Melissa McCarthy, Husband Ben Falcone Have A ‘Great Marriage’; Was Her Weight The Reason Designers Refused To Make Her Oscars Dress?


Melissa McCarthy talks husband Ben Falcone in a recent interview with Redbook. She also talked about why she started her own clothing line.

McCarthy said about Falcone, “We have a great marriage, and outside forces can’t really change that. Success doesn’t define us, even though we love what we do. The important thing is our family and kids.” Falcone has appeared in several movies with McCarthy, including Bridesmaids, The Heat, and Identity Thief.

McCarthy and Falcone have been married since 2005 and have two daughters together, Vivian, 7, and Georgette, 4.

“[Georgette] asked me, ‘Are you famous?'” McCarthy said, “And I said to her, ‘Famous doesn’t mean anything. Just because people know my face doesn’t mean they know us or that it makes us any more interesting or better.'”

‘The Heat’ actress admits that she wasn’t always so grounded. “I see teenagers or people who are 21 and think, ‘I was an idiot at that age. I was running around New York like a crazy woman. Thank God I only had three and a half cents to my name. I was too immature to handle success then.”

McCarthy also talked about her unusual fashion in her youth, telling Redbook, “I wore white kabuki makeup, had blue-black hair. At one point I shaved an inch and a half around my hairline and continued the white makeup up so it made my head look slightly deformed. I thought it was hilarious. I was in a little town and I just got a kick out of it.”

However, the ‘Tammy’ actress was never so “goth.” “I was never sullen. I was a terrible punk — I was still so chatty.”

McCarthy also talked about how she is even starting her own plus-size clothing line for women. The ‘Bridesmaids’ actress said that the decision was influenced partially by other designers’ refusal to dress her for awards shows.

“When I go shopping, most of the time I’m disappointed. Two Oscars ago, I couldn’t find anybody to do a dress for me,” the star explained. “I asked five or six designers — very high-level ones who make lots of dresses for people — and they all said no.” 

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