Ricky Gervais (Personal Life, Girlfriend)

Ricky Dene Gervais was born on 25 June 1961. He is an English stand-up comedian, actor, director, producer, musician and writer. Ricky Gervais achieved fame with his television series The Office and the subsequent series Extras, both of which he co-wrote and co-directed with Stephen Merchant. Gervais also played the lead roles in these two productions. He has performed on four sell-out stand-up comedy tours, and starred with Merchant and Karl Pilkington in the notorious podcast The Ricky Gervais Show. Ricky Gervais’ talent has won him a multitude of awards and honors, including seven BAFTA Awards, two British Comedy Awards, two Emmy Awards, one Golden and the 2006 Rose d'Or.

The comedian Ricky Gervais was born and raised in the suburb of Whitley in Berkshire. He has two brothers and a sister: Larry (born 1945), Marsha (born 1948), and Bob (born 1950). His father, Lawrence Raymond 'Jerry' Gervais (1919–2002), a Franco-Ontarian, emigrated while on foreign duty during the Second World War from London, Ontario, Canada. Jerry met Gervais' mother, Eva Sophia M. (born House; 1925–2000) during a blackout, and they settled in Whitley. Ricky Gervais mother died at the age of 74 of lung cancer.

Ricky Gervais declared that he believes his birth was unplanned due to the age difference between his youngest sibling and himself. This thing even his mother admitted. He has also claimed that his father was "drunk when he filled in the birth certificate", therefore the spelling of his middle name, Dene. Gervais has stated that he was brought up in a friendly and honest home, with no trauma. Moreover, they were constantly making fun of each other.

Ricky Gervais attended Whitley Park Infants and Junior Schools and received his secondary education at Ashmead Comprehensive School, before moving on to University College London in 1979. He wanted to study biology but changed to philosophy after only two weeks. He even earned an upper second-class honors degree in the philosophy. In 1982, during his time at UCL, he met Jane Fallon, with who he has been in a relationship since.

Stand-up comedian Ricky Gervais currently lives in Hampstead. He has moved from Bloomsbury, with his girlfriend of 29 years, producer and screenwriter Jane Fallon. In August 2008, they bought a second home on the Upper East Side of Manhattan in New York City.

Regarding to his relationship with Jane Fallon, he says they chose not to legally marry because "there’s no point in us having an actual ceremony before the eyes of God because there is no God" or have children because they "didn’t fancy dedicating 16 years of our lives. And there are too many children, of course". Ricky Gervais is a big supporter of animal rights, and has been a fan of wildlife documentaries since childhood. He is against fox hunting, bull fighting, and the use of black bear fur as caps for the Foot Guards.

Comedian Ricky Gervais is a declared atheist since a 2007 interview for Desert Island Discs. Later, he stated that he lost his faith at age eight. In June 2008 he became an Honorary Associate of the National Secular Society.

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