Sex and the City star Cynthia Nixon: ‘My wife and I are going through the menopause together’
Sex and the City star Cynthia Nixon has opened up about going through the menopause with her wife.
Speaking to Stella, the actor opened up about her relationship with her wife, Christine Marinoni and what it is like to hit 50 and the menopause.
The actor, who is best known for playing Miranda on SATC, explained that turning 50 bought along the “perimneopause” which she has been in for a year now.
“I have hot flashes and a lot of hormonal mood swings, but just like when you get emotional before your period, it doesn’t mean that’s the crazy you,” she explained.
“You can have all these crazy mood swings but you can also learn from them: they’re not a mirage.”
Nixon explained that she has had no “sadness” over it, and described it as a new level of “freedom”.
“There has been no sadness for me, because once you hit 50, you’re done. So although I have a five-year-old, the freedom that comes from no longer being fertile is huge.”
That freedom takes shape in not having to worry about fertility, as well as the “chance” to “find herself”.
“What’s hilarious is that my wife and I are going through it at the same time,” she quipped.
Speaking about their relationship and dealing with the press, Nixon explained that “if someone is chasing you, stop running and then they will stop chasing you”.
“I met this woman, I fell in love with her.”
Earlier this year Nixon attacked Trump over his attitude to LGBT+ rights at the Stonewall Inn.
She hit out at Trump’s immigration ban, saying it is the reason why minorities need to stick together in the face of adversity.
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Nixon married her partner, Christine Marinoni, in 2012 – after the pair met in 2004.
The Tony-award winning actor was previously married to the photographer Danny Mozes, with whom she had two children.
She caused controversy shortly before her marriage, when she claimed her homosexuality was a choice.
She later clarified her comments by saying that while her bisexuality was a fact and by no means a choice, she did ‘choose’ was to be in a gay relationship.
Nixon added that she was speaking strictly of herself, not about the LGBT community at large.