Busy Philipps seen for the FIRST TIME since announcing her divorce from husband of 14 years Marc Silverman

Busy Philipps showed up in New York City last Saturday as she walked her beloved dog Gina, who she joked she considers her third child.

The 42-year-old cut a stylish figure in a blue and white gingham dress and fashionably threw a white jacket over her shoulders.

Her latest outing marked the first time she was seen in public since announcing that her 14-year marriage to Marc Silverman is over.

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There she goes: Busy Philipps showed up in New York City on Saturday, walking her beloved dog Gina, whom she joked considers her third child

The former Dawson’s Creek actress 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 long time since Marc and I got divorced and our kids know it, our families know it, our friends know it,” she revealed.

Busy explained that the couple had first split up in February 2021 and had considered how to share the news publicly.

She said, “Marc and I talked about it, and when we first broke up, we couldn’t even think of putting out any of those statements — it made us sick, both of us, really sick. It’s a journey.

Good looks: The 42-year-old cut a stylish figure in a blue and white gingham dress and fashionably threw a white jacket over her shoulders

Good looks: The 42-year-old cut a stylish figure in a blue and white gingham dress and fashionably threw a white jacket over her shoulders

End of the road: Her latest outing marked the first time she was seen in public since announcing that her 14-year marriage to Marc Silverman is over

End of the road: Her latest outing marked the first time she was seen in public since announcing that her 14-year marriage to Marc Silverman is over

About: Busy and her estranged husband are pictured here in 2019

About: Busy and her estranged husband are pictured here in 2019

Family first: The former couple has two children: 13-year-old Birdie and eight-year-old Cricket.  They were featured at Disneyworld in Orlando, Florida last June

Family first: The former couple has two children: 13-year-old Birdie and eight-year-old Cricket. They were featured at Disneyworld in Orlando, Florida last June

'It's a journey': Busy explained that the couple had first split up in February 2021 and had considered how to share the news publicly, the former couple will be seen in September 2018

‘It’s a journey’: Busy explained that the couple had first split up in February 2021 and had considered how to share the news publicly, the former couple will be seen in September 2018

“The surest way Marc and I can guarantee the privacy of our children that we love so much was by not involving the public.”

The former couple have two children – 13-year-old Birdie and eight-year-old Cricket – as the actress said, there is still a lot 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 children together. And there are a lot of things that really work on our relationship.”

Busy and Marc were married in June 2007 in a ceremony that came as a surprise to their friends and family.

Got her back: In 2018, the Cougar Town actress revealed in her memoir that her best friend Michelle Williams pulled her off the brink of divorcing her husband after having an

Got her back: In 2018, the Cougar Town actress revealed in her memoir that her best friend Michelle Williams pulled her off the brink of divorcing her husband after having an “emotional affair” with another father, the friends become friends seen in April 2018

Tell-all: Busy confessed in her book - titled This Will Only Hurt A Little - that her relationship with Marc had reached a rough patch following the birth of their first child, which caused her to seek 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 reached a rough patch following the birth of their first child, which caused her to seek comfort and support from someone else.

In 2018, the Cougar Town actress revealed in her memoir that her best friend Michelle Williams had pulled her off the brink of divorcing her husband after having an “emotional affair” with another father.

Busy confessed in her book – titled This Will Only Hurt A Little – that her relationship with Marc had gone through a rough patch when their first child was born, leaving her to seek comfort and support from someone else.

She wrote: ‘There was a man I was friends with, another father. We were having lunch and stuff. Texting. A lot on the phone.

“Honestly, I was in love with him. I like him. Maybe I even loved him? He clearly liked me too.’

The actress wrote that she felt “unsupported” by her screenwriter husband, even calling him “useless” and claiming that 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 father.  We had lunch and everything.  Texting.  A lot on the phone.  Frankly, I was in love with 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 father. We were having lunch and stuff. Texting. A lot on the phone. Frankly, I was in love with him. I like him. Maybe I even loved him? He clearly liked me too.’

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

“It would be really terrible 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 had individual sessions.

Her therapist warned her, “Listen. Divorce ruins children. It just does it.’ which had a great impact on the actress.

At the time, however, Busy admits she was still chatting with her emotional boyfriend, writing, “I know. That part is so sh***y. My apologies. I’m real.’

Things eventually improved 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 think is called a breakthrough, and when I finally got clear on the other guy, he oddly understood a bit of it.

“It’s hard to explain exactly, but he broke open in a way and changed the way he interacted with everyone, not just me.”

Marc had recently had what I think is called a breakthrough: 'It finally improved for the parents of two after Marc apologized for how she felt alone after so many years.  The former couple is seen in April 2018

Marc had recently had what I think is called a breakthrough: ‘It finally improved for the parents of two after Marc apologized for how she felt alone after so many years. The former couple is seen in April 2018

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