Cynthia Nixon weds girlfriend Christine Marinoni

Updated: May 29, 2012, 18:03 PM IST

Washington: Cynthia Nixon and her partner of nearly eight-years Christine Marinoni tied the knot in New York City on Sunday. The ‘Sex and the City’ actress and the 45-year-old education activist have been together since 2004 and became engaged at a rally to support same-sex nuptials in 2009.

Their big day comes less than a year after gay marriage became legal in the American state.

“On May 27, 2012, Cynthia Nixon and her girlfriend, Christine Marinoni, were legally married in the state of New York,” a news channel has quoted her representative as telling a magazine in a statement on Monday.

“Nixon wore a custom dress by Carolina Herrera,” the representative said.

Marinoni gave birth to their son, Max Ellington Nixon-Marinoni, in February 2011. Nixon has two children from her previous relationship with photographer Danny Mozes.