Meet Ricky Gervais' Girlfriend: Author & Television Producer Jane Fallon

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Meet Ricky Gervais' Girlfriend: Author & Television Producer Jane Fallon
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Who is Ricky Gervais' girlfriend?

Ricky Gervais started his career in entertainment in the early 1980s following studies at the University College London. He was part of the pop group Seona Dancing, which earned a record deal but failed achieved major success in his native England.

Gervais eventually found his way into radio as a host on the alternative station Xfm, which is where he met Stephen Merchant, with whom he later co-created The Office. But The Office is just one of Gervais' career high points, as he also created or co-created other notables shows, like Extras, The Ricky Gervais Show, Life's Too Short, An Idiot Abroad, After Life and Derek.

These dates, Ricky Gervais has a multi-faceted career, to say the least. He's a podcaster, a touring stand-up comic and a political activist beyond his prolific work within film and television. He has also earned a lot of notoriety of the five-time host of the Golden Globes telecast, including the 77th Golden Globes ceremony.

Interestingly, Gervais has had the same partner for decades, Jane Fallon. Below are some of the things you ought to know about Ms. Fallon, who herself is a well-respected figure within the entertainment world.

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1. Who is Ricky Gervais' girlfriend? Jane Fallon is a prolific creative force.

Jane Fallon was born in Harrow, Middlesex, England in December 1960. She has extensive credits as both a television producer and an author. Within television, she has produced dozens of episodes of EastEnders, This Life and Teachers.

As an author, Fallon is the author of nine best-selling novels including Getting Rid Of Matthew, Got You Back, Foursome, The Ugly Sister, Skeletons, Strictly Between Us, My Sweet Revenge, Faking Friends and Tell Me A Secret. Foursome was nominated for the Melissa Nathan Award For Romantic Comedy Fiction in 2011, and in 2018, Faking Friends was nominated in the popular fiction category of the National Book Awards.

2. Fallon and Gervais have been together for a long time.

Gervais and Fallon met while both studying at the aforementioned University College London. Their relationship reportedly goes back to 1982, while they have been known to be living together since 1984.

While in a relationship for close to 40 years, Gervais and Fallon are not married, nor do they have any children. They do, however, share a cat named Ollie, as given to them by British talk show host Jonathan Ross on-air.

 

Managed to do my dress up! #GoldenGlobes

A post shared by Jane Fallon (@janefallon2) on Jan 5, 2020 at 2:36pm PST

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3. Fallon's decision not to have children did not come from not liking children.

It can be controversial among friends and family to tell them that you have decided not to have children. Especially when you have been with the same partner long-term and are seemingly-healthy.

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For Fallon, she explained in a 2016 interview that she has "never regretted not having kids" and that "even as a child" she "found it hard to imagine being a mum." Rather than it being a career-oriented decision, it had to do with personal preferences: "I didn’t want to have children because doing so just didn’t feel like me. Being a mother wasn’t who I was meant to be."

Within the same 2016 interview, she noted Gervais to feel the same as her: "Thankfully, my partner, Ricky, felt the same — not that I would make a terrible mother, or if he did think that he thoughtfully kept that to himself. We were happy with our decision and we still are."

4. Fallon attends events with Gervais.

Not all partners of celebrities walk red carpets or attend high-profile events, especially when those celebrities are known to hurl insults at their peers. Fallon, however, are often seen together at industry events. In fact, she has been photographed alongside Gervais at many events over the years.

Fallon is not press-shy, as she often does press in support of her writing. But she does get polled from time to time about Gervais' Golden Globe jokes.

5. While she attends a lot of industry events with Gervais, Fallon does not live in Los Angeles.

As a veteran of both the television and literary worlds, along with the demands of having a prolific writer and creator of a partner, Jane Fallon is expected to pop up in Los Angeles from time to time. But she is not one of the Londoners who aspires to a full-time life in L.A.

Per a 2018 interview, she prefers “dipping in and out of” Los Angeles living. She further clarified that she “would never want to live somewhere that didn’t really have weather" and she is “lucky that I can step away from that [lifestyle].”

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6. Fallon's active on social media.

Fallon is active on social media, with active accounts on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. Her Twitter account currently has almost 65,000 followers and is used on a daily basic to tweet and/or re-tweet messages.

On January 5th, the date of the Golden Globes, Fallon's Twitter account included several messages related to her attendance of the event. In turn, it is clear that Fallon is highly-supportive of Gervais and his on-going hosting of the Golden Globes.

Darren Paltrowitz is a New York-based writer, editor and author. He is also the host of the Paltrocast With Darren Paltrowitz podcast, as co-produced with PureGrainAudio.com.

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