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How Many Kids Does Melissa McCarthy Have?

Melissa McCarthy Reveals the Social Media Advice She Gave Her 2 Daughters, Vivian and Georgette

How Many Kids Does Melissa McCarthy Have?
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You wouldn't know it from the couple's social media platforms, but Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone have the coolest kids on the planet. The comedy duo — who refrain from posting about their kids on social media aside from rare photos where their faces are obscured — have had their fair share of funny moments on screen, but their two daughters, Vivian and Georgette, are just as funny — if not more — say the couple.

"It's a balancing act. Kids are really smart," McCarthy told People at the 2016 premiere of "The Boss." "They pick up on everything and then you still have to not laugh in front of them as you tell them that something's not appropriate, or something might be too aggressive. Then, when they leave the room . . ."

"You laugh really hard," Falcone chimed in.

McCarthy and Falcone are so invested in parenting, they both took part in writing Falcone's book about fatherhood, "Being a Dad Is Weird," for which McCarthy wrote the foreword.

Just like their mum and dad, Vivian and Georgette have a knack for the big screen, too. Both sisters acted alongside McCarthy in "The Boss," and McCarthy and Vivian also costarred in Netflix's "Thunder Force" (Vivian played McCarthy's characters' younger selves in both movies). Falcone wrote the script, making it a family affair.

Most recently, Georgette accompanied McCarthy and Falcone to the Los Angeles premiere of "The Little Mermaid" on 8 May. It marked a rare public appearance for the 13-year-old, though she was snapped in plenty of photos with her parents.

At the premiere, McCarthy spoke to People about how she navigates parenting her daughters in the social media era, especially when she so rarely posts them herself. "We keep track of it. I think it is still something to be really, really watched," McCarthy said. "I'm sure I don't do half as good a job as I should because I'm so bad with it."

According to McCarthy, she and Falcone are "always kind of reminding them, 'Keep this in perspective. This is not real.'" She added, "I keep saying this is smoke and mirrors and entertainment, which is fine. I've said, 'It's as if somebody takes a character I've played and assumes that's the real me.' But that's an ongoing fistfight that concerns me all the time."

Learn more about Viv and Georgie ahead.

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