Hollywood actress denies she made fun of her famous cousin’s weight

Just yesterday funny-woman Jenny McCarty shared a sweet childhood photo of her and her cousin on Instagram.

The 42-year old captioned the image “me, my sis and my cousin Melissa 102 degrees at the zoo, not happy campers. #tbt.”


Me, my sis and my cousin Melissa. 102 degrees at the zoo, not happy campers. #tbt

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While Jenny has three sister, we were very interested to find out that this cousin was none other than Bridesmaids star Melissa McCarthy. The 44-year old actress and her cousin are now both successful Hollywood stars, but it doesn’t look like they were strutting any red carpets as kids.

In the past the relationship between the pair has been thought to be somewhat tense.


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Last year Jenny was denying any rumours that she had made fun of her cousin’s size in an interview with People magazine. She said that “nothing could be further from the truth”.

Formerly a host on TV series The View, she went on to say: “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.”

She explained that was untrue and in fact she actually helped Melissa get her first job in show business so she could “learn the ropes”. She also praised all of Melissa’s success and hard work.

“She has accomplished everything she has accomplished through hard work and her extraordinary talent.”

Jenny further dismissed any claims that she was not inviting Melissa to her wedding to fellow actor Donnie Wahlberg. She said the reports from the National Enquirer were “ridiculous”.

“Donnie and I are planning a very intimate ceremony that will involve a very small group of our closest friends and that's it – not a huge production with hundreds of friends and extended families.”