By amNewYork staff
Carrie Bradshaw never had it so bad.
Sarah Jessica Parker, star of ” Sex and the City,” apparently was cheated on by hubby Matthew Broderick, who was cavorting around Manhattan with a 25-year-old youth counselor, according to Star magazine.
The report said Broderick dated the unnamed woman for four months — around the time Parker was filming the “Sex and the City” movie — after meeting her at a Manhattan bar last November.
Soon after, he was seen heading to the redhead’s Upper East Side apartment, wine and flowers in hand, the magazine said. An apparently furious Parker caught on to the affair around February.
The couple, married for 11 years, has a 5-year-old son.
Phone calls to representatives for Parker and Broderick were not returned.
Broderick, 46, became a star after his blockbuster teen comedy “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” in 1986 and cultivated a squeaky-clean image for a Hollywood celebrity. He later took on Broadway roles in the musicals “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” and as Leopold Bloom in “The Producers.”
Through “Sex and the City,” Parker came to symbolize an image of New York City over the last 10 years as a place of conspicuous consumption and carefree frivolity. Her character in the HBO series was always spotted around town wearing the latest in designer fashions and downing expensive cocktails over long lunches with friends.
Likewise, Parker and Broderick were often spotted hanging around their West Village neighborhood for the throngs of tourists and newcomers who came to the city to bask in the New York that they helped create.
Now, with reports of Broderick out with a woman half his age he met at a bar, and Parker running around town frantically searching for him, some are wondering if the New York of “Sex and the City” is officially over.
“She represents the face of New York in the 21st Century,” said Patrick Wanis, a celebrity life coach. “She’s still young and speaks her mind. I think a lot of women especially will be disappointed. People confused her with her character. It’s sad.”Lisa Collins, the New York-based senior editor at Hollywood.com, said Broderick and Parker seemed to embody the perfect New York couple.
“Some how they were able to be this fabulous and famous couple who are still able to lead a normal life,” she said. “It’s not just that they symbolized a time in the city in the early 2000’s with her show and him on Broadway. They helped generate it.”
Anointed “The Woman Expert” by WGN Chicago, Patrick Wanis PhD is a renowned Celebrity Life Coach, Human Behavior & Relationship Expert who developed SRTT therapy (Subconscious Rapid Transformation Technique) and is teaching it to other practitioners. Wanis’ clientele ranges from celebrities and CEOs to housewives and teenagers. CNN, BBC, FOX News, MSNBC & major news outlets worldwide consult Wanis for his expert insights and analysis on sexuality, human behavior and women’s issues. Wanis is the first person ever to do hypnotherapy on national TV – on the Montel Williams show.