Busy Philipps Expecting Second Child

12/10/2012 at 03:15 PM ET

Busy Philipps Expecting Second Child
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There’s another baby on the way for Busy Philipps!

The Cougar Town actress, 33, and her husband Marc Silverstein are expecting their second child, her rep confirms to PEOPLE.

Already mom to 4-year-old daughter Birdie Leigh, Philipps announced her baby bliss via Twitter on Monday, posting a picture of her positive pregnancy test.

“So this happened…” she Tweeted.

“I only became a celebrity because I had a kid. Before I was pregnant nobody cared,” Philipps has joked in the past. “I joke to my agent that having a baby made my career.”

Here’s to double the success!

— Anya Leon with reporting by Lesley Messer

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klutzy_girl on

I suspected she was last week when there were pictures of her and Courteney on the Cougar Town set, but I didn’t want to say anything in case I was wrong.

So exciting! Congratulations to them. And I’m guessing it’ll be hidden on the show. Can’t wait until it comes back in January.

Cat on

Why did you feel the need to tell us you suspected so last week, klutzy_girl? To get credit of some sort on an anonymous blog? Congrats… You were right all along and you knew it first. Feel better?

Lolo on

Wow, Cat, what’s your problem?

Paige on

I love her in Freaks and Geeks!

Congratulations to her and her husband.

Stacey on

Hope she doesn’t name this one after an animal

gwen on

Wait- she tweeted a picture of her pregnancy test? Wow. Kind of sad & desperate.

Lisa on

Congratulations to them! Enjoyed her on Dawson’s Creek.

Sandra on

Cat, negative much. WOW.

Congrats to the happy couple and their beautiful little girl.

amy on

@cat – She was probably just being conversational? Why would you take offense with that?

BTW, congrats to the mother-to-be!

Kiki on

looks like she got busy with her husband!! lol

P.s is her real name busy?

RKF on

Hopefully she doesn’t pick such an asinine name for her second child.

Eddie M Briley Jr on

Congrats Busy to you & your husband. Best Wishes!!!

GuestX on

Woah user “Cat”, calm down, did you fall out of your bed on the wrong side this morning? No need to be rude at all “Cat”. How about releasing more positive energy towards everyone including wishing Busy Philipps a “Congrats” instead of hating on users here. The thought also crossed my from her picture with Courtney last week, ‘klutzy-girl’.

Congratulations to Busy Philipps and her husband!

T2 on

There’s really an adult human named “Busy”? For real?

That picture sure looks like Pink.

NM on

Okay, I was just going to say, that I hope they give their second child a normal name, but I see that they have named their first child after a bird, so I guess that means, NO!

Sammi on

Eww, no one wants to see your damn used pregnancy test.

mari1 on

Actually she has explained her name in interviews. Cant recall if its her first name…but when she was a baby,she moved around in her crib ALOT…so her parents called her Busy for Busy body.

Denise on

Her real name isn’t Busy, but it’s a nickname she adopted long ago. I adore her, so seems so much fun. Congrats to Busy and her expanding family!

BRod on

Aww! Birdie is such a cute, old fashioned, Southern name 🙂

Melba on

Back off of the names, people. Does *everyone* have to name their baby girls Harper, Emma, and Madison? Geez. Birdie is an old Southern name. You people need to quit being so nasty and wish her well. To each her own. I think she is fantastic!

Whatever on

Her name is Elizabeth.

Ariel on

T2- Busy is a nickname she was given as a child. Her first name is Elizabeth.

NJer on

LOVE her necklace. Wonder what it’s made of?

Anna on

Congrats, but let’s hope the name is normal and not another bird or animal!

SAR on

Ewww…posting a pic of your positive pregnancy test? It’s something you peed on, for heaven’s sake.

Nicole on

It’s a PICTURE!!! She isn’t asking you to look at it nor is she asking you to hold it while she pees on it. Grow up.

Kasee on

Busy is just a less common nickname for Elizabeth. If the name doesn’t bother her I’m not sure why it bothers others.

Mya on

Busy is a weird name….and to name your daughter Birdie is asinine.

Betsy on

My first name is Elizabeth, I go by Betsy, I think I like that better than Busy. But I do like Birdie, thats a cute name. Better than Apple!

Shawna on

Busy is short for Elizabeth. That is not weird. And Birdie is a Southern name. But yeah, it would be much better if she was named Kyleigh, or Madisyn, or Emma! Don’t be unique or anything. *insert huge eye roll here*

Brenda on

What terrible names these people stick on their children…

Kate on

Dont know why everyone needs to be so down on everyone else. So she took a picture of her pregnancy test its not like she shoved it in your face like one might do to their husbands which is way grosser. Loved her on ER, Dawson Creek, Freaks and Geeks and pretty much all shes been in. Congrats

soph on

“Maybe she will name her new baby “Worm” or something like that to go along with Birdie.”

Was that supposed to be an attempt at humor?

B on

LOVE LOVE LOVE Busy… my husband has a wicked crush on her.. although he swears it’s because he thinks she looks like me. HA.. liar. ; )

She is quirky and fabulous and there are a LOT weirder names in Hollyweird than Birdie so get over it. HER name is Busy, maybe she wanted to keep on trend.

She’s a total breath of fresh air, love her.


Names4Real on

I love the name Birdie. Can’t wait to see what she names this one.

Marky on

I happen to know an Elizabeth whose nickname is Busy. Everyone I know thinks it’s cute and suitable to her personality, just like it is to Busy Phillips. Some of you need to get a real life; one in which you don’t criticize every little thing someone else does. Showing a picture of her pregnancy test is something lots of people do to let people know they got pregnant. Honestly, it you can’t just congratulate the happy mom, don’t post and leave the rest of us alone, as well. Sheesh!

guest 218 on

her and Lady Antebellum’s hillary scott sooo look like…..they could pass as sisters!!!

KF on

Her name is Elizabeth. But I don’t think that Busy is a normal nickname for Elizabeth. My sister’s name is Elizabeth, and she used to be very hyper so we called her Busy Lizzy. I’m pretty sure that is probably where the nickname came from.

lelee on

Her real name is Elizabeth Jean Philipps. She was called Busy by her parents as an infant because she was always moving around. So it fits her. Not a big deal.

Birdie is a really unique name, but it’s their choice. We shouldn’t criticize everything, everybody is allowed to choose whatever they want to.. And the name is way better than Pilot Inspector, Moxie Crime Fighter, Dweezil, Moon Unit, Pixie Frou-Frou or something…. So I would say Birdie is a pretty normal name, though!

dsfg on

“Honestly, it you can’t just congratulate the happy mom, don’t post and leave the rest of us alone, as well”

The comments section here is for negative and positive comments, not just to “congratulate the the happy mom,” who probably doesn’t even read these posts! We can post snything we want, and I’m not sure why you think it’s okay to tell other people to stop commenting. Also not sure why you say to “leave the rest of us alone.” I doubt comments you dislike were posted simply to bother you, and if you don’t like them, just skip over them. I’m also not sure why you use the word us; I thought you were just one person.

Personally, I actually dislike the congratulations comments because I think they are silly and immature, as the expectant parents are unlikely to read them. But I would never try to tell someone not to post them just because I don’t want to read them. I just skip over them. Not a big deal.

Personally, I like the names Busy and Birdie. I think they are unique without being weird. They still sound like names. But anyone is welcome to say they don’t like the names.

Haha on

Love someone named Brenda criticizing a name!

Anonymous on

dsfg- We CAN post anything we want here, but that doesn’t mean we SHOULD! Celebrities are human and having feelings like the rest of us, and some of them DO read this blog (heck, some of them have even commented here, usually to answer questions or critcisms other commentors have posted! Not to mention the fact that several actually write blogs for this site!).

Therefore, I don’t think it’s right to to post anything we wouldn’t say to their faces. It’s sad that so many people seem to have forgotten the Golden Rule these days. 😦

And as for the “congratulations” comments, I don’t see what’s wrong with wishing people well!

Anyway, congrats to Busy and her family!

Sandra on

Birdie is such a cute name, it reminds me of the character Sandra Bullock played in “Hope Floats”.

julz on

Congrats Busy and family. I was always taught to treat others as I want to be treated.so I wish everyone the best on whatever it is you wish to accomplish here. I wish good to everyone..even the sad bashers. Good luck to busy, a beautiful expectant mama! !!

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