In a recent twist that has left fans of And Just Like That complaining, Cynthia Nixon's character, Miranda, has just divorced Steve (David Eigenberg), her on-screen husband.
Cynthia was in both Sex and the City and its ongoing sequel, And Just Like That. Sex and the City came to an end some seventeen years ago.
And Just Like That picked up right where the show left off. The new show explores the lives of the main SATC characters, except Samantha Jones.
Miranda, Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker), and Charlotte York (Kristin Davis) were rejoined in the new series after the SATC came to and ended in 2004.
The sequel also brought in new characters and new controversies, although two feature films have been made to help answer some of the questions devoted fans of the show had about the original series.
Unfortunately, the films failed to impress most fans, particularly the second film released in 2010. This particular movie had the women take a trip to Dubai, and it stood out because it had a disrespectful representation of Middle Eastern culture.
Today, fans and critics are divided about And Just Like That and some of its plotlines. Even so, the show has done an excellent job of keeping some of its aspects entertaining, such as the relationship between Cynthia Nixon's character, Miranda, and her on-screen husband, Steve.
The couple's on-screen relationship was loved by many fans, despite its ups and downs.
In And Just Like That, the couple faces a unique challenge when Miranda realizes she is drawn to Che Diaz, a non-binary comedian.
In the eighth episode of the first season, she decides to ask Steve for a divorce to pursue a relationship with Diaz. Steve agrees, albeit half-heartedly.
That turned out to be a huge deal for the fans.
Cynthia has had to speak up on why she thinks fans were so disappointed in the relationship ending. While defending the divorce, she argued that Steve was also miserable in the marriage.
As far as she is concerned, although Steve was reluctant to divorce her, he was also miserable but "just not admitting it."
The truth is that fans are not really upset with the divorce but with how the couple's relationship ended. Miranda was always cheating on Steve until Diaz realized the truth and made it clear this was an issue.
Additionally, Steve also pointed out how he had always fought for her during their time together, yet she was also asking for a divorce. Fans know that there is a lot of truth to this claim, and they also understand that it was not easy for Steve to do so, considering that Miranda did not make the relationship any easier.
Obviously, Miranda's feelings should not be dismissed, regardless of how much fans want Steve to stick around.
All fans can do now is wait and see how her relationship with Diaz will turn out. So far, there is no guarantee that the budding romance will flourish.
Those who loved Sex and the City think the return of the series has been a bit underwhelming. The new series feels to many like an attempt to make up for the previous show's lack of diversity.
Sadly, this seems like the only redeeming quality for the SATC sequel. The show does not offer much else in many of its episodes, having focused on topics like Carrie getting hip surgery and Lily using a tampon.
Hopefully, the series will find its way back into the hearts of Sex and the City fans when it comes back for the second season.