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In Melissa McCarthy, Ben Falcone’s supportive 17-year marriage

Show their support. Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone‘s marriage has been a success over the years thanks to the couple’s professional and personal collaborations, a source reveals exclusively in the new issue of Us weekly.

“They support each other’s careers and are creative with each other at home. They really are each other’s biggest fans in every way,” the insider says of McCarthy, 52, and Falcone, 49, who have daughters Vivian, 15, and Georgette, 12.

Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone. Shutterstock

After first meeting at school in the ’90s, the duo reunited when they attended the same comedy class in Los Angeles. McCarthy and Falcone played together for the first time on an episode of Gilmore Girls in 2003. Two years later, they exchanged vows in a private ceremony.

The comedians continued to share the same screen with projects including Bridesmaids, identity thief and The heat. In 2018, the actor opened up about directing his wife in a love scene for The life of the party.

“That’s a tricky one because I’m like ‘Hey, do you want to touch his ass?’ And I’m literally doing my job saying that so I don’t really know how I did it I just knew it was for the movie,” Falcone told exclusively U.S. “And Luke [Benward], who plays McCarthy’s love interest]is such a sweet guy, he’d love to go in and say, “Happy Birthday!” And he is such a sweetheart it was good but awkward! Annoying!”

Benward, 27, for his part, recalled feeling uncomfortable kissing McCarthy in front of her husband. “I’d be lying if I said there weren’t a few times when I wasn’t like, ‘Oh man, I’m kissing a woman in front of her husband’ — on her birthday,” he shared. U.S. “He yelled out towards the camera from behind like, ‘Get his ass!’ [and] “Kiss him again!” so it was great! And the funny thing is, it was actually improvised… so when I got into it, I didn’t have the guts to say, ‘Oh wow, we’re going to kiss today.’”

After playing a few on screen God’s favorite idiotFalcone gushed about the “really fun” time he had on set.

“It kind of harked back to some of those moments of doing bridesmaids or a scene or two in it tammy,” he told Entertainment tonight in June. “It’s really fun to enjoy performing with her because she’s so funny and so grounded and so amazing. Often I’ll look at a screen and say, “Oh it’s so great, can you try this?” So it’s nice to actually be in the scene with her.

For more insight into the McCarthy and Falcone dynamics, watch the video above and grab the new issue of Us weeklyin stands now.

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