Talking about people who have fashion designing at the tip of their fingers, the likes of Gina Kimmel, a rare gem with loads of exceptional creativities put together to produce haute couture pieces for specific purposes, will surely pop up.
Many people may know her just as the first wife of the comedian and television personality Jimmy Kimmel but Gina is quiet, more than that. Her work on the 2012 TV movies namely Party Like the Queen of France and Party Like the Rich and Famous speaks of her exceptional skills both as an actress and as a fashion mogul. Let’s share with you, the biography of this sensational celebrity and every other thing you need to know about her.
Gina Kimmel Biography
She was born Gina Maddy on December 13, 1964, as a native of Hoffman Estates, United States. Gina belongs to the White-American ethnicity. She attended Northern Illinois University and graduated from Arizona State University where she earned a degree.
Gina’s career didn’t begin with the fashion industry but in the movie industry where she played important roles in TV movies like The Man Show which gave rise to her popularity in 1999. However, her popularity increased to a large extent after her roles in The Man Show and Party Like the Rich and Famous. She became known not just as an active TV personality but also as one of the exceptional freelance costume designers in the American film industry.
Shortly after, she opened her own business named Maddy James Inc. Vintage Loungewear, a version of vintage nightgowns inspired by 1920s to 1960s fashion. Up till today, Gina is keeping it up with her fashion business while doing other lucrative businesses that are meant to fetch her more fame and wealth. She currently enjoys an estimated net worth of $500,000 and even launched a business called “Maddy James” that designs and remodels classic Hollywood Lingerie. Her fanbase on her Instagram page @ginathetomato is growing, having about 500 followers.
Gina Marriage, Divorce
Gina was married to her ex-husband Jimmy Kimmel on June 25, 1988. Jimmy is an American TV host best known for his rib-cracking jokes and for his works on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, an ABC-2003 premiered late-night talk show. At the time of their meeting, Gina was just 22 years old and had just completed her academic degree. According to Gina, her marriage to Jimmy was inspired by her mom who also married at the young age of 19.
In 1991, they had their first child, a girl named Katherine Kimmel. Two years after, they had their second child, a boy named Kevin Kimmel. After being married for about 15 years and having 2 children, the two separated on June 16, 2002, but they finalized their divorce in 2003, citing some unresolved reasons. They both shared custody of their children although reports say they were not in good terms.
Shortly after their separation, Jimmy moved on, dating several other women before he settled for Molly McNearney – his co-writer on the Jimmy Kimmel Live. They got engaged in August 2012 and tied the knot the following year. On 10th July 2014, the couple had their first child, Jane.
For Gina Kimmel, it was business all the way. The blonde and blue-eyed TV woman was a bit away from relationships, perhaps to focus more on her career as a fashion designer and her two adorable children who are now well grown up.
Having regained herself from the divorce, Gina is now said to be in a romantic relationship with a man called Chris Jones whose name on Instagram is ‘Crazy Chicago Catman’. She is often seen posting pictures of her new boyfriend and even talking about her dates with him. It is, however, not clear if their love stories will have the expected happily ever after. Going by her appearances on social media, Gina is living a good life.
Quick Facts About Gina Kimmey, All You Must Know About Her
- Real Name: Gina Maddy
- Birthday: December 13, 1964
- Birth Place: Hoffman Estates, United States
- Birth Sign: Sagittarius
- Ethnicity: White American
- Profession: Fashion Designer
- School Attended: Arizona State University
- Height: Unknown
- Weight: Unknown
- Net Worth: $500,000
- Spouse: Jimmy Kimmel (Divorced in 2003)
- Children: Katie Kimmel and Kevin Kimmel
- Boyfriend: Chris Jones
- Eye Color: Blue
- Hair Color: Brown