Teri Hatcher has laughed off reports of a jealous rift with her Desperate Housewives co-star Felicity Huffman, insisting she is delighted for the blonde actress' Emmy win on Sunday (18SEP05).

Hatcher and co-star MARCIA CROSS lost out to Huffman in the Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series category at the star-studded bash in Los Angeles.

After photos were published of Huffman hugging Cross, Eva Longoria and Nicollette Sheridan in the press room, newspapers speculated that Hatcher was furious she had lost out to Cross and refused to appear in photographs.

However, subsequent photos at the post-Emmy Governors Ball show Hatcher and Huffman embracing.

Hatcher says, "I didn't care at all about losing, but I just didn't want (my daughter) EMERSON to feel bad."

The actress called her seven-year-old daughter to explain her loss, saying, "You know, I didn't win, but Felicity won, and when you come to the set next time, you can give her a big congratulations."