Candace Bushnell and Charles Askegard in happier times, 2006. (Evan Agostini/Getty Images)

Divorcing: Candace Bushnell, 53, and husband Charles Askegard, 42. The glamorous NYC author who launched the “Sex and the City” franchise — and arguably the entire cosmos-and-Manolos lifestyle — and the dancer, a longtime New York City Ballet principal who just launched his own troupe, wed in 2002 after a brief courtship. Amicable split? Not this one: Bushnell is alleging an affair in court filings, naming ballerina Georgina Pazcoguin as a co-respondent, reports the New York Post. Neither the author nor the dancers are commenting.

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