Rojo Caliente & Cynthia Nixon release the first photo of their son Max


Last week, Cynthia Nixon and her partner, Christine “Rojo Caliente” Marinoni announced that Christine had been pregnant all this time and had just given birth to a son. They really kept the whole thing under wraps, but now that little Max Ellington is here, Cynthia and Rojo have no problem sharing their joy. They released this wonderful photo that is so full of ginger, it should be against the law. Max is going to look like Prince Harry, you know it.

Baby in the city. Cynthia Nixon, 44, and fiancee Christine Marinoni released the first picture of their son, Max Ellington Nixon-Marinoni, yesterday.

Marinoni, 43, gave birth to the babe last Monday, and the couple, who began dating in 2004 and announced their engagement in 2009, have not made public any details of the baby’s biological father.

Nixon has two children — Samantha, 15, and Charles, 8 — from her previous relationship with Danny Mozes.

“Maybe I’m just lucky, but I feel like Christine is so amazing with our kids — because they’re our kids,” the Sex and the City star told The Advocate last year. “I feel like falling in love with her is part of being amazed at how she makes our family so much better.”

[From Us Weekly]

Congratulations to the happy family! I kind of like the way Cynthia and Rojo did it – keeping the pregnancy quiet, but being open about the baby when he came. It’s nice.



Additional pics by WENN.

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  1. Rita says:

    I never took notice of these two until your last thread and now I’m fascinated with them. They seem to make such a nice,comfortable, and “on the same wave length” couple. A terrific family picture.

  2. Nikkers says:

    How cute is that baby?! Adorable :)
    Congrats to them.

  3. Roxanne75 says:

    I so don’t get it and it’s so messed up but to be quite honest they look like two loving people and those kids are lucky to have parents that love them so.

  4. LittleFATMe says:

    OMG! I love him, he is such a tiny carrot top! I adore this baby!
    I love this couple also! They are lovely together!

  5. PrettyTarheel says:

    @Roxeanne75: What’s messed up? Them keeping it under wraps? or being engaged lesbians and having a sperm donor? or having a blended family with Cynthia’s children from her first marriage? Just want to be sure what you’re criticizing before I respond.

    Rojo’s face looks phenom for someone who just gave birth Monday. She must have been very conscientious about her weight gain and health during this pregnancy-she was a stocky woman before, and I can see how, with proper caloric intake, it would not have shown much that she was pregnant. So many women waaay over-gain during pregnancy-even if you’re overweight, it’s not a free-for-all ticket. That baby is a doll-congratulations to them!

  6. Barbie says:

    Gr8.Cnt wait for Degeneres 2 ve a baby.

  7. Nanea says:

    What a beautiful pic!

    All the best to all of them, their other kids included.

  8. Jen says:

    GINGER BABY!!!! Oh my God, he is the cutest little thing!!!

  9. fabgrrl says:

    What a sweet family, older kids included.

  10. Johnny Depp's Girl says:

    Beautiful baby…

  11. RHONYC says:

    awwww, he’s such a cutie!

    such personality on his face already, wow.

    congrats on rojo caliente jr. ladies. :mrgreen:

  12. Tia says:

    OMG, beautiful baby.. beautiful couple.. beautiful family.. congrats on your very cool modern it..

  13. clorismetchum says:

    you know, i ain’t always down with the lesbians….they make me a bit nervous…but that’s a damn cute baby and family. hell, if no one had told me the “rojo” one was a woman, i would have never known this was a photo of a lezzie family. i really thought she was just an odd looking guy. cute.

  14. Keen says:

    he is SO cute!! I want to steal him and eat him up!

  15. Isabel says:

    I love that little ginger baby. So adorable. They seem like such a stable, happy pair…it’s awesome. And I love that Rojo Caliente was the one to give birth! Did we even see any pics of her in recent months? Even so, she’s a bigger lady, so she could hide it. What a great way to go about it. I love the whole thing.

  16. MrsOdie2 says:

    I think it is my narcissism that makes me love little redheaded babies so. I was one myself. Congratulations to the happy family.

    And, regarding Rojo’s face looking great, the post-delivery hormones do amazing things to a woman’s skin. I kept staring at myself in the mirror after I gave birth, unable to believe how good my face looked. Too bad it doesn’t last!

    Thank you, Michael K., for giving us this moniker!

  17. WhiteNoise says:

    What a gorgeous little baby!

  18. Solveig says:

    The look on the face of the baby is priceless! LOL He doesn’t seem very happy to be photographed.
    Nice family.

  19. Ruby Red Lips says:

    Beautiful photo of the 3 of them. They look like a lovely happy family and obv have made a lifelong commitment to each other and their kids..unlike most other H’wood celebs!

  20. Lyla says:

    Okay, so maybe this is because I don’t have kids myself (which is probably a good thing), but am I the only one that is annoyed by the line in the article that says “but I feel like Christine is so amazing with our kids — because they’re our kids.” When I read that, I’m like–but they’re not, they have a dad and just because you’re a lesbian now doesn’t mean that he should be pushed aside.

  21. skibunny says:

    Ahhh that little ginger baby is adorable!

  22. Katie says:

    Incredibly cute baby

  23. JustBored says:

    Does Rojo Caliente pinch her cheeks. Damn, they are always bright red. No wonder they came up with that name for her. That’s such a clever yet cheeky moniker!

  24. Debra says:

    That is the cutest baby I’ve ever seen!

  25. KateNonymous says:

    That baby has beautiful eyes! Congratulations to them on their newly expanded family.

  26. The Bobster says:

    Interesting. I would’ve guessed that Christine would’ve been the one on top.

  27. Eleonor says:

    I really really love this couple, congratulations for their ginger prince!

  28. Gwen says:

    His is just a terribly adorable baby :D

  29. Leek says:

    That’s really sweet. They seem happy together and Rojo looks like a nice person.

  30. Patrice says:

    What a gorgeous, handsome little boy! So adorable : )

  31. Rosanna says:

    @Lyla: You’re not the only one!
    When Gisele calls Jack hers everybody is rioting, when Nixon says those kids are hers and her new partner’s everybody is fine with it.
    It just goes to prove that nowadays men aren’t regarded to be as important as women as long as they pay child support.

  32. Zoe says:

    ::“but I feel like Christine is so amazing with our kids — because they’re our kids.” When I read that, I’m like–but they’re not, they have a dad and just because you’re a lesbian now doesn’t mean that he should be pushed aside.::

    This is ridiculous. You have no idea what relationship those older children have with their biological father, what arrangements and agreements were made, and who the father is of the new baby, who obviously willingly consented and volunteered his sperm. They are a couple and parents to their children, deal with it. Their love is as valid as any other. Any kid would be so lucky to have two parents to care for them, regardless of gender. Your parents are the people who sacrifice and take care of you, not necessarily the person who contributed biologically. Look at adopted kids or children, like myself, who were raised by a single parent. My mother was my parent, not my father who was never there for me. It’s the same thing when I read about people harping on Michael Jackson’s kids – everyone always trying to find out who they are and say he isn’t the father. Your parents are the people who meet your needs and take care of you and the love you have for them is unconditional and vice versa. Male, female, it doesn’t matter. People need to let go of their petty judgments and be thankful for kids lucky enough to have any parent that cares for them, nonetheless more than one.

  33. knitter says:

    What a gorgeous little baby and a lovely family!

  34. jaye E says:

    @Lyla and Rosanna, just because she includes Christine as part of the parenting package doesn’t mean that daddy is being discounted. I wouldn’t have a problem with Tom Brady including Gisele in the same way because it stands to reason that she’s a huge part of Jack’s life.

  35. Muttus says:


  36. Camille says:

    Awww, adorable. :D

    Also, where are the people yelling about this couple ‘pimping out their baby’?? Yeah, hypocrisy, again. :(

  37. original kate says:

    “It just goes to prove that nowadays men aren’t regarded to be as important as women as long as they pay child support.”

    @ rosanna: umm, no, it proves nothing. if you are looking at posts on a gossip site as evidence of anything you should either stop trying to play sociologist or you should try alot harder.

  38. GradStudentEatingHotPockets says:

    …but do ginger babies have SOULS?

    I should look to South Park for the answer to this.

  39. Abby says:

    He’s adorable. And you know what I love? Cynthia is totally wearing a sweater that isn’t brand-new. Look at the piling under her sweater arm – gasp! a celebrity that wears something at least twice.

  40. Kloops says:

    I interpreted the “they’re our kids” comment as a blended family comment. Rojo (omg, I have no idea what her real name is – thanks, MK) has embraced and loves the kids in the same way the bio dad does. It’s not an exclusion of him, but an inclusion of her.

    Anyway, cute couple,, ADORABLE red haired baby boy. Wish them nothing but the best.

  41. bagladey says:

    He is gorgeous.

  42. Isa says:

    He is really freaking cute.

    I know they keep a pretty low profile. They attend events every so often but I had no idea!

    And I thought to myself, “Man, that kid looks just like them!” I forgot all about a sperm donor until I read the article!

  43. lio says:

    @Zoe: you don’t make any sense: those children were not adopted, they were conceived with Nixon’s former husband during their marriage (a marriage of 15 years…), hence the comparaison with MJ’s children or you are completly irrelevant.
    Good for those children, if they have a step-mother who loves them in their life, but this woman shouldn’t take the place of their father (gay or straight)

  44. Megatrona says:

    I love that baby! I think my biological clock started ticking…..

  45. moops says:

    I have to agree (in part) with Lyla re: the comment about her kids with Danny Mosez being “our kids.” I internally cringed when I read that. I’m sure she meant it well, and we can all be glad when a step-parent fully embraces her spouse’s kids, etc., but when those words came out of Gisele’s mouth and Leann’s mouth, we crucified them for being insensitive to the “real” parent and trying to take over. Why the hypocrisy?

  46. whitedaisy says:

    @ Kloops. THAT.

    what an adorable ginger dewdrop.

  47. Liana says:

    I don’t see any hypocrisy. I took what she said to mean: “I love how she is with my and Danny’s kids because really, they are ALL of our kids.” In the case of LeAnn Rimes, she is talking about the kids and doing things with the kids that are against the wishes of their mother. There is no co-parenting going on there at this moment. With Gisele, Tom, and Bridget – I have more of an issue with her being kind of a dumbass about her own kid and no issue with how she addresses her step-son.

    I called my husband’s ex the other day to ask her if she minded my picking up a few items of clothing for my step-daughter (there was a sale). She said: “Come on, Liana, of COURSE you can. By now you should know that you’re as much a parent to Soph as JP and I are.” THAT is when the situation becomes “our kid.” THAT is the validation necessary to truly co-parent a child. (and it made me cry)

  48. Darlene says:

    Thank you for calling Rojo by her True Name, as christened by Dlisted. If I ever saw her on the street, I swear, I’d end up screaming out ” ROJO! ROJO CALIENTE!!!”

    Love them. They make a great couple and their family is gorgeous.

  49. Tiffany says:

    Baby is cute now, but if I was choosing the gene pool, Cynthia would have been the preggo one. However, Rojo looks exactly like a man,so maybe he’ll grow into a handsome chap like his mama.

  50. curegirl0421 says:

    That is one cute kid… congrats to them on their awesome family! :)

    Rojo Caliente FTW, by the way.

  51. aenflex says:

    I have always loved Cynthia and lesbians don’t bother me at all. But in this case, since Christine seems to be the masculine aspect of the partnership, I think Cynthia should have had the baby. But whatever, hat’s off to them.

  52. bored says:

    Gorgeous. I could eat him! Congrats, ladies.

  53. milesaugust says:

    I’m very happy for Cynthia and Donny Most.

  54. The Bobster says:

    LOL @ #53.

    It was either Donny Most or that Rocky kid.

  55. Peg says:


  56. Liana says:

    I always have to think twice regarding Christine’s real name because I always think of her as Rojo Caliente, too.