Melissa McCarthy’s husband’s response to the haters is perfect

Melissa McCarthy is constantly being blasted for her weight and called names – but her husband's response to the haters is perfect...


Melissa McCarthy has to be one of the most hilarious and most talented comedy writers and producers there are. At the same time, she’s an incredibly talented stand-up comedian, a well-known Hollywood actress, and a singer. On top of that, she is also a wife and a mother.

It’s safe to say that Melissa and husband Ben Falcone, who’s also a very successful actor in his own right, are one of the most beloved Hollywood couples. They have been married since 2005 and he never misses a chance to gush about how much he loves her and admires her.

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In 2021, Ben wished Melissa a happy birthday with a lovely photo of the two taken years ago 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!”

The two starred in Bridesmaids together and have produced a number of movies under their production company, On the Day Productions. Among the rest, they produced Tammy (2014), The Boss (2016), Happytime Murders (2018) and Life of the Party (2018). Recently, they starred together in the Netflix apocalyptic comedy God’s Favorite Idiot created by Ben.

Melissa was placed on the list of 25 Greatest Actors of the 21st Century by The New York Times and was named as one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2016.


When people comment on Melissa’s looks and criticize her weight,her husband is always there to remind everyone that she is the most special woman in his life.

When film critic Rex Reed slammed Melissa 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,” the actress’ cousin, Jenny McCarthy, who is an actress, model and TV personality, stepped up for her. 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.”

Ben Falcone (L) and Melissa McCarthy attend the Viacom Winter TCA Panels and Party on January 13, 2017 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Joshua Blanchard/Getty Images for Viacom)

Speaking of her weight and how she managed to lose some for the sake of the filming of The Boss, a script she wrote with Ben, Melissa said, “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 then added: “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?’”

Actors Melissa McCarthy and husband Ben Falcone arrive at the premiere of “Tammy” at TCL Chinese Theatre on June 30, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/Getty Images)

Referring to the 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.”

No matter her weight, Melissa McCarthy is an incredibly successful and loved woman. “I told her, ‘I love you every day. But today I love you most of all.’ And it was true,” her husband once wrote of her in an Instagram post.

“There has to be something more. There are so many more intriguing things about women than their butt or their this or their that,” Melissa once said, and we can’t agree more.

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