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Cynthia Nixon opens on life with her wife

Press Association logoPress Association 21/03/2017 Francesca Gosling

Sex And The City star Cynthia Nixon has told how she had never dated or kissed a woman before meeting her wife Christine Marinoni.

Nixon was previously in a long-term relationship with her male high school sweetheart Danny Mozes, with whom she has two children.

"I had never dated a woman before or even kissed a woman or anything," she told the Radio Times.

"So 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.

"And then she met my mother and that was when she stopped worrying about it."

But while the 50-year-old said she had never planned to get married, she was the first to feel comfortable being a "wife".

"She (Christine) protested a lot at the beginning and wanted a more gender-neutral term, like "my spouse".

"I said, 'You think I'm doing that, you're crazy!'"

"Marriage was never a goal of mine ... But it seemed like Christine and I did fight really hard for it and we had a lovely wedding ... Why wouldn't I have done it?"

Nixon plays poet Emily Dickinson in next month's movie A Quiet Passion, but she is still best known for playing career-driven redhead Miranda Hobbes in the hit HBO series.

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