Claire Danes is speaking out, 12 years later, about the public backlash she endured when actor Billy Crudup left "Weeds" actress Mary-Louise Parker, then six months pregnant, for the "Homeland" star.

"That was a scary thing. It was really hard," Danes said Monday on Howard Stern's Sirius XM radio show. "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. It's OK. I went through it."

Danes, 36, has rarely discussed her relationship with Crudup, which ended in 2006. Shortly after the breakup, she met actor Hugh Dancy on the set of their movie "Evening." She and Dancy married in 2009 and have a 2-year-old son, Cyrus.

Beckham slams rumors

Victoria Beckham has had enough of the gossip that her 16-year marriage to soccer legend David Beckham is in trouble.

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"I have never listened to, or commented on, the rumors about any aspect of my life," the fashion designer told Grazia magazine.

Beckham added: "David and I have nothing to prove. We love each other, look out for each other and are strong as both partners and parents."

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