Busy Philipps announces split from husband Marc Silverman after 14 years of marriage

Busy Philipps has announced her 14 year marriage to Marc Silverman is over.

The former Dawsons Creek actress, 42, who has two children with Silverman, shared the news with fans on her podcast Busy Philipps Is Doing Her Best Is Doing Her Best on Friday.

‘It’s been a really long time that Marc and I have been separated and our kids know, our families know, our friends know,’ she revealed.

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Over: Busy Philipps and her husband of 14 years Marc Silverman have split. They are pictured here in 2019

Busy explained that the couple had first separated in February 2021 and had been contemplating how to publicly share the news.

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.’

Family first: The former couple have two daughters - 13-year-old Birdie and eight-year-old Cricket - as they are seen at Disneyworld in Orlando, Florida last June

Family first: The former couple have two daughters – 13-year-old Birdie and eight-year-old Cricket – as they are seen at Disneyworld in Orlando, Florida last June

'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 former Dawsons Creek actress (pictured in LA last week), 42, shared the news with fans on her Busy Philipps Is Doing Her Best on Friday podcast

‘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 former Dawsons Creek actress (pictured in LA last week), 42, shared the news with fans on her Busy Philipps Is Doing Her Best on Friday podcast

'It's a journey': Busy explained that the couple had first separated in February 2021 and had been contemplating how to publicly share the news, the former couple are seen in September 2018

‘It’s a journey’: Busy explained that the couple had first separated in February 2021 and had been contemplating how to publicly share the news, the former couple are seen in September 2018

The former couple have two children – 13-year-old Birdie and eight-year-old Cricket – as the actress said there is still plenty of love and respect between the two of them and that they are blessed to share the children together.

She concluded: ‘Well 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.’

Busy and Marc married in June 2007 in a ceremony that was a surprise for their friends and family.

Back in 2018, the Cougar Town actress revealed in her memoir that her best friend Michelle Williams had pulled her from the Brink of divorcing her husband after having an ’emotional affair’ with another dad.

Got her back: Back in 2018, the Cougar Town actress revealed in her memoir that her best friend Michelle Williams had pulled her from the Brink of divorcing her husband after having an 'emotional affair' with another dad, the friends are seen in April 2018

Got her back: Back in 2018, the Cougar Town actress revealed in her memoir that her best friend Michelle Williams had pulled her from the Brink of divorcing her husband after having an ’emotional affair’ with another dad, the friends are seen in April 2018

Tell-all: Busy confessed in her book - titled This Will Only Hurt A Little - that her relationship with Marc had hit a rough patch stemming from when their first child was born which led her into seeking comfort and support from someone else

Tell-all: Busy confessed in her book – titled This Will Only Hurt A Little – that her relationship with Marc had hit a rough patch stemming from when their first child was born which led her into seeking comfort and support from someone else

Busy confessed in her book – titled This Will Only Hurt A Little – that her relationship with Marc had hit a rough patch stemming from when their first child was born which led her into seeking comfort and support from someone else.

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.’

The actress wrote that she had felt ‘unsupported’ by her screenwriter husband, even calling him ‘useless’ and claiming he ‘didn’t even try’ to hold Birdie when she was born.

She (seen in LA last week) 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.'

She (seen in LA last week) 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.’

However, it was her best pal and former fellow Dawson’s Creek castmate Michelle, now 41, who asked her to consider working on her marriage.

‘It would be really awful for two years and then you would find a new normal but honestly, if you can keep your family intact, I think you should do it.’ Michelle had said.

Busy reveals that the couple then sought therapy, and crucially, Marc got individual sessions.

Her therapist warned her ‘Listen. Divorce f**** up children. It just does.’ which had a big impact on the actress.

'If you can keep your family intact, I think you should do it': However, it was her best pal and former fellow Dawson's Creek castmate Michelle, now 41, who asked her to consider working on her marriage, the pals are seen in October 2017

‘If you can keep your family intact, I think you should do it’: However, it was her best pal and former fellow Dawson’s Creek castmate Michelle, now 41, who asked her to consider working on her marriage, the pals are seen in October 2017

However, during that time, Busy admits she was still talking to her emotional boyfriend, as she writes, ‘I know. That part is so sh***y. I’m sorry. I really am.’

Things did eventually improve for the parents of two after Marc apologized for how she felt alone after so many years.

Busy wrote: ‘Marc had recently had what I guess is called a breakthrough, and when I finally came clean about the other dude he was weirdly understanding about it.

‘It’s hard to explain it exactly, but it broke open in a way and totally changed the way it related to everyone, not just me.’

'Marc had recently had what I guess is called a breakthrough: 'Things did eventually improve for the parents of two after Marc apologized for how she felt alone after so many years, the former couple are seen in April 2018

‘Marc had recently had what I guess is called a breakthrough: ‘Things did eventually improve for the parents of two after Marc apologized for how she felt alone after so many years, the former couple are seen in April 2018

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