"Where I would lose courage, Robin always had the courage. STORY: Lena Dunham Accepts Howard Stern's Apology During Radio Broadcast When she announced she was having her procedure, Stern said, "I'll f---ing kill you if you have cancer. I'm quitting if you're not doing the show." Stern said Monday of Quivers' battle, "I thought she was a goner," noting that he still gets chills listening to her story.

The former Hollywood it couple married from 1999 to 2008 and share daughter Ava, 15, and son Deacon, 11.

It's been seven years since Phillippe divorced, but he's open to what the future holds.

Robin grew up in Baltimore, the second child of a steelworker father and a housewife mother.

She has an older brother from whom she has been estranged, and two younger brothers.

There’s also a lot about how their personal lives became fodder for the show and the public perception is misleading: “He didn’t know the extent of it. And you know, I get mad when people say Howard didn’t help me. I mean, people didn’t know what happened off the air.

I mean, Howard got me a therapist through his therapist, he got me into rehab.

"I think that's held me back in some regards." But when Phillippe isn't working (or watching Netflix's with Deacon!

), he may be trying to practice his best striptease.

Howard at one point said, this came out on the air, he said, ‘look, go take as much time as you need to get better.

When you come back, you have a job.’ What else could you ask a boss to say?

Phillippe, 40, and his 24-year-old law student love have been dating for four years.