Mary-Louise Parker Talks About Billy Crudup Split for First Time
Mary-Louise is briefly discussing the split in her new memoir “Dear Mr. You,” though she never explicitly mentions Billy or any of her other exes by name.
Claire recently opened up about the scandal for the first time as well.
In the book, Mary-Louise wrote a chapter titled “Dear Mr. Cabdriver” and talked about being driven to a pregnancy check-up by a driver who got lost, causing her to have a little emotional breakdown in front of him.
“Sh-t, goddamn. I mean, why, I mean why the hell-NO! Where are you going now? This is still wrong,” she screamed at him (via an excerpt on Jezebel).
“Miss, do not swear to me,” the cab driver responded in calmly manner. Mary-Louise kept on screaming and the driver eventually kicked her out of the cab and told her, “I don’t want you anymore.”
Click inside to read the rest of the excerpt from Mary-Louise Parker’s book…
“‘No one does‘
My voice was shot and I barely got out
‘Look at me‘
You turned at looked, I think for the first time…
‘My life is worse than yours in this moment.‘
‘I am alone. Look, see? I am pregnant and alone. It hurts to even breathe.‘
Your hand slowly went to your mouth
‘I’m trying to get through it but I’m by myself every night and every morning and no one, nothing helps. I’m sorry I yelled. I can’t get my shoes on anymore. Please, I know I am awful, it’s been made clear but look at me please… Look at me‘”
Mary-Louise wrote that the driver “made a gesture” of kindness, she paid her fare, and the driver went on his way.
“I don’t know what you thought, if you had a daughter or a wife or if my little drama was a hangnail compared to your life. What I wish I could tell you is that I know it may have been. I don’t know what happened to you that morning, or that year, or when you were six. I didn’t know your tragedy or hardship and it was grossly unfair of me to compare my life to yours. I am aware of my good fortune. What I don’t have to struggle for that makes my life easier than most. I have thought of you and know you wouldn’t remember me but I am sorry.
I realize now that whatever I was walking through was part of my life, one piece of a bigger story that is mostly beautiful.”