'Busy Tonight' Busy Philipps Candid On Kids That Husband Didn't Wish For
In her new book, This Will Only Hurt a Little, the Busy Tonight host Busy Philips chronicles her rape by her then-high school boyfriend in a painfully excruciating detailed fashion.
The trauma - she had felt growing up as a result - would manifest itself in the form of nightmares before her wedding and while giving birth to her kids with no pain relief.
Who knew that her husband would put her through another emotional rollercoaster ride after the birth of their first child?
Busy Tonight Host On Her Husband: "I Was Parenting By Myself."
The birth of a new life marks a new beginning.
But for Busy, her daughter's birth pushed her towards the vortex of everything she hoped she wouldn't go through yet again. The Culprit, you ask? Busy's husband, Marc Silverstein, a renowned Hollywood writer and producer.
Speaking to Parents in October 2018, the Illinois native shed light on the strain their marriage had suffered after the birth of their first child, Birdie. She quipped:
“Marc and I had a really rough time after Birdie was born. He was not understanding how to be a dad and, in fact, didn’t try. I was parenting by myself."
To add insult to the injury, when she approached her husband about her desire to have another child, her husband simply brushed her off. The Dawson Creek actress shared:
"When I told him I wanted to have a second child, he said, ‘Fine, but it’s all on you.’ That was so heartbreaking."
Busy - who stands 5 foot & 6 inches(168cm) in height - acknowledges that marriages are inherently a steep mountain to conquer; however, she was going to give up neither on her husband nor their marriage. About the confrontation between her and her husband, she recalled:
"I went to Marc several times and said, ‘I cannot do this anymore. Something has to change, and it’s you.’"
Since the bust-up, the pair has had discussions, and even counseling claims the Cougar Town actress. By her admission, Busy is taken aback by how participatory her husband has been throughout the process.
The Busy Tonight host, her husband and their kids on their day out (Photo:- dailymail.co.uk)
Birdie(age 10) and Cricket's (age 5) parents' relationship has gone from strength to strength ever since; culminating in the pair recreating flashback photo to celebrate their 8th wedding anniversary.
Busy Philips' Wedding Vow: Inspiration Behind The Vow
By the time their second daughter Cricket was born in 2013, both Busy, age 39, and her husband Marc had put their past transgressions behind them.
The couple even celebrated their 8th wedding anniversary by recreating their 2007 wedding photo. The 39-year-old Busy Tonight host took to her Instagram to mark the joyous occasion by sharing the said three-way photo; talk about romantic gestures!
Busy along with her husband recreate their 2007 wedding photo (Photo:- dailymail.co.uk)
Her husband, likewise, is all for romantic gestures. On the day of their wedding, Marc presented her with a binding contract as revealed by her 2010 Ok! Magazine interview. Besty - who has a reported net worth of $12 million - quipped:
"He did do something really romantic — he drew up a contract that says he will never break my heart. He had it all drawn up and notarized so it’s legal and he had it framed and hung it on the wall."
Later, the whole debacle would be played scene by scene in the movie The Vow, whose screenplay was written by Marc; thus forever immortalizing their romance in a film.
They too have worked together in various projects including He's Not That Into You and I Feel Pretty.