From Big to Aidan to...the ballet dancer?
July 9, 2002 1:27 AM   Subscribe

From Big to Aidan to...the ballet dancer? Sex and the City's author and inspiration Candace Bushnell got married to 33-year-old ballet dancer Charles Askegard July 4 on a Nantucket beach in Massachusetts. The couple has only known each other for eight weeks.
posted by stevis (14 comments total)
He's a ballet dancer. She only needs to have known him for 1 night.
posted by Frasermoo at 2:15 AM on July 9, 2002 [1 favorite]

I'm not sure what that meant, Frasermoo, but I'm sure that it was beautifully dirty.
posted by Dreama at 2:30 AM on July 9, 2002

Well, judging by the acrobatics at the wedding, she's having an interesting time in his arms.*

* Yes, the second link is the damned NY Times. Register and get over it.
posted by pracowity at 3:04 AM on July 9, 2002

After the couple were declared man and wife, Bushnell ran across the sand and leapt at Askegard, who caught her and held her above his head.

*envy alert*
This alone would turn any woman's head.
posted by MiguelCardoso at 4:05 AM on July 9, 2002

..and any man's stomach.
posted by Frasermoo at 4:35 AM on July 9, 2002

....and, in the third row, Antoine wept one single tear. She may have won for now... but he would return to him. The practices, the time together limbering at the bar, stretched and tawny with a thin sheen of sweat starting to build...

Oh yes. He will be back.

The Bitch. Her money and fame turned his head. Pretender - her plie is miserable, she has the grace of a goat, and she thinks now she is a prima... and her form... vomitous. Old hag.

Sadly, he turns away.
posted by Perigee at 6:14 AM on July 9, 2002

I heard this twit interviewed on the radio, and she is demonstrably the exact same kind of vacuous irritant as her annoyingly popular characters.
posted by bingo at 10:16 AM on July 9, 2002

Bingo, my sentiment too, so 8 weeks in bed and how many more for her to be officially available for sex with the city.
posted by thomcatspike at 11:45 AM on July 9, 2002

Bushnell is an idiot and contributing mightily to the Downfall of American Civilization. Never heard of the ballet dude. Anyway...

I think what Stevis was trying to get at (?) in his FPP is that the couple has known each other only for 8 weeks. Well, in defense of short courtships, my wife & I had our first date on October 18th. We enjoyed the symphony, late supper on the Riverwalk, and then an all-night diner until 5 a.m. We were inseparable from that moment, and got married on November 17th. That's right--only 4 weeks later. The year: 1990. So we're approaching our 12th anniversary, and couldn't be happier.

Sometimes you get it right, you know?
posted by davidmsc at 4:32 PM on July 9, 2002

My husband and I got engaged before we ever had an actual date. MeFite kristen and her husband got married during their first date. Marriage is a 50/50 thing these days anyway, so why cast aspersions when the ink is barely dry on their marriage license? They probably have as good a chance as anyone else.

However, I'm all for casting aspersions on Bushnell for creating the impetus for foisting Saricah Jessica Parker on the American public. For that, she should burn.
posted by Dreama at 6:05 PM on July 9, 2002

Aaah...thanks, Dreama, for the back-up.
posted by davidmsc at 8:46 PM on July 10, 2002

> so why cast aspersions when the ink is barely dry
> on their marriage license?

But why get married so quickly instead of moving in together and trying it out? Were you a mail-order bride?
posted by pracowity at 11:44 PM on July 10, 2002

No, we thought that we were just best friends, but we realised during a miserable summer apart that, hey, there was love going on, and the apart thing kinda sucked. So when we got back to the same city, he proposed and I said yes, then we went on our first real date, with hand holding and kissing and good stuff like that. We didn't get married until a (school) year later.
posted by Dreama at 4:41 PM on July 11, 2002

I can't imagine getting married to someone with whom I hadn't already been having sex with, and living with, for a long time.
posted by bingo at 2:55 AM on July 12, 2002

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