Stars You Didn't Know Were Related

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Jenny McCarthy - Melissa McCarthy

By ALEX UNGERMAN

February 13, 2014

It could be due to the common last name, or their relatively independent-from-one-another career trajectories, but many are surprised to hear that Melissa and Jenny McCarthy are cousins.

While Melissa has become something of a comedic powerhouse whose phone has likely been ringing off the hook since Bridesmaids, McCarthy gained notoriety modeling for Playboy, and recently joined as co-host of The View.

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