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Claire Danes’ marriage security

Marriage is often riddled with obstacles, but one person who’s not complaining is Homeland star Claire Danes.

The actress – who has dated musician Ben Lee and Almost Famous actor Billy Crudup – feels more secure since she married Hugh Dancy.

Claire (32) tied the knot with the 36-year-old British star in 2009 and credits him with keeping her happy.

She told The Sun newspaper, “My mum Carla taught me that a long marriage can work. My parents have been together since they were 18, so I’m privileged to have them as role models.”

“I like marriage. I feel very secure. It helps when you are in love with the person you are married to.

“I do sometimes look at him and think, ‘You are really handsome.’ He keeps me sane and happy.”

Claire also explained she turned down Kate Winslet’s Oscar-nominated role in Titanic because she needed some time apart from leading man Leonardo DiCaprio after they worked on Romeo and Juliet together.

She explained, “Is it true I turned down Titanic? Yes.”

“I have no regrets. I had just made a film with Leonardo in Mexico City for five months and I was very tired. It would have been ridiculous to do another sweeping romantic epic with Leo.”

Claire Danes at the 2012 Vanity Fair Oscar party, wearing Valentino

“I would never have been able to get away from him. He’s a lovely man and a great actor, but we needed time apart by then.”

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