Actress and comedienne Melissa McCarthy, best known for "Mike & Molly," once opened up about how she and her husband Ben Falcone met at a theater class.
During an interview with Ellen DeGeneres on her show, Melissa admitted that the first time she and Ben were together was at a party. At the time, he was in high school and she was in college, and they didn't meet per se.
"Ben is – lovingly – a bit of a super hypochondriac."
Melissa McCarthy on August 05, 2019, in Hollywood, California | Photo: Getty Images
Ten years later, their paths crossed again in a comedy writing class at the Groundlings comedy school in Los Angeles.
She was interested in Ben from the very first day because, instead of playing loud and crazy characters like the rest of the students, he was a quiet and "very peculiar" inmate that "really" liked his new roommate.
As soon as she noticed how "strange" he was, she thought, "I like him." From that point on, they became good friends, and according to Ben, they were "on the same page" from the first time they spoke. He added:
"We love each other, respect each other, and try not to sweat the small stuff. And we really make each other laugh."
Melissa and Ben dated for seven years before finally taking their relationship to the next level and tying the knot. The ceremony took place in 2005, and they have had a beautiful romance ever since.
From that point on, their relationship has kept getting better. In May 2007, the couple welcomed their first child to the world, Vivian. Only three years later, Melissa's second daughter, Georgette, was born.
Ben Falcone and Melissa McCarthy on March 20, 2017 in Hollywood, California | Photo: Getty Images
Since both of them are involved in the entertainment industry, they have appeared on camera together more than once. The first time was in an episode of "Gilmore Girls," where Melissa played Sookie St. James, her breakout role, for all of its seven seasons.
Ben, on the other hand, appeared in season three in an episode titled "Say Goodnight, Gracie." Apart from that, they had a hilarious scene on "Bridesmaids," which was the first time that the couple acted together in a blockbuster movie.
After sharing screen time on "Identity Thief," they wrote their 2014 film "Tammy." Ben served as the director of the movie, Melissa was the main star, and he made a cameo as the manager of a restaurant who fired Tammy.
For their second movie together, "The Boss," the couple took things to the next level. Not only Ben directed Melissa in the leading role, but their daughters Vivian and Georgette also made cameos.
The two have accomplished what many other people in the entertainment industry have failed to do: stay married for 15 years. In a previous interview that Melissa and her husband had with Ellen, they shared some of their relationship secrets:
"Ben is – lovingly – a bit of a super hypochondriac, maybe germophobe. And we may have seven or eight blood pressure cuffs in our home."
Before saying that he would take his own blood pressure as many times as necessary, Melissa's husband claimed that only one was not enough because "what if it's not working right?"
Vivian and Georgette are already used to his unusual behavior, so they don't worry about it anymore.
Speaking of her daughters, the actress recently confessed that she taught them an important lesson on embracing their personalities and goofiness and being comfortable with who they are.
Melissa McCarthy said that she loved the fact that her daughters could know who they are and what they like and don't like