Inside 'Sex and the City' Star Cynthia Nixon's Relationship with Her Wife Christine Marinoni

Rebelander Basilan
Oct 07, 2019
09:00 A.M.
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Cynthia Nixon and Christine Marinoni started dating in 2004 and tied the knot in 2012 in New York City.


The couple, who became engaged in 2009, welcomed their son, Max, in 2011, as reported by The New York Times.

Cynthia Nixon at The Public Theater on March 27, 2019 in New York City | Photo: Getty Images


Marinoni revealed in an interview that she gave birth to their child after several miscarriages.

"The sixth time, it worked," she said. "It messed with your head a little bit — every time it was like, 'Oh, O.K., now it's happening.' And then no."

Cynthia Nixon and Christine Marinoni at Cain on February 10, 2005 in New York City | Photo: Getty Images


Speaking about their roles in the home, Marinoni said that she's regularly more the wife.

She added that Nixon, who is known for her role as Miranda Hobbes in the HBO series "Sex and the City," has "done some pretty big public things."

Cynthia Nixon and Christine Marinoni at the 2018 New York City Pride March on June 24, 2018 in New York City | Photo: Getty Images


"My taking a break and being home with the kids, I think I arguably have done more of that," she continued. "I couldn't actually envision being happily married with kids. I thought, 'I'm never going to get that.' I think it's amazing that I got that. It's huge."

In a 2017 interview, Nixon opened up about Marinoni, with the award-winning actress revealing that before meeting her wife, she had never kissed or dated a woman, Stylist reported.

Cynthia Nixon and Christine Marinoni at the Pacific Design Center on September 21, 2008 in Los Angeles, California | Photo: Getty Images


According to Bustle, Marinoni works in the LGBTQ community as an activist. She once served in the capacity of an adviser for New York City's Deputy Mayor Richard Buery.

During an interview in 2017 with City and State New York, she revealed that after coming out as a lesbian in 1995, she decided to become an activist.


According to her, it happened when one of her colleagues became a target of a hate crime. Since then, Marinoni has begun organizing events that highlight the issue of homophobia in the city.

"We organized some events to bring attention to it, and call for more police attention and protection for the community," she said. During that time, she and Nixon had been dating. The couple started working together to bring awareness to anti-LGBTQ crimes.