Before the great and powerful Olivia Pope, there was Carrie Bradshaw. Manolo Blahniks click-clacking on the sidewalk runways of New York City, Prada falling perfectly careless off her shoulder, a full head of wild blonde curls, piercingly honest blue eyes and that fragile, yet determined heart–Carrie Bradshaw was an archetype of the oxymoronic life of a New York City girl.
Today, the woman who played Carrie with such voracity over 94 episodes and two feature films, Sarah Jessica Parker, is turning 48. In order to properly celebrate SJP, we want to reminisce on her most iconic role in her career, New York Star “Sex & The City” columnist, Carrie Bradshaw.
Join us as we remember our own favorite moments in Carrie’s timeline of dating disasters, major heartbreaks, bad kissers, momma’s boys and more.
Big & Carrie’s Happy Ending In Paris
“It took me a really long time to get here, (insert long pause) but I’m here!” Says the man who broke my heart. Oh wait, we’re talking about Carrie right, LOL.
When “Sex And The City” aired on HBO, I was going beyond broke paying for my son’s private schooling, and couldn’t imagine spending not a single dime on premium cable. I heard the buzz about the show for a few years, but it never mattered to me–that is, until the first movie was released. So one rainy weekend, my besties sat me down for a “SATC” weekend long marathon, equipped with bottles of cheap wine, that stretched well past that weekend.
I was convinced that the writers had torn a few pages out of my diary and built their characters around my life. Minus the VOGUE byline, and Manolo Blahniks with a swanky closet to match, Carrie was so me. Head over heels for a man who wasn’t quite ready yet, all while battling the judgement-filled love of her best friends.
In the end Carrie got Big, and so did I. I own the “SATC” 20-disc complete set and I go back to this scene often. Few will know what it’s like to fight for love, give up on love and have the same love find you again. I would do it all again for the love I’ve found. I wonder if Carrie would too?
Also On HelloBeautiful:
Celebs Tweet Their Thoughts About #JusticeForSandraBland
1. Jesse Williams
#SandraBland's treatment while attempting to travel freely on HER public roadways has been acknowledged as unlawful. She is already dead.
2. Taraji P. Henson
"SAY HER NAME #SandraBland"
3. Ava DuVernay
"'Why are you arresting me?' Because you know your rights. Because I can. Because no one'll believe you. #SandraBland"
4. Kim Kardashian
#WhatHappenedToSandraBland We need answers!!!! This is NOT ok! This is all shady! They need to own up to this & tell the truth!
5. Jussie Smollet
"A loss 4 words. #SandraBlandMatters #BlackLivesMatter 👈🏿tell me this should change once the nation shows that we do. "
6. Snoop Dogg
🙏🌹. Sandra. Rip. 🌹🌹
7. K. Michelle
R.I.P to this queen. This could've been any of us. My prayers go out to her family. #sandrabland https://instagram.com/p/5fvlO_AhCf/
8. Gabrielle Union
SAY HER NAME!!! #SandraBland #SandraBland #SandraBland #SayHerName
"We must get to the cause of #sandrabland death because this CANNOT happen again #deathorfreedom"
10. David Banner
"When will we fight back. A man's duty on earth is to protect women and children. Where are the gangsters? Preachers? We need you. Please."
11. Nicki Minaj
"Rest In Peace #SandraBland"
12. Talib Kweli
"We the people ask @LorettaLynch to investigate #SandraBland #KimberleeRandleKing RETWEET "
Signs. Signs. Signs all around us. The Message is Here. #SandraBland
14. Missy Elliot
"When I look at the #SandraBland traffic video it brings so many emotions😳😢😡😡😤!"
15. Jessie J
"God bless your soul Sandra | #sandrabland | Change needs to come |Justice needs to be served | Heart… https://instagram.com/p/5fV79mQ0aw/ "
16. Jackee Harry
"It's time y'all, it's time.." #SandraBland #BlackLivesMatter
"In memory of #SandraBland these things don't make no kinda sense "
18. Holly Robinson Peete
I really don't look forward to having ANOTHER difficult conversation w my kids tonight...but here we go again😧💔 #SandraBland #SayHerName 😢
19. Jeffrey White
Sadly, doesn't matter by whose hand she died. Unjustified arrested set the outcome in motion. The state murdered her. #JusticeForSandraBland
Sandra could have been your mother, sister, aunt, friend or if she wasn't killed the community outreach advisor A&M. #SandraBland
21. Joan Smalls
"My heart is broken. Sending my deepest condolence to her family and friends. May you find Strength, Peace and Justice. When will this stop? #EqualityForAll #RIP #Why #SayHerName
22. Gladys Knight
Sandra Bland.... #SayHerName #SandraBland
23. Cara Delevigne
Things need to change NOW #SANDRABLAND #Justice #Equality
24. Meek Mill
"Rip to that young lady that lost her life about a traffic stop! 🙏 ima make sure I pray for her and her family! 🙏😄😄😄"