Candace Bushnell Divorce – After 9 years of marriage the creator of the ‘Sex in the City’ series Candace Bushnell is seeking a divorce from Charles Askegard.
Bushnell had indicated the reason for the divorce was the fact she found out about an affair Askegard with ballet dancer Georgina Pazcoguin who he worked with in the New York City Ballet for eight years.
However, when the divorce papers were initially filed sources stated that they believe that Bushnell did not know about the affair. At the time, she issued this statement. “We had some wonderful times in our nine year marriage, and I still care about Charles as a person. I respect his desire to pursue his own happiness and hope that we will continue to be friends in the future.”
A source close to the couple spoke to the New York Post. “The divorce was proceeding amicably, then Candace found out about Georgina and became very upset. She believes their affair could have gone on for some time. Humiliated, it was her idea to take the unusual step of naming Georgina as a co-respondent in the divorce papers.”
In addition to Sex in the City, Bushnell created NBC’s 2008 television series Lipstick Jungle, starring Brooke Shields, the show was adapted from Bushnell’s 2005 novel of the same name. The series aired in 2008 and was canceled after 20 episodes. In 2009, Bushnell announced a partnership with the magazine publisher Meredith Corporation’s Meredith 360 division, for which she will write several “webisodes” of an online comedic series about women over 40 dealing with workplace issues.
Candace Bushnell was contracted by HarperCollins in 2008 to write a series of two books for young adults, which will focus on the high school years of the Sex and the City character Carrie Bradshaw. The first of these, The Carrie Diaries, was published in April 2010. Next in the series, Summer and the City (Carrie Diaries Series #2), was published in April 2011.