The Bachelor: Jimmy Kimmel’s Final Four, and Why You Should Pay Attention

Jimmy Kimmel is the longtime host of late-night talk show Jimmy Kimmel Live!, and he’s occasionally an awards show host at The Oscars and The Emmys. Chances are you know Kimmel from the talk show, or the awards shows, or The Man Show and Win Ben Stein’s Money, which were some of his earliest show business jobs. However, he’s a fan of some reality TV shows, and Jimmy Kimmel’s The Bachelor picks should not be missed. Kimmel and his wife declared the final four contestants on Season 23 of The Bachelor, and we all need to pay attention to them.

Who is Jimmy Kimmel’s wife?

Molly McNearney (right) helps with Jimmy Kimmel's The Bachelor picks.

Molly McNearney (right) helps with Jimmy Kimmel’s The Bachelor picks. | Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Image

Jimmy Kimmel started dating Missouri native Molly McNearney in 2009, and they married each other in 2012. She met him at Jimmy Kimmel Live!. McNearney joined the writing team at the show in 2006 and became the head writer in 2008. The couple has two children together, a daughter named Jane and a son named Billy.

Jimmy Kimmel’s The Bachelor picks

All it took was one episode in Season 23 for Jimmy Kimmel’s The Bachelor picks to come through. He and McNearney are big fans of the show, and they go all in watching The Bachelor and The Bachelorette. Bachelor Colton Underwood has 30 women competing for his affection in Season 23, but Kimmel and McNearney already have a final four in mind:

  • Cassie, a speech pathologist and cat owner from California.
  • Caelynn, who was Miss North Carolina in 2018 and a runner-up in the Miss USA pageant.
  • Hannah G., an Alabama native who is a model and photographer at a social media business.
  • Katie, a medical sales rep who grew up in Louisiana and lives in California.

Why we should pay attention to what he says

Even though Jimmy Kimmel’s The Bachelor picks happened the same day Season 23 premiered (Jan. 7, 2019), you can almost guarantee he’s going to be right about the final four. Just like Jennifer Anniston, Mila Kunis, and Ashton Kutcher, Kimmel is obsessed with The Bachelor, and you should pay attention to his picks, unless you want to ruin the surprise at the end of the season.

Kimmel and McNearney said that Becca Kufrin would pick Garrett Yrigoyen on The Bachelorette, and she did. They also said Blake Horstmann would be in the final four, and he was the runner-up. Kimmel and McNearney correctly guessed Vanessa Grimaldi as Nick Vial’s pick on Season 21 of The Bachelor, according to E! News.

Jimmy Kimmel’s The Bachelor picks, with Molly McNearney’s help, are usually pretty accurate. McNearney, who feeds her picks to Kimmel, correctly predicted five out of the last six winners on The Bachelor and five of the last seven on The Bachelorette.

What is Jimmy Kimmel’s family life like?

Jimmy Kimmel and baby

Jimmy Kimmel always makes time for family. | ABC

Jimmy Kimmel spends a fair amount of time taking on Donald Trump and his policies and fending off Fox News attacks because of it, but we shouldn’t forget he’s a family man at heart. Carving out time for his kids and making pancake art for them just two of the kid-centric activities that are part of Kimmel’s family life.

His son Billy had some serious health issues when he was born, and he brought him to work a few times to spend more time with him. He also talks openly about Billy’s health and advocates for more inclusive health care for children.

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