Melissa McCarthy is Related to Jenny McCarthy

It appears that comedy runs in the family.

It was discovered recently that Mike and Molly star Melissa McCarthy is actually related to none other than Jenny McCarthy.

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Fresh off Melissa McCarthy‘s Emmy win last year, it came as quite a surprise to most when blonde bombshell Jenny McCarthy tweeted her support.

“Congrats to my cousin melissa mccarthy on her Emmy win!!”

Jenny gave her cousin a break many years ago on her self-titled MTV television show.

Melissa, 41, was born in Plainfield, Illinois, while younger cousin Jenny, 38, grew about about 40 miles away on the southside of Chicago.

Who Knew? Melissa McCarthy & Jenny McCarthy Are Cousins!

Who Knew? Melissa McCarthy & Jenny McCarthy Are Cousins!