If there’s one thing Melissa McCarthy wouldn’t trade for the world, it’s her family! The beloved Bridesmaids star is married to her loving husband, Ben Falcone, and together they share two beautiful daughters, Vivian Falcone and Georgette Falcone.
Melissa and the What to Expect When You’re Expecting actor’s love story first began when they met while performing at the same improv theater in Los Angeles in 1998. The Heat actress and her longtime beau dated for over seven years before tying the knot in 2005.
The Hollywood couple created their adorable family when they welcomed their eldest child, Vivian, in 2007. Three years later in 2010, the Tammy actress gave birth to their second daughter, Georgette.
Melissa and Ben do a pretty good job of juggling their busy careers with their lives as parents, but it isn’t always easy. Although there are struggles that come along with being a mom, the Academy Award winner insisted having Vivian and Georgette makes it all worth it.
“[There are] more joys than challenges. The challenges are just, ‘Am I doing enough?’ and being surprised and amazed by my girls,” she explained to Us Weekly in February 2019. Melissa also credited her sweet mini-mes for making her job as a mom so much easier.
“They’re really smart and funny … [and] weird,” the Can You Ever Forgive Me star marveled of Vivian and Georgette. “I think they’re better [than me]. They’re further along in their young lives than I was. I feel like I had to push almost 30 to get their kind of confidence, so I love seeing that.”
As the mom of two little girls, it’s important for Melissa to instill the best qualities in Vivian and Georgette. While exclusively chatting with Closer Weekly in October 2018, the Life of the Party actress opened up about being a good example for her youngsters.
“Navigating each day with my two girls, I hope I’m trailblazing,” she told Closer at the time. “At least in the sense of chopping things down and making the path for them a little better.”
While both Melissa and Ben’s daughters have made their acting debuts, the proud parents have made it clear that they will support any careers their kids decide to pursue in the future.
“I think we both just want them to do something they really love and to feel good about themselves doing it,” the Mike & Molly alum said during a June 2022 episode of Daily Pop. “It could be a gecko catcher in the Galapagos Islands or could be acting or — they’re both very artistic. So, I just want them to be happy and to kind of lead with kindness.”
Of course, it’s no surprise that both Vivian and Georgette inherited their parents’ funny genes. Melissa got the call to work on Nine Perfect Strangers in 2020, a role that required her to temporarily move to Australia. She described Vivian’s reaction to the news in a March 2021 interview with InStyle.
“I was like, ‘I just had the weirdest call. Someone asked if we want to move to Australia to do Nine Perfect Strangers,’” Melissa recalled. “And she didn’t even take a beat. She went, ‘We should leave today. We can’t see friends. And isn’t Australia one of the safest places on the planet?'”
Scroll through the gallery below to learn all about Melissa and Ben’s daughters, Vivian and Georgette.
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