One of the stars of Sex and the City, Cynthia Nixon, has married her partner of eight years in a quiet ceremony in New York, US media organisations report.

Ms Nixon, who played the cynical character Miranda in the series, met her partner, Christine Marinoni, in 2004, and have been engaged since 2009. Since announcing their engagement, the couple have been vocal in the campaign for equal marriage in New York.

The Tony-award winning actress was previously married to the photographer Danny Mozes, with whom she had two children. Last year, Ms Marinoni gave birth to a son, their first child together.

Ms Nixon caused some controversy earlier this year, when she claimed her homosexuality was a choice. She later clarified her statement by saying that while her bisexuality was a fact and by no means a choice, what she did ‘choose’ was to be in a gay relationship.¬†She spoke strictly of herself, not about the LGBT community at large, she said.