Meet 'Sex and the City' Cast's Real-Life Spouses
"Sex and the City" had fans captivated during the late 1990s as they followed the lives of four female friends in New York and how they dealt with being a woman at the time.
While the multi-award-winning comedy-drama gave insight to the cast's onscreen romances or lack thereof, we looked closer at their real-life romantic state of affairs.
SARAH JESSICA PARKER: CARRIE BRADSHAW
After meeting on Broadway, Sarah married the actor Matthew Broderick on May 19, 1997, and the couple has welcomed three children since.
Set to headline the 2020 revival of a Neil Simon comedy, "Plaza Suite," Matthew and Sarah will star in the leading roles. The comedy remake is scheduled to open on February 5, at the Emerson Colonial Theater in Boston.
KIM CATTRALL: SAMANTHA JONES
Kim married Mark Levinson, a professional musician in 1998, the same year "Sex and the City" first aired in the US, and they divorced the same year the comedy-drama aired its sixth and final season in 2004.
While the couple considered having children, Kim realized her lifestyle wouldn't be able to accommodate the needs of a child.
“I thought to myself, ‘Wow, I have 19-hour days on this series’ . . . My Monday morning would start at 4:45 a.m. and go to one or two in the morning. How could I possibly continue to do that, especially in my early 40s?” Kim explained.
Mark and Kim did, however, published a book before divorcing in 2002 called "Satisfaction: The Art of the Female Orgasm." During an interview, Kim explained that the book is more about love than it is about sex.
"The book is not really about sex. It is about love. Loving means caring... commitment to care for our partner, to be sensitive to his or her needs and desires, and to strive to bring out the best in each other," Kim said.
KRISTIN DAVIS: CHARLOTTE YORK
Kristin is unmarried, but she decided to become a mother, nonetheless. In October 2011, the actress adopted Gemma Rose Davis and made her a big sister in May 2018 when Kristin welcomed her second child through adoption, a son to the family.
CYNTHIA NIXON: MIRANDA HOBBES
The couple wanted to get married in New York, so they waited to tie the knot until same-sex marriage became legal in the state. Christine and Cynthia's opportunity came in 2012, and they exchanged vows in May that year.
Cynthia and Christine became parents on February 7, 2011, when Christine gave birth to their first child together, Max Ellington Nixon-Marinoni.
CHRIS NOTH: MR. BIG
Chris and actress Tara Wilson's relationship goes back to 2002 when they started dating. Five years later the pair opened a tea house called "Once Upon a Tea Cup" in Windsor, Ontario.
The couple welcomed their son, Orion Christopher Noth on January 18, 2008, and became engaged the following year. After a decade together, Tara and Christ tied the knot on April 6, 2012. In September 2019, the couple announced that Tara is expecting baby number two.
DAVID EIGENBERG: STEVE BRADY
David and his wife, Chrysti, became an item when he served in the marines and met while attending a meet-and-greet at the Army base where David found himself stationed at the time.
The couple exchanged wedding vows on March 1, 2003, and Chrysti gave birth to their first child and son, Louie Steven Eigenberg on January 19, 2009.
KYLE MACLACHLAN: TREY MACDOUGAL
Love came knocking for Kyle in 1999 when he met the talented PR marketing pro, Desiree Gruber in a Los Angeles chiropractor's office. After an initial exchange of pleasantries, the pair ran into each other again the next day when they attended the launch party for Talk magazine.
Kyle and Desiree married in New York in April 2002 and opted for an intimate ceremony at Miami’s Plymouth Congregational Church.
Desiree since founded the PR management company, Full Picture. Some of Desiree's high-profile clients include Heidi Klum, Victoria's Secret, Roberto Cavalli, and she turned "Project Runway" into a high rating show.
The actor waited until his 40s before he tied the knot. During an interview in 2012, Kyle elaborated more on the reason he didn't get married sooner.
"I think you should wait to get married if it takes that long to find the woman you want to be with. That's what happened with me [he married television producer Desiree Gruber in his early 40s]. I'm a late bloomer; I like to come to things at my own tempo," Kyle explained.
While on the topic of unions and the popular television show, there are some points of wisdom on relationships one can take away from the series.
From experience gained by having relationships with a variety of people to lessons on commitment, the show did more than entertain.