Peter Yang for Parade
Jimmy Fallon is only a few days away from taking over at The Tonight Show, but his road to success has not been always been an easy one.
The 39-year-old, along with his wife Nancy Juvonen, opens up in the latest issue of Parade about overcoming professional and personal hardships and how they got to where they are today.
"You're a little depressed that you're not wanted," Fallon revealed about a low point in his career, after the release of Taxi in 2004 and Fever Pitch in 2005. "We'd go out to bars, have drinks, and I'd sing with the band."
He continued: "It wasn't like I was blacking out or getting into fights."
Juvonen added that Fallon was "just trying to figure out what's next."
The lovebirds, who married in 2007, met on the set of Fever Pitch and Fallon spoke fondly about their first encounter.
"She was beautiful," the SNL alum recounted with a smile. "It was a cold, rainy day on the set in Boston and she had blond hair and was wearing white pants and she really stood out on this gloomy cobblestone street."
The couple began as friends and their relationship turned romantic several months later.
"It was the best thing that ever happened to me," Fallon reveals.
The former Late Night host and Juvoven struggled with infertility for five years, a period the comedian called "rough," before turning to a surrogate. They welcomed a baby girl, Winnie Rose, in July.
"She's so juicy and fun," the proud papa said about his precious daughter. "She squeals and chirps. Honestly, you'd think we're in a Disney cartoon."