Sex and The City vs. The Golden Girls: How Old Were They Really?
And just like that, we’re all getting older. Have you seen the Sex and the City reboot, And Just Like That? They are such different shows, but Sex and The City and The Golden Girls are two of the most iconic series about groups of female friends. Both explored women’s friendships, their careers, and their romantic entanglements in very different stages of life…. Or were they??? Ever wonder how old were The Golden Girls Characters REALLY?
It seems like only yesterday that Sex and the City was on TV and now, Carrie and her friends are in their late 40s/early 50s, staring in HBOMax’s continuation of the Sex and The City Story, And Just Like That. Carrie Bradshaw, Miranda Hobbs, and Charlotte York are back on screen and in the news.
The Golden Girls were on air for 7 seasons and their ages ranged from 47-78!
In this video, I realize that the ages of the women in Sex and The City are roughly the same as the ages of the women in The Golden Girls. I know, I’m as shocked as you are.
Sex and The City vs. The Golden Girls AGES
Ages of Sex and The City Characters
So here’s the skinny. In And Just Like That, the Sex and the City gals’ current ages are:
Carrie Bradshaw – 55 (At the beginning of Season 1 of SATC, Carrie states that she is 32.)
Miranda Hobbs -54 (In the very first episode of SATC, Miranda celebrated her “thirty-something” birthday.)
Charlotte York -54 (Charlotte turned 36 in a Season 5 episode of SATC.)
Ages of The Golden Girls Characters
And in The Golden Girls, those old, old, elderly women were:
Rose Nylund -55 (Rest in Peace, Betty White. You will be missed.)
Blanche Devereaux -47 (Being the vain southern belle she is, Blanche Devereaux never revealed her age on the show, though she did reveal a lot of other things. But you can find a ton of speculation online about Blanche’s Devereaux’s age, using math and dates mentioned on the show. In one episode, she said she was 17 in 1949.)
Dorothy Zbornak -53 (Bea Arthur was 63 when the series began, but her character, Dorothy, was supposed to be in her mid-50s. In the final season, Dorothy Zbornak is stated to be 62.)
Who do you think aged better? Which group was happier?
The Golden Girls are what we all aspire to be… having a great time, retired in Florida, living with our girlfriends. But we think of it as so far off in the future… like these women were very, very, old and the only reason they are still kicking is that statistically, wives outlive their husbands.
The Golden Girls certainly seem happier than the And Just Like This ladies. Maybe it was a simplier time or maybe ignorance is bliss.. whatever it is, I’d like to spend the end part of my life laughing and living with my girlfriends. (Assuming my husband is no longer with us! May he rest in peace.)
Do you have a preference between Sex and The City and The Golden Girls? What’s your favorite Sex and The City episode? What’s your favorite Golden Girls Episode? Let us know in the comments!