Cynthia Nixon and her wife Christine Marinoni were spotted out on a rare dinner outing with friends in New York City.
The 57-year-old Sex And The City star and her spouse seemed to be having a fabulous time as they shared several boisterous laughs together.
Cynthia looked radiant in a brown and tan top with her signature short, blonde haircut hours after her co-star Sarah Jessica Parker was seen at the SAG-AFTRA picket line in the Big Apple.
Her wife held a teacup as she laughed openly while wearing a black top with pink trim.
The long time couple met and became friends in 2001 and started dating in 2004 after Nixon’s divorce from her husband Danny Mozes in 2003.
Laughter: Cynthia Nixon and her wife Christine Marinoni were spotted out on a rare dinner outing with friends in New York City
When they met, Christine was working as a community organizer and educator at the Alliance for Quality Education. Nixon, who has been a longtime activist and organizer, became a spokesperson for the alliance.
Christine was Cynthia’s first relationship with a woman.
‘When we started seeing each other, Christine kept waiting for the other shoe to drop, for me to panic about what this would mean – to my career or to myself -as if somehow I just hadn’t noticed that she was a woman,’ Nixon told Elle.
‘And then she met my mother, and that was when she stopped worrying about it.’
But Nixon’s publicist wasn’t so sure going public with her same-sex relationship was the best move.
‘He just kept saying, “It’s your life, and it’s private, and that’s it.” And we kept asking, “That’s the whole thing? We never move past that?” We’re at the playground with the kids, and pictures are taken of us, and we say, “No, she’s my friend?”‘
Nixon’s fired that publicist and her next one encouraged her to go public with her relationship.
The couple got engaged in 2009 at a rally supporting the legalization of same-sex marriage.
Good times: The 57-year-old Sex And The City star and her spouse seemed to be having a fabulous time as they shared several boisterous laughs together
Love: The Sex and the City star, 57, looked radiant in a brown and tan top with her signature short, blonde haircut
They married on May 27, 2012 after gay marriage was legalized in New York State.
The couple welcomed their son, Max Ellington Nixon-Marinoni in 2011.
Nixon also has two children she shares with her ex-husband, Seph, 26, and Charles, 20.
In 2018, she revealed that Seph, whose full name at birth was Samuel, is transgender and going by Samantha.