Busy Phillips addresses lesbian rumors about her and Michelle Williams

'I love her as deeply as I love almost anyone. But we don’t do it'

Busy Phillips addresses lesbian rumors about her and Michelle Williams
07 January 2013

When Michelle Williams attended last year’s Academy Awards as a best actress nominee for My Week With Marilyn, her ‘date’ for the evening was her former Dawson’s Creek co-star Busy Phillips.

In fact, Phillips was seen with Williams so much throughout awards season that some began speculating about whether or not the two women were more than friends.

‘I get why people would say that about us,‘ Phillips tells The Advocate. ‘It does seem plausible. It’s like Oprah (Winfrey) and Gayle (King) or Dolly Parton and her best friend.’

‘I believe sexuality is fluid, and women can have a deep love and affection for other women,’ she adds. ‘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.’

Phillips, one of the stars of the TNT sitcom Cougar Town, elaborates on the closeness of female friendships. ‘As a straight, married woman, I will tell you that some of my girlfriends and I have occasionally had conversations about what would happen if we just left our husbands and raised our children in some sort of communal environment. I don’t know what we’d do about sex, but we’d figure it out. We could definitely make out.’

HAVE YOUR SAY

MORE TOP STORIES

No thumbnail available

India's ruling party supports lifting gay sex ban

Bharatiya Janata Party takes a stance on homosexuality for the first time
No thumbnail available

Lesbian pop star Beth Ditto arrested for ‘disorderly conduct’

Gossip lead singer was detained for causing a commotion outside a bar after she was reportedly refused service for being drunk
No thumbnail available

Rick Santorum says Obama's embrace of gay marriage can be a 'potent' weapon for Mitt Romney

Former presidential hopeful says Obama is 'very much out of touch with the values of America'
No thumbnail available

GLAAD winners collect their awards in New York

See the full list of recipients at the GLAAD media awards this year
No thumbnail available

Katie Hopkins faces off with lesbian columnist - that was a mistake

Jack Monroe managed to take the controversial Sun columnist down
No thumbnail available
No thumbnail available

Equality group calls for German politician to retract anti-gay remarks

Katherina Reiche's comments angered the German public after she said gay marriage was the biggest threat to Germany after the Euro crisis
No thumbnail available
No thumbnail available

Anti gay former priest gatecrashes LGBT Church service

A former priest gatecrashed an LGBT Church service, wearing an anti-gay message, at the opening of Bergen Pride week, in Norway
No thumbnail available

Vietnam government consults on same-sex marriage

The government of the single-party state considers legalizing same-sex marriage for the first time