Busy Phillips announces split from husband Mark Silverman after 14 years of marriage

Busy Phillips has announced that her 14-year marriage to Mark Silverman has come to an end.

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

“Mark and I have been separated for a long time, our kids know it, our family knows it, our friends know it,” she revealed.

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It's over: Busy Phillips has split from her husband of 14 years, Mark Silverman.Photos of them in 2019

It’s over: Busy Phillips has split from her husband of 14 years, Mark Silverman.Photos of them in 2019

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

She said: “Mark and I talked about it and when we first got separated we didn’t even think about making these statements – it made us both sick, really sick. It’s been a journey .

“The surest way Mark and I can ensure the privacy of our very dear children is to keep the public out of it.”

Family First: The former couple have two children - Birdie, 13, and Cricket, 8.They showed up at Disneyland in Orlando, Florida last June

Family First: The former couple have two children – Birdie, 13, and Cricket, 8.They showed up at Disneyland in Orlando, Florida last June

'It's been a journey': Busy explains that the couple first separated in February 2021 and have been considering how to share the news publicly, the former couple appeared in September 2018

‘It’s been a journey’: Busy explains that the couple first separated in February 2021 and have been considering how to share the news publicly, the former couple appeared in September 2018

The former couple have two children – birdie, 13, and cricket, 8 – and as the actress said, there is still love and respect between the two of them, and they are lucky to share their children together.

She concluded: “We love each other – so much! We have these beautiful kids together. There are so many things that really work for our relationship.

Busy and Marc got married in June 2007, which was a surprise to their friends and family.

Back in 2018, the Cougar Town actress revealed in her memoir that her best friend Michelle Williams had divorced her from her husband after having an “emotional relationship” with another dad. The edge is pulled out.

Get her back: Back in 2018, the Cougar Town actress revealed in her memoir that her best friend Michelle Williams took her from her after an

Get her back: Back in 2018, the Cougar Town actress revealed in her memoir that her best friend Michelle Williams took her from her after an “emotional relationship” with another dad The brink of divorce from husband pulled out, these friends appeared in April 2018

Tell everyone: Busy admits in her book This Will Only Hurt A Little that her relationship with Marc was in trouble from the time their first child was born, which led her to look to others for comfort and support

Tell everyone: Busy admits in her book This Will Only Hurt A Little that her relationship with Marc was in trouble from the time their first child was born, which led her to look to others for comfort and support

In her book This Will Only Hurt A Little, Busy admits that her relationship with Marc has been in trouble since the birth of their first child, which led her to seek comfort and support from others.

She wrote: ‘One man was my friend, another dad. We’ve been having lunch or something. Texting. Talking a lot on the phone.

“Honestly, I have a crush on him. I like him. Maybe I even love him? He obviously likes me too.

The actress wrote that she felt her writing husband was “not supportive” and even called him “useless” and claimed he “didn’t even try” to cuddle the bird when she was born.

She (appearing in LA last week) wrote:

She (appearing in LA last week) wrote: “There’s a guy who’s my friend and another dad. We’ve been having lunch or something. Texting. Talking a lot on the phone. Honestly, I have a crush on him. I like him. Maybe I even love him? He obviously likes me too.

However, her best friend and former fellow Dawson Creek actor Michelle, 41, has asked her to consider working for her marriage.

“Two years is really bad and then you find a new normal, but honestly if you can keep your family intact, I think you should,” Michelle said.

Busy revealed that the couple then sought treatment and, crucially, Marc was given treatment alone.

Her therapist warned her to “listen.” Divorce fuck kids. That’s it. This had a big impact on the actress.

During that time, however, Busy admitted she was still talking to her emotional boyfriend, writing, “I know. That part sucked. Sorry. I really am.”

After Mark apologized for feeling lonely after so many years, things did finally improve for the parent of two.

Busey wrote: “Mark recently had what I would call a breakthrough, and when I finally made it clear to another guy, he strangely understood it.

“It’s hard to explain it exactly, but he somehow broke in and completely changed his relationship with everyone, not just me.”

“Mark recently had what I would call a breakthrough: after Mark apologized for feeling lonely after so many years, things did finally improve for a parent of two.” The former couple appeared in April 2018