Dismissing critiques about her weight, Ben Falcone says he’s a “lucky fella” to have Melissa McCarthy as his wife

The talented actor Melissa McCarthy is much more interesting than she is overweight.

McCarthy is a comic genius with a ton of talent who has produced, written, and starred in several Hollywood blockbusters.

She and her passionate actor husband Ben Falcone, with whom she has been married since 2005, are a tremendously gifted couple and one of Hollywood’s cutest and funniest couples.

Falcone, 49, frequently exclaims his love and respect for McCarthy and how beautiful she is.

In 2021, Falcone posted a photo of the two on his Instagram with the caption, “This was taken at a friend’s wedding, maybe 14 years ago. We had a good time. It was a fun wedding, but also Melissa makes everything fun–just by being herself. I’m such a lucky fella to be married to someone so smart, kind, beautiful and crazy funny. Happy birthday Mooch, love you!”

In addition to producing films like Tammy (2014), The Boss (2016), Happytime Murders (2018), and Life of the Party through their production business On the Day Productions, the couple both played characters in Bridesmaids (2011). (2018). The couple most recently appeared in Falcone’s post-apocalyptic comedy God’s Favorite Idiot (2022), a Netflix series.

McCarthy, who ranked fourth on Forbes’ list of the highest-paid actresses in 2023, is well-known for her work on the TV series Mike and Molly and The Gilmore Girls (2000–2007). (2010-2016). She has appeared in films such as The Heat (2013), The Spy (2015), Ghostbusters (2016), and Can You Ever Forgive Me?,

Which she was nominated for an Oscar and in which she played a struggling writer who forges letters from deceased authors. And, in 2023, McCarthy is showcasing her musical chops as Ursula, the villainous sea witch in Disney’s live-action film The Little Mermaid.

McCarthy, who is now 52, has received numerous honors. In 2016, Time named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world, and in 2020, The New York Times ranked her as the 22nd greatest actor of the twenty-first century.

The unconventional nature of McCarthy and Falcone’s relationship in Hollywood makes their humor charming. The duo showed up to the Vanity Fair Oscars after-party in 2019 sporting matching Adidas tracksuits and sneakers. The decision McCarthy says received mixed feedback “I’m sure it threw everybody into a tizzy because the idea came to me the day before the Oscars.”

Joking about her fashion choices, told Entertainment Tonight, “It’s not (less glamorous) to me guys, I’ve doubled my diamonds–I feel great.”

One thing people might not know is that McCarthy is the cousin of Jenny McCarthy, an actress, model and TV personality. In 2013, Jenny lashed out in defense of McCarthy after film critic Rex Reed slammed her cousin in a review of Identity Thief, referring to her as a “tractor-sized Melissa McCarthy” and a “gimmick comedian who has devoted her short career to being obese and obnoxious with equal success.”

Jenny told E! News, “That’s obnoxious in itself. For anyone to attack like that, it’s just wrong and hurtful, and it doesn’t do anyone any good…” She added, “She’s very very talented and people know that, so…He can go to hell.”

Rated high on the scale for her acting skills, McCarthy graciously dismisses judgments about her ever-changing weight.

In 2016, McCarthy spoke with Refinery29 about her dropping some weight for her role in The Boss, a script she wrote with Falcone, who also directs. “I have, but I’ll be back again. I’ll be up, I’ll be down, probably for the rest of my life. The thing is, if that is the most interesting thing about me, I need to go have a lavender farm in Minnesota and give this up.”

She continued, “There has to be something more. There are so many more intriguing things about women than their butt or their this or their that. It can’t be the first question every time, or a question at all…Can you imagine them asking some of these guys I work with, ‘How do you keep your butt looking so good?’”

Actress Melissa McCarthy is seen on the set of “Can You Ever Forgive Me” on January 23, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
And about stereotypes, she said, “I want to get rid of constantly categorizing. Lists give somebody a way to shove and tear down women. Those women that are always shown, that we’re all supposed to be like, is like .000009% of human beings. That’s crazy.”

McCarthy founded Melissa McCarthy Seven7 to share her stunning looks with others after struggling with fashion. She reportedly stopped producing her line, which came in sizes four to 28, but her fierce looks can still be bought on websites that sell used goods online.

Despite criticism, Falcone continues to make heart-melting remarks about McCarthy, the mother of their two children. He said, “I told her, ‘I love you every day,’” in the description of one of his Instagram pictures. But today, I really do love you,” and it was true.

Melissa has mentioned in interviews that she will continue to fluctuate in weight. To be honest, I don’t believe that should be the “most interesting” aspect of her or anyone else.

“There has to be something more. There are so many more intriguing things about women than their butt or their this or their that,” she says.

I couldn’t agree more, she’s totally right!

 

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