The 38-year-old actress is known for being incredibly candid with her fans, but there are a few things she's not so keen on sharing. In her July/August 2018 cover story for Health magazine, Philipps reveals where she draws the line on Instagram, and why it's the key to keeping her family intact.
"People are like, 'Your girls always look so sweet,' and I’m like, 'Yeah, because I’m not gonna post their horrible moments for you to see!' That’s not fair to them," she shares. "And there’s some private stuff that I don’t talk too intensely about. There’s stuff with Marc and our relationship that I don’t think is appropriate for me to put out publicly because of my children."
When it comes to her husband, Marc Silverstein, however, Philipps is all about full transparency.
"Complete honesty is key for us. We’re just in a place where we’re incredibly open and honest with one another about literally everything. It took us years to get to that place -- and some of it was f**king brutal, you know? And like, not great -- you don’t wanna hear it! But it really is incredibly helpful, ’cause [your partner knows] you better than anyone, probably," she says. "I like being very open and honest. And sometimes that means saying, 'I’m sorry,' and sometimes that means saying, like, 'I need you to say, I’m sorry.'"
Busy Philipps through her career
Busy Philipps through her career
Busy Philipps during 'Man on the Moon' - Hollywood Premiere at Mann Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California, United States. (Photo by SGranitz/WireImage)
FREAKS AND GEEKS -- 1999 -- Pictured: (l-r) Busy Philipps as Kim Kelly, James Franco as Daniel Desario (Photo by NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
Busy Philipps and Colin Hanks (Photo by Jeff Vespa/WireImage)
FREAKS AND GEEKS -- Season 1 -- Pictured: Busy Philipps as Kim Kelly -- (Photo by: NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
FREAKS AND GEEKS -- 1999 -- Pictured: (l-r) Linda Cardellini as Lindsay Weir, Busy Philipps as Kim Kelly (Photo by NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
Colin Hanks and Busy Philipps (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Busy Philipps during The Smokers Premiere at The Green Theatre in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by SGranitz/WireImage)
Busy Philipps during 'K-19: The Widowmaker' Premiere at Mann Village Theatre in Westwood, California, United States. (Photo by SGranitz/WireImage)
Busy Philipps (Photo by Donato Sardella/WireImage)
Busy Philipps during The World Premiere of 'Bruce Almighty' at Universal Amphitheatre in Universal City, California, United States. (Photo by SGranitz/WireImage)
Busy Philipps during 'White Chicks' Premiere at Mann Village Theatre in Westwood, California, United States. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
Busy Philipps during Conde Nast Traveler Hot Nights Los Angeles - Red Carpet at Spider Club in Hollywood, California, United States. (Photo by J.Sciulli/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES - OCTOBER 30: Actress Busy Philipps poses at the Dogswell Dog Treats Presents: The Fourth Annual Much Love Animal Rescue Bow Wow Ween on October 30, 2005 in Brentwood, Los Angeles, California. Much Love is a non-profit, no kill charity that finds homes for dogs and cats about to be terminated at Los Angeles area animal shelters. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
(EXCLUSIVE, Premium Rates Apply) Busy Philipps (Photo by Amy Graves/WireImage)
ER -- 'Breach of Trust' Episode 12 -- Air Date 11/08/2006 -- Pictured: Busy Philipps as Hope Bobeck (Photo by Greg Gayne/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
LIGWANGWA, MALAWI - OCTOBER 3: Actress Busy Philipps meets the oldest lady in the Ligwangwa village October 3, 2007 in Ligwangwa, Malawi. In an effort to spread hope, education, love and protection to the children, the HELP Malawi Foundation has partnered with Wilderness Safaris to build schools in rural areas that surround Malawai's National Parks. (Photo by Mark Mainz/Getty Images for HELP Malawai Foundation)
Busy Philipps during 'Blades Of Glory' Los Angeles Premiere - Arrivals at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California, United States. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
Busy Philipps arrives at A Pea in the Pod Fashion Show and Book Party for the Hot Moms Club on April 2, 2008 at Pea in the Pod in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jean Baptiste Lacroix/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 17: Busy Philipps attends the launch of Propr's Darfur Shirt at Propr Store on December 17, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jean Baptiste Lacroix/WireImage)
69th ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS -- Pictured: Busy Philipps arrive at the 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 15, 2012 -- Photo by: Vince Bucci/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank
COUGAR TOWN - 'Baby's a Rock 'N' Roller' - Jules and Ellie differ on whether it's more difficult to raise a baby in your 40s than in your 20s, on ABC's 'Cougar Town,' WEDNESDAY, XXXXX (9:31-10:00 p.m., ET) on ABC. Ellie tricks Jules into watching Baby Stan on her own for a day, but Jules is determined to prove how easy it s... especially when she's roped in Grayson to help. Meanwhile, Bobby's given the chance to play golf for free in order to train for his upcoming tournament, as long as he tees off before 6:00 a.m., and Andy volunteers to be Laurie's wingman as she puts herself back out there after her split with Smith. (Photo by Randy Holmes/ABC via Getty Images)BUSY PHILIPPS
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 12: Actress Busy Philipps attends the Alice + Olivia By Stacey Bendet holiday party for Baby Buggy at The London on December 12, 2011 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Donato Sardella/WireImage)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 12: Busy Philipps onstage at the 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards Nominations Announcement at Pacific Design Center on December 12, 2012 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 02: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Actress Busy Philipps visits SiriusXM Studios on December 2, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 13: Busy Philipps attends Baby2Baby Holiday Party Presented By The Honest Company at Baby2Baby Headquarters on December 13, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for Baby2Baby)
SANTA MONICA, CA - NOVEMBER 16: Actress Busy Philipps attends the P.S. ARTS Express Yourself 2014 at Barker Hanger on November 16, 2014 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
CULVER CITY, CA - NOVEMBER 14: Actress Busy Philipps attends the 2015 Baby2Baby Gala at 3LABS on November 14, 2015 in Culver City, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 20: Busy Philipps visits at SiriusXM Studio on December 20, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images)
WESTWOOD, CA - APRIL 17: Busy Philipps atttends the Premiere Of STX Films' 'I Feel Pretty' at Westwood Village Theatre on April 17, 2018 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 10: Actress Busy Philipps sips Three Olives Rosï¿½Vodka at The Standard East Village in NYC on April 10, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images for Three Olives)
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"I’ve been vocal that marriage is not easy. It’s complicated. We had a really hard summer [last year], with him directing [I Feel Pretty]—and the specifics of what that is and what that means, I don’t think is super important, publicly, to get into," she continues. "Everyone is working and struggling to make it work, you know? But I think being honest about how difficult marriage is, and succeeding in long-term relationships is -- I think that’s a great conversation to be had."
According to a press release, the working title is Busy Tonight, and will feature "comedic commentary, interviews and segments that go behind her most popular Instagram stories." Philipps will also serve as one of the show's executive producers, along with Julie Darmody and Eric Gurian.