The HBO series Sex and the City was all about relationships- and main character Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker) had lots of them. And while some were one night stands (do we even remember the name of the 20-something guy who had no toilet paper in his bathroom?) others were rekindled old flames and a few were even the real deal.
Just in time for the Sex and the City 2 movie, here’s a look back at some of Carrie Bradshaw’s most memorable boyfriends and one night stands.
20-something dude. Okay, so his name was Sam (played by Timothy Olyphant) and he was maybe a little too young for Carrie in the Season 1 episode “Valley of The Twentysomething Guys”. Carrie realized just how young he was when she woke up at his frat house pad and was greeted by his immature roommate and his toilet paper-less bathroom.
Giles. In Season 1, Carrie had a rare one night stand with a man named Giles (Ed Fry), a dashing French architect. And she really liked him, until she found that he left her $1000 as payment after their rendezvous.
F -buddy. Tired of all the dating games, in Season 2 Carrie turned to good old reliable John (Dean Winters), better known as her “F-buddy”. But when they tried to make a real date of it (dinner and a movie) they found their verbal communication to be……well, nonexistent. This was back in 1999. Today they call this “friends with benefits”.
Bon Jovi. Alright, so Carrie didn’t exactly date Bon Jovi- his name was Seth- but he was played by rocker Jon Bon Jovi in the Season 2 episode “‘Games People Play”. Carrie met him in her therapist’s waiting room (not a good place to meet potential boyfriends, by the way) and everything was going great until she slept with him. Then he gave her the skinny on what his shrink visits were about: how he loses interest in a woman after he sleeps with her. Buh bye!
Vaughn Wysel. This fiction writer (Justin Theroux) came from a great family- and that was the problem. Carrie liked his family- especially his documentary film maker mom (Valerie Harper) – more than she liked him!
Patrick Casey. Another in a string of bad choices for Carrie in Season 2, this film composer (Richard Joseph Paul) was a recovering alcoholic who became a little too obsessed with her.
Comic book guy. This guy was a kid in a candy store – literally. In the season 3 episode “Hot Child in the City”, 30-something year old Wade (Cane Petersen) worked in a comic book store. Worse than that, he lived with his parents! But the most horrifying part was that he and Carrie got busted smoking pot-by his mom!
The Bi Guy. Carrie dated another younger guy (Eddie Cahill), but this one was bisexual- something she wasn’t as okay with as she thought.
The Politician. In Season 3, Carrie had a fling with Politician Bill Kelley (John Slattery) until things start to get a little too fetishy.
Ray King. This jazz musician(Craig Beirko) had charisma and owned two jazz clubs, but Carrie soon realized that she didn’t even understand jazz. Or him.
Aidan. Carrie broke the heart of hunky furniture maker, Aidan Shaw (John Corbett) in Season 4. This guy wanted to marry her several seasons- and one whole movie– before Big did! She foolishly let this catch get away, but the SATC 2 movie she meets up with him in Abu Dhabi, of all places.
Jeremy. An old high school boyfriend (played by David Duchovny) who Carrie attempted to rekindle things with in the episode “‘Boy, Interrupted”, but later realized it was a crazy thought, especially considering he was in town for an extended check-in at a mental facility.
Berger. Oh, now this guy was a real gem. Jack Berger. Plagued with problems, he’d barely broken up with his live-in girlfriend, Lauren, before getting involved with Carrie and he definitely couldn’t handle the success of Carrie’s book deal (Berger was a fledgling author himself). He got scared off quick and famously broke up with her via Post-It note.
The Russian. In the final season of Sex and the City, Carrie was mesmerized by her worldly, 50-ish “lovah”, Russian artist Aleksandr Petrovsky (Mikhail Baryshnikov), until she realized their relationship was all about him. It took a trip to Paris, a broken “Carrie” necklace and a knight in shining armor (okay, a Big in shining armor) to rescue her from this one-sided relationship.
Mr. Big. Where it all began- and ended. Mr. Big (who we later found out was named John) was Carrie’s first real love in this series and also her last. He put Carrie through emotional hell – even going so far as to marry someone else – but found his way back to her in the end.