The show was based in part on writer Candace Bushnell's 1997 book of the same name, compiled from her column at The New York Observer.
Despite their age difference, he sweeps her off her feet with huge romantic gestures and shows her the foreign pockets of New York she has never seen before.Carrie also makes plans to move to Paris with Aleksandr for his work. The two argue in the street with Carrie accusing him of turning up whenever she's happy to ruin things for her. When Carrie arrives in Paris, she finds Aleksandr to be frequently absent with work on his art show.Soon after, Big and Carrie begin an affair, with it ending only when she is caught at Big's apartment by Natasha.Wracked with guilt, Carrie tells Aidan of the affair on the day of Charlotte's wedding to Trey, and the two break up.She confesses to Aidan that she's not ready and needs more time.
He agrees to slow things down but at a Black and White ball not long after, he pressures her to commit, making it clear that he still doesn't trust she's over Big. Aleksandr Petrovsky (Mikhail Baryshnikov) is a famous artist who becomes Carrie's lover in the final season.
He is accompanied by his 20-something year old girlfriend, Natasha, whom he met in Paris.
Despite this, Carrie attempts to be friends with Big, however this goes awry when he tells her that he and Natasha are getting married, something he'd never considered with Carrie.
Stanford Blatch, a gay talent agent from an aristocratic family (played by Willie Garson), is Carrie's best friend outside of the other three women. Big (Chris Noth), whose real name is revealed in the final episode (Season 6, Episode 8) to be John James Preston, in a tumultuous, on-and-off-again relationship.
(In a running joke, whenever Carrie is about to introduce Mr.
Moreover, just as Carrie Bradshaw eventually gets her articles for the fictional 'New York Star' published as a book in later series, the entire Sex and the City series is based on a compilation of Bushnell's own columns for the 'New York Observer.' Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker) is the narrator, with each episode structured around her train of thought while writing her weekly column "Sex and the City" for the fictitious paper, the New York Star.