Cynthia Nixon Marries Girlfriend -- Plus a Look at Other Recent Celebrity Nuptials and Engagements

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Break out the bubbly! Cynthia Nixon and her longtime girlfriend Christine Marinoni took wedding vows together over the weekend in New York. The actress who played attorney Miranda Hobbes in "Sex and The City" tied the knot with her girlfriend of about eight years over the long holiday weekend. It's been a great year for the couple who brought home their son Max home last February, and now they've taken the plunge together.

Nixon came out as openly gay in 2004 when her relationship with Marinoni, an activist for education, went public. Cynthia and photographer Danny Mozes had previously been together for fifteen years, and had two children together. In 2006 she fought and won a battle against breast cancer.

With Cynthia and Christine getting hitched this weekend, they're the latest celebrity couple to say "I Do" or to get engaged. Here now is a look at some more celebrities who have either gotten married or engaged in recent weeks.

Mark Zuckerberg - He created the world's most popular social network, and was the inspiration for an Oscar-winning film. Despite some serious issues with his Facebook going public last week, it wasn't all bad news for Mark. He also got married to Priscilla Chan, his girlfriend, last weekend. Hopefully his marriage faces fewer hurdles than the public stock trading of his company so far.

Jake Owen - The country singer-songwriter got hitched in May to Lucy Buchanan. The couple got married in a surf-side wedding on the sands of Vero Beach, Florida. Owen tweeted a picture of he and his new bride both barefoot on the sand and looking great, big smiles on their faces. Jake also tweeted this in the wake of his nuptials, " A best friend for life. I now have a wifey :) my face hurts from smiling. What a wonderful way to start the rest of my life."

Keira Knightley - The "Pirates of the Caribbean" star announced over the Memorial Day weekend that she and her musician boyfriend, James Righton, have gotten engaged. The two met each other in 2010 and have been dating since. Neither Keira nor her husband-to-be have been married before, and no firm date has been set just yet for their ceremony.

Nancy Wilson - One half of the sister-power rock band Heart, Wilson got hitched to Geoff Bywater early in May of this year. Wilson had previously been married to director and screenwriter Cameron Crowe, and had two sons from that relationship.

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