Busy Philipps, who will always be legendary bitch Kim Kelly to me, is spending quarantine holed up in her L.A. mansion with her husband, screenwriter Marc Silverstein (he wrote the modern classic Never Been Kissed!), and two daughters, Birdie, 11, and Cricket, 6. Yes, she named her daughters after birds and bugs. If there’s a third, it’ll be named after an even smaller flying organism. Gnat? Flea?
Anyway, the kids are alright (apart from all the homework), but Busy admits that she and Marc, who have been married almost thirteen years, are getting on each other’s nerves.
via Us Weekly:
“It’s the worst. I mean, I obviously couldn’t do it without him, but ugh,” the Dawson’s Creek alum, 40, told Us Weekly exclusively while promoting her new Walgreens campaign on Tuesday, May 12. “Listen, it’s been a process — like everything — but we have been making a point to make sure … that the other one gets time to themselves.”
Ahh, she pulled the ol’ “it’s been a process”. For me, that phrase is code for, “Things are bad, I hate whoever I’m talking about, but I’m biting my tongue so I don’t sound like an asshole.”
Busy went on to say how important their time apart is:
“So for Marc, a lot of times he really enjoys sitting outside by himself in the middle of the day, which is great. When he’s out there, I’m like, ‘I’m not texting him, I’m not asking him where the spatula is that he was the last one to use.’ It’s just, like, go outside, sit down, look at your phone, look at Twitter, do whatever you want to do for an hour.”
The former Busy Tonight host, however, also takes time for herself later in the day. “I prefer the evening [or the] afternoon when I know all the kids’ homework, everything is done and they’re just playing or watching TV or doing whatever they’re doing,” she explained. “I go up onto my balcony. I call it balcony time.”
Ah, balcony time. For me (and I’ll bet for Busy too), that’s code for weed.
Busy says Marc makes the effort to cook “gourmet” dinners for just the two of them on special balcony date nights. After dinner, their daughters will “just come out and dance” for them, which is a very cute/insane visual.
I read Busy’s book “This Will Only Hurt A Little”, and she was very honest about the issues in her marriage, which included an imbalance in parenting (she was doing everything), and Marc talking down to her (something that had started rubbing off on their daughters). Busy had an emotional affair with a dad at her daughter’s school, and by 2016 she was seriously considering divorce. Her best friend Michelle Williams helped talk her out of it, Marc begged for a second chance, and they worked it out. Things improved with couple’s therapy and Marc becoming a more involved father.
But obviously quarantine has threatened to reverse all their hard work. How many couples do you think will immediately break up post-pandemic, completely over each other’s bullshit? Especially us normies who don’t live in big houses? Probably the same number who will pop out little quarantine babies next winter. A baby/divorce boom. Oooo, ya hear that, my fellow singles? A fresh crop of newly broken up hotties to swipe right on! And hook up with! And get ghosted by! And cry over in an emergency therapy session!