Expectant mama Busy Philipps did the morning talk show circuit in New York City this week. The Dawson’s Creek alum smiled and waved as she headed into Live With Kelly and Michael on Tuesday (January 8).
While chatting about season four of Cougar Town – which moves from ABC to TBS tonight – the actress, 33, also talked about her pregnancy.
“Yes, I’m having a baby,” Busy said. “I think it’s so hard as a woman to give yourself a break. It’s great to be healthy but you have to set a good example for your kids and know that it’s not about a number on a scale but how you feel.”
During a recent conversation with The Advocate, she recalled a conversation between husband Mark Silverstein and their 4-year-old daughter Birdie.
“We try to stay away from fast food, but my daughter loves Chick-fil-A,” Busy said. “One day she overheard me talking to my mother about the whole antigay debacle. Days later, my husband was with her in the car — she was almost 4 at the time — and she said, “Daddy, we can’t eat Chick-fil-A anymore. The guy who owns it is so weird. He thinks a guy can’t marry a guy and a girl can’t marry a girl. But we know better!” She doesn’t get that she’s making a statement. She just thinks the Chick-fil-A man is confused or crazy.”
And what about those lesbian rumors with her A-list BFF, fellow actress Michelle Williams?
“Honestly, this is the first I’m hearing it,” she shared. “I get why people would say that about us, though. It does seem plausible. It’s like Oprah and Gayle or Dolly Parton and her best friend. I believe sexuality is fluid, and women can have a deep love and affection for other women. My friendship with Michelle has stood the test of time, and we’ve been together through many different versions of our lives. I love her as deeply as I love almost anyone. But we don’t do it. The gay rumors for me actually started in high school with my best friend Kate. For our senior yearbook page we submitted a cute picture of us being silly, almost kissing, with a caption that read, “The rumors are true.” Unfortunately, the yearbook staff deemed it inappropriate.”