Any Sex and the City fan will know Carrie Bradshaw had two male loves in her life: Aidan Shaw and Mr Big – the latter being who she ended up marrying in the first spin-off film. And now we know why.
For those on team Aidan, sorry to say, but he never had a chance at a happily ever after with Carrie, as author Candace Bushnell’s mother hated him.
“My mother always hated Aidan, for some reason, so I could never really be team Aidan,” Bushnell told Us Weekly.
“Whenever I would go home and visit my parents, my mother would say, ‘Why is Carrie with Aidan and not Mr Big? You’ve got to get rid of Aidan’. My mother never felt that Aidan was the right person for Carrie.”
She added that of course, she “felt obligated” to go with her mother’s choice, though she still sees them together all these years later.
“Hopefully they’re still happily married!” she said.
We might be able to see that for ourselves if we ever got a third film, but despite Sarah Jessica Parker revealing it’s in the works, the author isn’t holding out a lot of hope.
“I don’t know if it will ever happen, probably not.”
We’ll just stamp our Manolo-adorned feet in fury and down a few Cosmopolitans, don’t mind us.
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