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Big Beautiful Women, Plus Size Celebrities’ Love Stories: Melissa McCarthy

by Becky

You might recognize Melissa McCarty from the popular show Gilmore Girls, or the very funny CW sitcom Mike & Molly, or even from the hilarious Bridesmaids. No matter where you know her from, you likely know how much of a force she is to be reckoned with as one of the bigger plus size celebrities. What you may not be as familiar with is her love story and the dating story the comes with it! This funny, talented lady’s love story is one that many woman dream of, that is for sure.

Ben Falcone and Melissa McCarthy
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When she was just in her 20s, McCarthy admitted to People Magazine that she was distraught over the fact that she was not skinny or as pretty as she thought other girls to be. Because of that, she seemed to believe that she would not get a fairy tale style love story that most women gush about. But, she was proven wrong when she met future husband and director Ben Falcone at LA improv group, The Groundlings. And just as one could expect from a romantic dating story, the connection was instant.

It was a few years later that their dating story became their marriage story, as they married on October 8, 2005. Since then, they have welcomed two young daughters, Vivian and Georgette, and McCarthy’s acting career as catapulted her into becoming one of the most talked about plus size celebrities in Hollywood. The couple actually tries to find work together, so that they are able to spend more time as a couple than they would otherwise, something not all Hollywood couples are brave enough to do.

While their marriage and family life is “easy” and “fun” according to McCarthy, it has not come without some personal struggles. McCarthy has been subjected to cruel comments, ridiculing her for everything from her size to acting abilities. But, she is firm in her belief that the comments have not made her feel the need to change, even though they sometimes get to her. But, with an amazing husband to support her, and two little girls, she always perseveres.

What may also be nice to hear is the couple’s ability to joke with each other. At the 2016 Golden Globes, Falcone tweeted a selfie with his wife, jokingly captioning it that they were single and ready to mingle. McCarthy, not to be left out of the fun, added his tux had sponsored by the controversial Ashley Madison. Falcone also admitted that he “helped” his wife practice for her comedy film Spy, where she performed several martial arts moves.

This is one powerhouse Hollywood couple to watch- with the love, dedication, and humor they bring to the table. McCarthy continues to be an inspiration to many women, as one of the plus size celebrities with such a heartwarming love story. McCarthy has been nominated for 65 awards since 2011 and won a total of 15. You can see her in her upcoming 2016 films The Boss and the all-female remake of the iconic blockbuster Ghostbusters.

Stay tuned for the next plus size celebrity of the Big Beautiful Women series!

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