With her movie Tammy making headlines across the country, Melissa McCarthy is something of a household name, though for many people, the comedienne has been a fan favorite since her days of stand up, through her role on TV’s Gilmore Girls, and numerous television and film appearances.
Her husband Ben Falcone (who is also the director of Tammy) has shared the screen with her on several occasions, been in a handful of funny movies, and appeared in numerous comedic roles on TV.
Beyond their on-screen roles though, the two share a wonderfully strong marriage – nearly ten years strong – and they owe it, in their words, to simply not being “very Hollywood” and having “a lot of fun.”
At the Tammy premier, Melissa told an Entertainment Tonight reporter:
“We’re not very Hollywood. We have little kids, we stay in our little area. [If we weren’t here] we would be sitting in our backyard.”
Not only do they keep their family unit tight by spending time together, it’s pretty clear to see from the couple’s interactions (on and off screen) that their talents as comedians keep one another entertained.
And maybe that’s the most valuable lesson here – that being silly, taking the time to have some fun, and making an effort to make your spouse laugh can have a huge impact on your marriage.
We can’t all be movie star funny people, but it’s pretty safe to assume that most of us know how to crack a joke or give our spouse a good laugh – so remember the importance of humor in your day to day!
Even if you’re not the “funny type,” you can still use this a reminder to loosen up a little bit, and least keep yourself open to the idea of a good belly laugh, and even just seeing the humor in every day life.
Laughter has all kinds of physical, mental, and emotional benefits – and enjoying a good laugh together will undoubtedly draw your closer as a couple.