Busy Philipps announces eldest child Birdie, 12, is gay and uses they/them ...

Busy Philipps announced on her podcast this week that her eldest child Birdie, 12, is gay and uses the pronouns they/them.

The 41-year-old has been married to I Feel Pretty director Marc Silverstein since 2007 and along with Birdie they have a daughter called Cricket, seven.

While chatting on her podcast Busy Philipps Is Doing Her Best the host explained that Birdie 'told us at 10 years old' and 'obviously I knew that Birdie knew.'

Busy Philipps announced on her podcast this week that her eldest child Birdie, 12, is gay and uses the pronouns they/them

Busy Philipps announced on her podcast this week that her eldest child Birdie, 12, is gay and uses the pronouns they/them

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She said that: 'I love that kid,' and noted: 'Also Bird said, I said: "You know Bird, I've been doing a bad job with the pronouns," because Birdie said that they would like their pronouns to be they/them.' 

Busy shared that 'I haven't been doing it and I've said because like I have this public persona and I want Birdie to be in control of their own narrative and not have to answer to anybody outside of our friends and family if they don't want to.

'And then Bird was like: "I don't give a f***. You can talk about that I'm gay and out. You can talk about my pronouns. That would be cool with me. That's great."'

Busy asked Birdie: '"Okay, I'm just, I'll - I can talk about it on the podcast?" And Birdie was like: "Yeah, talk about it on the podcast, Mom."'

Family matters: The 41-year-old has been married to I Feel Pretty director Marc Silverstein since 2007 and along with Birdie they have a daughter called Cricket, seven

Family matters: The 41-year-old has been married to I Feel Pretty director Marc Silverstein since 2007 and along with Birdie they have a daughter called Cricket, seven

The proud mother said: 'So Birdie, my out kid, prefers they/them. I f*** up sometimes but we're, I'm trying my best at that too.'

She co-hosts the podcast with Cassie St. Onge - the showrunner of her short-lived E! talk show Busy Tonight - and Busy

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