Bridesmaids actress Melissa McCarthy and her daughter Vivian were spotted out doing a little pre-holiday shopping on Sunday (December 9) in Los Angeles, Calif. The 5-year old showed her manners by holding the door open for her famous mama as they entered the store.
The Mike & Molly star – who is married to Ben Falcone and has another daughter Georgette, 2 – wants to ensure that her girls have a positive body image. “Sometimes I wish I were just magically a size six and I never had to give [my weight] a single thought,” she admitted. “But I am weirdly healthy, so I don’t beat myself up about it – it wouldn’t help, and I don’t want to pass that on to my girls.”
Many of the people the 42-year old mama knows – regardless of size – has tried some system or another to manage their weight and body image.
“Even when someone gets to looking like she should be so proud of herself, instead she’s like, ‘I could be another three pounds less; I could be a little taller and have bigger lips.’ Where does it end?”
She added: “You just have to say, ‘It’s pretty damn good. I am right here at the moment and I’m OK with it. I’ve got other things to think about.’”