Friday, September 24, 2004

Miranda is a lesbian!

Actually, the actress who played Miranda on "Sex and the City" is having an affair with a woman. As Jerry Seinfeld would say: Not that there is anything wrong with that.....

Cynthia Nixon Cynthia Nixon is trying a different kind of sex in the city, the Daily News has learned.

For almost 10 months now, the Emmy-winning actress has been dating another woman, sources say.

Back in June of 2003, Nixon split with Danny Mozes, the father of her two children. Last January, according to friends, she began a lesbian relationship.

Right now, Nixon, 38, does not want to be as outspoken as Rosie O'Donnell, the sources say.

But Nixon did not flinch when we asked her yesterday whether she is involved with another woman.

Speaking exclusively with the Daily News, she said, "My private life is private. But at the same time, I have nothing to hide. So what I will say is that I am very happy."

Word is that Nixon's partner is not in show business.

"She's just a private citizen who would like to remain private," says a friend.

Nixon, whose portrayal of marriage-wary lawyer Miranda on the HBO hit "Sex and the City" earned her her first Emmy last Sunday, began a 15-year relationship with photographer Mozes in high school.

Nixon told one interviewer she and Mozes never wed because "marriage isn't something that appeals to me. Danny was fine with it, so it wasn't an issue."

Nixon and Mozes, who share custody of their children, are said to have remained friendly.

One pal says that, although she's committed to her new lover, "She doesn't live with her."

Nixon has managed to keep the new romance under wraps by going alone, or with her mother, to media-magnet events.

Besides her role as an education-reform activist (she sends her children to New York public schools), Nixon has been busy shooting "Tanner on Tanner," a new Sundance Channel series directed by Robert Altman.

Also, she just signed on to play Eleanor Roosevelt - rumored to have had a lesbian relationship with reporter Lorena Hickok - in the HBO movie "Warm Springs," in which Kenneth Branagh plays FDR.

Nixon's real-life romantic switcheroo runs counter to her "Sex and the City" character, Miranda Hobbes, who had a baby, married her bartender boyfriend and settled down in a Brooklyn fixer-upper.

While she had her share of flings in the series, Miranda kept things mostly heterosexual, except for one episode. In the first season, her boss mistook her for a lesbian and set her up with a woman. But after one kiss, Miranda realized she was strictly an opposite-sex type of girl.

Miranda, a serious law-firm partner, generally was the voice of reason on the show, leaving the lesbian love roles and uninhibited sexcapades to pal Samantha Jones.

In the series, it was Jones, played by Kim Cattrall, who briefly carried on a love affair with a female artist.

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