Marc Silverstein and Busy Philipps have decided to end their relationship.

Philipps announced that the couple had separated after close to 15 years of marriage on Friday’s episode her podcast, Busy Philipps is Doing Her Best.

She told her co-hosts, “It’s been quite a while Marc and I have separated. Our kids, our families, and our friends know.”

“And we really talked about, like, how should I handle it publicly. Philipps, 42, continued, “Because it was February last year when we separated.” But the truth is that there is a standard idea of what someone in public view should do after a relationship ends. It’s well-established. You make a statement that you are committed to remaining friends and ask for privacy from our family. The truth is that this is how it works. I’m serious.”

She continued, “And if nothing, the past several years have shown me that, like, it’s a little bit that you can only do what is right for yourself and your family, regardless of whether you have a public life or just post on Facebook. We all have a public-facing existence at this point. It doesn’t mean you have to adopt a certain idea because it has been done before. That is what I believe.

She shared that Marc and she had discussed it and, when Marc and I separated, we couldn’t even consider putting one of these statements out. It made us both truly sick.

It’s a journey. Jour-ney. It’s been an interesting journey,” she said, noting that Silverstein and she wanted to “figure it out” before making the situation public. “It was safer to not.”

She choked up and said, “Marc and I have not been able to guarantee the privacy of our children that we love so much.

Caissie St.Onge, her co-host, said, “If you will, you’re the least separated separated people I have probably ever known.”

Philipps said, “Well, we love one another — very much!” We have beautiful children together. There are many things that work in our relationship.

Philipps and Silverstein (50) were married June 16, 2007. They have two children, Birdie Leigh (13 years) and Cricket Pearl (8 years).

Although they were married for almost 15 years, things weren’t always easy for them. Philipps has spoken out on several occasions about nearly divorcing Silverstein because of marital problems or disagreements.

The Dawson’s Creek alum, who wrote this 2018 memoir, “This Will Only Hurt A Little”, revealed that her marriage with the producer was in trouble and she needed to find emotional support from another man.

“There was a man with whom I was friends, another father. We had been eating lunch together. Texting. Philipps wrote that he used to text a lot. He was my crush. He is a good friend of mine. Perhaps I loved him. Evidently, he also liked me.”

Philipps was shocked when she revealed to Silverstein that she wanted to divorce. He asked for another chance. Silverstein and Philipps began therapy again after she confided in Michelle Williams, her best friend and who encouraged her to keep her family intact.

Marc found his own therapist. We began to work together. However, I kept speaking to my emotional boyfriend (for want of a better term). I’m sorry. I know. I’m sorry. I am. Philipps wrote in her memoir that she truly is.