Meredith Baxter From “Family Ties” – “I’m Gay” (VIDEO)
The secret’s out. Meredith Baxter, the 62-year-old actress best known as the mom from Family Ties, has announced that she’s gay. She came out in an interview in The Advocate, and has since also shared the news with Matt Lauer on The Today Show. Check out the interview:
What is interesting, though, is that she wasn’t harboring these feelings back when she was on set with Michael J. Fox and Justine Bateman. “I am a lesbian and it was a later-in-life recognition,” she explained. “Some people would say, well, you’re living a lie and, you know, the truth is — not at all. This has only been for the past seven years.”
She said she decided to reveal the news about her sexuality after the tabloids started running stories about her. “I’ve always lived a very private life,” said the actress, who’s never even had a publicist. “To come out and disclose stuff is very antithetical to who I am.”
Meredith has been married three times and has five grown kids, but the sitcom mom says she came out to herself and family about seven years ago. She has been dating Nancy Locke, a 54-year-old contractor, for four years. I’m glad she can finally be happy!