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Busy Philipps and husband Marc Silverstein SPLIT after 14 years of marriage and two children together

Busy Philipps and husband Marc Silverstein SPLIT after 14 years of marriage and two children together

BUSY Philipps has split from her husband, Marc Silverstein, as she opened up about their relationship.

The couple had been married 14 years before announcing they’ve parted ways.

Busy Philipps and her husband, Marc Silverstein, have parted waysGetty Images – Getty

The 42-year-old dropped the bombshell on Friday while on her podcast Busy Phillips Is Doing Her Best.

She said: “It’s been a really long time that Marc and I have been separated and our kids know, our families know, our friends know.”

Busy shared the pair first separated back in February 2021 and had been thinking how to reveal their split to the public.

The actress explained: “Marc and I talked about it, and when we first separated, we couldn’t even think about putting one of those statements out — it made us sick, both of us, truly ill. It’s a journey.

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“The surest way that Marc and I have been able to ensure the privacy of our kids that we love so f**king much was by not involving the public.”

Busy and Marc welcomed two kids during their marriage: Birdie Leigh, 13, and Cricket Pearl, eight.

Busy added on her podcast: “… We love each other- very much! And we have these beautiful kids together. And there are a lot of things that really work about our relationship.”

On her Instagram Stories, Busy shared a video of herself singing along to Just Be Simple by Songs: Ohia, which features the lyrics, “How there’s really no difference in who he was once and who he’s become..”

The Dawson’s Creek alum had been private about her marriage in the past, however, she did open up about it in her 2018 memoir, This Will Only Hurt a Little, in which she revealed she reached out for support from another man as her marriage was on the rocks.

She wrote: “There was a man I was friends with, another dad. We’d been having lunch and stuff. Texting. Talking on the phone a lot.

“Honestly, I had a crush on him. I like him. Maybe I even loved him? He clearly liked me too.”

Busy also once told Parents magazine: “… Marriage is always hard, but especially when you have kids … You’re going to go through periods when you’re not into it, but there always has to be one person willing to fight.

“I went to Marc several times and said, ‘I cannot do this anymore. Something has to change, and it’s you…’”


Busy previously shared some details about her parenting life back in 2021 as she revealed that her eldest child is gay and uses the pronouns, they/them.

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“Birdie told us at 10 years old and we immediately… I mean obviously, I knew that Birdie knew. I said, ‘You know, Bird, I’ve been doing a bad job with the pronouns,’” the Cougar Town alum said on her podcast.

She added: “So Birdie, my out kid, prefers they/them. I f**k up sometimes, but I’m trying my best at that, too.”

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