This led her to start her own business called Maddy James Inc. Vintage Loungewear, which featured a line of vintage nightgowns inspired by 1920s to 1960s fashions.
Ex-Husband Jimmy Kimmel
Jimmy Kimmel is a television host, writer, comedian and producer, initially rising to popularity as one of the stars of Comedy Central’s “The Man Show”, and of “Win Ben Stein’s Money”, which is a game show that featured contestants answering general knowledge questions to try and win a $5,000 grand prize; the show won six Daytime Emmy Awards during its run. In 2003, he started his own late night talk show entitled “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”, which would eventually become the longest running late night talk show in the history of ABC.
Thanks to his success and popularity, he’s been invited to host numerous high profile events, including the Emmy Awards twice, in 2012 and 2016, and later the Academy Awards in 2017 and 2018. He’s also forayed into production work, including shows such as “Crank Yankers”, “The Andy Milonakis Show” and “Sports Show with Norm Macdonald”, which is a sports comedy series lampooning sports through various videos.
Marriage and Divorce
Gina and Jimmy married in 1988, when she was 22 having just completed her college education. According to her, the marriage was inspired by her mother who also decided to marry at an early age. They would have two children and she became very supportive of his career while also worked on her own and raising the family. They stayed together for 15 years but eventually separated in 2002, leading to divorce which was finalized a year later. Report cited that they had some things that were unresolved, leading to the breakdown of their relationship.
Despite the divorce, they share custody of their children, although there are some rumors that the two are not on good terms. Jimmy moved on from the marriage, and started dating comedian Sarah Silverman in 2002, but they broke up after seven years together. He then began dating the co-head writer of “Jimmy Kimmel Live” Molly McNeary, and the two became engaged and married in 2013. They have two children together. Gina on the other hand focused more on her business, and started to move away from acting, instead going forward with her design work.
Personal Life and Social Media
For her personal life, it is known that Gina has avoided the media spotlight since her divorce from Jimmy. However, it has been reported that she is now in a relationship with a man named Chris Jones, who people have seen online through pictures of them together. It is not yet clear whether the relationship is heading to marriage. Similar to numerous people in fashion design and those involved in the television industry, Gina stays active online through accounts on social media, including on Instagram which gives followers a view of her personal life.
She is often accompanied by her boyfriend who many state is Chris Jones. There are also a few personal pictures of her in various activities, and travelling around the country. She has a personal Facebook page too, which does not show a lot of personal posts to the public aside from a few photos.
Despite being divorced for 15 years, she still carries Kimmel’s last name as do their children. Her accounts mention that she is still running her fashion design business, though doesn’t reveal too much about it as she looks to be separating her personal life from her professional endeavors.