Busy Phillips leaves with estranged husband Mark Silverstein just days after announcing their split after 14 years of marriage
- Busy Phillips had lunch with husband Mark in New York City on Monday, days after announcing their divorce
- The 42-year-old former Dawsons Creek actress shared the news with fans on Friday’s podcast Busy Philipps Is Doing Her Best
- The former couple have two children: Birdie, 13, and Cricket, 8
- Busy explained that the couple first separated in February 2021 and have been considering how to share the news publicly
- Busy and Mark married in 2007
Busy Phillips’ impending divorce seemed amiable, as the Dawson Creek star was spotted with her ex, Mark Silverstein, on Monday.
Just days after the former couple announced the end of their 14-year marriage, the 42-year-old had a light lunch at New York City celebrity hotspot Via Carota.
Phillips shared the news of their split on her podcast on Friday, and the busy Phillips is doing his best, explaining that the divorce has been long overdue.
Co-parenting: Busy Phillips’ impending divorce appears amiable as Dawson Creek star is spotted on Monday with her ex Mark Silverstein
You wouldn’t know a divorce is imminent when you’re busy eating something with Mark this week.
Busy wears an ochre and cream gingham maxi dress with white sneakers and oversized square sunglasses.
The Girls 5Eva star had her signature blonde hair pulled into a messy high bun as she walked with her ex-partner.
Mark rocked his usual scruffy salt and pepper beard in a T-shirt and shorts.
Found: Just days after the ex-couple announced the end of their 14-year marriage, the 42-year-old had a light lunch at New York City celebrity hotspot Via Carota
Casual glamour: Busy wore an ochre and cream plaid maxi dress with white sneakers and oversized square sunglasses
There was no hand-holding or PDA, but neither did the couple who “quietly” ended things a while ago in any apparent drama or hostility.
“Mark and I have been separated for so long, our kids know it, our family knows it, our friends know it,” Busy revealed on her podcast.
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 couldn’t even think about making one of those 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.”
“Mark and I have been separated for so long, our kids know it, our family knows it, our friends know it,” Busy revealed on her podcast Friday.
The former couple have two children – birdie, 13, and cricket, 8 – and as the actress said, there is still a lot of love and respect between the two of them, and they’re 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 an “emotional relationship” with another dad. The edge is pulled out.
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.
Family First: The former couple have two children – Birdie, 13, and Cricket, 8.They showed up at Disneyland in Orlando, Florida last June