Sex and the City star Cynthia Nixon and her girlfriend Christine Marinoni just had their first child as a couple, a boy named Max Ellinton Nixon-Marinoni. Christine Marinoni carried and gave birth to the child. At 43, she is the younger of the two women. This is also Christine Marinoni’s first birth—Cynthia Nixon has two older children from her previous marriage to Danny Mozes.
Nixon made headlines when she first started seeing Marinoni, after her breakup with Mozes in 2003. For a long time she tried to protect her partner’s identity, shielding her from the attention of the press. In an interview in The Advocate, the actress downplayed the transition from “straight” to “gay”, saying her love is about Christine Marinoni as an individual. She also talked about her partner’s “butch” appearance…and how looks can be deceiving:
“She’s basically a short man with boobs,” Nixon says, laughing. “A lot of what I love about her is her butchness. I’m not saying I fell in love with her in a sexually neutral way. I love her sexuality—it’s a big part of what I love about her—but I feel like it was her. It wasn’t something in me that was waiting to come out. It was like, This person is undeniable. How can I let this person walk by? Christine would probably kill me for saying this, but my daughter said one time that if you really had to break this down, [it looks like] she would be butch and I would be femme…but really once you get to know us it’s really the opposite.”
Marinoni has been home with the kids while Nixon works.