Jenny McCarthy & Melissa McCarthy: Jenny Denies Ever Telling Melissa She Needed To Lose Weight

Melissa McCarthy Shops In The Fashion DistrictRemember the story about how cousins Jenny McCarthy and Melissa McCarthy aren’t close these days? One part of the story claimed that Melissa resented Jenny for telling her she needed to lose weight if she wanted to make it in Hollywood. Obviously Melissa has “made it” without putting herself through a grueling weight loss. Now Jenny is setting the record straight. RELATED: Is Melissa McCarthy skipping her cousin Jenny McCarthy’s wedding?

Jenny told People that particular story is NOT true.

There is a crazy story going around that I once told my cousin, Melissa, that she would have to lose weight in order to get into show business. Nothing could be further from the truth.
“When she was starting out, I was fortunate enough to be in a position to get her a job on a show I was doing, to learn the ropes and get some experience on a TV set in front of the camera and behind the scenes. She has accomplished everything she has accomplished through hard work and her extraordinary talent, and I’ve only ever encouraged and supported and wished her the very best.”

I hope the story that they are practically estranged aren’t true. Ultimately, all you have is family!





  1. Hilary says

    I was over weight and tried so many things. Different things work for different people and I was lucky enough to find one that worked for me. I lost 18 pounds in one month without much exercise and it’s been a life changer. I’m a little embarrased to post my before and after photos here but if anyone actually cares to hear what I’ve been doing then I’d be happy to help in any way. Just shoot me an email at and I’ll show you my before and after photos, and tell you about how things are going for me with the stuff I’ve tried. I wish someone would have helped me out when I was struggling to find a solution so if I can help you then it would make my day