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Cynthia Nixon and Christine Marinoni

Lesbian Power Couple: Cynthis Nixon and Christine Marinoni


Cynthia Nixon and Christine Marinoni

Cynthia Nixon and Christine Marinoni

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Who is Cynthia Nixon?

Cynthia Nixon is an actress who played Miranda on HBO's hit series, Sex and the City and Sex and the City: The Movie

Who is Christine Marinoni?

Christine Marinoni is an education activist from New York City.

How did they meet?

Cynthia Nixon and Christine Marinoni met at an education fundraiser in New York City in January 2004.


Cynthia Nixon announced her engagement to Christine Marinoni at a marriage equality rally in New York City in May 2009.


Cynthia Nixon has two children, Samantha and Charles, from her previous relationship with Danny Mozes. They split up in June 2003. Cynthia says her children have adapted well to her relationship with Christine. She was quoted in the New York Daily News as saying, "They were fine. My son was very little [when it happened], but my daughter has a gay uncle and [her godmothers] are lesbians."

New Baby Christine Marinoni gave birth to a boy, Max Ellington Nixon-Marinoni, on Monday, Feb. 7,2011.

Quotes and Tidbits about Cynthia Nixon and Christine Marinoni

  • According to imdb.com Cynthia Nixon said, "I never felt like there was an unconscious part of me around that woke up or that came out of the closet. There wasn't a struggle, there wasn't an attempt to suppress. I met this woman, I fell in love with her, and I'm a public figure."

  • Cynthia Nixon won a Best Actress Tony Award for her portrayal of a mother suffering the accidental death of her child in the play Rabbit Hole. When the award was announced, she kissed Christine at the awards ceremony.

  • Cynthia Nixon was quoted in the NY Daily News as saying, "I'm in love with [Christine] because she's her. If she were a man, would I be in love with her? I don't know. We shop and cook and raise children--we both pitch in."

  • Cynthia and Christine live in Brooklyn with Cynthia's Children
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