By Sandra Rose  | 

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Sex and the City creator Candace Bushnell, 60, says she regrets choosing a career over children because now she is "truly alone."

Bushnell's best-selling book inspired the television series starring Sarah Jessica Parker as a feminist author in New York who chooses independence over motherhood.

Bushnell, who divorced her husband – ballet dancer Charles Askegard – in 2012, said growing older finally made her realize the importance of family over career.

"When I was in my thirties and forties, I didn't think about it," said the former sex columnist. "Then when I got divorced and I was in my fifties, I started to see the impact of not having children and of truly being alone. I do see that people with children have an anchor in a way that people who have no kids don't."

After her divorce she admitted she was celibate for five years: "It's not that long when you get to my age. I know women who have gone longer."

She admitted undergoing procedures for Botox, fillers, and once considered vaginal rejuvenation laser surgery to tighten her walls.

Bushnell is in a new relationship with real estate agent boyfriend Jim Coleman. She is releasing a new book, titled Is there still Sex in the City? which is set for release in early August 2022.

But she said if she had the chance to do it over, she would have had children.