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Claire Danes Recalls Her Scandalous Affair With Billy Crudup & Reveals Where The Two Stand Now!

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Wow, we almost forgot about this scandalous affair!

In a recent interview with Howard Stern, Claire Danes opened up about her much publicized 2003 affair with Billy Crudup – who at the time was in a serious relationship with Mary-Louise Parker. Not to mention Parker was seven months pregnant when the illicit dalliance first started!

Related: Claire & Hugh Dancy Look Stunning At The Emmys!

Speaking candidly to Howard, Claire revealed that she wasn't aware of the affair's "consequences" due to her young age of 24. The actress explained:

"I was just in love with him. And needed to explore that and I was 24… I didn't quite know what those consequences would be."

Hmm, that makes sense. We do a lot of nonsensical and dumb things when we're young! We wonder how Mary feels about this excuse though…

As for the public's outraged reaction, the mom admitted:

"That was a scary thing. That was really hard. I didn't know how to not do that."

At least C.D. made it to the other side! We bet finding love with Hugh Dancy and motherhood eased the pain of the four year union.

The Homeland star went on to reveal that the two are still "friendly" despite the break-up. As for her relationship with Mary, Claire remained mum.

Inneresting! We're even more curious to hear what the former Weeds star has to say in her new book, Dear Mr. You, a collection of letters the actress has written to imagined AND real men in her life.

Juicy!

So, what do YOU think of Danes' comments?

[Image via WENN.]

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