Nixon's Fiancée 'A Short Man With Boobs'

Sex and the City star dishes on relationship
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted May 11, 2010 10:58 AM CDT
Cynthia Nixon poses with daughter Samantha, 12, partner Christine Marinoni, and son Charlie, 6, during a visit to Disneyland in Anaheim, Calif., Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2008.   (AP Photo/Disneyland, Paul Hiffmeyer)
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(Newser) – Cynthia Nixon is engaged to a woman—or, in Nixon’s words, “a short man with boobs.” The Sex and the City star talks about her relationship with Christine Marinoni in The Advocate:

  • Gender roles: “A lot of what I love about her is her butchness,” she says, but later adds, “My daughter said one time that if you really had to break this down, she would be butch and I would be femme...but really once you get to know us it's really the opposite.”
  • Fan reactions: “With the first flurry of articles when I came out, there were kind of crazy quotes from people, just the average person on the street. One was like, ‘I don’t understand. Miranda’s not the bisexual one; Samantha is the bisexual one.’”

  • Evolving sexuality: “If anybody, prior to my meeting and falling in love with Christine, had asked me about what I think about sexuality, I would have said I think we're all bisexual. But I had that point of view without ever having felt attracted to a woman. I had never met a woman I was attracted to” before.
  • Family: “Maybe I’m just lucky, but I feel like Christine is so amazing with our kids—because they’re our kids. I feel like falling in love with her is part of being amazed at how she makes our family so much better.”
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