Big tells Carrie to stop worrying that they will become a tired, boring old married couple, and they take new wedding vows for each other. After hearing about Carrie's situation, Sebastian decides to invite her to go live with him in Malibu where he will work on his clothing business. Carrie feels the urge to escape to her old apartment for two days to meet a writing deadline and enjoy some time to herself, and is surprised when Big picks her up for dinner, and feels the romance re-enter their marriage. Jack Berger[ edit ] Following the end of her relationship with Aidan, Carrie begins to date Jack Berger Ron Livingston , a novelist with a mixed degree of success. Carrie met him through her friend Stanford Blatch when the two of them visited Aidan's furniture store. As Carrie's success begins to mount, and particularly after Berger's second novel is not picked up for publication, the relationship deteriorates. But once there, he deserts her and seems to forget about her, and she realizes he doesn't need her. His full name is finally uncovered in the first movie as John James Preston. Carrie, hurt and betrayed, blocks all communication, unknowingly ignoring his love letters and apologetic emails. Big forgives Carrie and gives her a black diamond ring to make up for his unromantic marriage proposal - without a ring - 3 years earlier to really show the world she's off the market. The two agree to meet for coffee; Carrie states in voiceover that "there are some dates you cannot wait to keep, and there are some you both know you will never keep.