In season three, Carrie meets and is instantly attracted to up-and-coming Manhattan furniture designer Aidan Shaw (John Corbett) who becomes her boyfriend.
Aidan is more traditional and patient about relationships than many of Carrie's other love interests and for a while they are happy together.
At a furniture show, the pair run into Big and now-wife Natasha, where Mr.
Big confides to Carrie that he made a mistake marrying Natasha and wants out.
Moreover, just as Carrie Bradshaw eventually gets her articles for the fictional 'New York Star' published as a book in later series, the entire Sex and the City series is based on a compilation of Bushnell's own columns for the 'New York Observer.' Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker) is the narrator, with each episode structured around her train of thought while writing her weekly column "Sex and the City" for the fictitious paper, the New York Star.
A member of the New York glitterati, she is a club/bar/restaurant staple known for her unique fashion sense, who lives in a studio apartment in an Upper East Side brownstone.
He agrees to slow things down but at a Black and White ball not long after, he pressures her to commit, making it clear that he still doesn't trust she's over Big. Aleksandr Petrovsky (Mikhail Baryshnikov) is a famous artist who becomes Carrie's lover in the final season.Soon after, Big and Carrie begin an affair, with it ending only when she is caught at Big's apartment by Natasha.