It's a love story that spans over a generation; nearly ten years after Carrie and Big said 'I do' in City Hall, (in a dress by no-one and THOSE Manolo's), Sex and the City writer and producer, Candace Bushnell has revealed the true reason why the on-again-off-again couple ended up together. 

Speaking to US Weekly, Bushnell confirmed: "My mother always hated Aidan, for some reason, so I could never really be team Aidan... Whenever I would go home and visit my parents, my mother would say, 'Why is Carrie with Aidan and not Mr. Big? You've got to get rid of Aidan," the author explained, saying she felt "obliged" to take her mother's side.

As to whether Big and Carrie would still be together? "Hopefully they’re still happily married!"

You know what they say, Mama knows best. 

You’ll never guess the real reason why Carrie picked Big