Cynthia Nixon Says Publicist Wouldn’t Let Her Come Out

Sex and the City star Cynthia Nixon may have shocked a lot of people when she came out as a lesbian with girlfriend Christine Marinoni but apparently Cynthia had to battle her publicist in order to come out publicly.

Cynthia tells The Advocate that she hired her first publicist to help her deal with all the questions that were coming up about her and Christine, but she was upset when the publicist told her to not come out and not address the rumors.

From The Advocate (via PopEater):

He was a very nice man who I won’t name, but he does have a number of clients who are closeted,’ she said, adding that the publicist insisted they kill all rumors and deny Nixon was dating a woman. ‘He just kept saying, “It’s your life, and it’s private, and that’s it.” And we kept asking, “That’s the whole thing? We never move past that? We’re at the playground with the kids, and pictures are taken of us, and we say, ‘No, she’s my friend?'”

Apparently, Cynthia quickly fired that publicist and moved on to openly gay power publicist Kelly Bush, who told Cynthia just to address the gay rumors head on.

Cynthia also talked with the magazine about her relationship with Christine and described her much more butch-looking girlfriend as “a man with boobs.” However, Cynthia described herself as the more butch one of the relationship and admitted that Christine liked more stereotypically feminine things like fashion more than Cynthia.

Even more shocking? Cynthia tells the magazine that she isn’t a natural redhead! Gee, you think you know a person.