Entertainment Movies Busy Philipps Says Michelle Williams Kept Her from Divorcing Husband Marc Silverstein Busy Philipps is getting candid about her almost-divorce and how her best friend Michelle Williams helped save her marriage By Alexia Fernández Published on October 16, 2018 01:11 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Busy Philipps is getting candid about her almost-divorce and how her best friend Michelle Williams helped save her marriage. In her new memoir, This Will Only Hurt a Little, the 39-year-old actress revealed that her marriage to producer Marc Silverstein had hit a rough patch that caused her to seek out emotional support in another man. “There was a man I was friends with, another dad. We’d been having lunch and stuff. Texting. Talking on the phone a lot,” Philipps wrote. “Honestly, I had a crush on him. I like him. Maybe I even loved him? He clearly liked me too.” When she told Silverstein she wanted a divorce, she wrote he reacted in shock and asked for another chance. As Philipps wrote, one of her best friends, Emily Bronkesh-Buchbinder told her, “Whatever you want, Pup. I’m there for you.” Philipps recalled that Williams, 38, advised, “It would be really awful 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.” Vivien Killilea/Getty; Inset: Steve Granitz/WireImage RELATED VIDEO: Busy Philipps Flies to Be with BFF Michelle Williams on Anniversary of Heath Ledger’s Death Busy Philipps Reveals Her Husband ‘Didn’t Try’ to Be a Dad, Said Baby No. 2 Was ‘All on You’ Philipps also turned toward her therapist, who told her, “Listen. Divorce f—- up children. It just does.” The actress and her husband began to attend therapy again. “This time, Marc got his own therapist. And we started to work through it. But I also kept talking to my emotional boyfriend (for lack of a better term). I know. That part is so s—–. I’m sorry. I really am. I really truly am.” Philipps and Silverstein married in 2007. The couple share two daughters, 10-year-old Birdie Leigh and 5-year-old Cricket Pearl.