Busy Philipps shares her mom's reaction to her bikini 'thirst trap'

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Busy Philipps is ready for her close-up.

On Tuesday, the 42-year-old actress shared a photo of herself relaxing in a pool with a tropical view in the background, her hair slicked back as she posed in a low-cut bikini top. Philipps shared her enthusiasm for the sultry shot in her caption.

Busy Philipps shared a
Busy Philipps shared a "thirst trap" on Instagram. (Photo: Simon Russell/Getty Images for Poise)

"This is 100 percent the hottest self-timer pic I’ve ever taken — there’s no lame comment where I try to buy back what this is: a mother f*****g thirst trap. I love you," she wrote.

Philipps, 42, turned heads in the stunning shot. (Photo: Busy Philipps/Instagram)
Philipps, 42, turned heads in the stunning shot. (Photo: Busy Philipps/Instagram)

Fans were also loving the star's pic.

"Love it and u — own your fire!" one wrote, while another commenter called her a "gorgeous queen."

"Thirst trap all day for sure. But not just because of your beauty. I truly appreciate how authentic you are on here. Thank you for always being you," one commenter praised.

"Consider us thoroughly trapped," someone added.

In her Instagram Stories, Philipps also shared her own mother's thoughts about the photo after a fan inquired about her armpit looking swollen. The Girls5eva star's mom urged her to have the lump checked out by a doctor, much to an annoyed Philipps assuring her it was just "fat."

The actress's mom urged her to see a doctor after seeing the photo. (Photo: Busy Philipps/Instagram Stories)
The actress's mom urged her to see a doctor after seeing the photo. (Photo: Busy Philipps/Instagram Stories)

During an interview with Yahoo Life in July, Philipps spoke about being authentic and noted that the growing conversation around mental health has made it easier to be transparent.

"It's helpful to get out your emotions and it's actually not helpful to hold things in. I think that the more people talk about and normalize mental health struggles or what they're going through in a real way — and not like a performative, superficial 'I'm doing this because I feel like I should be doing this' way — I think the better off we're all going to be," she explained.

"But one thing I would say about social media and where I think people sometimes have trouble navigating that is that you have to be self-aware of who you're speaking to in your social media. I think that sometimes people sort of use it in place of close friends or family or reaching out in those ways. I don't want that to be a thing that takes precedent over actually connecting with people who are in your life."

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