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Jimmy Fallon blew a date with Nicole Kidman and didn’t even know it

Everything is 20/20 on hindsight.


Michelle Jaworski


Posted on Jan 7, 2015   Updated on May 29, 2021, 8:07 pm CDT

Oh, what could’ve been.

Nicole Kidman came on the Tonight Show to promote Paddington Bear, but she preferred to talk about the last time she and Jimmy Fallon met instead. Years ago, when they were both single, she liked him and had a mutual friend connect them. Jimmy Fallon, however, was so oblivious to the whole thing that he only found out about it Tuesday night, as she told him the story.

“It was bad,” she said as Fallon hid under his desk in embarrassment.

The whole thing is worth watching, and at one point Fallon leaves the desk after she voices a theory she had as to why it didn’t work.

Both Fallon and Kidman are happily married and have children with their respective partners, so there’s no hard feelings. But it’s still kinda delightful to see Fallon squirm in his chair.

Screengrab via The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon/YouTube

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*First Published: Jan 7, 2015, 10:57 am CST