The couple spoke candidly about the difficult but ultimately rewarding process and offered words of advice for others trying to start their own families.

By Ree Hines

Jimmy Fallon and his wife of 12 years, Nancy Juvonen, are raising two beautiful children together, daughters Winnie, 6, and Franny, 5— a duo viewers of “The Tonight Show: At Home Edition” have gotten to know well in recent weeks.

But there was a time the couple wasn’t sure when or how kids would ever be in the cards for them. That’s a topic they discussed candidly during the latest installment of “Ask the Fallons.”

When a viewer sent in a question about when they knew they were ready to have children, the couple both agreed that it was a foregone conclusion from the start.

“That was always the plan, right?” Fallon said.

Juvonen agreed, adding, “It wasn’t even an: ‘Are you ready?’ It was just like, ‘Now how are you going to do this?’ and that was a whole other question.”

It’s a question that took years to answer, as they faced a long series of fertility struggles. Or, as she put it, “Five years of really, really, really, really, really deciding not to give up.”

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