Cynthia Nixon marries fiance Christine Marinoni
Cynthia Nixon and fiance Christine Marinoni tied the knot over the weekend.
"On May 27, 2012, Cynthia Nixon and her girlfriend, Christine Marinoni, were legally married in the state of New York," Nixon's spokesperson confirmed to People magazine in a statement. "Nixon wore a custom dress by Carolina Herrera."
The couple has been dating since 2004. Prior to her relationship with Marinoni, Nixon was in a relationship with photographer Danny Mozes for 16 years. Nixon, 46, and Marinoni, 45, became engaged in 2009 at a same-sex marriage rally in New York -- which at the time, did not have laws in place for same-sex couples to wed. Same-sex marriage became legal in the state in June 2011.
In 2011, the couple welcomed a child together when Marinoni gave birth to a baby boy named Max Ellington Nixon-Marinoni. Nixon also has two children with Mozes, 15-year-old daughter Samantha and 9-year-old son Charles.
"I gave a speech recently, an empowerment speech to a gay audience, and it included the line 'I've been straight and I've been gay, and gay is better.'"
"And they tried to get me to change it, because they said it implies that homosexuality can be a choice," she said. "And for me, it is a choice. I understand that for many people it's not, but for me it's a choice, and you don't get to define my gayness for me."
Nixon clarified her remarks in a statement to The Advocate saying, "While I don't often use the word, the technically precise term for my orientation is bisexual. I believe bisexuality is not a choice, it is a fact. What I have 'chosen' is to be in a gay relationship."
Nixon is likely best known for her role as Miranda, a high-strung, lawyer on the HBO series "Sex and the City," which ran between 1998 and 2004, and in its two film adaptations. The actress won one Emmy for her role and another for a guest performance on "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit." She recently starred in the Broadway production of "Wit" as a cancer patient. The show closed on March 17.
Last year, Nixon appeared on the Showtime series "The Big C," playing the friend of Laura Linney's main character, Cathy, a woman who battles skin cancer. Nixon also recently starred in the film "Rampart," which is based on an LAPD anti-gang unit scandal that occurred in the 1990s.