Aidan Shaw has made his grand return to Sex And The City franchise as actor John Corbett held hands with Sarah Jessica Parker during filming for And Just Like That.. season two in NYC on Friday.
The actor, 61, looked as handsome as ever as he stepped out with Sarah, 57, who played his on-off lover Carrie Bradshaw – 13 years after he last played the role of the lovable furniture designer in the much-derided 2010 film, Sex And The City 2.
John looked dapper in a black jacket and purple slacks, and sported longer tresses as he strolled in Manhattan with SJP.
The fashionista, whose character famously spurned kind Aidan in the series for the charming and arrogant John James Preston, AKA Mr Big, caught the eye in a shirt dress and fuchsia pink wrap.
SJP also wore crushed velvet boots and a tartan jacket, with her tresses styled in soft waves.
John was not wearing a wedding ring in the publicity snaps – seeming to indicate that his character Aidan is no longer with on-screen wife Kathy.
The show’s official Instagram account shared the images, writing: ‘Shh. Don’t tell anyone.’
Will she want him this time? Carrie and Aidan had a rollercoaster romance in seasons three and four – with the writer cheating on him with Big and eventually turning down his marriage proposal (pictured season four in 2002)
Last seen in 2010: The last viewers saw of Aidan was back in Sex And The City 2, when he and Carrie unexpectedly crossed paths in Abu Dhabi
Yikes! Shaw cheated on his furniture-designing wife Kathy – with whom he had sons Tate, Homer, and Wyatt – to share a nostalgic kiss with Bradshaw (who was married to Mr. Big)
The last viewers saw of Aidan was back in Sex And The City 2, when he and Carrie unexpectedly crossed paths in Abu Dhabi.
The pair arranged to meet for dinner – despite Charlotte’s warnings that Carrie was ‘playing with fire’ – and shared a clandestine kiss after flirting over appetizers.
Fans were left shocked when the previously loyal Aidan cheated on his furniture-designing wife Kathy – with whom he had sons Tate, Homer, and Wyatt.
Consumed by guilt, Carrie abandoned Aidan at his hotel, and quickly told husband Big, who ghosted her, before presenting her with a black diamond engagement ring.
She later told Charlotte the kiss made her realize how she used to be, ‘desperate, needy and chasing after a guy who didn’t want me’ – referring to Big’s toxic and gaslighting behavior towards her in the six seasons and first film, where he jilted her,
Three’s a crowd: Carrie first dated Aidan in season three, before cheating on him with Big, then reignited a romance in season four, before ending their engagement (pictured SJP, Aidan and Big, played by Chris Noth in season four)
Gone: And Just Like That… has followed Carrie’s journey as she moves on with her life following the death of her true love Big – leaving the path clear for her to reignite romance with Aidan
John portrayed Carrie’s former boyfriend and later on, her fiancé, in season three and season four of the hit HBO series.
The pair first met in his furniture store before striking up a romance which left Carrie ‘freaked out’ due to how smoothly their relationship was going.
She later had a three-week affair with Mr Big – then married to the much-younger Natasha Naginsky – before breaking it off and telling a heartbroken Aidan, who promptly dumped her.
In season four they met once more at the opening of Aidan and Steve Brady’s bar, Scout, with Carrie begging a dismissive Aidan for another chance.
After they reignited their romance following a passionate one-night stand, her refusal to cut Big out of her life put strain on the romance.
A smitten Aidan later proposed to an unsure Carrie, who accepted but would only wear her engagement ring on a chain around her neck.
Lies: In 2021, when season one of the Sex And The City sequel was in the works, the actor had teased he would be in the reboot. However, to the fans’ dismay, he never appeared in any of the episodes
Their romance ended once and for all in season four where she admitted she wasn’t ready to marry Aidan.
He was seen one last time in season six, when Carrie ran into him and his baby son, with Aidan revealing he had married a fellow furniture designer.
And Just Like That… has followed Carrie’s journey as she moves on with her life following the death of her true love Big – leaving the path open for her to reignite romance with Aidan.
Back again: The SATC reboot sees SJP, Cynthia Nixon (Miranda Hobbes) and Kristin Davis (Charlotte York Goldenblatt) reprise their roles – without the iconic Kim Cattrall as Samantha Jones
She was last known to have been dating her podcast producer Franklyn.
In 2021, when season one of the Sex And The City sequel was in the works, the actor had teased he would be in the reboot. However, to the fans’ dismay, he never appeared in any of the episodes.
AJLT writer Julie Rottenberg and executive producer Michael Patrick King later told Deadline: ‘John Corbett should be writing personal apology notes. We didn’t say anything.’
Appearance? Cattrall (seen in SATC) appeared only via text message in AJLT season one – with her absence sorely felt by die-hard fans