The Dawson’s Creek alum is not one to pull punches. The host of E!s Busy Tonight, Busy Philipps, is taking on a lot of controversial parenting topics in her new cover interview with Parents magazine. She also revealed on Instagram Thursday that she was raped when she was 14.
ON BEING RAPED
Philips shared her rape story as Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford testified before a judiciary committee. (Ford claims Kavanaugh assaulted her).
"#TBT This is me at 14. The age I was raped. It's taken me 25 years to say those words," she shared with her followers. "I wrote about it in my book. I finally told my parents and sister about it 4 months ago. Today is the day we are silent no more. All of us. I'm scared to post this. I can't imagine what Dr. Ford is feeling right now."
ON HER PARENTING PHILISOPHY
Philips shares two daughters, Cricket Pearl, 5, and Birdie Leigh, 10, with husband Marc Silverstein. It hasn't always been picture-perfect, she shares.
Philips says: "I call myself the all-over-the-place, doesn’t-have-a-plan mom. Is that a parenting philosophy. On a daily basis, I’m just trying to hold it together."
The 39-year-old continues: "Our family has no absolute rules about screen time or sugar or anything. Marc and I were raised that way, and we turned out fine."
ON DRINKING WHILE PARENTING
"This may be controversial, but I’m just going to say it: I’m so f—ing over the culture of mommy wine and glasses that say ‘Mommy juice.’ You go to a preschool birthday party at 10 a.m., and it’s like, ‘Does anyone want a wine cooler?’ Um, no, girlfriend. I want to make sure my daughter doesn’t fall off this play structure. It’s such a weird thing!"
The Freaks and Geeks alum continues: "If you know me at all, you know I love a good margarita. I just don’t think the two things need to be tied together. I’m the best mom when I’m sober."
ON MARRIAGE VS. PARENTING
Philips keeps it real regarding her husband too: "He was not understanding how to be a dad and, in fact, didn’t try. I was parenting by myself. When I told him I wanted to have a second child, he said, ‘Fine, but it’s all on you.’ That was so heartbreaking."
But things have changed: "We’ve had a lot of serious discussions and counseling, and he’s incredibly participatory now in a way I don’t think he could’ve imagined before. We’re a work in progress but trying our best, and that’s the most you can do."
ON BODY IMAGE:
She is not feeling the post-preg body, and she's not going to pretend: "I’m able to intellectually appreciate the fact that my body has done a truly incredible thing, but I don’t love the extra skin. People say, ‘Wear it like a badge!’ Um, yeah, that doesn’t speak to me. I’d rather have a flat stomach."
On setting an example for her girls: "Now, I just try to make healthy, balanced choices and don’t call any food ‘bad.’ My girls see me exercise, but they also see me eat nachos. I think both are important."