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Billy Crudup Turned His Back On Mary-Louise Parker While Pregnant, Leaving Her For Then 24-Year-Old Claire Danes

Date December 13, 2019

Mary Louise-Parker's children are William Atticus Parker and Caroline Aberash Parker. Her son William was born in 2004, shortly after her relationship with Billy Crudup ended. then in September 2007, she adopted Caroline from Ethiopia.

Considering how Billy and Mary-Louise's relationship ended, it would have been expected that he won't have a relationship with his son. However, in 2017, he suggested, during an interview with The Standard, that things were great on that front.

Billy revealed that William lived with him part-time and whenever he wasn't working, he spent time with him. The actor also went on to add that he taught his son about eating healthily and in moderation.

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On Billy Crudup and Mary-Louise Parker ending their relationship

Billy and then 39-year-old Mary-Louise were together for seven years but their relationship ended when the then 35-year-old actor left her for Claire Danes, who was 24 at the time.

When Billy turned his back on his girlfriend, she was pregnant with their first child. EW reported that months later, in Mary-Louise had the baby who she then named William after his father.

Neither Billy nor Mary-Louise spoke openly about the controversial way the relationship ended even though fans were very curious. People were understandably angry with Billy and were concerned for the actress.

It wasn't until Mary-Louise released her memoir titled Dear Mr. You in 2015 that she alluded to the breakup for the first time, but not directly.

The memoir contained a lot of different letters written to different men that influenced her life. However, since she didn't name names, no one could tell which one was directed at Billy. But one letter addressed to Dear Mr. Cab Driver reflected on her feelings at the time she was pregnant.

In an excerpt from the memoir obtained by People, she wrote about having a meltdown in front of a cab driver when she was pregnant. She detailed how she tried to get the cab driver to understand her feelings of frustration.

Look at me: You turned and looked, I think for the first time...My life is worse than yours in this moment: I wailed! I am alone. Look, see? I am pregnant and alone. It hurts to even breathe. Your hand slowly went to your mouth...

Moving on after Billy Crudup left her for Claire Danes

From her words in the memoir, it was pretty clear that Mary-Louise underwent a difficult time after Billy left her. Nevertheless, she did move on. She was soon engaged to actor Jeffrey Dean Morgan but that relationship ended too. Regardless, she focused on being a mother of two after Caroline joined the family.

Mary-Louise told People in 2009:

Becoming a mom is the best thing that’s happened to me. I’ll be the first to admit that it can be very hard to raise two kids, but I absolutely love it. I can’t imagine what my life would be without my children.

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Mary-Louise Parker's kids are certainly an important part of her life. Despite being unlucky in love a few times, she does find comfort in her connection to them and their love for her. In addition, Billy seems to be in a good place with his son too so it appears that these two have left the past in the past.