Busy Philipps splits from husband Marc Silverstein after 14 years of marriage
27th May 2022

Former Dawson’s Creek actress Busy Phillips announced that she has split from her screenwriter husband Marc Silverstein after 14 years of marriage, although she’s kept the split secret for over a year.

The 42 year old, who shares two daughters, Birdie, 13, and Cricket, eight, with Marc, made the admission on her podcast, Busy Phillips Is Doing Her Best

Whilst she didn't give a reason for the breakup, she did reveal that she and Marc actually split in February 2021.

Speaking on the podcast, 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.”

The He’s Just Not That Into You actress also let her listeners know that part of the reason for the delay in announcing the split was that she “couldn’t even think about putting one of those statements out”.

She said: "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,”

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

Despite the breakdown of their marriage, Busy stressed that the couple “love each other – very much”.

She continued: "And we have these beautiful kids together. And there are a lot of things that really work about our relationship."

Busy and Marc married in 2007, and in a 2020 post celebrating their wedding anniversary, Busy revealed that the attendees believed they were attending a surprise party for her, thrown by her husband, when in actual fact, the event turned out to be her wedding.

Their marriage appears not to have been all plain sailing, as Busy previously revealed to Harper’s Bazaar that they had once almost split due to conflicting parenting issues.

She said: "Marc was like, 'I’ll do anything.' And I was like, 'Okay, then do everything. Because I have done it all, all by myself, and I’m done, dude’.

"I was fully out the door, I wasn’t expecting anything from him, but what we ended up doing was creating our own system.”

In 2018, Busy also admitted to having an “emotional affair” with another dad in her book, This Will Only Hurt A Little.

She wrote: "Honestly, I had a crush on him. I like him. Maybe I even loved him? He clearly liked me too,"

She also revealed that her friend, Michelle Williams, who has a child with the late Heath Ledger, convinced her to work on her issues with Marc and try to save the marriage.

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