Cynthia Nixon not surprised Andrew Cuomo resigned after scandal



And just like that, Cynthia Nixon felt some vindication for losing to Andrew Cuomo.

The Emmy winner revealed Thursday that she wasn’t surprised when her onetime political rival was forced to resign as governor of New York in August over multiple allegations of sexual harassment during his time in office.

“I thought this is quintessentially who he is and it is finally being revealed for everyone, not just the people who really pay attention,” Nixon, 55, exclusively told Page Six at the opening night of “Company” on Broadway.

The “Sex and the City” alum announced in March 2018 that she was running for governor, presenting herself as a progressive challenger against incumbent Cuomo. A primary held that September, however, saw Cuomo receive 66 percent of votes, while Nixon got 34 percent.

She is devoid of any bitterness or regret for failing to secure the nomination, though.

“The thing is, I ran four years ago, and 90 percent of my platform has been passed, so that’s even better,” Nixon told us. “He’s no longer governor, we got the lion’s share of what we needed, and I got to go and do ‘And Just Like That…’ and ‘The Gilded Age.’”

Cynthia Nixon at her election night watch party in September, 2018.
Nixon ran on a progressive platform against Cuomo in 2018.
Stefan Jeremiah

In fact, the actress confessed that she was feeling a tad fatigued Thursday, as she’d spent the previous evening partying it up at the splashy premiere of HBO Max’s “SATC” revival.

“It was so great,” she enthused. “I didn’t get home ’til 4. I was dancing [the night away], and I’d invited a lot of friends who were there, and it was such a great night.”

Cynthia Nixon at the premiere of "And Just Like That..."
Nixon partied the night away at the “And Just Like That…” premiere.

“Honestly, I just wanted to keep the party going today, and I could not think of a more celebratory thing to do, so even though we’re tired, we just want to keep the party going.”

Other celebs who attended the opening night of “Company,” which had previously been postponed due to COVID-19, included Bobby Cannavale, Naomi Watts, newlyweds Mark Ronson and Grace Gummer, Jane Krakowski and Jesse Tyler Ferguson.


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