Claire Danes discusses that awkward time Billy Crudup left a pregnant Mary-Louise Parker for her.

Claire Danes discusses that awkward time Billy Crudup left a pregnant Mary-Louise Parker for her.
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You might be too young (or were too busy never having cared in the first place) to remember, but Billy Crudup once left his seriously pregnant girlfriend, Mary-Louise Parker, to date Claire Danes in 2003. They were (and are) all serious actors who are seriously attractive and were seriously in a love triangle and seriously wishing everyone would mind their own business.

Flash forward to the present day. Claire Danes went on The Howard Stern Show and talked about it. Danes said of the reaction from the public, who pounce on stuff like this like the creepy, bored lurkers we all truly are, "That was a scary thing. It was really hard." She explained:

I didn’t know how to not do that. I just was in love with him, and needed to explore that and I was 24, didn’t quite know what those consequences might be. 

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But a lot of time has gone by. She dated Crudup for a few years and then they broke up. And now she's married to her hot co-star from Evening. Also, she seems not to be mad at herself for what went down.

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But you know, it’s okay. I went through it.

Here's a clip from the interview for your perverse pleasure:

Speaking of going through things, Homeland is back. And Carrie is in trouble, probably.

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