Cynthia Nixon Talks Coming Out & Her Relationship With Her Girlfriend

Joi-Marie McKenzie

When Samantha Jones began dating a Latina artist in Season 4 of "Sex and The City," her announcement – that she was in a lesbian relationship — came as a shock to her NYC BFFs – Carrie (Sarah Jessica Parker), Charlotte (Kristin Davis) and Miranda (Cynthia Nixon). In real life, when Cynthia began her own lesbian relationship with Christine Marinoni, there was no immediate announcement, but her friends – like co-star Kristin Davis – couldn't help but notice the blooming romance.

Kristin told the June/July 2010 issue of The Advocate that she realized something was going on because Cynthia began spending more and more time with Christine, while campaigning to reduce the number of students in classrooms in NYC schools.

"They'd be on the phone and writing speeches," Kristin said. "And I thought, She's really into this."

Cynthia, who is featured on the cover of the newest issue of The Advocate, revealed that she was surprised by the attention her relationship attracted and she was delighted to reveal her relationship publicly when the time was right.

"I was like, 'Really, we can just confirm?'" Cynthia said of her talk with her publicist and manager. "So that's what we did. It was so fantastic."

In the mag, Cynthia got candid about her relationship with Christine – a redhead who is often spotted in pressed shirts and pants.

"She's basically a short man with boobs," Cynthia laughed. "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?"

In the revealing piece, Cynthia also opened up about getting away from Miranda when she's not working on "Sex and The City" projects.

"I don't have red hair in real life, so when we're not in production, I make my way back to blond," she said. "I also stubbornly go about my life the way I always did, and sometimes it's not the smartest thing to do. I'm in places people wouldn't expect to see me, like on the subway or in line at the post office. So they just sort of feel like I look like that person, but I'm probably not that person."

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