She is known for writing the column for the Sex and the City newspaper that spawned the famous HBO show and movies, which revolved around the Manhattan dating scene.
And it turns out Candace Bushnell, 63,’s love life is just as colorful, as page 6 reported that the writer is currently dating a 21 year old model.
The “original Carrie Bradshaw” reportedly met her “dark-eyed, tousled-haired toy boy” at a Spring Fashion Week show, and according to a source, “take him everywhere’ since then.
Life imitates art: Sex and the City author Candace Bushnell, 63, is said to be in a relationship with a 21-year-old model, although her name is currently unknown; Photographed in 2022
Although her young man’s name is currently unknown, Bushnell’s friend confirmed that she “talked” to him while being chased by another suitor.
The other suitor for Bushnell’s heart is believed to be 91, although nothing else is known about him either.
Bushnell was previously married to Charles Askegard, 53, the director of New York City Ballet who is ten years younger than her.
The two tied the knot in 2002, apparently just eight weeks after they met. They divorced in 2012.
The ex: Bushnell was previously married to Charles Askegard, 53, the director of New York City Ballet who is ten years her junior; Photographed in 2008
Bushnell opened up about her divorce struggle in an interview with The Guardian, revealing, “When I got divorced, I couldn’t get a mortgage; I did not fit a computer model. All of a sudden, I was asked not to be a couple anymore. Being single is hard and there’s something heroic about it.
The reporter has also dated Penthouse heir and Spin editor Bob Guccione Jr., 66, Sen. Al D’Amato, 84, and model Michael Bergin, 53.
Perhaps most famously, she has been linked to powerful publisher Ron Galotti, who is said to have been the inspiration for the character Mr. Big, played by actor Chris Noth, 67, on the show.
The Beginning: Bushnell began writing his famous column, Sex and the City, in 1994. It later served as the basis for the popular HBO show and two film adaptations.
Bushnell also admitted to having previously gone on a date with John Corbett, 61 – the actor who played one of Carrie’s most serious love interests, Aidan, on the show.
However, she revealed that she did not pursue the relationship because he was simultaneously dating actress Bo Derek, 65, whom he later married.
“You can’t compete with Bo Derek,” she said on the Bradshaw Boys podcast in 2020.
The writer’s new relationship comes after she said People in December 2021 that she was “not dating”.
Mr. Big: She also dated editor Ron Galotti (center) who was said to be the inspiration for the character of Mr. Big on the show; LR Askegard, Bushnell, Galotti and Helen Lee Shifter
“I’m not in a relationship, and that’s fine. I’m not saying I won’t be in the future, but I think the reality is that when you get older, you’re not that worried about this topic,” she said.
Bushnell began writing his famous column, Sex and the City, in 1994, after joining The New York Observer in 1993.
The column was based on her own dating experiences, as well as those of her friends, and in 1997 it was published in an anthology of the same name.
It was later used as the basis for the popular HBO show, which ran from 1998 to 2004, starring Sarah Jessica Parker as Carrie Bradshaw, a sex and lifestyles columnist who was the Bushnell’s alter ego.
The series was later turned into two film adaptations, released in 2008 and 2010, as well as a sequel miniseries, And Just Like That… on HBO Max.
Famous date: Bushnell also admitted to having previously dated John Corbett, 61, who played Aidan on the show; Corbett and Sarah Jessica Parker in an image from Sex and The City